Friday, April 20, 2007
Andrew Bostom has some very good speculation as to why Walid Fitaihi, the now former trustee of the Islamic Society of Boston who said all those awful things about Jews had to apologize behind closed doors...because what he said is in the Koran: An Apology for Koranic Antisemitism?
"...the Muslim community in the U.S. in general, and in Boston in particular, has begun to trouble the Zionist lobby."
The words of the Koran on this matter are true: "They [the Jews] will be humiliated wherever they are found, unless they are protected under a covenant with Allah, or a covenant with another people. They [the Jews] have incurred Allah's wrath and they have been afflicted with misery. That is because they continuously rejected the Signs of Allah and were after slaying the Prophets without just cause, and this resulted from their disobedience and their habit of transgression." The great Allah spoke words of truth. Their covenant with America is the strongest possible in the U.S., but it is weaker than they think, and one day their covenant with the [American] people will be cut off.
During a private meeting with some 25 lay and religious leaders convened at the Workmen's Circle in Brookline, Massachusetts on April 6, 2007-nearly 5 Â½ years later-Fitaihi was reported to have offered a belated apology for his November 11, 2001 remarks. The dubious sincerity of this putative act of contrition aside-it occurred as the ISB is embroiled in a bitter and debilitating legal dispute with members of the local Jewish community-did Fitaihi actually apologize for invoking Koran 3:112/2:61, and their virulently antisemitic contents?
As a central anti-Jewish motif, the Koran decrees an eternal curse upon the Jews (Koran 2:61/ 3:112) for slaying the prophets and transgressing against the will of Allah. This motif is coupled to Koranic verses 5:60 and 5:78 which describe the Jews transformation into apes and swine (5:60), having been "...cursed by the tongue of David, and Jesus, Mary's son" (5:78)...
In other ISB related news, the group has lost another Trustee to a last-minute resignation, this time it's Ali Yusuf Tobah of Egypt. See the link for a complete examination.
Also, see this post at Miss Kelly's which notes that the Muslim American Society/ISB is crowing that the Islamic American University is going to be opening up a Boston branch. The IAU was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood's Salah Soltan. (search) So much for moderate Islam.
Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Walid Fitaihi: An Apology for Koranic Antisemitism? (Also, a note for MAS Watch and another resignation).
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