The Saudi Imam lied:
“In particular, he cited instances in which the prophet Muhammad had friendly relationships with Jews.......”The prophet had mortgaged his shield to a Jew when he died; he had shared harvest from the land of the Jews of Khaybar, he said. The excellence he showed to his Jewish neighbor led the latter to Islam.”
That is totally Muslim revisionist history. The Jewish community of Khaybar was not peacefully led to Islam. It was attacked by Islam’s Army for not being Muslim. It’s inhabitants were killed, exiled and a few allowed to stay if subservient to the demands of Islam.
If he wants to normalize, fine. Just don’t expect Israel to foolishly let her guard down.
“That is totally Muslim revisionist history.”
It is significant that this revised history is now the official Party line, in strictly controlled Saudi Arabia.
No way the Imam of the Grand Mosque decided to just throw this out on his own.
Saudis are used to turning on a dime when the Party line shifts.
110% agree. Islamic so-called peace is submission even as second class people never as equals.