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"The Prophet was a Semite"

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Submitted by David Sternlight (United States), Nov 24, 2006 at 13:46

It is false that "The Prophet" or any other Arabs are Semites. They are not Semites (descended from Shem, one of Noah's sons) but Hamites (descended from Ham, another of Noah's sons). The argument that Arabs can't be anti-Semites because they are Semites is just another of the many Arab big lies. Repeat it often enough and hope it sticks. Since the phrase was coined in modern times, the term anti-Semite (if one checks dictionary origins) refers specifically to being anti-Jewish. It has nothing to do with Arabs.

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