The Qur’an says three times that Allah transformed Jews into apes and pigs: 2:62-65; 5:59-60; and 7:166. In the link inside this piece is yet more evidence that, contrary to the bland protestations of “moderate” spokesmen in the U.S., all too many Muslims apply those hateful passages to Jews today. And the main story is even worse, as it shows Palestinian Christians manifesting such a thoroughly dhimmi mentality that they have adopted this usage, even though there is nothing remotely like this in Christianity.
“PA daily: ‘Jews, Jews! Your holiday [Passover] is the Holiday of Apes,'” by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook forÂ Palestinian Media Watch, April 24: (full story below the fold)
Then there is this recurring theme:
Muslims Busy Intimidating Christians on Their High Holidays
When Muslims “care to send the very best” message of hatred and intolerance to the kuffar, quoting chapter and verse serves to remind that Islam holds that these words came from the mouth of Allah himself. And those who submit to the Qur’an’s deity will act accordingly. “Christians in the Middle East: Harder to Bear,” by David Gardner for theÂ Financial Times, April 23:
The honor of Islam lies in insultingÂ kufr andÂ kafirs. One who respectsÂ kafirs, dishonors the Muslims. To respect them does not merely mean honouring them and assigning them a seat of honor in any assembly, but it also implies keeping company with them or showing considerations to them. They should be kept at an arm’s length like dogs.
The real purpose in levyingÂ jizya on them is to humiliate them to such an extent that, on account of fear ofÂ jizya, they may not be able to dress well and to live in grandeur. They should constantly remain terrified and trembling. It is intended to hold them under contempt and to uphold the honor and might of Islam.
An article in the official PA daily newspaper claims that Palestinian Christian youth perform a spring march in the streets that includes the chant: “Jews, Jews! Your holiday [Passover] is the Holiday of Apes.” (SeeÂ PMW web site for examples of the Palestinian Authority referring to Jews as “apes and pigs.”) He writes that these “meaningful messages” are in response to Israel’s security measures in Jerusalem during the holiday of Passover: […]He describes youth chanting that the Jewish holiday of Passover is the “Holiday of the Apes”:
“The spring carnival has retained its [Palestinian] flavor in towns such as Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Ramallah… with the demonstrations of the Scouts, songs, dances, and popular Palestinian hymns about Christian-Islamic unity and internal Christian unity. These hymns carry meaningful messages, in response to the Israeli prohibition [to enter Jerusalem], as seen in the calls of the youth who lead the procession of light, waving swords and not caring if anyone accuses them of anti-Semitism: … ‘Our master, Jesus, the Messiah, the Messiah redeemed us, with his blood he bought us, and today we are joyous while the Jews are sad,’ and, ‘Jews, Jews! Your holiday is the Holiday of the Apes, while our holiday is the Holiday of the Messiah.'”
[PA TV (Fatah), April 11, 2011]