The book that teaches Muslims to hate Jews


This is why there is no peace in the middle east. Muslim children are taught as soon as they learn to read form this hateful book as well as from anti-semitic textbooks. Palestinian leader Abbas went off script and gave the world a peek at what is behind the curtain. He has no desire for peace with Israel. President Trump was so right to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Abbas and others like him try to blame external forces for the Jew-hatred in their hearts but the blame belongs squarely at the original source of all the Muslim anti-Semitism which is the Koran.

[…] Egypt?s […] president, Mohamed Morsi, was caught on tape about […] urging his followers to ?nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred? for Jews and Zionists. Not long after, the then-leader of the Muslim Brotherhood described Zionists as ?bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians,? ?warmongers,? and ?descendants of apes and pigs.?

These remarks are disgusting, but they are neither shocking nor new. As a child growing up in a Muslim family, I constantly heard my mother, other relatives, and neighbors wish for the death of Jews, who were considered our darkest enemy. Our religious tutors and the preachers in our mosques set aside extra time to pray for the destruction of Jews.

For far too long the pervasive Middle Eastern qualification of Jews as murderers and bloodsuckers was dismissed in the West as an extreme view expressed by radical fringe groups. But it is not.

All over the Middle East, hatred for Jews and Zionists can be found in textbooks for children as young as 3, complete with illustrations of Jews with monster-like qualities. Mainstream educational television programs are consistently anti-Semitic. In songs, books, newspaper articles, and blogs, Jews are variously compared to pigs, donkeys, rats, and cockroaches, and also to vampires and a host of other imaginary creatures.

Consider this infamous dialogue between a 3-year-old and a television presenter, eight years before Mr. Morsi?s remarks.

Presenter: ?Do you like Jews??

3-year-old: ?No.?

?Why don?t you like them??

?Jews are apes and pigs.?

?Who said this??

?Our God.?

?Where did he say this??

?In the Koran.?

The presenter responds approvingly: ?No [parents] could wish for Allah to give them a more believing girl than she … May Allah bless her, her father, and mother.?

This conversation was not caught on hidden camera or taped by propagandists. It was featured on a prominent program called ?Muslim Woman Magazine? and broadcast by Iqraa, the popular Saudi-owned satellite channel.

[…] Here is an opportunity to acknowledge the breadth and depth of the attitude toward Jews in the Middle East, and how that affects the much desired but elusive peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

So many explanations have been offered for the failure of successive US administrations to achieve that peace, but the answer is in Morsi?s words. Why would one make peace with bloodsuckers and descendants of apes and monkeys?

Millions of Muslims have been conditioned to regard Jews not only as the enemies of Palestine but as the enemies of all Muslims, of God, and of all humanity. Arab leaders far more prominent and influential than Morsi have been tireless in ?educating? or ?nursing? generations to believe that Jews are ?the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets, and the offspring of apes and pigs.? (These are the words of the Saudi sheik Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, imam at the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca.)[…]