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Of Jews, Pigs & Apes


MEMRI has out a disturbing report on the Koranic roots of some often-repeated anti-Semitic slurs against Jews. “Viewing Jews as the “descendants of apes and pigs” is grounded in the most important Islamic religious sources, both in divine revelation in the Koran, in the Hadiths (traditions about the Prophet Muhammad), and in the most reliable compilations of traditions collected by the leading ninth-century sages Al-Bukhari and Muslim [both mention transformation into mice and lizards as well]. The notion of transforming Jews into animals appears also in ancient Arabic literature.”


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