PBS Provides Disinformation on Islam
By Brigitte Gabriel
Recently, PBS engaged Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University to attempt to say that the Islamic State is purposely misinterpreting the Quran.
Khalidi is a strident Palestinian activist who blames America and Israel first for all the problems of the Middle East. He’s also a long-time supporter and associate of Barack Obama, who started the whole “ISIS is not Islamic” narrative.
Khalidi proceeded to provide for the PBS segment an explanation of Sura 47, Verse 4 of the Quran in which he claims that this infamous verse does not justify beheadings. He is so wrong that he can’t possibly be just mistaken:
We don’t know what Quran Khalidi is reading from in the video, or why he does not reveal the entire verse for the audience, but we do know one thing: What Khalidi says 47/4 says is NOT what most Qurans say Sura 47 Verse 4 says. Here is, verbatim, the whole verse in one popular English language version of the Quran published in Saudi Arabia:
Obviously, the word KILLED is pretty important here and it is clearly in this Quran in 47/4:
Source: The Noble Quran
Published by Darussalam
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This directly contradicts Khalidi’s contention that all the victims are to be bound, therefore they can’t be dead.
So we checked four online versions of the Quran:
1. Sahih International translation:
Note the use of the term SLAUGHTER. Does someone know of a definition of “slaughter” that doesn’t involve killing?
2. Al-Quran translation
“Decimated” literally means to have killed one out of every ten of the enemy.
3. Muhammad Pickthal translation:
Here again there is no suggestion that anyone be spared, at least until the enemy is routed. Presumably one must kill some of the enemy to rout them.
4. Moshin Khan translation:
This version perhaps most clearly contradicts Khalidi’s fabrication.
Finally, that one verse of the Quran is not the only justification in Islamic scripture for beheading. Here are some additional passages from Islamic scripture beyond 47/4 that justify executions, forced amputation and violence:
Quran Sura 5, Verse 33
The Noble Quran
Sahih International Quran
Quran Sura 8 Verse 12
The Noble Quran
Most Westerners are unaware that the Quran is not the only source of Islamic doctrine. There are two additional sources: the Hadith and the Sirah. The Hadith are stories and traditions from the life of Mohammed and the Sirah is the biography of Mohammed.
The Hadith and Sirah make up what is known as the Sunnah, the perfect example set by Mohammed for all Muslims to follow. In other words, Muslims are supposed to emulate and imitate Mohammed in every way and the source for his actions, deeds, words and commands are the Hadith and the Sirah.
These two works clearly reveal that Mohammed ordered and took part in mass beheadings.
Dr. Andrew Bostom wrote about this a decade ago in Front Page Magazine:
The real culprits here are the biased crew at PBS (courtesy of your tax dollars and mine, by the way). PBS is SUPPOSED to at least make a head-fake at being professional and objective. They made no such effort in this case and there is no doubt that the reporter, Hari Sreenivasan, could easily have done the same research we did here to fact-check Khalidi’s assertion.
Sreenivasan failed to check with multiple sources for confirmation, which would have conformed with journalistic best practices.
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