Misunderstood Muslim: 'Slaughter the Jews' means 'O Jews we will win'
The Muslim student who screamed itabach al-Yahud
(slaughter the Jew) at Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon last week at Oxford last week claims that what he screamed did not mean 'slaughter the Jews
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.
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.”
It gets worse from there. Something tells me that little police investigation has something to do with Rashid's claims. But they remind me of Yasser Arafat's claims that he was waging a 'jihd for peace' (which is an oxymoron). Rashid is lying.