Islamic Hatred for the Jews And How it Got That Way


The following was written by F. W. Burleigh, author of It's All About Muhammad.

The story of Islamic hatred for the Jews is the story of Muhammad and his claim that God talked to him through an angel and dictated the contents of the Koran to him. It is the history of the rejection Muhammad first got from his compatriots in Mecca who thought he was devil possessed. Muhammad proclaimed to them that he was of the line of the Jewish prophets, and was commissioned by God to restore true faith in the one God of Abraham. They should listen to him and obey him if they wanted to achieve paradise and avoid hellfire. The Meccans put up with him for ten years before deciding they had to kill him to preserve their way of life. He fled to Yathrib, now called Medina, two hundred miles north of Mecca.

This is where the Jewish part of the story begins. Half of the population of the sprawling valley was Jewish, divided among three major tribes. The other half of the population consisted of Arabs who practiced the same polytheism as the Meccans. Muhammad built a mosque in the center of the valley and turned it into his al-qaeda, his base of operations for a war he declared against the Meccans. This consisted first of attacks on their caravans and ended in pitched battles. Within 18 months, he began to purge the Jewish population from Yathrib.

When Muhammad first arrived in their valley, the Jews listened politely to him, but when they analyzed the prophet verses he had come up with in Mecca, they realized they were not based on the Torah. They were versions of the derivative Jewish legends about the prophets, but even then there were significant variations, yet Muhammad claimed his versions were the correct ones because he got everything from God. When he insisted they accept him as their prophet, the Jews laughed in his face and began mocking him.

While in Mecca, Muhammad had developed curse prayers — hate prayers — that he and his followers recited against the Meccans. He now turned his curses on the Jews. He branded them as apes and pigs and stirred up hatred against them in diatribes from the pulpit at his mosque. “They are mischief makers. They are fools. The Jews deny the truth,” he screamed on one occasion. (Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, p. 248)

He composed numerous Koran verses that seethed with the hatred he felt for the Jews for rejecting him. In verse after verse he warned them that hellfire awaited them for not believing in him. “Sufficient for the Jew is the Flaming Fire!” he said in Koran 4:55. In another he said, “There is a grievous punishment awaiting them. Satan tells them not to believe so they will end up in Hell.” (Koran 59:14)

He made life for them a hell on earth. His hatred turned deadly after a battle near the caravan stop of Badr in which his small band of 300 men defeated a Meccan army three times larger. This battle took place about 18 months after his flight from Mecca. When he returned victorious to Yathrib, he began assassinating Jewish poets who had mocked him in their poems. Within a month of his victory over the Meccans, he forced one of the Jewish tribes to leave and confiscated all of their property. He wanted to behead all of them, but was dissuaded by one of their pagan allies.

From the battle of Badr on, the Muhammad story is largely the account of atrocities he committed, particularly against the Jews. A year after purging Yathrib of the first Jewish tribe, he forced another to leave under penalty of death if they did not, and he distributed their fortresses, date plantations, and farms to the elite of his Meccan followers. This had been Jewish land for nearly a thousand years. The remaining Jewish tribe, the Qurayzas, suffered a worse fate after they took sides against him during a Meccan assault that ended in failure because of a defensive ditch Muhammad dug around Yathrib. He beheaded as many as 900 men and boys. His attacks against the Jews continued with the conquest of Khaybar, a wealthy Jewish oasis known as the date farm of Western Arabia, and other ancient Jewish centers in western Arabia.

On his deathbed he ordered his followers not to allow any religion but his to exist on the Arabian Peninsula — or anywhere else for that matter.

Hatred is as transmissible as electricity. Because Muslims believe Muhammad’s Koran came from God and that everything he did was in accordance with the will of God, the Muslims of his day absorbed his hatreds. His hatred of the Jews became their hatred of the Jews. This hatred has been passed down generation after generation, and today we see it with the Iranians and Hamas. It is because of the hatred that has been transmitted through 14 centuries that they seek to destroy Israel.”

Frank Burleigh is the author of It's All About Muhammad, A Biography of the World's Most Notorious Prophet. He blogs at

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Herman Van Keer 11:09 AM  

According to Wafa Sultan in her book "A God who Hates" this fact is referred to yearly and celebrated as well....

Walter Sieruk 12:45 PM  

One thing is for sure. Which Is the Muslim hate for the Jewish people extents to hate for the Jewish State of Israel. Therefore the Islamic drive and quest to destroy the State of Israel is very strong is is shown violent and murderous Islamic terror groups that want to destroy Israel such as Hezbollah,Hamas, P.I.J. etc. Nevertheless the facts of reality is that all these jihad terror groups of Islam are vastly overruled. That is they are fated to loses in their goal to destroy Israel because the God of the Bible will keep and uphold Israel. For all this land that now composes Israel and even the West Bank belongs to the Jewish people. As sen in the Bible in Genesis 28:13-1. 35:10-12. Deuteronomy 32:48:49. Psalm 105:7-11. 135:4. So the members of these jihad groups,even through they might not know it are wicked. They are wicked because they are striving against the Will of God. So even if those jihad groups join all their forces together to destroy Israel they will still loses and lose hard in the end. For the Bible teaches "Though hand join in hand the wicked shall not go unpunished." Proverbs 1:21.[K.J.V.] Thus they are striving in vain, in error and in folly. In all fairness there is one way for the members of Hamas, Hezbollah , P.I.J, etc to have God turn His back of Israel and thus have that nation be no more. That way is for the members of those Islamic terror groups to get together change the laws of astrophysics, including those laws that govern the sun, the moon and the stars. For God had said in His Word in Jeremiah 31:35,36. "Thus saith the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and stars for a light by night...The Lord of Host is His name. If those ordinance depart from before me ,saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever."

Babs 10:37 AM  

Have just watched Netanyahu addressing congress - a Churchillian speech. Obama is foolish to think he can trust Islamist Iran, which openly vows to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, to keep any agreement with him. They'll use it as a stepping stone for genocide

Unknown 7:02 PM  

Obamas true colors are out for all to see,he hates Israel and if he has his way Iran will obtain a nuke and as they have been promising anyone that listens they will annihilate Israeli

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