The statements below make reference to Allah, Muhammad, and jihad. According to them, killing Jews is an act of Muslim worship (as is suggested by the genocidal hadith in which Muhammad says: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.”
So does Allah really command murder of Jews? Does jihad really involve the murder of Jews? Does Muhammad exemplify such behavior? Quoting the statements below will immediately be classified as “Islamophobia,” but once, just once, couldn’t one of those who will cry “Islamophobia” explain how the Gaza rallyers were Misunderstanding the Religion of Peace and Tolerance?
They won’t, of course. But the challenge stands: can Honest Ibe Hooper, or Boy Reza Aslan, or Man of Peace Rauf, explain why these statements are false and not Islamic? And if not, what does that tell us about Islamic antisemitism and Islam in general?
“Islamic Militants in Gaza: Allah’s Teachings Are the Fire with Which ‘We Harvest the Skulls of the Jews’; ‘We Move Closer to Allah through Blood, Body Parts, and Martyrs,'” from MEMRI, November 3 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
Following are excerpts from statements made at a rally of the Palestinian Al-Ahrar movement in Gaza, a pro-Hamas group that split from Fatah, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on November 3, 2011:
Rally organizer: Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship, through which we come closer to you.
Allah’s prayers upon you, our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]. You have made your teachings into constitutions for us — the light with which we dissipate the darkness of the occupation, and the fire with which we harvest the skulls of the Jews.
Yes, our beloved brothers, even though the entire world moves closer to Allah through fasting, through hunger, and through tears, we are a people that moves closer to Allah through blood, through body parts, and through martyrs.
Oh sons of Palestine, oh sons of the Gaza Strip, oh mujahideen — wage Jihad, wreak destruction, blow up and harvest the heads of the Zionists. Words are useless by now. The lie of peace is gone. Only weapons are of any use — the path of [recently killed] Yousuf and Ali, the path of martyrdom and Jihad. Only our wounds talk on our behalf. We speak nothing but the language of struggle, of Jihad, or rockets, of bombs, of cannons and of martyrdom-seekers. This is the language in which we talk and negotiate with the Zionist enemy….