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(7) Is the Jewish Bible or Quran anti-Semitic ?
The Jewish Bible has more anti-Semitism than the Quran and Gospel combined.
Ahab, Jehoram, Ahaz, and Manasseh are just a few of the Jewish kings of Israel demonized in the Jewish Bible. The are depicted as plotting, scheming, and killing off prophets who spoke against them.
Moses in the Jewish Bible, speaking about Jews of the future says;
"For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands (Deut. 31:29).
"So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the Lord your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever (Deut. 28:45-46).
Jeremiah recorded the Lord’s warning to Israel: "I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. The lion is come up from his thicket ... he has gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant" (Jeremiah 4:6, 7).
From Daniel and Hosea:
"Indeed all Israel has transgressed Thy law and turned aside, not obeying Thy voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him (Dan 9:11).
"Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel, For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing, and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed (Hos. 4:1-2).
Isaiah proclaimed: "O Assyrian, the rod of my anger ... I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets" (Isaiah 10:5).
Isaiah 1:4’Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers’
Does the Quran speak any worse about Israel than this ?
Ezekiel decries the sin of the people who had brought idols into the Temple area, where they prayed to other gods and even worshiped the sun. "Hast thou seen this...? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence" (Ezekiel 8:17)
And on and on and on.
If these Hebrew texts had been written in the Quran, they would be added to the long list of other "anti-Jewish" vituperation. But they are from the Jewish Bible, and yet no one claims that the Jewish Bible is anti-Semitic.
Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, even Moses - almost every Hebrew prophet are ignored when being
anti-Semitic, yet Muhammad is not.
The claim that the Quran is anti-anti-Semitic because it points out Israel’s spiritualills is as absurd as claiming that the Jewish Bible is anti-Jewish because it does the same thing. Both Testaments portray human nature as inherently bad.
The Fact is, Jews in the Quran were spoken highly of and called the best of people, for example, Moses who is a Jew according to Jews is mentioned more times in the Quran than any other Prophet, and he is described as truthful, obeying, and righteous, as well as other Jews.