International Union of Muslim Scholars top dog: “The real antisemitism today is that which is directed at Muslims”

Some Muslim spokesmen will go to any lengths, no matter how outlandish, to portray Muslims as victims. Meanwhile, Ahmed Al-Raissouni’s paranoid anti-Semitism is Qur’an-based. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“International Union Of Muslim Scholars Head: The True Victims Of Antisemitism Today Are Islam And The Muslims,” MEMRI, July 8, 2019:

On June 25, 2019, Dr. Ahmed Al-Raissouni, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), reposted on the organization’s website an article he wrote in 2003 on the subject of antisemitism. In this article he claims that accusations of antisemitism have become a deadly weapon in the West that is used to stifle freedom of thought, expression and research. This weapon, he explains, is used against figures who criticize Israel or various “Western and Jewish positions,” causing them to be maligned and sometimes even prosecuted or fired from their posts….

The following are excerpts from Al-Raissouni’s article.

…”We know that the Jews of the world have gained unequaled status, influence and privilege, not only in the West but also in all the Arab and Muslim countries. They sometimes enjoy privileges, protection and security that no other sector or sect in society enjoys, including the [sectors] that constitute the vast majority…”Given [the Jews’] exalted and comfortable status in the world, one would expect the notion of antisemitism to disappear. This notion arose in response to Nazism, Fascism and other racist European currents, which have [since] been replaced with [the tendency to] glorify the Jews and grant them privileges and financial and moral compensation. But the Zionist movement insists on making useless efforts to keep the Jews and others under its pressure, and in order to serve its plans, and continues to wave the sword of antisemitism at the entire world.

“The truth is that the real antisemitism today is that which is directed at Arabs and Muslims and at anyone with Arab, eastern or Middle Eastern features. Today, such features are reason enough to behave toward these people with hostility, abuse them, arrest them, provoke them, and expel them. Today’s antisemitism takes the form of expelling female students, teachers, administrators and even parliament members just because they cover their hair [with a hijab]. Today’s antisemitism [takes the form of] hatred for the Semitic faith, namely the religion of Islam… Is there not a huge wave of hate and hostility against the Semitic religion and everything associated with it? If there is any room left in the world for the values of tolerance, for the struggle against oppression and racism and for criminalizing antisemitism, they must be used to protect Islam and the Muslims, who have become the victims of hatred, accusations and persecution [targeting] their religion, dress code, intentions, ideas and all their other rights. Antisemitism exists today only against Islam and the Muslims. It is hatred against the Semitic nation and the Semitic faith.”…

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