Muslims who oppose Israel are portrayed many times in the media as wanting the death of all Jews. This is completely false. Muslims along with Orthodox Jews from the worldwide Jewish group - Neturei-Karta, oppose Zionism and its brutal policies and not against ordinary Jews. As some of the placards held by Neturei-Karta Orthodox Jews on a recent demonstration in London read, “Zionism and Judaism are extreme opposites,” and “Judaism rejects the Zionist state and condemns its atrocities.”
Historically, Jews lived peacefully alongside Muslims within the Islamic Caliphate. After their expulsion from Spain in the 15th century, Jews were welcomed to Istanbul, the Caliphate’s capital, by the Ottoman Caliph - Sultan Bajazet II.
Cecil Roth, in his book “The House of Nasi: Dona Gracia,” mentions that the treatment of the Jews at the hands of the Ottoman State attracted Jews from all over Western Europe. The land of Islam became the land of opportunity. Jewish physicians from the school of Salanca were employed in the service of the Sultan and the Viziers (ministers). In many places glass making and metalworking were Jewish monopolies, and with their knowledge of foreign languages, they were the greatest competitors of the Venetian traders.
The rights of Jews and other non-Muslims are enshrined within statuary Islamic Law (sharia). These were laid down by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) when he established the first Islamic State in Medina in the 7th century. He (saw) said, “Whoever harms a dhimmi (non-Muslim citizen) has harmed me.”
Under subsequent Caliph’s these rights were protected. During the reign of the second Caliph - Umar bin al-Khattab, some Muslims stole a piece of land belonging to a Jew and then constructed a mosque upon it. This clearly violated the rights of the Jew, so Umar ordered the demolition of the mosque and the restoration of the land to the Jew.
In the Caliphate of Imam Ali, a Jew stole his shield. Ali took the matter to court and brought his son as a witness. The judge ruled against Ali even though he was the head of state (Caliph), stating that a son cannot be a witness for a father in court. When the Jew witnessed such fairness he voluntarily confessed that he stole the shield and embraced Islam.
The future of Jews in the Middle East is not living in the Zionist State of Israel but living in the Islamic Caliphate, where they will be treated justly and fairly. This view is shared by the Neturei-Karta Orthodox Jews who have no problem living in a future Caliphate. On their website they state, “The true Jews are against dispossessing the Arabs of their land and homes. According to the Torah, the land should be returned to them.”
The vision Muslims have for a “new Middle East” is one where Muslim, Christian and Jew live together peacefully under an Islamic Caliphate.
The west uses Israel and its Jewish population as pawns in their colonial Middle Eastern policy. Once Israel has served its purpose the west will abandon Israel and the Jews as it abandoned them in Medieval Span and during the holocaust.
If a Caliphate had existed during the 2nd World War, it would have been a safe-haven for Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. The future of Jews in Israel and in the Middle East lies in the soon to be established Caliphate, and not with Zionist Israel and its western backers.