Letters IV, Feb. 2006
Greg: I participate on a blog forum at www.perspectives.com. One of the boards there deals with interfaith discussions. I have been greatly insulted by many Muslims there. Turns out that a great number of Moslems believe that Jews are liars (who screwed around with Scripture), that Jews are RAPISTS (where the h did that come from?) that Jews are thieves, and that Jews are murderers. A story from the Hadith relates to how a Jew purposefully tore off the clothing from a Moslem woman, so that he could rape her. They also believe that Jews are responsible for poisoning Mohammed, AND KILLING THEIR OWN (JEWISH) PROPHETS!!!! Where is all this hatred coming from????? Especially the accusation that we Jews are “PROPHET-KILLERS” and “MANIPULATORS OF G-D’S SCRIPTURE?”
Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim: If you read their Koran, you will learn that the Islam religion is based on cannibalizing other religions. But just like Christianity and every other religion, it has no proof of divine origin.
Islam’s “unique” position is, “If you can’t beat them (other religions) claim authority over them”. Astonishingly, the Koran claims they gave Jesus to Christianity, and Moses to the Jews. They claim responsibility for taking us out of Egypt and giving us the Torah. Simultaneously, they condemn anyone who consorts with Jews or Christians…contradicting other aforementioned verses. It is clear, what they accuse the Jews of, is their very fault: manipulating the Bible and rewriting history. Their hatred probably stems for their underlying realization that God favored not Ishmael, but Isaac. Thus, Moslems are not the favorite child. It is an infantile emotion of sibling rivalry. But their tactic of assuming an imagined responsibility for giving Moses to us, tells all. Once one denies history and truth, anything goes.
Here are some quotes from the Koran displaying its lies concerning its responsibility for other religions:
[2:50] And remember also the time when WE divided the sea for you and saved you and drowned Pharaoh’s people while you looked on.
[2:53] And (remember) when We gave Moses the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah)] and the criterion (of right and wrong) so that you may be guided aright.
[2:57] And We caused the white cloud to overshadow you and sent down on you the manna and the quails.
[2:87] And We indeed gave Moses the Book and We sent messengers after him one after another; and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear arguments and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit.
[5:46] Subsequent to them, we sent Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the previous scripture, the Torah. We gave him the Gospel, containing guidance and light, and confirming the previous scriptures, the Torah, and augmenting its guidance and light, and to enlighten the righteous.
[5:51] O you, who believe, take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends of each other. And whoever amongst you takes them for friends he is indeed one of them. Surely Allah guides not the unjust people.
[5:64] The Jews even said, “GOD’s hand is tied down!” It is their hands that are tied down. They are condemned for uttering such a blasphemy.
[17:2] And We gave Moses the Book and made it a guidance to the children of Israel
[17:4] And We had made known to the children of Israel in the Book
[17:101] To Moses We gave nine illustrious miracles. Ask the Israelites; Moses came to them. The Pharaoh said to him, “Moses, I believe that you are bewitched”.
[19:52] We called him from the right slope of the Mount, and brought him nigh in communion.
[22:42] Moses was rejected.
You see, the Koran denies known, world history, and fabricates what they wish to “support” their objective of assuming a favored, religious status. Denial of the truth is their method, and this requires hatred for those who oppose them. King Solomon said thousands of years ago: “Do not rebuke the scorner, lest he hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you”. (Proverbs, 9:8) Their hate stems from the scorn of truth.
Reader: I have Jewish and non-Jewish friends who are married but are not interested in having children. They feel they would not like to increase population, nor would like to lose their peace of mind after having children. They feel that they want to enjoy life and are more interested in their careers. If they desire they would adopt a child but not procreate and have their own children. What does Judaism have to say on this issue? How can one answer such people? Awaiting your comments.
Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim: Such individuals are in a contradiction: they treasure “life” (theirs) but simultaneously deny granting life to another. They feel the world is here for them, and no others. In truth, someone who enjoys life that much should show appreciation to his Creator by aligning his activities with the will of the Creator who granted him or her their lives, and procreate. If they are Gentiles, they have no command to procreate, although if they would, they would partake of the same perfection commanded to a Jew.