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Antisemitism, the Everlasting Hatred

The gold medal for antisemitism and racial hatred must belong to militant Jihadist Islam for calling for the ethnocide of the Jewish people wherever they are.  This hatred is so deep and so virulent that it calls for the death of an entire group of people — the Jewish people.  This hatred was fueled and discipled by Adolph Hitler.

The next Holocaust is predicted in Mohammed’s own words written in the Hadith: “ The hour will not take place until the Muslims fight and the Muslims kill the Jews, and the tree will say, Oh Muslim servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”

The seed of hatred was planted by the Prophet Mohammed in 627 AD when he beheaded 700 – 900 Jewish men and members of the Banu Quarayza tribe in Medina.  The massacre began early in the day, ending in torchlight. Those who escaped death were taken captive and sold at slave markets.

Their crime was that they refused to accept Mohammed as a prophet.

The Qur’an refers to this incident in Surah 33:

“And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew and ye made captive some. And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth, and land ye have not trodden. Allah is Able to do all things.”

Qur’an 33:26-27

Islamic antisemitism is perpetrated by a host of fanatical groups who are all “franchisees” of the Muslim Brotherhood. The proper word is anti-shem-itism, as the Jews and neighboring Arab people are descendants of Noah’s son Shem. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hassan al Bana. These Brotherhood offshoot groups operate around the world, from the Philippines to the Iron Triangle in South America. In other words, the problem isn’t just in the Middle East and central Asia. Their goals are simple: first, the destruction of the State of Israel and death to all Jews wherever they are; second, a worldwide Caliphate (political-religious Muslim state) for the honor of Allah. The roots of this hatred come from two sources: the Holy Book called the Koran along with the sayings of Muhammad, known as the Hadith. The second source is the refusal of the Jewish people, living in Mecca and Medina in the 6th century AD, to accept Muhammad as a prophet and follow his religion.

The Greatest Commandment

Mark 12: 28 – 31 :

“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is One.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.”

In Mark 12:29, Jesus quotes the Shema, the single most important prayer of Judaism. In the Jewish faith, it is said every morning and every night, and at every service; it is supposed to be the last words ever uttered. That is why on an airplane — if it gets terribly bumpy — you may see Jewish people praying the Shema!

In Mark 12:30, Jesus quotes the V’havta from Deuteronomy, prayed after the Shema in a Jewish service:

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart.
And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.
And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

The Shema and the V’havta are also inside every mezuzah, the small case affixed to the doorpost of a Jewish home, as a reminder to “love the Lord your God” on the way in and on the way out, “when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way.”

In Mark 12:31, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus was quoting from the Old Testament:

Leviticus 19:18: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

Jesus summarized the entire bible by quoting these three verses of Torah. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Leviticus 19:18)

In contrast, the Koran says, “O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. God guides not the people of the evildoers.” (Surah 5:51) Note: it is impossible to understand what is going on today without reading Koran and the Bible.

There is no place in the Koran where Muslims are told to love anyone outside of Islam. Instead:

“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.” (Surah 5.33)

Christian antisemitism began between the 4th and 5th centuries A.D., when the Church ceased to be Jewish. This is what is known as Replacement Theology, which is the teaching that the Christian church has replaced Israel regarding the plan, purpose, and promises of God. It teaches that because the Jews did not recognize their Messiah, the promises that had been made to the Jews were passed on to the Christian Church, thereby deeming the Jews no better than any other people. Replacement Theology Churches are generally members of the World Counsel of Churches. Replacement theology is also known as fulfillment theology, which means that the Christian church has superseded Israel in God’s plan. This is a false teaching. The diligent Bible student can avoid this error with a careful study of the Old Testament. Israel, the Church, and the Nations all have different and separate destinies.

Note: the Jews did not kill Jesus (John 10:18). The Jews, other than the religious elite, loved Jesus. Two of the greatest anti-Semites were Martin Luther and the early Catholic Church, especially in Spain. Today we are seeing the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesies, as God gathers His chosen people to the land known as Israel (Ezekiel 39:27-29 and Amos 9-14).