Antisemitism in Islam

hosility, prejudice, or discrimination of Jews by Muslims

Antisemitism in Islam refers to scriptural and theological teachings in Islam against Jews and Judaism, and the treatment and persecution of Jews in the Muslim world.

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  • If we look to Islamic tradition for the answer to this question we might come to the conclusion that Muhammad's rivalry with the Jews of Medina led him to develop increasingly hostile anti-Jewish polemic. This is the sort of conclusion suggested by the Encyclopaedia of Islam article on Jews by Norman Stillman. Speaking of the Medinan period of Muhammad's career, Stillman comments: “During this fateful time, fraught with tension after the Hidjra, when Muhammad encountered contradiction, ridicule and rejection from the Jewish scholars in Medina, he came to adopt a radically more negative view of the people of the Book who had received earlier scriptures”.
    • — Gabriel Said Reynolds, Reynolds, Gabriel Said (April 2012). "On the Qur'ān and the Theme of Jews as "Killers of the Prophets"" (PDF). Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies. Leiden: Brill Publishers. 10 (2): 9–32. doi:10.11136/jqh.1210.02.02. ISSN 2232-1969. S2CID 162290561. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  • They are debased, cursed, anathematized forever by God and so can never repent and be forgiven; they are cheats and traitors; defiant and stubborn; they killed the prophets; they are liars who falsify scripture and take bribes; as infidels they are ritually unclean, a foul odor emanating from them – such is the image of the Jew in classical Islam, degraded and malevolent.[8]
    • Schweitzer, p. 266. Schweitzer, Frederick M. and Perry, Marvin Anti-Semitism: myth and hate from antiquity to the present, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, ISBN 0-312-16561-7

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