does the Koran say?
People assume that the
Koran (Q'aran - Muslim holy scriptures) has anti-Israel
passages. While there is no doubt some level of
anti-Jewish sentiment in the Koran, there are many passages
that are actually in support of a Jewish state of Israel!
The following are eleven passages showing the support
for a Jewish state in the Muslim holy scriptures.
A case could even be
made that Israel's victory over the Arabs in the 1948
war was a judgement by Allah against the Arabs for their
apostasy in opposing the Zionists. This would
be their just reward for transgressing Sura 2:190, which
says, "Fight in the way of Allah against those
who fight against you, but begin not hostilities."
Moses is quoted
as telling the Jews to "enter into the Holy Land
which Allah has assigned to you". While Mohammed
later condemns the Jews for their sins and their refusal
to accept his message, he never says that, as punishment,
Allah has revoked our title to the Holy Land.
Therefore the title still stands, and Muslim anti-Zionists
“Then when the
Sacred Months have passed, kill the disbelievers wherever
you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and
prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they
repent and observe the Islamic lifestyle, then leave
their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most
Merciful.” - Does this sound like
a peaceful religion to you?
settled the Children of Israel in a beautiful dwelling-place...If
thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto
thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book
from before thee" - In case you had any doubts
about whether the Koran talks about the Jews' right
to live in the land of Israel.
"If ye punish, then punish with the like of that
wherewith ye were afflicted." Yet Ariel Sharon's
nonviolent, if provocative, visit to the Temple Mount
was met with rioting,
including the use of firebombs and AK-47's.
"And We [Allah] gave (clear) warning to the children
of Israel in the Book, that twice would they do mischief
on the earth and be elated with mighty arrogance (and
twice would they be punished)!" The succeeding
verses tell us that the punishment referred to was banishment
from the land. But "twice" means twice, not
three times; hence the Jews, having been banished from
the land once by the Babylonians and a second time by
Rome, will never again be banished from the land. According
to the Qur'an, Israel is an eternal nation.
Moreover, "twice would they do mischief on the
earth" means twice, not three times; hence the
Jews will never again do mischief on the earth. In particular,
the Jews cannot bear moral responsibility for the Palestinian
The Palestinians deny
that there ever was a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. But
Sura 17:7 records the destruction of the First Temple
by Babylon and the Second Temple by Rome, and Mohammed
never contests the Bible's claim that the Temples were
The Jews' return from 19 centuries of exile is actually
the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy. Sura 17:104 says
that 'And we said
to the Children of Israel afterwards, "Go live
into this land. When the final prophecy comes to pass,
we will summon you all in one group."'
Moreover, Sura 60:9 forbids aiding the enemies of the
Muslim people. Contrast this with the Palestinians'
continued support of Saddam Hussein, whose hands are
red with the blood of Iranian, Kurdish, and Kuwaiti
"Woe to those that deal in fraud"; yet Yasir
Arafat reneged on his promise to guard Joseph's Tomb
in Nablus after the Israeli troops withdrew.
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