73% of Palestinians agree with genocidal hadith about Muslims killing Jews hiding behind trees


“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” — Sahih Muslim 6985

A few years ago, the Horowitz Center mounted an initiative to ask Muslim groups in the United States to repudiate this genocidal hadith. We sent a statement around to CAIR, ISNA, the MSA, etc., but none of them (unsurprisingly) would sign on. Even Zuhdi Jasser was wary of doing so, telling me that he rejected the hadith as inauthentic in the first place, and so he didn’t see any need to repudiate it. He ultimately did, but that was the line that Muslim spokesmen in general took, when they deigned to comment on the issue at all: they said that no Muslim believed that hadith to be authentic anyway, so what was the big deal?

Well, here is the big deal. 73% of Palestinians think it is authentic, and where they live Islamic jihadists are indeed killing Jews. Yet will Muslim leaders in the U.S. denounce them and call upon their coreligionists to renounce Islamic antisemitism and live in peace with the Israelis? Will the mainstream media put them on the hotseat and ask them about how they think this genocidal hadith may provoke violence among Palestinians who victimize innocent Israelis, and call on them to renounce it?

None of that will happen, and you know it won’t. The media and the Islamic supremacists will work to further the OIC’s anti-free speech agenda by wringing their hands about how “far right rhetoric” leads to violence. But the real incitements to violence in Islamic texts and teachings, and from Islamic imams, will, as always, go unremarked, unrebuked, unrepented, and unchecked.

“6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds,” by Gil Hoffman in the Jerusalem Post, July 15 (thanks to Joel):

73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with ‘hadith’ quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees.

Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, was conducted in partnership with the Beit Sahour-based Palestinian Center for Public Opinion and sponsored by the Israel Project, an international nonprofit organization that provides journalists and leaders with information about the Middle East.

The Israel Project is trying to reach out to the Arab world to promote “people-to-people peace.” The poll appears to indicate that the organization has a difficult task ahead.

Respondents were asked about US President Barack Obama’s statement that “there should be two states: Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people and Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.”

Just 34% said they accepted that concept, while 61% rejected it.

Sixty-six percent said the Palestinians” real goal should be to start with a two-state solution but then move to it all being one Palestinian state.

Asked about the fate of Jerusalem, 92% said it should be the capital of Palestine, 1% said the capital of Israel, 3% the capital of both, and 4% a neutral international city.

Seventy-two percent backed denying the thousands of years of Jewish history in Jerusalem, 62% supported kidnapping IDF soldiers and holding them hostage, and 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.

When given a quote from the Hamas Charter about the need for battalions from the Arab and Islamic world to defeat the Jews, 80% agreed. Seventy-three percent agreed with a quote from the charter (and a hadith, or tradition ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.

But only 45% said they believed in the charter’s statement that the only solution to the Palestinian problem was jihad….


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