This BRUTAL Meme Reveals the HARD TRUTH About Islam and Refugees
Check out this history lesson on Muhammad and his entrance into Islam’s now holy city of Medina as a refugee:
Although the fact is little publicized, more than one historian has affirmed that the Arab world’s second holiest city, Medina, was one of the allegedly “purely Arab” cities that actually was first settled by Jewish tribes. According to PBS.org, Judaism was already well established in Medina two centuries even before Muhammad’s birth. When Muhammad arrived in Medina, he believed the Jewish tribes would help him. Muhammad created a campaign to gain power over the various warring tribes in the area. His campaign made him an enemy to the Jews.
Bernard Lewis writes:
“The city of Medina, some 280 miles north of Mecca, had originally been settled by Jewish tribes from the north, especially the Banu Nadir and Banu Quraiza. The comparative richness of the town attracted an infiltration of pagan Arabs who came at first as clients of the Jews and ultimately succeeded in dominating them. As soon as the Arabs had attained unity through the agency of Muhammad they attacked and ultimately eliminated the Jews.”
According to Guillaume:
“At the dawn of Islam the Jews dominated the economic life of the Hijaz [Arabia]. They held all the best land … ; at Medina they must have formed at least half of the population. There was also a Jewish settlement to the north of the Gulf of Aqaba…. What is important is to note that the Jews of the Hijaz made many proselytes [or converts] among the Arab tribesmen.
The first “Palestinian” or Judean refugees — the Jews — had resettled to become prosperous, influential Arabian settlers.
Thus it can readily be seen that Jewish prosperity was a challenge to the Arabs, particularly the Quraysh at Mecca and … [other Arab tribes] at Medina.
The Prophet Muhammad himself was a member of the Quraysh tribe, which coveted the Jews’ bounty, and
when the Muslims took up arms they treated the Jews with much greater severity than the Christians, who, until the end of the purely Arab Caliphate, were not badly treated.6
One of the reasons for “this discrimination” against the Jews is what Guillaurne called “the Quran’s scornful words” regarding the Jews7 The Jews’ development of land and culture was a prime source of booty in the Arabian desert peninsula. Beginning at the time of the Prophet Muhammad and Islam8from the expulsions, depredations, extortion, forced conversions or murder of Jewish Arabians settled in Medina to the mass slaughter of Jews at Khaibar — the precedent was established among Arab-Muslims to expropriate that which belonged to the Jews. Relations between the Prophet Muhammad and the Jews were “never … easy”
It is no surprise that this meme has gone viral. While being touted as the religion of peace, the history of the Muslim religion was founded by a vicious individual who did everything he could to amass power. Whomever or whatever stood in the way of that power was promptly plowed over. In this case it was the Jews. That prejudice for a community of people who took him in has spread to billions of people. Billions of people who are born with a hate for a culture of people who are so similar in so many ways. How do you cure blind prejudice?