I Used to be a Muslim Anti-Semite

Looking closer at Islam made me question my beliefs and attitudes towards Jews.

Comments (4)

(3) Joe Katzman, August 3, 2018 1:23 AM

It's always great to hear about people who THINK

The key takeaway from the entire video is that Ed Husain changed because he was willing to think logically, to question, and to go find out for himself. Wherever those conclusions led him.

We need more Ed Husains in the world.

(2) Joyce, August 2, 2018 7:49 PM

Do Muslims see this video?

It is more meaningful to post videos like this on anti Semitic sites than Jewish ones

(1) Richard Trank, August 2, 2018 3:48 PM

Wishfull Jews and islamic sophistry

"Go back to Israel....so you can be killed all at once"

The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

Dvirah, August 3, 2018 3:25 PM

Change in Attitude

Mohammad's change in attitude towards the Jews is exactly like Martin Luther's change 1000 years later. Both were disappointed by the Jews' reception of what they offered: Mohammad an "updated" religion and Luther a "cleaned-up" Christianity. The Jews rejected both, and in both cases you can see in their writings nice things said about Jews before the rejection and horrible things said about Jews afterwards.
It also didn't help that when Mohammad decided to spread his new religion by conquest, the Jews chose to assist the other side, which lost the battle.

 

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