NC Imam Invokes Jew-Killing Hadith
In case you're keeping count, this is the fourth one. This time it was Abdullah Khadra, a visiting imam from Syria at a Raleigh, N. Carolina mosque.
An imam in the Raleigh, North Carolina area invoked a well-known hadith (a saying of Islam’s prophet Mohammed) about killing Jews in his sermon on Friday, December 8, 2017. The remarks, delivered by U.S.-based Syrian Imam Abdullah Khadra became known through the Middle East Media Research Institute, which posted the taped sermon.
Abdullah Khadra, an imam in the U.S. from Syria, preached, “The Prophet gave us the glad tidings that at the End of Time, we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: ‘Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me’.” The hadith continues to say, “come and kill him.”
Also, here how Hamas says it in their charter:
The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree.
Perhaps this is part of a larger pattern? How many more have there been? The common excuse is outrage over President Trump admitting Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. But when isn't there an excuse for Jew-hatred.
Even the ADL is moved to address this issue in their own tepid manner. From Newsweek Magazine:
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a rights group, told Newsweek that violent rhetoric targeting Jews typically heats up when the Middle East becomes a hot topic in the news, as it did following Trump’s announcement. The director of the ADL’s Center on Extremism, Oren Segal, suggested that such rhetoric becomes a little more concerning when it comes from a faith leader, who may have considerable influence in a community.
Segal said Americans “need people to be sensitive” regarding dialogue about Jews and Muslims during times when emotions are running high.
“It’s not like these are known extremists,” Segal said about the Imams. “And that’s what makes this more dangerous…these are religious leaders speaking to their communities.”
Just like we're not supposed to admit Jerusalem is Israel's capital, we're not supposed to admit that there is a strong strain of anti-Semitism in Islam. And yet, it's being broadcast in so many ways the ADL can't even ignore it.