Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi”: Why A Dif­fer­ent Yard­stick For Muslims ?

In the post‑9/​11 era the West­ern media are at the fore­front of a high­ly orches­trat­ed assault against Islam and its peo­ple. So, I am not too sur­prised with the Times Online piece try­ing to raise storm over some 13th cen­tu­ry text that are taught at a Shi’ite reli­gious school in Lon­don.1 The sub­ject in ques­tion is najasa or impu­ri­ty : what makes some­thing impure accord­ing to Muhaqqiq al-Hilli, a 13th cen­tu­ry Shi’ite schol­ar. The text says, The water left over in the con­tain­er after any type of ani­mal has drunk from it is con­sid­ered clean and pure apart from the left over of a dog, a pig, and a dis­be­liev­er.” So, the Times reporter Sean O’Connell draws the con­clu­sion that Mus­lim stu­dents are being taught to despise unbe­liev­ers as filth”, which becomes the news head­ing, sure to draw much pub­lic­i­ty in UK before the elec­tion in May.

What is, how­ev­er, lost in the cur­rent­ly hyped mes­sage is the con­text under which such rules were rec­om­mend­ed by a medieval schol­ar. Nor should we be obliv­i­ous of the fact that such rules don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly get fol­lowed by every indi­vid­ual who fol­lows the Shi’ite branch of Islam. The Shi’ite jurispru­dence being quite dynam­ic, I doubt if al-Hilli’s rul­ings of the 13th cen­tu­ry have any appeal today oth­er than that of mere aca­d­e­m­ic curiosity.

If one were to go back into his­to­ry of the 13th cen­tu­ry, one finds Mus­lims liv­ing in Iran and vast ter­ri­to­ries of land that is now called the Mid­dle East enjoy­ing a much high­er stan­dard of liv­ing com­pared to their Chris­t­ian coun­ter­parts in Europe. Amin Maalouf’s high­ly schol­ar­ly work The Cru­sades through Arab Eyes“2 pro­vides his­tor­i­cal sources to explain us how the West appeared to peo­ple already res­i­dent in those lands. There we find from the chron­i­cles that the Cru­saders were tru­ly lead­ing a sav­age life. They were a rough, uncul­tured and filthy bunch with no sense of clean­li­ness. When looked through the prism of the past, it is not dif­fi­cult to under­stand the rul­ing of al-Hilli on mat­ters of cleanliness.

A more impor­tant point is to pon­der about what would hap­pen if we are to pull every sin­gle book that is con­ceived to be deroga­to­ry to some peo­ple. Will there be many books left on our shelves ? Even Shakespeare’s great works have signs of racism and big­otry. The same is true in the writ­ings of many great lit­er­ary icons. But peo­ple study those books to under­stand the time and peo­ple of those cen­turies, and the mind­set of the author.

In the post‑9/​11 era, no reli­gious book has been as much demo­nized as the Qur’an, thanks to cul­tur­al coolies and their patrons. There is not a sin­gle copy of the Qur’an to be found in the Los Ange­les pub­lic libraries, because it is con­sid­ered offen­sive to Jews and Chris­tians. My ques­tion is why don’t these cul­tur­al bull­dogs apply the same set of rules against their own books, the Bible, and the Tal­mud for scores of vio­lent and demean­ing pas­sages ?See e.g., the book : The Tal­mud — Judais­m’s holi­est book Unmasked : The Secret Jew­ish Rab­bini­cal Teach­ings Con­cern­ing Chris­tians by Rev. I. B. Pranaitis ; http://​www​.reli​gious​tol​er​ance​.org/​b​i​b​l​_​h​a​t​e​2​.​htm Is not the so-called anti-Semi­tism (actu­al­ly anti-Jew­ish) a direct result of mil­len­nia-old teach­ings of the New Tes­ta­ment that por­trays Jews as the bad guys who com­mit­ted dei­cide (i.e., killed” Jesus)? The fate of mil­lions of Jews was sealed as the guilty ones and pun­ish­ment came into vogue. Ter­tul­lian, Apol. 17:6 (PL, 1:433), as cit­ed ibid., p.39

The Gospel account in Matthew 27:24 – 25 reads :

When Pilate saw that he could pre­vail noth­ing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the mul­ti­tude, say­ing, I am inno­cent of the blood of this just per­son : see ye to it. Then answered all the peo­ple, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” 

This pas­sage, prob­a­bly more than any oth­er text in the Chris­t­ian scrip­tures, fueled anti-Judaism. In the above account, Matthew records that a crowd of Jews said that they and their chil­dren were respon­si­ble for Jesus’s cru­ci­fix­ion. This inspired the church father Ori­gen (cir­ca 185 – 254 CE) to write :

There­fore the blood of Jesus came not only upon those who lived for­mer­ly but also upon all sub­se­quent gen­er­a­tions of Jews…” 

Paul of Tar­sus, the real founder of Chris­tian­i­ty, sim­i­lar­ly blamed Jews as can be seen from his statement :

…ye also have suf­fered like things of your own coun­try­men, even as they have of the Jews : Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have per­se­cut­ed us ; and they please not God, and are con­trary to all men.” (1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2:14 – 15

The Chris­t­ian church taught until recent­ly that all Jews — past, present and future — are equal­ly respon­si­ble for the death of Christ.Gerd Lude­mann, The unholy in Holy Scrip­ture : The dark side of the Bible” , pp. 98 – 99

Writ­ing about the Jews, Justin, a sec­ond cen­tu­ry (c.100 – 165 CE) Chris­t­ian father, wrote, The tribu­la­tions were just­ly imposed upon you, for you have mur­dered the Just One.“Dia­logue, ch.16 ; FCCH, St. Justin Mar­tyr, p.172, as cit­ed ibid., p.40. The 3rd cen­tu­ry Chris­t­ian the­olo­gians, includ­ing Hip­poly­tus and Ori­gen, elab­o­rat­ed on this the­o­ry of Jew­ish guilt.Ibid., p.46

In what fol­lows, let me pro­vide some sam­ples of hatred as preached in the reli­gious books of the Jews and Christians.

The so-called New Tes­ta­ment (NT) com­pares the Gen­tiles to dogs. Speak­ing about the gen­tiles, Jesus is report­ed as saying :

It is not fair to take the chil­dren’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” [Matt. 15:26]

Sim­i­lar­ly, Paul writes that the Gen­tiles wor­ship demons (Satan) and that they are equiv­a­lent to darkness :

But I say, that the things which the Gen­tiles sac­ri­fice, they sac­ri­fice to dev­ils, and not to God : and I would not that ye should have fel­low­ship with dev­ils. Ye can­not drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of dev­ils : ye can­not be par­tak­ers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of dev­ils.” [1 Corinthi­ans 10:20 – 21]

Be ye not unequal­ly yoked togeth­er with unbe­liev­ers : for what fel­low­ship hath right­eous­ness with unright­eous­ness ? and what com­mu­nion hath light with dark­ness?” [2 Corinthi­ans 6:14]

Here below are some sam­ples from the Gospels about what Jesus said against the Jews :

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seeketh after a sign ; and there shall no sign be giv­en to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. [Matt.12:39]

A wicked and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seeketh after a sign ; and there shall no sign be giv­en unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and depart­ed.” [Matt.16:4]

But when he saw many of the Phar­isees and Sad­ducees come to his bap­tism, he said unto them, O gen­er­a­tion of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” [Matt.3:7]

O gen­er­a­tion of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things ? for out of the abun­dance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” [Matt.12:34]

Ye ser­pents, ye gen­er­a­tion of vipers, how can ye escape the damna­tion of hell?” [Matt.23:33]

Then said he to the mul­ti­tude that came forth to be bap­tized of him, O gen­er­a­tion of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” [Luke.3:7]

Ye are of your father the dev­il, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a mur­der­er from the begin­ning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and the father of it.” [John 8:44]

Here below are sam­ples of vers­es against the Jews from the Book of Rev­e­la­tion (NT):

… I know the blas­phe­my of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the syn­a­gogue of Satan.” [Rev. 2:9]

Behold, I will make them of the syn­a­gogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie ; behold, I will make them to come and wor­ship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” [Rev. 3:9]

Here below are some sam­ples from the Jew­ish Bible against the Jews :

Ah, sin­ful nation, a peo­ple loaded with guilt, a brood of evil­do­ers.” [Isa­iah 1:4]

Lis­ten to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel, for the Lord has a case against the inhab­i­tants of the land, Because there is no faith­ful­ness or kind­ness Or knowl­edge of God in the land. There is swear­ing, decep­tion, mur­der, steal­ing, and adul­tery. They employ vio­lence, so that blood­shed fol­lows blood­shed. [Hosea 4:1 – 2

Let’s next look at what the founder of Protes­tant move­ment, Mar­tin Luther (14831546), wrote in 1543 (some­thing that was used as a pre­text by Adolf Hitler for imple­ment­ing the ear­li­er phase of his final solu­tion” against the Jews):

What shall we Chris­tians do with this reject­ed and con­demned peo­ple, the Jews ? Since they live among us, we dare not tol­er­ate their con­duct, now that we are aware of their lying and revil­ing and blas­phem­ing. If we do, we become shar­ers in their lies, curs­ing and blas­phe­my. Thus we can­not extin­guish the unquench­able fire of divine wrath, of which the prophets speak, nor can we con­vert the Jews. With prayer and the fear of God we must prac­tice a sharp mer­cy to see whether we might save at least a few from the glow­ing flames.“Mar­tin Luther, On the Jews and Their Lies, 1543

Con­cern­ing Jews, Luther also said :

There­fore the blind Jews are tru­ly stu­pid fools… Now just behold these mis­er­able, blind, and sense­less peo­ple. …their blind­ness and arro­gance are as sol­id as an iron moun­tain. … There­fore be on your guard against the Jews, know­ing that wher­ev­er they have their syn­a­gogues, noth­ing is found but a den of dev­ils in which sheer self-glo­ry, con­ceit, lies, blas­phe­my, and defam­ing of God and men are prac­ticed most mali­cious­ly … More­over, they are noth­ing but thieves and rob­bers who dai­ly eat no morsel and wear no thread of cloth­ing which they have not stolen and pil­fered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus they live from day to day, togeth­er with wife and child, by theft and rob­bery, as arch-thieves and rob­bers, in the most impen­i­tent secu­ri­ty. … Over and above that we let them get rich on our sweat and blood, while we remain poor and they such the mar­row from our bones. … I shall give you my sin­cere advice : First to set fire to their syn­a­gogues or schools and to bury and cov­er with dirt what­ev­er will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cin­der of them… Sec­ond, I advise that their hous­es also be razed and destroyed… Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Tal­mu­dic writ­ings, in which such idol­a­try, lies, curs­ing and blas­phe­my are taught, be tak­en from them… Fourth, I advise that their rab­bis be for­bid­den to teach hence­forth on pain of loss of life and limb… Fifth, I advise that safe-con­duct on the high­ways be abol­ished com­plete­ly for the Jews. For they have no busi­ness in the coun­try­side, since they are not lords, offi­cials, trades­men, or the like. Let they stay at home… Sixth, I advise that usury be pro­hib­it­ed to them and that all cash and trea­sure of sil­ver and gold be tak­en from them and put aside for safe­keep­ing… Sev­enth, I com­mend putting a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade, a distaff, or a spin­dle into the hands of young, strong Jews and Jew­ess­es and let­ting them earn their bread in the sweat of their brow, as was imposed on the chil­dren of Adam (Gen 3[:19]}. For it is not fit­ting that they should let us accursed Goy­im toil in the sweat of our faces while they, the holy peo­ple, idle away their time behind the stove, feast­ing and fart­ing, and on top of all, boast­ing blas­phe­mous­ly of their lord­ship over the Chris­tians by means of our sweat. No, one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants.“From Luther’s Works, Vol­ume 47 : The Chris­t­ian in Soci­ety IV, (Philadel­phia : Fortress Press, 1971). pp 268 – 293

Here below are some sam­ples against the gen­tiles (non-Jews) from the Tal­mud (Jew­ish oral traditions):

A Jew must not asso­ciate him­self with gen­tiles because they are giv­en to the shed­ding of blood.” [Abho­dah Zarah (22a)]

An Israelite must not asso­ciate him­self with the Akum [Chris­tians] because they are giv­en to the shed­ding of blood.” [Iore Dea (1532)]

Ani­mals must not be allowed to go near the Goy­im (Gen­tiles), because they are sus­pect­ed of hav­ing inter­course with them.” [Abho­dah Zarah (22a)]

Why are the Goy­im unclean ? Because they were not present at Mount Sinai. For when the ser­pent entered into Eve he infused her with unclean­ness. But the Jews were cleansed from this when they stood on Mount Sinai ; the Goy­im, how­ev­er, who were not on Mount Sinai were not cleansed.” [Abho­dah Zarah, 22b]

A woman must wash her­self again if she sees any unclean things, such as a dog, an ass, or Peo­ple of the Earth ; a Chris­t­ian (Akum), a camel, a pig, a horse, and a lep­er.” [Biur Het­ib, a com­men­tary on the Schulchan Arukh]

How about incite­ment for steal­ingSee also Luke 19:29 for incite­ment for steal­ing other’s land (a ratio­nale for annex­a­tion, col­o­niza­tion and plun­der) and asso­ci­at­ed vio­lence (includ­ing demo­li­tion of homes and places of wor­ship)? We can find the sup­port­ing vers­es in the Bible :

Ye shall utter­ly destroy all the places, where­in the nations which ye shall pos­sess served their gods, upon the high moun­tains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree : And ye shall over­throw their altars, and break their pil­lars, and burn their groves with fire ; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.” [Deuteron­o­my 12:2 – 3]

Then ye shall dri­ve out all the inhab­i­tants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pic­tures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places : And ye shall dis­pos­sess the inhab­i­tants of the land, and dwell there­in : for I have giv­en you the land to pos­sess it. And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inher­i­tance among your fam­i­lies : and to the more ye shall give the more inher­i­tance, and to the few­er ye shall give the less inher­i­tance : every man’s inher­i­tance shall be in the place where his lot fal­l­eth ; accord­ing to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inher­it. But if ye will not dri­ve out the inhab­i­tants of the land from before you ; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land where­in ye dwell.” [Num. 33:52 – 55]

The land, unto which ye go to pos­sess it, is an unclean land with the filth­i­ness of the peo­ple of the lands, with their abom­i­na­tions, which have filled it from one end to anoth­er with their unclean­ness. Now there­fore give not your daugh­ters unto their sons, nei­ther take their daugh­ters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever : that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inher­i­tance to your chil­dren for ever.” [Ezra 9:11 – 12

Thou shalt sure­ly smite the inhab­i­tants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroy­ing it utter­ly, and all that is there­in, and the cat­tle there­of, with the edge of the sword. And thou shalt gath­er all the spoil of it into the midst of the street there­of, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil there­of every whit, for the LORD thy God : and it shall be a heap for ever ; it shall not be built again.” [Deut. 13:15 – 16

How about instruc­tions against idol­aters ? The Bible says :

If thy broth­er, the son of thy moth­er, or thy son, or thy daugh­ter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secret­ly, say­ing, Let us go and serve oth­er gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers ; Name­ly, of the gods of the peo­ple which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the oth­er end of the earth ; Thou shalt not con­sent unto him, nor hear­ken unto him ; nei­ther shall thine eye pity him, nei­ther shalt thou spare, nei­ther shalt thou con­ceal him : But thou shalt sure­ly kill him ; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and after­wards the hand of all the peo­ple. And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die ; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.” [Deut. 13:6 – 10]

He that sac­ri­ficeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utter­ly destroyed.” [Exo­dus 22:20]

How about instruc­tion against reli­gious minori­ties ? The Bible says :

If there arise among you a prophet, … say­ing, Let us go after oth­er gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them…And that prophet, or that dream­er of dreams, shall be put to death…So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.…” [Deuteron­o­my 13:1 – 5]

Pour out thy wrath upon the hea­then that have not known thee, and upon the king­doms that have not called upon thy name.” [Psalms 79:6]

How about instruc­tion against witch­es ? The Bible says :

Thou shalt not suf­fer a witch to live.” [Exo­dus 22:18]

How about open call to enslave oth­er indi­vid­u­als ? The Bible says :

Slaves you may pos­sess, but make sure they are for­eign­ers. You may also make slaves of the natives who dwell among you and from their chil­dren who are born and reared in your land. You may own them as chat­tels and leave them to your sons as their herid­i­tary prop­er­ty, mak­ing them slaves for­ev­er. But you should not lord it over your own coun­try­man, your own kins­men.” [Lev. 25:44 – 46]See also Deut. 21:10

How about open call to rape women when one is in war ? The Bible instructs :

Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are vir­gins may live ; you may keep them for your­selves.” [Num. 31:17 – 18]

Sup­pose you go to war against your ene­mies and the Lord your God hands them over to you and you take cap­tives, And you see a beau­ti­ful woman, and you are attract­ed to her, you may take her. … If she ceas­es to please you send her away. You may not sell her or treat her as a slave, for you have humil­i­at­ed her.” [Deut. 21:10 – 14]

How about encour­age­ment against for­eign­ers ? The Bible says :

In those days also saw I Jews that had mar­ried wives of Ash­dod, of Ammon, and of Moab (strangers): And their chil­dren spake half in the speech of Ash­dod, and could not speak in the Jews’ lan­guage, but accord­ing to the lan­guage of each peo­ple. And I con­tend­ed with them, and cursed them, and smote cer­tain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, say­ing, Ye shall not give your daugh­ters unto their sons, nor take their daugh­ters unto your sons, or for your­selves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things ? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel : nev­er­the­less even him did out­landish women cause to sin. Shall we then hear­ken unto you to do all this great evil, to trans­gress against our God in mar­ry­ing strange wives?” [Neh. 13:23 – 27]

Thus cleansed I them from all strangers …” [Nehemi­ah 13:30]

Need I con­tin­ue fur­ther ? While the idea that such prob­lem­at­ic vers­es have very lim­it­ed appeal or rel­e­vance to a major­i­ty of prac­ti­tion­ers or preach­ers of the Judeo-Chris­t­ian faiths pre­vails in the west­ern media, it can­not be dis­missed com­plete­ly that a sig­nif­i­cant seg­ment of the fun­da­men­tal­ist preach­ers or their believ­ers have often act­ed oth­er­wise, and often quite publicly.

One need not be a rock­et sci­en­tist to under­stand or explain the offen­sive graf­fi­ti or mark­ings on the cas­ing of the rock­ets and bombs that were used in the first stages of the war against the Tal­iban in Afghanistan. The evi­dence is eas­i­ly avail­able for all to see. The seem­ing indif­fer­ence of the West­ern media to such behav­ior, which most like­ly has bib­li­cal roots, is marked­ly dif­fer­ent to its response when it comes to the behav­ior of extreme­ly small groups among the peo­ples of the Islam­ic faith. The blan­ket con­dem­na­tion that fol­lows encom­pass­es not only the entire Mus­lim world but also the Islam­ic faith. It appears that the log­ic of the 3Ps (place, peri­od and peo­ple) while rel­e­vant to the reli­gious texts and tra­di­tions of the two ear­li­er faiths is inex­plic­a­bly denied to the lat­er Abra­ham­ic faith, i.e., Islam. Such selec­tive rea­son­ing is exem­plary of the ancient phrase Quod licet Iovi non licet boviA Latin phrase, mean­ing what is allowed to Jupiter (the supreme Roman god) is not allowed to the cat­tle, i.e. the gen­er­al pub­lic !

It is more than rel­e­vant to ask why such a dou­ble stan­dard when it comes to Islam ? What belies such an appar­ent knee-jerk reac­tion ? Where does such idio­syn­crasy lead us to oth­er than breed­ing fur­ther hatred ?Endmark

Cite this arti­cle as : Habib Sid­diqui, “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi”: Why A Dif­fer­ent Yard­stick For Mus­lims ?,” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, May 9, 2006, last accessed April 14, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​i​t​y​/​q​u​o​d​-​l​i​c​e​t​-​i​o​v​i​-​n​o​n​-​l​i​c​e​t​-​b​o​vi/
  1. Sean O’ Neill, Mus­lim stu­dents being taught to despise unbe­liev­ers as filth”, The Times, April 20th 2006[]
  2. Amin Maalouf, The Cru­sades Through Arab Eyes[]


2 responses to “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi”: Why A Dif­fer­ent Yard­stick For Muslims ?”

  1. Vic Avatar

    I do not believe total­ly in every­thing that I can find avail­able in either the Bible or the Koran.

    I always apply my best dis­cre­tion before decid­ing upon whether or not I accept or reject something.

    If any­body thinks he or she is smarter or wis­er than me, I chal­lenge that per­son to prove to me, with­out a sin­gle doubt, if that is so.

    This is a true solu­tion for world peace to exist in mat­ters relat­ing to reli­gion. If not so, then reli­gion is a dirty word which car­ries a dirty meaning.

  2. aian jaafar Avatar
    aian jaafar

    as salaa­mu alaykum wa rah­matu Allah wa barakatuh,

    great arti­cle ! this should silence the hyp­ocrites among the chris­tians and the jews.

    of course, it should be empha­sized that while the vers­es and quotes cit­ed in the arti­cle clear­ly indi­cate to hate, rape, mur­der, and pil­lage even INNOCENT non-jews and non-chris­tians (inno­cent, such as the infants, suck­lings, and young boys and young girls in the mid­i­an­ite and amalekite cam­paigns in the cor­rupt­ed bible), sup­pos­ed­ly under God’s orders, no such vers­es are to be found in the Qur’an. all of the vers­es in the Qur’an and Sun­nah direct­ing Mus­lims to slay, strike, and smite dis­be­liev­ers are direct­ed against the HOSTILE ones among them.

    these vers­es from the bible and the Tal­mud are worse than the worst any rabid islam­ic extrem­ist could pos­si­bly do to twist the vers­es of just war against HOSTILE dis­be­liev­ers in the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet­ic Sun­nah. even the fanat­ic Bin Laden looks like a saint when one thinks of the mid­i­an­ite and amalekite mas­sacres done by the holy min­ions of Yah­weh. while the Prophet Muham­mad, sal­la Allahu alay­hi wa salaam, called extrem­ists dogs of the fire’, Prophet Jesus, alay­hi salam, sup­pos­ed­ly called an inno­cent, believ­ing canaan­ite woman dog’, in the false Gospels. so Chris­tians are sup­posed to believe the same as the Jews. the inter­pre­ta­tion of the Tal­mud is cor­rect then, that as far as Yah­weh is con­cerned, Pales­tini­ans (Philistines, Canaan­ites) are dogs, since Yah­weh sup­pos­ed­ly said about Goliath : who is this uncir­cum­cised Philis­tine dog to me…?’

    chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies expose their hypocrisy when they rant and rave about the so-called vio­lent vers­es of the Qur’an. but have they shown us any verse from the Holy Qur’an or any explic­it com­mand from the Prophet’s Sun­nah to kill INNOCENT, PEACEFUL, NON-HOSTILE DISBELIEVERS, like the bible tells us, such as “…kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are vir­gins may live ; you may keep them for your­selves.” [Num. 31:17 – 18]? and also Samuel said to Saul, I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his peo­ple Israel ; so lis­ten now to the mes­sage from the LORD. 2 This is what the LORD Almighty says : I will pun­ish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they way­laid them as they came up from Egypt. 3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and total­ly destroy every­thing that belongs to them. Do not spare them ; put to death men and women, chil­dren and infants, cat­tle and sheep, camels and don­keys.’ [1 Samuel 15:1 – 3].
    in fact, we see that the Beloved Prophet explic­it­ly FORBADE the killing of women, chil­dren, the infirm, the aged, and reli­gious personages,even in WARFARE, some­thing that the bible explic­it­ly COMMANDED to do. when Mus­lims become vio­lent it is inspite of, not because of the Qur’an, while when Chris­tians and Jews become vio­lent it is because of the bible.

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