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What about the Jewish claim to land stolen by Mohammed?

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Aug 20, 2019 at 15:26

For reasons I've never understood, perhaps the most substantive counterclaim by the Jewish people against the Islamic world has yet to be raised. It is essentially undisputed that the Jewish tribes living in pre-Islamic Arabia were violently and wrongfully extirpated by Mohammed and his band of murderous thieves. It is thought that Banu Nadir, Banu Qainuqa and Banu Qurayza Jewish tribes possessed and inhabited these lands as far back as 1,000 BCE.

The bloody conquest of these tribes and theft of their land by Mohammed is well documented by the most primary Islamic sources i.e. the Qur'an, Hadith & Surat . The operative events are further articulated by highly respected scholars including Ibn Ishaq. One telling passage refers to what happened to the Jews after their defeat: "Muhammad chose one of his trusted lieutenants Sa'd ibn Mua'dh so as not to pronounce the judgment himself. After the precedents he had set with the Banu Qaynuqa and the Banu Nadir: "Sa'd took the hint and condemned the adult males to death and the hapless women and children to slavery."

Thus, according to Islamic source materials, was much of Arabia stolen from the Jews and 'converted' to Islam. One may contrast these historically documented events against the Muslim claim to the holiest site in Judaism. As idiotic as it sounds, their claim is based, in large measure upon a dream by Muhammed where he described flying across the night sky from Arabia to Jerusalem on the back of winged donkey. You really can't make this stuff up.

In my humble view, it seems well past time to counter contemporary claims against Israel by the Islamists with a demand by the Jewish people for equitable redress. Otherwise, where is the justice in giving credence to absurd flying donkey stories as justifying and Islamic claim to the Temple Mount while simultaneously ignoring the actual rape, murder and theft of Arabian Jewish land by Muhammed and his proto-Islamists?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
I've long been suspicious... [58 words]ReziacSep 12, 2019 12:07254357
What about the Jewish claim to land stolen by Mohammed? [323 words]Charles MartelAug 20, 2019 15:26253102
Indeed! Go back and come back as monks. [102 words]PrashantAug 25, 2019 14:55253102
What did you expect? [163 words]ZeevAug 14, 2019 03:14252776
What About the Quran? [154 words]David RyanAug 13, 2019 13:00252753
1israel [15 words]martin potashnerAug 13, 2019 09:53252745
Outrageous Covers at a Saudi Book Fair [120 words]Judith DaviesAug 12, 2019 20:31252697
Some Things Never Change [10 words]Barry BlackAug 12, 2019 18:45252694
Response to anti Semitic literature at Saudi bookfare [35 words]JoyAug 12, 2019 17:38252676
Some other titles at the SA fair [88 words]DaveAug 12, 2019 15:23252667

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