With thanks to my friend Dr. Andrew Bostom, we have here a video clip via Palestinian Media Watch (palwatch.org) from a recent Muslim sermon delivered in Jerusalem by Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi within the Al-Aqsa Mosque – and a photograph depicting one of the many recent Israeli stabbing victims, courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
MEMRI tells us that the Arabic caption on the below photo has been translated thus:
“Stabbing operation. The free men of Al-Aqsa. The Intifada has started. The [West] Bank is carrying out resistance.There is nothing greater than a knife penetrating the heads of the Jews.”
The ongoing wave of murderous, knife-wielding jihad terror attacks by Palestinian Muslims against Israeli Jews has been punctuated by two ghoulish, closely related phenomena of incitement: the launching of social media hashtags such as “Poison the Knife Before You Stab,” or “Slaughtering the Jews,” and the repetition by Palestinian Muslim clerics [here; here] of Islam’s canonical Jew-hating motifs, sanctioning a jihad genocide of Israeli Jews. Notwithstanding the shocking barbarity of such vox populi social media hashtags, the Muslim clericalimprimatur given to these wanton killings of Jews is far more insidious, and pathognomonic of a mainstream Islamic religio-political depravity willfully ignored by media, religious, and political leaders, worldwide…
…Last Friday, October 9th, brandishing a knife, Gaza cleric Sheikh Muhammad Sallah “Abu Rajab”’s sermon at the Al-Abrar Mosque in Rafah, explicitly fomented murderous knifing attacks on Israeli Jews as sanctioned by Muhammad’s actions towards the Jews of the Khaybar oasis, and the Medinan Jewish tribe, Banu Qurayzah. “Abu Rajab” further invoked the murderous verdict, and even ghost-like spirit, of Muhammad’s vindictive “arbiter” against the Qurayzah, Sa’d b. Mu’adh…
…The unrelenting, monotonous repetition of this sacralized Islamic Jew-hatred—embodied in Muhammad’s words and deeds—must be acknowledged and denounced by all those who truly seek peace between Palestinian Muslims, and Israeli Jews.
Yes. Indeed. Truer words were never written.
The problem here is, to denounce any of Muhammad’s words or deeds constitutes the crime of blasphemy – which is punishable by death in Islam’s law. That does seem to throw a rather large log across the path to Middle Eastern peace. Does it not?
You can read Dr. Bostom’s entire essay (and I highly recommend you do so) by clicking here.