Why Do So Many Muslims Hate Jews?

The following are excerpts from an article by Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim from Egypt and author of Now They Call Me Infidel and Cruel and Usual Punishment

Recently, a Pakistani religious leader, Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, said: "When the Jews are wiped out ... the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world." The same preaching is routinely done not only by clerics, but by politicians — in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. This is not just Ahmadinejad; it is at the heart of Islamic theology that world peace will be established only when all the Jews are wiped from the earth. But few people in Western media are alarmed by this kind of rhetoric or care to expose this dreadful dark side of Islam's obsession with Jew-hatred.

I do not believe that one has to be an authority on human behavior or group thinking to find out the obvious pathology in Islamic Jew-hatred. It is time for all of us to uncover and expose this atrocity against the Jewish people. We owe that to humanity and the truth.

No true Muslim can see that such hatred is unbecoming and unholy for a world religion to focus on, and that the credibility of Islam is tarnished by such hatred. No Muslim is allowed to go far enough to self-analyze or ask why such hatred exists. Muslims defend Jew-hatred by claiming that Jews betrayed Muhammad and thus deserve this kind of treatment. Even when I was a Muslim, I believed that the one-sided story against Jews by Islam was enough to justify all the killing, terror, lies, and propaganda by Islamic leaders against Jews. To the average Muslim, routinely cursing Jews in mosques feels normal and even holy!

In the eyes of Mohammed and Muslims, the mere existence of the Jewish people, let alone an entire Jewish state, delegitimizes Islam and makes Mohammed look more like a mass murderer than like a prophet. For Muslims to make peace with Jews and acknowledge that Jews are humans who deserve the same rights as everyone else would have a devastating effect on how Muslims view their religion, their history, and the actions of their prophet.

Islam must justify the genocide that Mohammad waged against the Jews. Mohammad and Muslims had two choices: either the Jews are evil sub-humans, apes, pigs, and enemies of Allah, a common description of Jews still heard regularly in Middle Eastern mosques today, or Mohammad was a genocidal warlord not fit to be a prophet of God — a choice that would mean the end of Islam.

- Excerpted from Nonie Darwish's article, Why Muslims Must Hate JewsRead the whole article here.


  1. When the founder of Islam (A paranoid schizophrenic) had early episodes that involved "conversations" with peaceful imaginary beings his rhetoric and religion was relatively peaceful. As his psychosis advanced and the "visions" and "voices" became more aggressive so did his rhetoric. Being “urged” by his Moon God to conquer and slay detractors and finance his army by robbery appealed to many more than when he offered peace and goodwill. One of the first massacres Mohammed carried out was annihilating a Jewish village that had laughed at his modified version of their religious history. The Jews have never been forgiven for this. Islamic colonial armies rampaged across the Arabian Peninsula conquering all before them into Asia Minor and on to North Africa and India. They took a third of Europe before being halted and driven back by those awful spoil sport Crusaders. They created one of the biggest empires (actually Caliphates) the world has ever seen and today are set upon regaining the “lost lands”. They are the fastest growing and best funded religion on earth with nearly 2 billion followers. Given that why do our left wing idiots in the West have this overwhelming need to protect and nurture this religion by joining in with the Jew-bashing?

  2. I have never met a liberal who bashed Jews. I have, however, met plenty of liberals who don't like what Israel is doing. However, they don't like it because they have been misled about the problem.

    This issue should not divide us. We should not divide ourselves into "liberal" and "conservative" about the problem of Islam. Some conservatives do not understand Islam. And some liberals do. We should not create enemies by defining camps like that.


    Read The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt to understand why.