Shocking words. Yet they do not come as a shock when one comes upon them in Martin Gilbert’s newly published [In Ishmael’s House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands] , recently excerpted on these pages. By that point in the chronology, I had become so numbed by the author’s relentless catalogue of pogroms, executions, expulsions, forced conversions and the generalized terrorizing of Jews that the atrocities had lost their power to appall. (…)
The Koran contains several very specific curses against Jews. And as modern terrorists often like to remind their YouTube audiences, Muhammad himself was a prolific Jew-killer.