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Early Morning Fisking of Islam Online

In answering a question about Jews, Jasser from Islam Online does what any self-respecting Islamic hate site would do – lie. Here are some of the more fiskworthy statements.

Judaism is óoriginallyó a heavenly religion, i.e., a form of Islam

Lucky Jasser corrected himself with the word “originally”, since he almost admitted that Judaism is a religion from G-d. And that would be bad, since it teaches things like not murdering, and treating your fellow man as you yourself would like to be treated. You know, stuff that doesn’t fit in well with the fundamentalist Islamic doctrine that Islam Online preaches.

And by the way, stating that Judaism was a “form of Islam” made me cry tears of laughter. I haven’t heard that one before.

…this true religion had suffered a lot of man-made changes and distortions along the centuries, and that is one of the reasons Allah sent Muhammad (peace be upon him) in order to correct these distortions in the Scripts

I am curious as to what the “man-made changes” and “distortions” in Orthodox Judaism are. I would also like to question Muhammad’s methods of “correcting these distortions.”

Some Zionists (I would say the hard core ones) are extreme Jews who view Judaism and Zionism as synonymous, and are trying to materialize the dream of a Jewish/Zionist state from the Nile to the Euphrates. That is why they have the star of David (who is their first Jewish king, according to the Bible). And they also have 2 blue lines on their flag to symbolize the Nile and the Euphrates, between which appears the Star of David on their flag.

I assume by the terms “hardcore” and “extreme” Jews, Jasser is not referring to Jews involved in skateboarding and motor-cross.

In any event, the 2 lines of the Israeli flag have absolutely no connection to the Nile and Euphrates.

The blue stripes on the Zionist flag were inspired by the stripes on the tallit (prayer shawl). The tallit has two separate symbolic aspects: the light blue hue and the stripes.

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The blue stripes of the Zionist flag serve as a counterweight to the message of the Star of David. They give the flag the religious and ritual aspect totally absent from the latter. Whether the symbolic meaning of the blue stripes was perceived consciously or not, their origin in the tallit reminds onlookers of the Torah commandments. The Zionist flag uses the Star of David to express Jewish unity, which is in turn guided by the precepts of the Torah, as represented by the blue stripes and white background.

Nice try, though.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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