Al-Zahhar floats the possibility that Trump is a Jew because he hates and fears Trump, and assumes that anyone he hates and fears must be a Jew. This is an odd assumption to be sure, but it is rooted in the Qur’an, which depicts the Jews as fabricating things and falsely ascribing them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181, 5:64); loving to listen to lies (5:41); disobeying Allah and never observing his commands (5:13); disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); and more.
So al-Zahhar has grown up in a religious environment in which Jews are the all-purpose bogeymen behind any and every calamity.
“Hamas Leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: Trump Possibly a Jew; Money Is the Jewish Religion, Key to U.S. Decision-Making,” MEMRI, November 9, 2016:
In a recent TV interview, Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar said that he “did not rule out the possibility” that Trump was a Jew, because he “loves the Jews” and “loves the Jewish religion.” “The most important thing in the Jewish religion is Jewish money,” said Al-Zahhar in the interview, which was broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network on November 9. “The Jewish religion – the Jewish dollar – is the real decisive factor” in American politics,” he said.
Al-Zahhar: “To tell you the truth, [Trump] has presented several policies that point to true ignorance with regard to American history. When he makes statements against the Mexican settlers, or against the Arab immigrants, who are fleeing the inferno in the countries you mentioned, or against the Africans – well, the U.S. is a country of settlers to begin with. He should ask his father where he came from. The president before [Trump] was an African settler.
“Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion. I do not rule out the possibility that he is a Jew. He loves the Jewish religion, and the most important thing in the Jewish religion is Jewish money.
“In 1947, Harry Truman was a marginal candidate in the U.S. elections. He was approached by the Jewish money – which is the Jewish religion – and was awarded two million dollars, which made his electoral campaign prosper, because in American society you hand out money, you hand out pictures, posters, hats, and so on, and people who do not read at all are exposed to this. The outcome was that he won. Truman’s first decision – driven by those two million dollars – was to recognize the Israeli entity in 1948. So the Jewish ‘religion’ – the Jewish dollar – is the real decisive factor.
“I advise everybody to watch [American] wrestling matches, and to see how the crowd reacts to the wrestlers, how it relates to this unnatural violence. That is their culture, their model for heroism: obscene language, obscene acts, obscene declarations, and obscene attacks on other countries. That is the [American] culture and upbringing. That is their true religion.
“With regard to sexual scandals – none of their presidents were immune to that. There was President Clinton before him and countless other names, and I’m only talking about the cases that were revealed. That is their culture, and this is their belief.”
Interviewer: “Is this the culture of the [American] people as well?”
Al-Zahhar: “Yes, it is.”