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May 10, 2013 0

OnIslam Publishes E-Book Denying Jewish Connection To Holy Land

An Egypt-based web­site that pro­vides reli­gious guid­ance to Mus­lims world­wide has released an e-book called “Time­line of Jerusalem (Al-Quds)” that denies any con­nec­tion between Jerusalem and Jews and depicts Israel as a state cre­ated through eth­nic cleansing.onislam-ebook

The e-book is avail­able on OnIslam.net, which is affil­i­ated with rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Released in March 2013, the e-book con­tains three chap­ters: “Early His­tory,” “Cre­ation of Israel,” and “Sys­tem­atic Judaiza­tion of Al-Quds.” In the “Early His­tory” sec­tion, the book­let describes the Hebrew inva­sion of the Land of Canaan as “geno­ci­dal mas­sacres against the native Canaan­ite tribes.”

Sim­i­larly, in the sec­tion titled “Cre­ation of Israel,” Israel’s estab­lish­ment is char­ac­ter­ized as “a wave of geno­ci­dal mas­sacres against Pales­tini­ans. Many noto­ri­ous mas­sacres were cold-bloodedly com­mit­ted in Pales­tin­ian cities, such as Dir Yasin, Tan­tura, and Dawaymeh.”

The sec­tion on the “Sys­tem­atic Judaiza­tion of Al-Quds” describes Jew­ish vis­its to the Tem­ple Mount as provo­ca­tions by “Talmudic-minded set­tlers, who con­duct Tal­mu­dic rit­u­als and call for the demo­li­tion of Islamic shrines in Jerusalem.”

The author of the e-book, Khalid Amayreh, a Hebron-based Pales­tin­ian jour­nal­ist with ties to Hamas, attempts to estab­lish an exclu­sively Arab and Pales­tin­ian his­tor­i­cal iden­tity for Jerusalem’s ancient occu­pants. Amayreh pre­vi­ously pro­duced an e-book titled, “The Nazis of our time: The creep­ing Israeli geno­cide against the Palestinians.”

OnIs­lam fre­quently fea­tures arti­cles on Qaradawi and pub­lishes fat­was express­ing sup­port for “mar­tyr­dom oper­a­tions,” or sui­cide bomb­ings against Israel. The site also includes arti­cles and reli­gious rul­ings sup­port­ing vio­lence against homo­sex­u­als, as well as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content.

For exam­ple, a March 2013 fatwa by Maher al-Huli, the head of the fatwa depart­ment in the Pales­tine Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion, was pub­lished on the web­site, rul­ing that non-Palestinian Mus­lims should not travel to visit the Al Aqsa mosque “while it remains cap­tive by the state of the Jews.” The web­site also has a por­tal ded­i­cated to the issue of homo­sex­u­al­ity, which con­tains sev­eral arti­cles denounc­ing homo­sex­u­al­ity as “sex­ual per­ver­sions” that “spread cor­rup­tion on earth.”

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