While Christians across the Muslim world suffer oppression, humiliation, and slaughter, the Huffington Post continues to pound out an alternative reality about the “religion of peace.”
Christmas for Christians in Muslim countries is an especially dangerous time. In the days leading up to Christmas 2015, Christmas was officially banned in no less than three Muslim countries: Somalia, Tajikistan, and Brunei. Muslims in Israel torched Christmas trees in Christian towns. In Germany, Muslims beat Christians after Christmas celebrations. Muslims burned and destroyed churches in Sudan. A pastor in eastern Uganda was hacked to death last Wednesday as he and other Christians tried to prevent Muslims from taking over their land.
In many other Muslim countries, there is no need for it to be officially banned, as the Christians have all long ago been driven out, forcibly converted to Islam, or killed. Christians are being annihilated in lands where they have lived since the time of Christ. They’re disappearing from the Middle East at the hands of devout Muslims. Iraq’s Christian population was about 1.5 million 10 years ago. Now, only about 500,000 Christians still live there: the rest have either fled the country or been killed. In Syria, it’s the same story: there were 1.1 million Christians there just a few years ago, but now about 600,000 have fled or been killed.
Instead of reporting on this and explaining to the American people the motive and the ideology behind the genocide and hatred, and how it is fueled by Islamic doctrine, the kneejerk reaction by enemedia running dogs for Islam is large-scale myth making. Kashif Chaudhry writes: “As a Muslim American, I share the joy and celebration of my Christian friends and neighbors. And this interfaith harmony between the world’s two largest faiths is not a new phenomenon. It was exemplified by the founder of Islam himself.”
In reality, this is how Muhammad exemplified “interfaith harmony”: by cursing the Jews and Christians on his deathbed. According to Islamic tradition, Muhammad found time to do this even as he lay dying: “Aisha and Abdullah reported: As the Messenger of Allah was about to breathe his last, he drew his sheet upon his face and when he felt uneasy, he uncovered his face and said in that very state: Let there be curse upon the Jews and the Christians that they have taken the graves of their apostles as places of worship. He in fact warned against what they did.” — Sahih Muslim 1082
Chaudhry unwittingly betrays his sinister agenda when he recounts a tale from Islamic tradition about how “the righteous Christian King Negus” of Abyssinia (actually “Negus” was his title, not his proper name) gave refuge in Abyssinia to a party of Muslims, allowing “the Muslims to live in his country with complete freedom.” So in a time when Muslims are persecuting Christians worldwide, Chaudhry tells us a story about… Christians being tolerant of Muslims. That makes it clear: his agenda is to shame Americans into thinking that they shouldn’t resist jihad terror, for that would be “intolerant” of Muslims, rather than to convince Muslims that they shouldn’t persecute Christians.
Chaudhry then spends a great deal of time discussing the “Charter of Medina,” in which Muhammad supposedly “guaranteed equal rights and freedoms to Christians and Jews.” Since in all of Islamic history there has never been a state that obeyed Islamic law and guaranteed equal rights and freedoms to Christians and Jews, this just begs the question of why Muslims throughout history have gotten Muhammad’s message so terribly wrong. Here’s why: the “Charter of Medina” (also known as the “Constitution of Medina”) is a fake:
In reality, the Constitution of Medina is of doubtful authenticity: it is first mentioned in Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Muhammad, which was written over 125 years after the accepted date for Muhammad’s death… Ibn Ishaq also details what happened to three Jewish tribes of Arabia after the Constitution of Medina. Muhammad exiled the Banu Qaynuqa and Banu Nadir, massacred the Banu Qurayza after they (understandably) made a pact with his enemies during the pagan Meccans’ siege of Medina, and then massacred the exiles at the Khaybar oasis, giving Muslims even today a bloodthirsty war chant: “Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.”
That’s the real tolerance of Muhammad. That’s what the Huffington Post should be warning its readers about. Instead, they just give us more politically correct myth-making.
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.