While swiping my Facebook I came across a status update from a group I am a part of saying , “The so called Islamic terrorism is a Jewish conspiracy to defame Islam backed by Mossad”. When I opened up the profile I came across another similar post stating that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was actually a Jew. I was not surprised because my interaction with the Muslim community has taught me that there is a deep rooted Anti Semitic feeling in them. But why?? I decided to delve deeper and bust the myths.
Anti Jewish sentiments date back to the pre Islamic era to the Crucification of Jesus which was done on the behest of the Jew leaders of that time. This was how it started. For Muslims it is a relatively a new phenomena which started with the creation of Isreal in 1948. Since then Muslims think that anything bad that happens to them is a Jewish and Zionist conspiracy.
Quran Sharif lists 124000 prophets in Islam and one of them is Mosses or Musa. So Muslims consider Mosses or Musa as their prophet at par with Prophet Muhammad. Now this gives rise to a serious question. How can you consider Jews your enemy and a Jew as your Prophet and leader? This demands a serious thought.
Since the creation of Israel in 1948, Muslims consider it as an enemy because of bifurcation of Palestine and its conflict with Israel on border issues. But one should remember that you cannot challenge the legality of the state of Israel because it was created by a UN plan named “United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine”. It was proposal developed by the United Nations , which recommended a partition with Economic Union of Mandatory Palestine to follow the termination of the British Mandate. On 29 November 1947, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of the Plan as Resolution 181(II). And while talking about Israel and Palestine why do we conveniently forget Hamas’s attacks on Israel and how Innocent Israeli citizens are also killed. Or is it that only Palestinians are innocent?
In the words of Elka Ruth Enola, ” Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what we are told;
Religious Dogma is doing what we are told,
no matter what is right.”
Now its up to you that you are moral or Dogmatic.