Donations from readers like you allow us to do what we do. Please help us continue our work with a monthly or one-time donation.

Donate Today

Subscribe Today

Subscribe to receive daily or weekly MEMRI emails on the topics that most interest you.

Request a Clip

Media, government, and academia can request a MEMRI clip or other MEMRI research, or ask to consult with or interview a MEMRI expert.
Request Clip
Jun 16, 2019
Share Video:

Iraqi Cleric Abd Al-Salam Zain Al-Abidin: The Quran Focuses on the Jews So Much Because They Are Our Sworn Enemy with Whom We Can Never Make Peace

#7314 | 01:04
Source: Al-Naeem TV (Iraq)

Iraqi cleric Abd Al-Salam Zain Al-Abidin said in a June 16, 2019 broadcast on Al-Naeem TV (Iraq) that the Quran focuses on the Jews as much as it does because they are the "sworn enemy" of the Muslims. He explained that this always has and will always be true, and that the Quran discusses the Jews so that Muslims can understand their enemy's mentality and so that Muslims know that the Jews are permanent and "recalcitrant" enemy with whom peace agreements cannot be made and who will never be satisfied with concessions.

Abd Al-Salam Zain Al-Abidin: "Why does the Quran focus on the Jews? First of all, because they are [our] sworn enemy. The Jews... [The Quran says:] 'You shall find the people strongest in enmity towards the believers to be the Jews.' This was true in the past, it is true today, and it will continue to be true in the future.


"The Quran focuses on the Jews for two reasons. First of all, in order for you to know your enemy’s mentality. Second, you must know that this is not a temporary enemy with whom we can sign a peace agreement – the Oslo Accords, or whatever... No! This is a recalcitrant and experienced enemy. No matter how many concessions you make to this enemy, they will remain recalcitrant and stubborn."

Share this Clip: