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If someone tells me, “Come here, there is a Jew here, come and kill him,” I would regard this individual as a psychopath, as no rational Muslim would do that. Even if the Jewish person in question is someone who has committed a crime, he should be put on trial and sentenced by a judge. There is a legal system and he would be punished for the particular crime he commits. This does not mean that whoever wishes can go off and kill anyone he meets.

In addition, Prophet Mohammed explains the technology of the End Times in many hadiths, and this one regarding stones and trees could possibly be indicating a future technology of the End Times. For instance, it could be micro cameras and intelligence devices in rocks and stones and wood. This would be referring to a system that will be developed in a defensive war. So the meaning of the hadith can be thus: the Jews -the ones who are criminals- will not be able to hide, and their evil activities will be hindered. Of course, this does not hold true only for Jews but indeed for anyone who commits persecution. This is how I would interpret the hadith. However if you put the Qur’an or any other Scripture into the hands of people who are loveless, who desire blood and violence, then the result would no doubt be very different.

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Consequently, killing children, killing innocent people or killing women is simply not acceptable. A Muslim can only protect himself in legitimate self-defense. Otherwise, killing the innocent is a grave sin. There is no justification in the Qur’an for killing innocent people. God says in the Qur’an that killing someone for no reason is like killing all of mankind:

… if someone kills another person – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth – it is as if he had murdered all mankind. And if anyone gives life to another person, it is as if he had given life to all mankind… (Qur’an, 5:32) This being the case, it is obvious what great sins are: the murders, massacres and bombing attacks, popularly known as “suicide attacks,” committed by terrorists. Islam absolutely forbids suicide attacks. God says: “Do not kill yourselves.” (Qur’an, 4:29) And in one hadith it is stated:

“Indeed, whoever (intentionally) kills himself, then certainly he will be punished in the Fire of Hell, wherein he shall dwell forever.” (Bukhari, 5778 and Muslim 109-110) As a result, killing oneself and killing other people -no matter the reason- are both prohibited in Islam. For that reason, it is quite impossible for someone who says he abides by the Qur’an to do such a thing. The only people who can do such things are those who have a very mistaken perception of religion, and fail to use their reason and conscience and who have been brainwashed with feelings of hatred and revenge. God says that the essential thing is peace; He tells people to enter the abode of peace (Qur’an, 10:5). God also tells us to hold to forgiveness (Qur’an, 7:9) and to enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil (Qur’an, 9:71); He does not tell us to kill and commit wanton slaughter.

What is more, according to the Qur’an, Jews have a special status as ‘People of the Book’ and there is no obstacle for Muslims to live side by side with Jews. On the contrary, Muslims can establish warm human relationships with them through marriage and the sharing of food. God says that food of Jews is lawful (halal) for Muslims. That means that God creates some sort of closeness with Jews as ‘People of the Book’, and that He wants us to consider them as friends and to have a humane affection for them. He wants Muslims to approach their food with a sense of security and eat them. If we are able to eat together and set tables together, how is it conceivable that Jews are Muslims’ inherent foes? It is obvious that Muslims can invite Jews to their homes and dine with them together. It is illogical to claim that you go to the home of a person you consider to be a foe. If God says Muslims can marry and eat with the People of the Book, this is the clearest possible proof that we -Jews and Muslims- can live together in a climate of peace and love.

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  1. I AM CALLING FOR A NATIONAL BOYCOTT BY JEWS OF ANY INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST PROGRAM WHERE HATIKAVAH IS INTENTIONALLY EXLUDED DUE TO MUSLIM PRESSURE OR CLERGY WHO SUPPORT THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE. PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. I have bowed out of the local interfaith Holocaust service, because it was a custom to include Hatikvah at the end, but now some Christian groups object as they support the Palestinians and the Muslim Imams would either sit or leave during the Hatikvah. Perhaps interfaith Holocaust programs no longer make sense, at least to me. I do not need the stress of seeing disrespect being afforded to Israel and nor do I wish to compromise by leaving Hatikvah out. This is a personal choice and I DO NOT ADVOCATE ANYONE NOT PARTICIPATING IN ANY INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST SERVICE. I INTRODUCED INTERFAITH HOLOCAUST SERVICES IN 1974 AND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST IF NOT THE FIRST TO DO SO. This was a difficult decision for me based on personal principle. The interfaith Holocaust memorials started as well intentioned way for the Jewish people and other groups to pause and reflect on man's capacity to perpetuate unbelievable cruelty against his fellow and to commiserate as a group and oHolocaust survivors and athers, with the Jews and hopefully prevent this nightmare from reoccurring. Over the years it was understandably modified to include other victims of genocidal mass killings, though these mass killings were not really analogous, as the Nazis were obsessed at not just killing Jews as a competing group, but Hitler desired to eliminate our creed and it's pervasive influence on humanity, particularly Christian doxy. As a result of Muslim participation and twisted liberalism, this is morphing into a twisted canard where Israel is being blamed for perpetuating ethnic killings against the Palestinians as the Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis. One can understand the Islamo-Nazis belief system with a quote from the Talmud. We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, CHILD OF refugee born in a D.P. camp.

  2. It is unfortunate when someone takes their religion and corrupts it into something that it is not. Muslims view Jews as one of the "People of the Book," who gave them the Scriptures. The Jewish prophets are also viewed as Muslim prophets mentioned in the Qu'ran. A Muslim man is allowed to take on a Jewish wife. So where does all this kill, kill, kill come into place: modern politics. Something to atone for, when casting the stones at the pillars on the Plains of Arafat, when making the hajj.

  3. … if someone kills another person – unless it is in retaliation for someone else or for causing corruption in the earth – it is as if he had murdered all mankind. And if anyone gives life to another person, it is as if he had given life to all mankind… (Qur’an, 5:32) This being the case, it is obvious what great sins are: the murders, massacres and bombing attacks, popularly known as “suicide attacks,” committed by terrorists. Islam absolutely forbids suicide attacks. God says: “Do not kill yourselves.” (Qur’an, 4:29) And in one hadith it is stated:

  4. Sinem Tezyapar: The most important contribution she makes to Islam in reference to Jews, Christians, and to relationships within Islam, is not only that she refutes the Osama Bin Laden mentality. No: Ms. Tezyapar's most important contribution is to shift the discussion away from the politics of eternal recrimination, to the only real locus of moral authority within Islam, viz., the Qur'an itself. Yes: There are still problematic hadiths, but if we apply the same rationale to the Qur'an as we would apply to the Torah, we make a distinction between descriptive, prophetic statements, and prescriptive, hortatory precepts. The upshot is that Islam is every bit as conducive to peace between nations as Judaism or even Christianity; both of which have prophecies of war, sanctioned by God. And this is all anyone needs to do: Learn the difference between divine prerogatives to take life and our responsibility to respect life. Both truths are rooted in the same books.

  5. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG will not attend and boycott if Imam sits during hatikvah.

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  6. Ms. Tezyapar, if a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings would there be any sound? Your thinking is so convoluted and detached from what is happening around you that you fail to recognize what your own religion is doing to your people and to the whole world. Thus, your voice is drowned out by the “reality” of sights, sounds, feelings that are poured into rivers of blood from peoples being murdered, cities destroyed, countries uprooted with insane maniac proclamations of total world nuclear havoc. Amongst all this bloody blustering body breaking bellicose, Ms. Tezyapar comes along with painted perfumed lips whispering little sweet nothings in our ears.

  7. Ms. Tezyapar, if a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings would there be any sound? Your thinking is so convoluted and detached from what is happening around you that you fail to recognize what your own religion is doing to your people and to the whole world. Thus, your voice is drowned out by the “reality” of sights, sounds, feelings that are poured into rivers of blood from peoples being murdered, cities destroyed, countries uprooted with insane maniac proclamations of total world nuclear havoc. Amongst all this bloody blustering body breaking bellicose, Ms. Tezyapar comes along with painted perfumed lips whispering little sweet nothings in our ears.

  8. @Liad Bar El Every time this writer publishes anything, you are right there to dismiss whatever she is saying without treating the merits at all. Then you make some graphic reference to her beauty. You are so blinded buy your own sexual frustration that you cannot even see the words on the page. Go take a cold shower and deal with your personal issues. I suggest http://www.match.com.

  9. So, the man who supports and protects these women has shown himself in public. Their beauty is only skin deep; however, you favor them all on your facebook. In truth, if a smell were to be put on what they say, it would stink to the high heavens. What Bilaam could not do by the sword in trying to destroy Israel, he advised the Midianite women to present themselves as hussies so as to turn the Israelites away from HaShem and it worked. He was the most propitious pimping prophet of his time. Today, what Islam can’t do by the sword in trying to destroy Israel, Mohammed’s followers are trying the Midianite trick but this time it won’t work. We Jews have learned our lesson over two thousand years ago. Nevertheless, as we Jews have been planted on this earth to teach the rest of the peoples, I will teach you some facts of which you nor your women servants can not deny.

    Mohammed based many of his beliefs on the practices of the local Jewish population in his native Mecca. For example, the Moslem practices of not eating pig, circumcision, daily prayer and fasting during the first month of the year were all culled directly from Judaism. Since Islam was so similar to Judaism, Mohammed assumed the Jews would immediately accept this new religion. When the Jews did not live up to his expectations, he turned violently against them, many Jews died by the sword and we Jews are still suffering from this today. Judaism is based on the miraculous historical event of divine revelation of which about three million people experienced at the same time. Whereas Islam is based on claims of a single individual. His followers to this day are trying to convince others and even to force with them with threats of death if they don’t follow him. Maimonides stated that Mohammed was a false prophet and insane; nevertheless, Maimonides states that the popularity of Christianity and Islam are part of God’s plan to spread the ideals of Torah throughout the world even with the little bits that they have stolen from the Jews. He said that this moves society closer to a perfected state of morality and toward a greater understanding of G-d, all of which is, in preparation for the Messianic age in which we now live. I do not blame you nor your servants for the little bits of truth that you have stolen from us Jews; however, to present your old religion as something new than what it has been since Mohammed until today, is way off base and just another symbol of Mohammed’s craziness.

  10. I support them too. They are good people, people of class who are bravely speaking out against wrongs, and doing all they can for peace. YES, I support them 100%, and I applaud them.
    Your nasty tone is a pure Chillul HaShem
    You make it sound like you don't want peace, that you want to maintain the status quo of rockets and relatiations, anger, revenge and killing that should go on and on. Isn't this 60+ years of it enough?
    It is not worth considering that there are peaceful, loving Muslim who want to help? Or are you too prideful to allow them to help. Does the solution have to always come from IDF attacks? Have you not noticed that that solves nothing. Here are well-intentioned, good people seeking to help bring peace, love, cooperation and you are vile enough to bash her for it?
    Trust me, I would rather hang with these people, than with the likes of you. Sorry for being so brash, but I will always defend them, as I see them as wonderful

  11. Thank you for the compliment. I would be thrilled to meet her, and her esteemed associates, and all the great people she works with on A9 TV in Istanbul one day, Im Yirtzeh HaShem / In Shaa Allah

  12. Mohammed entered his classroom on the first day of school.
    "What's your name?" asked the teacher.
    "Mohammed," he replied.
    "You're in America now," replied the teacher, "So from now on you will be known as Kevin."

    Mohammed returned home after school.
    "How was your day, Mohammed?" his mother asked.
    "My name is not Mohammed. I'm in America and now my name is Kevin."
    "Are you ashamed of your name? Are you trying to dishonor your parents, your heritage, your religion?

    Shame on you!" And his mother beat him.
    Then she called his father, who beat him again.

    The next day Mohammed returned to school. The teacher saw all of his bruises.
    "What happened to you, Kevin?" she asked.
    "Well ma'am, shortly after becoming an American, I was attacked by two Arabs.

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