How strange things become. When Oxford sophomore Noor Rashid ran toward Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon shouting “Itbah Al-Yahud” ("Kill The Jews!") we weren't suppose to understand that it was to occur in the 21st Century, but was a throwback to the 7th Century and the Battle of Khaybar.
The Oxford student who shouted “slaughter the Jews” in Arabic at Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon during his talk at the university last week says his remark was misunderstood.I'm not buying this cock and bull story. Rashid meant exactly what he said. It is only after the police got involved, and are threatening to throw the book at him, has he changed his story.
The Oxford Student newspaper named the student as sophomore Noor Rashid and said that Rashid claimed he used a classical Arabic chant “Khaybar ya Yahod” which commemorates a seventh-century battle between Arabs and Jews.
The battle of Khaybar was an attack launched by the prophet Muhammad in 629. It led to the defeat of the Jewish community in the Arabian peninsula, forcing the Jews to pay half their income to the Muslim victors.
“My version went: ‘Khaybar, O Jews, we will win.’ This is in classical, Koranic Arabic and I doubt that apart from picking up on the word ‘Jew,’ that even the Arabic speakers in the room would have understood the phrase,” Rashid told The Oxford Student.
“As you can see, I made no reference to killing Jews,” he said, adding that the remark had “absolutely no derogatory or secondary meanings.”
Rashid – who on his Facebook page is a “fan” of Abdul Rahman al-Sudais – the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca – and veteran anti-Israel activist British MP George Galloway – claimed in the article that “Jew” and “Israel” were interchangeable terms and that he had been misunderstood.
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If anyone still believes that piece of horse manure that Rashid is throwing around, I have a bridge for sale. It is slightly used, in good (not mint) condition, and buyer pays shipping and handling charges.
Any firm offer and she is yours!