“Oh Allah, turn Jerusalem and Palestine into a graveyard for the Jews.”
Imam Ammar Shahin
On Friday, July 14 2017, in a mosque in Northern California, an Imam called for the destruction of the “filth of the Jews”, also stating “Oh Allah, destroy them and do not spare their young or their elderly.” This was in California..not Iraq, Yemen, or Syria. Calling for the annihilation of Christians and Jews is prescribed by the doctrine of Islam. The same Islam practiced “over there”, is the same Islam adhered to here in America.
In an obligatory prayer, recited several times a day by Muslims across America, the Al-Fatihah, asks Allah to not let them be like the Christians or Jews “Guide us to the straight path – The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.” (Quran 1:1)
Muslims are directed to not have Christians and Jews as friends.
“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” (Quran 5:51)
“And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.” (Quran 3:85)
These are just some of the numerous..numerous excerpts from the doctrine of Islam referencing Christians and Jews. After hearing an Imam in the United States call for the demise of Jews, what was the Jewish communities response?
“I greatly appreciate the grace of the apology and hope it continues in our community,” says Carol Loew, president of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Is she serious? While the Imam issued an apology, it is what it doesn’t say that matters.
Using the Tawriya form of deceit, this is the Imam’s apology.
Tawriya is a form of creative lying where omission is threaded throughout their words. Muslims believe Islam is peaceful. Despite the violence their doctrine calls for, it is the will of Allah, therefore they do not believe there is extremism or hate in Islam.
“Recently, in my sermon, I let my emotions get the best of me, and cloud my better judgement. I said things that were hurtful to the Jews, this was unacceptable. To the Jewish community here in Davis, and beyond, I say this deeply. I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.”
What he did not say was he was sorry for what he said, or that he did not mean what he said. He is only sorry for the pain he caused. The pain he caused was to the Muslim community because he was exposed, not because of what he actually said. There was no retraction, or even an explanation. This is their deception.
He ends with this: “I look forward to increasing my interfaith activity to create a deeper understanding and mutual respect for the purpose of..the purpose of working to stop hate speech and violence.”
This is completely off the subject of his speech, by claiming he will increase his efforts to spread Islam (dawa) and work to silence those who speak out against Islam and Sharia law. Not once did he refer to his speech as hate.
While Christians and Jews are people who believe in love and forgiveness, this should have opened the eyes of all. When a “religious” man delivers a sermon, calling for the destruction of another faith, we need to listen. This was a wake up call, to which many are sleeping right through.