From this passage, the imam read the following words purportedly spoken by the Prophet Muhammad, then recorded by his followers after his death:
“You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me); kill him.”Similar to the “filthy Jew” talk at mosques in Toronto and Montreal, the antisemitism isn’t being spewed because the imam has an issue with Israel, or is sympathetic to the Palestinians.
Hatred of Jews is baked into their scripture and these Imams are reading what they believe to be the unquestionable narrations of the final prophet of God, Muhammad.
Islam purports to be the final revelation of God, that we are not allowed to question or reform, and that is where its inherent problem of incompatibility with Western values begins.
The fight to reform Islam is the greatest challenge of this era. While we have a few allies like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Raheel Raza and Tarek Fatah, I have yet to see one leading imam or anyone who isn’t living in the west attempt to speak out.
Justin Trudeau once expressed a desire to get to the root causes of Islamic extremism, well, this would be a good place to start.