Below is the first essay in a new series by Paul titled: From the Desk of Prophet Muhammad. We present this essay reprinted by permission of Paul and from The Bayview Review. See the links at the end for direct access to the rest of Paul’s work.
The Message to the Jews from Today’s Muslim Preachers
Every Friday there pour forth from European mosques messages to the Jews, more-or-less along the lines of this one, dated August 25, 2014, from a town in Spain:
[Allah] described them as killers, so their killing of our brothers in Gaza and in Palestine should come as no surprise. They killed the prophets, the best among mankind…. Allah said [to the Jews]: “Taste the punishment of the burning fire”…. Oh Allah, destroy the plundering Jews. Oh Allah, the Most Merciful, count them one by one, and do not spare a single one of them.” (http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/4448.htm)
A bushel-basket full of such inflammatory addresses, intended to terrify all Jews everywhere and uttered from towns and cities in the heart of Europe as well as from everywhere else on earth, is always available from the internet site of Middle East Media Research (email@example.com.)
More and more, this odious message is being taken up by non-Muslims for whom solidarity in anti-Zionism trumps all other considerations. According to one site dedicated to documentation of these matters,
Since the beginning of the latest clash between Israel and Hamas on July 8, European Muslim groups (and some European leftists) have engaged in violent protests aimed not only in supporting Palestine .. [but] for the destruction of the Jews…. The now-familiar refrain(s): “Hamas, Hamas, all Jews to the Gas” … “Itbah ya Yahud” (“slaughter the Jews”) and “Khaybar Khaybar ya-Yahud” … [are] being shouted out with growing frequency these days on the streets of Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. [See, Abigail R. Esman, “Anti-Israel demonstrations in Europe —- In Europe, They Call For Death To Jews, www.investigativeproject.com, August 6, 2014.]
As this mentality gains legitimacy among leftists, mob-incitement of this sort is taking place against Jews every day and is captured by the photographers of the global news-broadcasters. Indeed, these bloody-minded goons parade with virtual impunity and in company with the distinguished atheist-intellectuals who dominate European high culture.
The instinct of all decent people is to change the channel. But we have to keep in mind at least two things: (i) that this is regulation-issue teaching regarding the extant duty of Muslims to liquidate the Jews, and (ii) that this duty to liquidate applies to Sunday’s people (us) as well as to Saturday’s people (the Jews.) As to Sunday’s people, I will get to that in subsequent essays. But let’s begin with Saturday’s People.