Egyptian cleric Sheik Ahmad Al-Johainy has a special message for parents watching his show:
From the transcript:
We must enlighten the younger generation about our cruel enemy. We must show them who the enemies are, who the Jews are. This must be done in several respects.
First, there is the family. The parents must take an interest in their children, and teach them who the Jews are. This must be achieved by means of the Koran, by studying the raids of the Prophet Muhammad, and how he treated the Jews of the Nazir, Quraiza, and Qaynuqa’ tribes – how the Prophet dealt with the Jews, how he signed a treaty with them, only to be betrayed by them, and what he did to them, after they had violated the treaties. We must teach these things to our children. We must plant in our children’s hearts the truth about the Jews – that oppressive and cruel enemy.
We must teach our children who the Jews are. We must get our children accustomed to hating the Jews. We don’t want our children to grow up knowing nothing.
The Jewish tribes mentioned, the Nazir (Nadir), the Quraiza, and the Qaynuqa, were all subject to persecution, robbery, and, in the case of the Qaynuqa, massacre at the hands of Muhammad. Islamic texts claim, not surprisingly and to put it simply, that “the Jews started it.” Regardless of the truth, Al-Johainy’s citation of them is significant because of their fates. Bear in mind also that Qur’an 33:21 declares Muhammad to be a perfect model of conduct for all Mankind:
Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.
So, if Muhammad hated the Jews and fought them and killed them, how can good Muslim parents not encourage their children to do the same?
I don’t think this is quite what Graham Nash meant when he wrote Teach Your Children.
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(Crossposted at Public Secrets)