Not surprising at all.


Some Israeli Muslim Arabs are shocked by the support, and have even stated that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, but they’re only deceiving themselves. Perhaps it’s out of shock or ignorance, but the facts are there as plain as day:

Andy Bostom: This verse [2:190] was abrogated by Surat at-Tawba (the ninth chapter of the Koran [The Repentance], or by Allah’s words in the following ayat (verses)
Chapter 9 (Surat at-Tawba) of the Koran, believed by Muslims to be the final and therefore defining “revelation” of Islam’s most sacred text, is a series of aggressive, open-ended war proclamations against non-Muslims—Jews, Christians, “Magians” (Zoroastrians), and “pagan idolators,” the latter including the vast swath of Hindu, Buddhist, and Animist humanity.
Returning to the verses immediately following Koran 2:190, i.e., 2:191, 2:192, and 2:193, they read:
And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers. [Pickthall]

H/T: Steven Plaut

Islamic State popularity on the rise in Israel

Clashes erupt in Arab sector, as community remains divided on support of ISIS and its cruel methods.

Hassan Shaalan  09.07.14, 00:24 / Israel News

The Islamic State has surged in popularity and won over supporters worldwide – even in Israel.

“Any person who bad-mouths the Islamic State is not a Muslim,” wrote a Facebook user, one of the many who have not hesitated to express their support in the past three days, when the Defense Ministry announced that ISIS was an “illegal organization.”

Israeli Arabs support Islamic State
Israeli Arabs support Islamic State

The Arab sector in Israel has been inundated with conversations and confrontations over the topic not only online, but also in cafés and mosques.

Last week an Imam praised the terror group during Friday prayers at a northern Israel mosque: “ISIS is on the right path.”

Many worshippers were upset with the statement, shouting at him: “You are defending a terror organization. We will not pray at the mosque as long as you hold such murderous thoughts of terror. You must realize that our religion does not teach us to murder people – Muslims, Christians, Jews, or Druze.”

At another mosque in the area, a physical confrontation erupted because of an argument on ISIS, after one worshipper said “the Islamic State is the only one that can establish an Islamic state, and it is good they are punishing people. I hope they make it to Israel.”

ISIS supporters among Israeli Arabs
ISIS supporters among Israeli Arabs

Fellow worshippers jumped the man, cursing at him. “You are terrorist scum, and you have nothing to say to us. Get out of here; we do not want to see your ilk.” The situation did not improve until local residents intervened.

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