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October 25, 2004
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Islamic Supremacist in Canada calls Jews "the brothers of the monkeys and the swines"

Yahoo News (news.yahoo.com) reports that an Islamic Supremacist from Canada has called Jews "the brothers of the monkeys and the swines":

At the centre of the controversy is a recorded lecture - part of a series Kathrada taught on Islamic creed - posted on the society's website last spring.

In it, Kathrada rails against the death in late March of Ahmed Yassin, spiritual leader of the militant Hamas movement, in an Israeli missile attack.

"We must remind ourselves of that which Allah has reminded us of so often in the Qur'an, that we are dealing with a people as we said, the brothers of the monkeys and the swines, a people whose treachery is well known," Kathrada says.

Later he speaks of an ancient enmity between Muslims and Jews and cites writings that predict a final apocalyptic battle between them.

"The Prophet said the final hour will not be established until such time as the Muslims will battle and will fight against the Jews," he says in the lecture.

"Listen to the good news after that. The Prophet says that the stone and the tree will say 'oh Muslim, oh slave of Allah, that verily behind me is a Jew. Then come and kill him.' "

In the rest of the article, this Canadian Islamic Supremacist Sheik denies being racist or calling for violense. Yet, the words above are pretty clear and the very fact that he supports Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, tells it all.

Hamas calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and the genocide of her citizens. Click here for more information and click here for a list of mass murders executed by these Islamic Supremacists.

I copy the full article below. Found the link to the story on the excellent LGF.

Vancouver Muslim leader denies comments about Jews were anti-Semitic
Yahoo News, 10/24/2004, Link

VANCOUVER (CP) - A Muslim leader under attack for calling Jews "brothers of monkeys and swine" says he is no anti-Semite.

Sheik Younus Kathrada, who teaches at the Dar al-Madinah Islamic Society's information centre in East Vancouver, says his remarks in a recorded lecture were taken out of context. In a statement posted on the society's website this weekend, Kathrada says his comments were aimed at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and not intended to tar the all Jews.

"Any name-calling has been aimed at those perpetrating crimes and acts of terrorism and showing open aggression towards Muslims," the lengthy statement says.

"We do not perceive the entire Jewish population as having these traits or qualities. It is not our belief that Jews are sub-human."

At the centre of the controversy is a recorded lecture - part of a series Kathrada taught on Islamic creed - posted on the society's website last spring.

In it, Kathrada rails against the death in late March of Ahmed Yassin, spiritual leader of the militant Hamas movement, in an Israeli missile attack.

"We must remind ourselves of that which Allah has reminded us of so often in the Qur'an, that we are dealing with a people as we said, the brothers of the monkeys and the swines, a people whose treachery is well known," Kathrada says.

Later he speaks of an ancient enmity between Muslims and Jews and cites writings that predict a final apocalyptic battle between them.

"The Prophet said the final hour will not be established until such time as the Muslims will battle and will fight against the Jews," he says in the lecture.

"Listen to the good news after that. The Prophet says that the stone and the tree will say 'oh Muslim, oh slave of Allah, that verily behind me is a Jew. Then come and kill him.' "

But in his weekend statement, Kathrada says his words were taken out of context to create a sensational news story.

"Neither the Prophet nor I have said that we should indiscriminately kill Jews (or anyone else for that matter)," the statement says.

"So what was being related is a religious text, a prophecy. Muslims are not the only ones to have prophecies."

Islam considers bigotry, including anti-Semitism, unacceptable, Kathrada says.

"Therefore, I as a Muslim, also deem such a matter to be absolutely repulsive and have no tolerance towards it," says Kathrada.

Another recorded lecture talked about the concept of offensive jihad - Muslims using force to spread Islam.

That, too, was misunderstood, Kathrada says.

"With respect to offensive jihad, then I made it clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that many conditions must be met before this is permissible," he says.

"I have also stated in no uncertain terms that it is not for me or any other average person to make declarations of war. Rather, this must be done by the leaders and people of understanding and knowledge."

Kathrada compares offensive jihad to the west using force of arms to spread democracy. His lecture, recorded in August 2003, refers to a double standard.

"I stress that I have not called for anyone to take up arms and kill or carry out acts of violence," he says.

Reached Sunday, Kathrada would not elaborate on his written statement.

"I think I've made it about as clear as I could on the (web) site," he said. "At this point in time I think I would like to leave it at that."

In his statement, Kathrada takes a measure of responsibility for the uproar that has created "some of the saddest moments of my life" by using "a poor choice of words" and not explaining exactly what he meant.

But he also criticized "irresponsible reporting" that used his words out of context.

"Contrary to what the media has tried to portray, I am not a violent nor hateful person," he says.

The lectures, especially his comments regarding Jews, ignited a storm of angry criticism last week and word that police were already looking into activities at Dar al-Madinah. Jewish organizations are demanding a hate-crimes investigation.

Kathrada would not say Sunday whether he had been interviewed by police or had retained a lawyer.

Dar al-Madinah's information centre - Kathrada said it is not a mosque although people do pray there - came into the spotlight earlier this month because a Canadian reported killed by Russian forces in Chechnya (news - web sites) attended there regularly.

Russian authorities said Rudwan Khalil, 26, was an explosives expert who died along with three Chechan gunmen in a shootout with special forces in the strife-torn, predominantly Muslim region.

Khalil's family said he and friend Kamal Elbahja of Maple Ridge, B.C., were headed to the wedding of former Vancouver resident Azar Tagiev in his native Azarbaijan, which borders Chechnya. All three are missing.

Meanwhile in Toronto, the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress backpeddled on statements he made on television last week, saying he personally does not believe that all Israelis over the age of 18 are legitimate targets of suicide bombers.

Posted by David Melle at October 25, 2004 04:37 PM
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