I’ve been saying this for years, but no one believes it. Will they believe Younus Kathrada? No, they’ll probably ignore his statements and invite him to be an honored guest at the next big interfaith shindig.
Yahud is the Arabic word for Jews. And in saying this, Kathrada is no “extremist.” The Jews in the Qur’an are called the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).
Yet discussions of the resurgence of anti-Semitism worldwide tend to focus on “right-wing extremists” and “white supremacists,” and completely ignore Islam.
“Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada: Muslim Enmity Toward The Jews Is Just And Logical; We Hate The Jews Because Of Their Disbelief In Allah,” MEMRI, May 24, 2021:
Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada of the Muslim Youth of Victoria said that the Muslims’ enmity towards the Jews is “just and logical” because they can differentiate between combatants and dhimmis. He made his remarks in a Friday sermon delivered at the Muslim Youth of Victoria Islamic Center on May 21, 2021 and which was posted on its social media accounts on May 24….
Younus Kathrada: “Let’s begin by reminding ourselves of this enemy, about whom Allah says in the Quran, I will give you the meaning of the verse: ‘And the Yahud say…’ Yahud translated as Zionists, Zionist Jews, whatever you like…
“The animosity of the believers towards the Yahud is based on religious grounds. Because the people of faith hate the Yahud because of their disbelief in Allah and because of their rejection and denial of the prophets, and because of their injustice towards the people.
“There is a difference between the two [types of] enmity. The enmity of the Jews towards the believers is unjust, whereas the enmity of the believers towards the Jews is just and sensible. The believers differentiate between Jews who are combatants those who are dhimmis, and those with whom they have a pact.
“If you do not hate the opponents of Allah you have no faith. Go find yourself a church. Go find yourself a synagogue, but the place for you is not the mosque, if you do not hate those who curse Allah and insult Him. Having said that, we have not ever called for violence towards others.
“Oh Allah. Give strength to Islam and the Muslims, humiliate the infidels and the polytheists, and destroy the enemies of Islam. Oh Allah, grant victory to those who wage jihad for Your sake everywhere.
“Oh Allah, demonstrate upon Your enemies the wonders of Your might. Oh Allah, disperse them and rend them asunder. Oh Allah, divide their hearts. Oh Allah, shake the ground under their feet.”