Islamic apologists in the West usually claim that Muhammad didn’t massacre the Jewish Qurayzah tribe, even though his earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq, records that Muhammad personally beheaded between 600 and 900 men of the Qurayzah. What really happened to the Qurayzah tribe is lost to history, but clearly the story of Muhammad’s massacre is part of Islamic tradition and belief, as this Palestinian Authority TV show demonstrates.
These are the “moderates” with whom Obama wants the Israelis to negotiate: “PA TV teaches kids: Devil and Jews united against Muhammad,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, October 27:
During Ramadan, Palestinian Authority TV broadcast an Egyptian cartoon series for children called The Raids of Prophet Muhammad.
One episode taught children that the Devil and the Jews were on the same side, both desiring the defeat of Muhammad. The cartoon shows the Devil ecstatic because he saw that the Jews who were filled with “hate and loathing” for Muhammad schemed to unite the Arab-pagan tribes to fight Muhammad.
Another episode taught children that “Jews” do not “keep treaties.” In the episode about Muhammad’s “Battle of the Trench,” one boy explains that Muhammad is digging a trench to protect Medina on its vulnerable northern side. Two other sides of the city are protected by “mountains, gardens and date trees,” and the boy implies that the third side is also protected because “the Qurayza,” a Jewish tribe, live there. The second boy asks if “the Prophet trust[s] the Qurayza?” The first boy answers that the Jews of this tribe “have a treaty” with Muhammad. The second boy’s answer teaches the viewers that Jews are not to be trusted:
“Since when do Jews keep their treaties? Have you forgotten [the tribes of] Qaynuqa and Nadir?”
PA TV broadcast this series at the time of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Note: Amidst the Arab pagan population of Medina, there were also three Jewish tribes. In the year 625 Muhammad exiled the Jewish Qaynuqa and Nadir tribes. Soon afterward, he captured the Qurayza tribe and had the 750 male captives decapitated and the wives and children sold into slavery. Islamic tradition justifies Muhammad’s actions, teaching that the three Jewish tribes broke treaties with Muhammad….