| Robert Spencer: Muslim Cleric Falsely Claims That Muslims “Never Killed Jews Just For Being Jews”
| Monday, June 25, 2018
Jihad Watch : My latest at the Geller Report: Fake news is a big problem today: see Time Magazine’s vicious new
cover. But fake news also extends to rewriting history to influence
public policy today.
In the course of denying the Holocaust in a speech last month, as reported by MEMRI,
Kuwaiti Muslim cleric Sheikh Jihad Al-‘Ayesh claimed that Hitler began
“tormenting and persecuting” because he “knew the truth” about them:
“The Jews were banished, tortured and annihilated because of their
deeds. They were not banished for being Jews.” He added: “There were
Jews in the Islamic countries and caliphates as well, but we never
killed them just for being Jews. No, it never happened.” Yet it did. And
if we fail to remember this today, we will, as the old adage goes, be
condemned to repeat it.
When Al-‘Ayesh says that Muslims never killed Jews just for being
Jews, he is lying, and relying on the historical ignorance of his
audience. In my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS,
I detail many instances in which Muslims did exactly that. In 1013,
Berbers from North Africa entered Spain and took Córdoba in 1013, they
began massacring Jews, and initiated a wholesale slaughter of Jews in
Granada. And again in 1066, rioting Muslims, enraged by the humiliation
of a Jew who had been appointed to rule over Muslims, murdered four
thousand Jews in Granada. The twelfth century Muslim historian Ibn
Baydhaq detailed how the Almohads treated the Jews as they advanced:
Abd al-Mumin…the leader of the Almohads after the death
of Muhammad ibn Tumart the Mahdi…captured Tlemcen [in the Maghreb] and
killed all those who were in it, including the Jews, except those who
embraced Islam…. [In Sijilmasa] one hundred and fifty persons were
killed for clinging to their [Jewish] faith…. All the cities in the
Almoravid state were conquered by the Almohads. One hundred thousand
persons were killed in Fez on that occasion, and 120,000 in Marrakesh.
The Jews in all [Maghreb] localities [conquered]…groaned under the heavy
yoke of the Almohads; many had been killed, many others converted; none
were able to appear in public as Jews.
The likes of Jihad Al-‘Ayesh don’t want you to know this, and much
more about the sorry history of Islamic antisemitism, because of the
jihad against the modern-day State of Israel. Revisionist history is
designed to influence the contemporary debate. The more that Al-‘Ayesh
can convince Muslims today that Jews in the Holocaust got nothing but
what they deserved, and had responded with ingratitude to kindness shown
them through the ages, the more he and his allies can justify the
“Palestinian” genocidal rhetoric and fanatical hatred that targets
Israelis every day.
Read it all here................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 1:53 PM