My Breitbart essay on Denmark’s Islamic “blasphemy” and Jew-hatred killings: “Re-enacting Muhammad in Copenhagen”

KEY EXTRACTS:

Shouting the jihadist battle cry declared by Islam’s prophet Muhammad himself, “Allahu-akbar,” “Allah is greater,” on Saturday, February 14, 2015, a Muslim gunman opened fire on participants at a Copenhagen, Denmark conference on freedom of expression, killing 1, and wounding 3 others. …

…Repeating the pattern of what transpired in the Paris, January 7, 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings of cartoonists who dared to lampoon Islam’s prophet, followed by a murderous attack on a Parisian kosher market, the Copenhagen jihadist—identified as Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein, whom the Danish intelligence service “knew in advance”—subsequently attacked the city’s Great Synagogue in Krystalgade. El-Hussein, who may have been assisted by at least two surviving suspects, is alleged to have undergone an “abrupt transition” from street crime to Islamic jihadism. He murdered a Jewish community member on security duty during a bat mitzvah celebration, and wounded two police officers, before being shot to death near the Nørrebro train station by Danish police.

…This latest paroxysm of lethal jihadist violence against Western free speech—and Jews—began exactly 26-years to the day after Ayatollah Khomeini issued his February 14, 1989 fatwa (i.e., authoritative Islamic religious ruling) condemning to death Salman Rushdie, as well as his publishers, for producing the “blasphemous” novel, The Satanic Verses.

… Ultimately however, the Islamic religio-political inspiration for this free speech-crushing jihad derives from Muhammad’s attitudes and behaviors. Islam’s prophet routinely ordered his “mockers” put to death, or approved of their assassination, posthumously, by his Muslim followers. Jews were targeted for such killings, featuring prominently in Muhammad’s own dead poets society.

… Muhammad’s murderous behaviors towards Jews, as well as “blasphemers,” validate Omar Abdel Hamid el-Hussein’s lethal attacks in Copenhagen this past weekend. Abu Bilal Ismail, imam at Aarhus’s Grimhøj mosque, and Mohammed al-Khaled Samha, an imam at a mosque run by the Islamic Society in Denmark (Islamisk Trossamfund) in Vollsmose, foment jihadism and Islamic Jew-hatred within the local Danish Muslim environment. It is critical to understand that the core anti-Semitic motifs imams Ismail and Samha have been promoting all derive from Islam’s canonical texts, especially the Koran. Moreover, these same themes were expounded—and acted upon—by Muhammad, validating their eternal, sacralized relevance.

…Muhammad’s lethal intolerance of blasphemers and Jews—as imbued in his followers since the advent of Islam—was manifest on the streets of Copenhagen.

Please read the full piece here

 

 

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

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