Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Isn't he the clever little boy?

Prof. AbuKhalil, who who teaches American students at an American university of a good standing, weighs in on the question of Jewish origins being from "apes and pigs":

... if one believes in evolution theory, we all are descendants of apes so this should not be insulting to us evolutionary theory believers.  

This might remove the taint from "apes" but what about the "pigs"?  Perhaps the scholarly prof. does not realize that pigs are known to be very intelligent animals, so it is not at all a slur to refer to Jews, known for producing lots of intelligent little Jews,  as "pigs".  It is actually a compliment. 

Let me repeat my wonderment at this unfathomable exhibit: that this is the kind of person who teaches young students how to think properly, at an AMERICAN university.

Oh, and BTW, it would appear that the prof. does not really know the Quran very well: 

Case Study: Portraying Jews as "Apes and Pigs" 

 In three instances (Surahs 2, 5, and 7), the Quran tells of Muhammad turning Jews into apes and/or pigs. For instance, Surah 5:60 states, “Those (Jews) who incurred the curse of Allah and his Wrath, and those of whom (some) He transformed into apes and swine.” Another section of the Quran compares the Jews to donkeys. There are two differing traditions in Islam regarding what happened to the Jews who were turned into pigs. One view maintains that all pigs alive today are descendants of the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah. The other view holds that all the Jews who were turned into pigs by Allah died out without reproducing, and therefore there is no relationship between today’s pigs and Jews:

“There are two opinions among the Ulama [Islamic scholars] in this regard: The first is that the Jews, whom Allah transformed and turned into pigs, remained in that state until they died, without producing descendants. The other opinion is that the Jews who turned into pigs multiplied and produced descendants, and their line continues to this day.
Sheikh Othman [Ahmed Ali Othman, supervisor of the Da'awa (Islamic Indoctrination) of the Egyptian Waqf Islamic Holy places]: "I personally tend towards the view that the pigs that exist now have their origins with the Jews, and therefore their consumption is forbidden in the words of Allah: 'A carcass, and blood, and the flesh of a pig are forbidden to you....' Moreover, our master Jesus, peace be unto him - one of the tasks that he will fulfill when he descends to earth is the killing of the pigs, and this is proof that their source is Jewish. Sheikh Othman said that whoever eats pig, it's as if he ate meat of an impure person…
Sheikh Ali Abu Al-Hassan, head of the Fatwa Committee at Al-Azhar [Sunni Islamic university], said that the first view is accurate, because when Allah punishes a group of people he punishes only them. When Allah grew angry with the nation of Moses, He turned them into pigs and apes as an extraordinary punishment... but they died out without leaving descendants."
[Al-Moheet Arab News Network, May 10, 2009, Al-Hakika al-Dawliya, May 9, 2009] 

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