Saturday, October 30, 2010


Arms shipment found in Nigeria loaded in Iran
By Susan Njanji

LAGOS — An illegal arms shipment including rockets and grenades discovered in Nigeria this week was loaded in Iran by an Iranian trader, the firm that operates the vessel that delivered it said on Friday.

Security agents this week intercepted 13 containers declared as building materials and discharged from the CMA CGM Everest vessel at the country's busiest port of Apapa in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos.

"The shipment in question was booked as a 'shippers owned container' and supplied loaded and sealed by the shipper, an Iranian trader who does not appear on any 'forbidden persons' listing," said CMA CGM, which operates the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel.

CMA CGM, based in France, said the containers were loaded in Bandar Abbas, a southern port city of Iran, and discharged in Lagos in July.

But last week the shipper asked to have the containers reloaded and sent to the Gambia, a tiny west African country wedged inside Senegal, according to the firm.

Clearance had been obtained before Nigerian customs intervened and halted the shipment, according to CMA CGM.

Iranian embassy officials in Nigeria refused to comment, saying a statement would be issued later.

A Nigerian intelligence agency spokeswoman has said authorities were on heightened alert following October 1 twin car bombings in the capital that killed at least 12 people.

Ten of the containers opened so far contain an array of weaponry, customs spokesman Wale Adeniyi said, despite being declared as building materials.

CMA CGM said it has been cleared of any involvement in the illegal shipment and called itself the "victim of (a) false cargo declaration."

Two people have reportedly been arrested in connection with the cargo, but security officials have not confirmed the reports.

Authorities have publicly refused to speculate on the origins or destination of the shipment, coming just months before presidential elections, but have heightened port security.

"Certainly security at the ports has been beefed up and we are trying to move up ahead ... and tighten our own systems to block such shipments," Adeniyi told AFP.

Regarding paperwork for the shipment that contained the weapons, Adeniyi said "the documents were irregular... and we felt that the names given on them were false."

Precise quantities of the weapons will be known after all the containers are opened, he said.

So far, the 10 examined contained "similar contents -- mortars, grenades, light ammunition and of course tiles," said Adeniyi.

The ship's last port of call before arriving in Nigeria was India's Jawaharlal Nehru port near Mumbai, the customs service has said. The vessel berthed in the Nigerian port on July 10 and sailed out on July 15.

Illegal weapons are widespread in Nigeria, and the discovery has sparked fresh concerns with presidential elections set to be held early next year. Ballots have frequently been tainted by violence in the oil-rich nation.

Militants in the Niger Delta, the country's main oil-producing region, have carried out scores of attacks there in recent years.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the country's most prominent militant group, claimed the October 1 car bombings.

A series of attacks have also been carried out by suspected members of an Islamist sect, known as Boko Haram, in the country's north in recent months


Alan note: Terror is not just by Al-Qaeda or Islamic jihadists, in this case it is the Obama Administration terrorism that has decreed a change in the death estate tax, which will rise enormously at the ned of the year.

Government terrorism need not be as blatant as in murderous Islamic Iran but is just as deadly when an idealogical criminal organization now in charge of America imposes its will to suck more money from the populace.

Read the article farther down the page about the ONE percent financial transaction tax that will suck out one percent of any money you deposit into your bank, on any money you withdraw or transfer etc.

Mind boggling theft of our assets.

CHEYENNE -- U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says some of her Wyoming constituents are so worried about the reinstatement of federal estate taxes that they plan to discontinue dialysis and other life-extending medical treatments so they can die before Dec. 31.

Lummis, a Republican who holds her state's lone seat in the House, declined to name any of the people who have made the comments.

But she said many ranchers and farmers in the state would rather pass along their businesses -- "their life's work" -- to their children and grandchildren than see the federal government take a large chunk.

"If you have spent your whole life building a ranch, and you wanted to pass your estate on to your children, and you were 88 years old and on dialysis, and the only thing that was keeping you alive was that dialysis, you might make that same decision," Lummis told reporters.

Lummis and other Republicans are fighting to renew the Bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of the year. The cuts exempt large inheritances as well as certain wage income, interest, dividends and capital gains. She said the estate tax would go from zero this year to a maximum of 55 percent next year.

Lummis said the children of some people choosing death over taxes told her of their parents' decision. She wouldn't identify them and said it would be their decision to come forward.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


By Ryan Mauro

On October 28, 2009, the FBI tried to arrest Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in Dearborn. A shoot-out ensued killing a police dog and Abdullah, and immediately the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups denounced the FBI and called for an independent investigation. Three reviews have now cleared the four FBI agents involved, but CAIR is still trying to portray the incident as the murder of an innocent man.

CAIR quickly jumped at the opportunity to make the Muslim community think that FBI agents would be so reckless they would open fire on a respectable imam. CAIR, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the American-Muslim Taskforce all demanded an independent probe. The Executive-Director of CAIR-Michigan, Dawud Walid, said Abdullah was “charitable” and defended his integrity.

“He would open up the mosque to homeless people. He used to run a soup kitchen and feed indigent people…I knew nothing of him that has related to any nefarious or criminal behavior,” Walid said. He said this despite the fact that Abdullah had been arrested in 1979 for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest and convicted in 1981 for felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

The FBI’s case against Abdullah showed he was nothing less than a hardcore militant jihadist. Abdullah led an African-American “nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group” called Ummah that included some prison converts. The spiritual leader of the group is Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who used to be a leader in the Black Panthers and is currently in jail for shooting two police officers, killing one. CAIR raised money for al-Amin’s legal expenses.

According to the federal affadavit, Abdullah called “on his followers to an offensive jihad, rather than a defense jihad. He regularly preaches anti-government and anti-law enforcement rhetoric.” The goal of the group is to establish Muslim enclaves that exercise independence from the United States government under the leadership of al-Amin. The ultimate aim of this effort is to bring down the government and replace it with Sharia law. Abdullah and his followers trained in martial arts, firearms use, and sword fighting at his mosque and members were encouraged to arm themselves for this cause. 

Monday, October 18, 2010



Al Qaeda acts for Islam, according to Islamic tenets and to promote Islam as a global dictatorship so trying to disclaim them as radical Moslems is an oxymoronic evasion of the facts.

11 October 2010: The second installment of Inspire, the magazine published by the Muslim terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) has just been released.

It’s 74 pages are as disturbing and alarming as the first edition, which we reviewed and made available on 16 July 2010 [2]. Among many other things, the magazine urges all Muslims to wage personal jihad against infidels in the U.S., Canada and all non-Muslim countries.

“Open fire on lunch-hour crowds in Washington, D.C.,” and use pickup trucks “as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but [to] mow down the enemies of Allah.”

The group behind the publication, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP), is also reported to be behind the failed Christmas Day airline bombing attempt.

The purpose of the magazine is to appeal directly to the Muslims in the West, “inspiring” and directing them to conduct warfare on Westerners. The magazine references the actions of Nidal Malik HASAN, the U.S. Army major charged with the premeditated murder of 13 and attempted murder of 32 others at Fort hood last year.

The publication also features an article by Samir KHAN, 24, formerly of North Carolina, who writes that he is a proud traitor to the U.S. His writings appear to represent the feelings of many younger Muslims living in the U.S. And the West. He writes, in part:
“I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be one.“

“We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam.”

KHAN is also suspected as being more than a contributor to this magazine. While in Charlotte, KHAN operated an Islamic terrorist website that promoted the same views as Inspire. Shown here being confronted by Moly Grantham of Charlotte’s WJZY TV, KHAN denied helping al Qaeda or promoting Islamic terrorism. Shortly after the confrontation, KHAN left the U.S. To Yemen, where he is believed to be currently living.

As reported by the Northeast Intelligence Network since shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, Islamic jihad is coming to the streets of the U.S.

“Lone wolf” style attacks, “active shooter” scenarios, and urban warfare is being promoted by this publication and Arabic language websites. This magazine and other such web sites encourage “good Muslims” to launch attacks in the U.S. And throughout the West.

One such method of attack, according to this edition of Inspire, is to use a common vehicle to run over as many people as possible, targeting crowded pedestrian areas:

The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah. You would need a 4WD pickup truck. The stronger the better. You would then need to weld on steel blades on the front end of the truck.

These could be a set of butcher blades or thick sheets of steel. They do not need to be extra sharp because with the speed of the truck at the time of impact, even a blunter edge would slice through bone very easily. You may raise the level of the blades as high as the headlights. That would make the blades strike your targets at the torso level or higher.

Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crowed [sic] locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you.

To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run.

Keep in mind that as soon as people realize what you are up to, they would scatter and run in every direction looking for cover. They would look for areas where the vehicle cannot reach them. Therefore, it is important to study your path of operation beforehand.

The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles. In fact if you can get through to “pedestrian only” locations that exist in some downtown (city center) areas, that would be fabulous. There are some places that are closed down for vehicles at certain times due to the swarms of people.

If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack. After such an attack, we believe it would be very difficult to get away safely and without being recognized.

Hence, it should be considered a martyrdom operation. It’s a one-way road. You keep on fighting until you achieve martyrdom. You start out your day in this world, and by the end of it, you are with Allah.

This idea could be implemented in countries like Israel, the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland and other countries where the government and public sentiment is in support of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the American invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq or countries that had a prominent role in the defamation of Muhammad.

In such countries we may strike at the public at large. As long as they target our noncombatants, we will target theirs.

This is one of many ways to implement this idea. You may modify it and add or subtract to it according to what is suitable for your particular conditions. If Allah guides your heart to such a great operation please leave behind a note. Tell the world why you did it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


PREAMBLE:  Iran tidbits:

Recently passed away Ayatollah  Montazeri, supposed to succeed Khomeini till the tide was turned on him by a collusion of the current leader Ali Khamenei and Khomeini's quickly murdered son Ahmad, is on record as having said that the ISLAMIC SAVAMA security organization which replaced the  oft criticized late-Shah's SAVAK, wrongly accused (for the most part) of brutality, was 1,000 times worse than anything  the Monarch's security did at it's worst.

Also falsely deemed ELIGIBLE (like Oba-Hussein) Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has announced that his point of contact with everyone would now be restricted - happening only through two of the most blood-thirsty, brutal members of the Islamic regime -  his son Mojtaba and the worst of the most dedicated prison torturers Asghar Hejazi.

Sadist son Mojtaba, puts to shame Khomeini's hanging judge Ayatollah Khalkhali, who took pleasure in the screams of tortured cats he abused for fun, and participates in the most brutal of the tortures in the prisons and personally rapes prisoners, reserving by order, the prettiest ones for his personal sexual use, while also enjoying the tearing apart genital area torture of others with a whole series of instruments reminiscent of the Dark Ages from which Islam emerged unchanged, to which electrically induced  pain has been added.

Most of those die under "interrogation".

Some bodies are so badly disfigured or suffer such violent anal or frontal brutality (boys or girls) they are not returned to families for burial. Or sometimes first encased in a slab concrete where the removel of the slab can be blamed for visible wounds.

Meanwhile a look at the jailers at Evin prison clearly points to where their mindless brutality originates. They are uneducated street thugs who come from a a still very poor part of Tehran (even poorer after 30+-years of the Islamic regime)  and were the local enforcers.

To avoid being caught by the Shah's police carrying a weapon, when a fight broke out or an enforcement had to be carried out, they would rush to a prominent local butcher's shop, grab one of his knives and deal with the situation.

After Khomeini took power, the butcher was put in charge of Evin prison and brought his accolytes with him as paid jailers. Shades of the Bastille prison abuses after the French revolution in 1789.

When a letter from 14 Islamic Iran political prisoners was brought to public notice, it was denied by the prison authorities, who arrogantly stated "it is impossible to smuggle a letter out of our prisons".

While on the subject of letters,  Sadegh Larijani one of the three brothers of parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, put out a letter criticizing the regime but refused to back it up when ruthless Chief Public Prosecutor Ejei called it a forgery and the product of foreign anti-regime agents. He did not have the courage to stand up to Ejei and claim authorship.

The "foreign" part actually fits as all four Larijanis, each part of the current regime administration, were born in Iraq and not in Iran.


Blasts hit secret Iranian missile launching-pad for US, Israeli targets

DEBKAfile October 15, 2010

A top-secret Iranian military installation was struck by a triple blast Tues. Oct. 12 the day before Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon.

Military and intelligence sources report the site held most of the Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers Iran had stocked for striking US forces in Iraq and Israel in the event of war - some set to deliver triple warheads (tri-conic nosecones).

The 18 soldiers officially reported killed in the blasts and 14 injured belonged to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) main missile arm, the Al-Hadid Brigades.

The Imam Ali Base where the explosion occurred is situated in lofty Zagros mountain country near the town of Khorramabad in the western Iranian province of Lorestan. This site was selected for an altitude which eases precise targeting and the difficulty of reaching it for air or ground attack.

It lies 400 kilometers from Baghdad and primary American bases in central Iraq and 1,250 kilometers from Tel Aviv and central Israel. Both are well within the Shehab-3 missile's 1,800-2,500-kilometer operational range.

Iranian sources report that Tehran spent hundreds of millions to build one of the largest subterranean missile launching facilities of its kind in the Middle East or Europe. Burrowed under the Imam Ali Base is a whole network of wide tunnels deep underground.

Somehow, a mysterious hand rigged three blasts in quick succession deep inside those tunnels, destroying a large number of launchers and causing enough damage to render the facility unfit for use.

In its official statement on the incident, Tehran denied it was the result of "a terrorist attack" and claimed the explosion "was caused by a nearby fire that spread to the munitions storage area of the base." In the same way, the regime went to great lengths to cover up the ravages wrought to their nuclear and military control systems by the Stuxnet virus - which is still at work.

In actual fact,  military sources report, Iran's missile arsenal and the Revolutionary Guards have also suffered a devastating blow. Worst of all, all their experts are a loss to account for the assailants' ability to penetrate one of Iran's most closely guarded bases and reach deep underground to blow up the missile launchers.

The number of casualties is believed to be greater than the figure given out by Tehran.

The soldiers' funerals took place Thursday, Oct. 14, as the same time as Ahmadinejad declared in South Lebanon that Israel was destined to "disappear."

A few hours later, he ended his contentious two-day visit to Lebanon.

This week, Aviation Week discovered that the new intermediate-range BM-25 Musudan ballistic missile exhibited at the North Korean military parade Sunday Oct. 10 - at which Kim Jong-un also paraded his son and heir - bore a strong resemblance to the Iranian Shehab-3.

It is therefore possible that the explosions at the IRGC base in Lorestan Tuesday also sabotaged secret models of the Iran's latest road-mobile, liquid-fuel version of the Shehab-3 ballistic missile.

Alan Note: a similar event took place in November of 2007  at Parchin Missile site 40 miles south of Tehran. Read details at:

Sunday, October 10, 2010


First, comments that Islamic Iran, which imports gasoline fuel for domestic shortfalls (cannot refine the 45% it lacks even with Chinese technology upgrade help) is exporting "gas" to other countries fails to differentiate  "liquid natural gas" from "gasoline" car fuel which is generally shortened down to "gas".

Vehicle fuel "gas" has been rationed and the price is slowly becoming beyond the reach of the average Iranian. Specially for what is over the ration limit.

As is food and has been for quite a while, specially when the regime fails to pay factory workers fo rnonths at a time NOR pensions of retirees - often for a YEAR or two, who live in extreme poverty off the charity of also impoverished relatives.

As at the start of the Khomeini 1979 inserruction, people have to find time from holding down three jobs to make ends meet to stand in long lines, again with ration cards for some items, to obtain their daily food needs. At sky-rocketing prices.


Meanwhile, in Iran,  the price of domestic flight tickets has increased 30% - because of fuel prices. Bus ticket prices have also risen. A bit more and the populace will not be able to afford to travel, which would suit the regime which would like nothing more to have people immobilized.

While traitorous Nokia-Siemens announces  it has stopped providing cell phone monitoring/tracking equipment to the Islamic regime, which resulted in the arrest and horrible consequences for dissidents, the Chinese have stepped into the vacuum.

Nokia had become the most popular, almost universal cell phone for Iranians until Siemens stabbed them in the back - at which point merchants refused to sell them and users refused to buy them. Apparently this perfidy also quite aptly lowered Siemens sales worldwide.

While Siemens also falls under some suspicion for introducing the Stuxnet virus into the Islamic nuclear computer controlled network, the Islamic regime has arrested some of the 50,000 Russian consultants, who appear in almost every government organization with emphasis on those directly involved in the Russian built nuclear plant.

Much to the delight of China, Russians are fleeing Islamic Iran in droves. They realize that the Islamic regime's treatment of anyone arrested makes, even the former ruthless Soviet regime they used to have, look like pussy cats. And that is saying a lot.


With huge schisms icreasingly appearing among the senior  Mullahs as they vie for power or suffer as the Ahmadi-Nejad allied Revolutionary Guards take over most of the country's industry, economy and management, suppression of dissent has reached them, too.

Websites of some leading clerics like ayatollahs Dastghaib and Zanjani have been blocked and their mosques (where they preach) and even their homes have been raided by regime goon squads. Putting Supreme Leader, "ayatollah" Ali Khamenei in an awkward position. He no longer has enough power to oppose such attacks by para-military, IRGC (Revolutionary Guard) forces on fellow clerics. Even those, who like the IRGC oppose him or Ahmadi-Nejad's policies and handling of the country.

The IRGC and Khamenei started this by officially removing opposition figure ayatollah Rafsanjani's designation of ayatollah and reducing hin to a Hojat-ol-Eslam - a middle level clerical title. Also making him liable to execution as ayatollahs are not allowed to be executed.

Khomeini, having been condemned to death by the courts in 1964 for inciting the overthrow of the government, was saved by being artificially promoted to ayatollah and exiled instead -  to outside Iran.

For example Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi (son of a highly respected Ayatollah during the reign of the late Shah) is being slowly abused to death by the Islamic regime while in prison since 2006 for opposing the regime.

They deny him critical medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and other life threatening illnesses. They barely feed him a piece of bread and keep him in freezing solitary confinement, though he has severe arthritis.

They cannot formally execute him but they face no law (as if that would matter) against forcing him to die of "natural causes"!

Why no international human rights group has taken up his cause is unbelievable. And still correctible. His only "sin" was to oppose the  bloodthirsty regime. Just like the students of the Green Movement did and died - many hundreds of them in prisons.

In a somewhat parallel way, the international Golden Pen award of Reporters without Borders has been awarded to a Persian dissident journalist serving a long prison sentence, after which he has been exiled for five years to a provincial town called Gonbad (horrible weather) and then banned from any political or SOCIAL activity for life!

Resistance to the regime also increasingly leading to violence by opponents.

Two armed men reportedly belonging to the Ansar-ol-Eslam in mostly Sunni Iranian Kordestan conducted a drive-by shooting at a government post killing and wounding some 14 government employees. The regime claims these two have been shot and killed in an ensuing pursuit.

And also deny that a nuclear expert was kidnaped by Sunni anti-regime militants in southern Iran - pointing at the Jondollah - whose leaders have been executed by the regime.

A bomb planted beside a para-military march killed some 80 soldiers and wounded another 120.

Even the weather seems to be opposing the regime. Blinding dust storms have closed down parts of the country, even reaching Gilan and Mazanderan provinces around the Caspian Sea region, forcing people to stay at home or wear masks and closing down businesses and trade.

These dust storms, generally coming West to East from neighboring countries appear to be a newish phenomenon - I do not remember them happening with any frequency (if at all)  in years past before the revolution.

Meanwhile Islamic Iran continues sending lethal explosives into Afghanistan disguised as domestic appliances. A recent shipment had some 20 tons of high explosives hidden inside refrigerators, washing machines and disguised as food products. The regime vehemently denied this saying that the hidden material thus found by Afghan customs was not really explosive just  firework level of "explosive".

Why it had to be disguised and concealed as Home Appliances was not addressed by the Iranian regime which generally goes through merchandise leaving the country with a tooth comb but failed to search this and similar cargo sent in the past.

As with Iranian made arms and armament stamped with made in Iran serial number identifiers/logos,  supplied across the border to insurgents in Iraq and in Afghanistan to attack America, NATO and Coalition troops, Iran continues to export deadly terrorism and anti-West terrorism while denying any involvement or knowledge.

On October 13th, Ahmadi-Nejad is heading to a two day visit to Lebanon to organize delivery of $450 million in military supplies and armament to the Hezbullah.

With a clear logistics intent, Islamic Iran has partially mended fences with Egypt and plans to resume air service between the countries for a potential supply route to the region, including to HAMAS in Gaza.

Similar to Obama spending public funds for his own political and philosophical purposes, against the will of the people,  Ahmadi-Nejat sucks up money which belongs to the Iranian people and bankrupts them to promote terrorism and political projects aimed at Israel and the West.

Hard to tell these days who leads and who follows with Obama and the Islamic regime copying each other in intent and policy. Similar actions in very disimilar countries, only Obama is still somewhat limited by USA law, not ALL of which he can ignore, though he has already trashed our Constitution.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Published earlier on "American Thinker"

It is a common belief that the "Arab-Israeli conflict" is a conflict of two peoples fighting over the same piece of land and is therefore one of nationalism. Rarely, if ever, do we hear or read of the religious component to this conflict.

However, if anything, the conflict is more of a "Muslim-Jewish" one than an "Arab-Israeli" one. In other words, the conflict is based on religion — Islam vs. Judaism — cloaked in Arab nationalism vs. Zionism.

The fact of the matter is that in every Arab-Israeli war, from 1948 to the present, cries of "jihad," "Allahu Akbar," and the bloodcurdling scream of "Idbah al- Yahud" (slaughter the Jews) have resonated amongst even the most secular of Arab leaders, be it Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s or the supposedly "secular" PLO of the 1960s to the present.

Indeed, the question must be asked: If this is really a conflict of different nationalisms and not Islamic supremacism, then why is it that virtually no non-Arab Muslim states have full (if any) relations with Israel?

There is a common Arabic slogan that is chanted in the Middle East: "Khaybar, Khaybar! Oh Jews, remember. The armies of Muhammad are returning!" It would be most interesting to know how many people have ever heard what — or more precisely, where — Khaybar is, and what the Arabs mean by such a slogan. A short history of the Jews of Arabia is needed in order to explain this, and why Islam remains so inflexible in its hostile attitude towards Jews and Israel.

Until the founder of Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdallah, proclaimed himself "Messenger of Allah" in the 7th century, Jews and Arabs lived together peacefully in the Arabian Peninsula. Indeed, the Jews — and Judaism — were respected to such an extent that an Arab king converted to Judaism in the 5th century. His name was Dhu Nuwas, and he ruled over the Himyar (present day Yemen) area of the Arabian Peninsula.

In fact, it is most likely that the city of Medina (the second-holiest city in Islam) — then called Yathrib — was originally founded by Jews. In any event, at the time of Muhammad’s "calling," three important Jewish tribes existed in Arabia: Banu Qurayza, Banu Nadir, and Banu Qaynuqa.

Muhammad was very keen on having the Jews accept him as a prophet to the extent that he charged his followers not to eat pig and to pray in the direction of Jerusalem. However, the Jews apparently were not very keen on Muhammad, his proclamation of himself as a prophet, or his poor knowledge of the Torah (Hebrew Bible). Numerous verbal altercations are recorded in the Qur’an and various Hadiths about these conflicts between the Jewish tribes and Muhammad.

Eventually, the verbal conflicts turned into physical conflicts, and when the Jews outwardly rejected Muhammad as the "final seal of the prophets," he turned on them with a vengeance. The atrocities that were committed against these tribes are too numerous to cite in a single article, but two tribes, the Qaynuqa and Nadir, were expelled from their villages by Muhammad. It appears that the Qaynuqa left Arabia around 624 A.D. The refugees of the Nadir settled in the village of Khaybar.

In 628 A.D., Muhammad turned on the last Jewish tribe, the Qurayza, claiming that they were in league with Muhammad’s Arab pagan enemies and had "betrayed" him. Muhammad and his army besieged the Qurayza, and after a siege of over three weeks, the Qurayza surrendered. While many Arabs pleaded with Muhammad to let the Qurayza leave unmolested, Muhammad had other plans. Unlike expelling the Qaynuqa and Nadir, Muhammad exterminated the Qurayza, with an estimated 600 to 900 Jewish men being beheaded in one day.

The women and children were sold into slavery, and Muhammad took one of the widows, Rayhana, as a "concubine."

In 629 A.D., Muhammad led a campaign against the surviving Jews of Nadir, now living in Khaybar. The battle was again bloody and barbaric, and the survivors of the massacre were either expelled or allowed to remain as "second-class citizens." Eventually, upon the ascension of Omar as caliph, most Jews were expelled from Arabia around the year 640 A.D.

This brings us, then, to the question of why modern-day Muslims still boast of the slaughter of the Jewish tribes and the Battle of Khaybar. The answer lies in what the Qur’an — and later on, the various Hadiths — says about the Jews. The Qur’an is replete with verses that can be described only as virulently anti-Semitic. The amount of Surahs is too numerous to cite, but a few will suffice:

Surah 2:75 (Jews distorted the Torah);
:91 (Jews are prophet-killers),
4:47 (Jews have distorted the Bible and have incurred condemnation from Allah for breaking the Sabbath),
5:60 (Jews are cursed, and turned into monkeys and pigs), and
5:82 (Jews and pagans are the strongest in enmity to the Muslims and Allah).

And of course, there is the genocidal Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, 4:52:177, which would make Adolph Hitler proud.

"The Day of Judgment will not have come until you fight with the Jews, and the stones and the trees behind which a Jew will be hiding will say: ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!"‘ Thus, the Arab Muslims had their own "final solution" in store for the Jews already in the 7th century.

The fact that Muslims still point to these (and many other) hateful verses in the Qur’an and Hadith should give Jews — not just Israelis — pause to consider if there can ever be true peace between Muslims and Jews, let alone between Muslims and Israel.

When the armies of Islam occupied the area of Byzantine "Palestine" in the 7th century, the land became part of "Dar al-Islam" (House of Islam). Until that area is returned to Islam, (i.e., Israel’s extermination), she remains part of "Dar al harb" (House of War). It now becomes clear that this is a conflict of religious ideology and not a conflict over a piece of "real estate."

Finally, one must ask the question: Aside from non-Arab Turkey, whose relations with Israel are presently teetering on the verge of collapse, why is it that no other non-Arab Muslim country in the Middle East has ever had full relations (if any at all) with Israel, such as faraway countries like Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan?

Indeed, why would Persian Iran — conquered by the Arabs — have such a deep hatred for Jews and Israel, whereas a non-Muslim country such as India does not feel such enmity? The answer is painfully clear:

The contempt in which the Qur’an and other Islamic writings hold Jews does not exist in the scriptures of the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and other Eastern religions. Therefore, people that come from non-Muslim states do not have this inherent hatred towards Jews, and by extension, towards Israel. But when a people — or peoples — is raised with a scripture that regards another people and religion as immoral and less than human, then it is axiomatic why such hatred and disdain exists on the part of Muslims for Jews and Israel.

Islam — as currently interpreted and practiced — cannot accept a Jewish state of any size in its midst. Unless Muslims come to terms with their holy writings vis-à-vis Jews, Judaism, and Israel and go through some sort of "reformation," it will be unlikely that true peace will ever come to the Middle East. In the meantime, unless Islam reforms, Israel should accept the fact that the Muslims will never accept Israel as a permanent fact in the Middle East.
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