LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Insult to Jews is also insult to Muslims

Let me see if I can get this straight. Many Islamists hatefully refer to Jews as descendants of apes and pigs, as part of their campaign to insult Jews and demonize Israel. The president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, is only one of many Muslim leaders and religious leaders who have used and continue to use this terminology.

In fact, these Islamists are insulting themselves without realizing the ignorance of what they are saying. If Jews are descendants of apes and pigs, so are Muslims. Why? Simple: The lineage of Jews and Muslims is identical. Jews are descendants of Isaac, while Muslims are the descendants of Ishmael, the brother of Isaac. Both had the same father, Abraham.

In some Islamist circles, the claim is even made that Abraham himself was the original Muslim — with some claiming that even the ancient Israelite prophets were also Muslim. So how can Jews, but not Muslims, be the descendants of apes and pigs? Insult one lineage, and by inference, the other is also insulted. In other words, if Jews are descendants of apes and pigs, so are Muslims.

Warren A. Manison
Potomac

[In contrast, Anti-Christian violence is based solely on different religious beliefs]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Insult to Jews is also insult to Muslims

Let me see if I can get this straight. Many Islamists hatefully refer to Jews as descendants of apes and pigs, as part of their campaign to insult Jews and demonize Israel. The president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, is only one of many Muslim leaders and religious leaders who have used and continue to use this terminology.

In fact, these Islamists are insulting themselves without realizing the ignorance of what they are saying. If Jews are descendants of apes and pigs, so are Muslims. Why? Simple: The lineage of Jews and Muslims is identical. Jews are descendants of Isaac, while Muslims are the descendants of Ishmael, the brother of Isaac. Both had the same father, Abraham.

In some Islamist circles, the claim is even made that Abraham himself was the original Muslim — with some claiming that even the ancient Israelite prophets were also Muslim. So how can Jews, but not Muslims, be the descendants of apes and pigs? Insult one lineage, and by inference, the other is also insulted. In other words, if Jews are descendants of apes and pigs, so are Muslims.

Warren A. Manison
Potomac

[In contrast, Anti-Christian violence is based solely on different religious beliefs]

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