When we read about the innumerable incidents of fake hate crime perpetrated by Jews – such as the Israeli teen who phoned in threats to American Jewish centres – few people realise that this is a time-honoured Jewish tradition. Even ancient chronicles, such as the “Armenian Chronicle”, record such incidents.
The Armenian Chronicle is one of history’s most important texts because it the only surviving contemporaneous chronicle covering most of the Middle East over the period in which Islam emerged. Believed to have been written a Christian Armenian bishop circa. 660 AD, it records how Jews manipulated the Arabs and Mohammed, encouraging them to invade Palestine, which until then had been under Christian control. This manipulation could even be said to constitute the creation of Islam.
When the Arabs had overrun Palestine at Jewish behest, the Jews then tried to trick them into killing the Christians who were resident there. How? Fake hate crime. The Jews spread pigs’ blood inside the mosque and tried to make it look like Christians had done it as a calculated insult to Muslims.
In this extract from the chronicle, Muslims are referred to as “Hagarenes” and “Ismaelites”.
[Concerning the Jews and their wicked plots]
I shall also speak about the plots of the rebellious Jews, who after gaining help from
the Hagarenes for a brief while, decided to rebuild the temple of Solomon.
Finding the spot called Holy of Holies, they rebuilt it with base and construction
as a place for their prayers. But the Ismaelites, being envious of them, expelled them
from that place and called the same house of prayer their own. Then the former built
in another spot, right at the base of the temple, another place for their prayer.
There they proposed their evil plot, desiring to fill Jerusalem from end to end with blood and to exterminate all the Christians from Jerusalem.
Now a certain man from among the great ones of Ismael came to worship at the
place of their prayer alone. Three of the leading Jews encountered him; they had
killed two pigs which they had brought to the place of prayer, and whose blood they
had scattered on the walls and floor of the building. When the man saw them, he
stopped and said something to them. They responded, passed by him, and departed.
As soon as he had entered inside to pray, he saw the wicked deed, and immediately
turned back to seize the men. Since he could not find them, he kept silent and went
home. Then many people entered, saw the crime, and broke the news to the city.
The Jews informed the prince that Christians had defiled the place of prayer. The
prince gave an order, and they assembled all the Christians. While they were
intending to put them to the sword, the man came, stood before them and said: ‘Why
would you shed so much blood unjustly? Order all the Jews to be gathered, and I
shall point out the guilty ones.’ When they had assembled them all, he went into
their midst and identified the three men who had met him. Having seized them, they
condemned them with fearful penalties until they revealed the plot. Because their
prince was from among the Jews, he ordered six men to be killed, the ring-leaders
of the plot. The others he let go to their own homes.