Jesus and Mo

Why does self-proclaimed “muslim voice” @MoAnsar promote the world view of one of America’s most notorious Christian Rightwing antiSemites as an academic authority on Jesus, Christianity, Jews and Judaism? A world-view that is hosted on an Islamophobic, antiSemitic website http://www.biblebelievers.org.au.

More Far Right hate-speech can be found on this website, for example, the pseudo-comparative theology claim that ‘Allah is a Moon God’.


According to Mohammed Ansar, Jesus was not a Jew.  Ansar bases his opinion on the work of Benjamin H. Freedman, “a notorious anti-Semite” on the American Far Right .

@moansar: @peejaybhoy Believing the bull you were brainwashed with? He was a Judean not a Jew. Try the 1400s for that little addition to ur faith.”
@moansar: “@anticameron Not at all. Did you Jesus only became considered ‘Jewish’ in the Middle Ages. Before then he was always known as Judean.”
@moansar: “@Simon_Carless Did you know he was described as a Judean until the middle ages when Christendom decided to align with Judaism?”
@moansar: “@israelradioguy Judean, perhaps. Jewish, unlikely. He was only referred to in English translations as a “Jew” after the Middle Ages.”

How is it known that Ansar obtained his viewpoint from Freedman?

Bizarrely, Ansar refers to Freedman as a “Jewish historian”, yet Freedman, who was born in the Jewish faith, practiced [Roman] Catholicism….”:

Freedman joined forces with the anti-Semitic hate-preacher Gerald L. K. Smith and KKK member and Christian Idenity key founder Wesley Swift to campaign against Anna M. Rosenberg

The “academic” Mo referrs to is Benjamin H. Freedman. The above claim comes from Freedman’s “Facts are Facts” pamphlet, copies of which can be found on the anti-Muslim anti-Jewish hate site, biblebelievers.org.au, which Ansar tweeted to at least three times123 between July and December 2012 to support his “interfaith” activism on twitter:

It is an incontestable fact that the word “Jew” did not come into existence until the year 1775. Prior to 1775 the word “Jew” did not exist in any language. The word “Jew” was introduced into the English for the first time in the 18th century when Sheridan used it in his play “The Rivals”, II,i, “She shall have a skin like a mummy, and the beard of a Jew”. Prior to this use of the word “Jew” in the English language by Sheridan in 1775 the word “Jew” had not become a word in the English language. Shakespeare never saw the word “Jew” as you will see. Shakespeare never used the word “Jew” in any of his works, the common general belief to the contrary notwithstanding. In his “Merchant of Venice”, V.III.i.61, Shakespeare wrote as follows: “what is the reason? I am a Iewe, hath not a Iewe eyes ?” ~ Benajmin H. Freedman, Facts are Facts.

Why does this self-proclaimed “muslim voice” promote the world view of one of America’s most notorious Christian Right wing anti-Semites as an academic authority on Jesus, Christianity, Jews and Judaism? A world-view that is, in this instance, hosted on an Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, website http://www.biblebelievers.org.au. More Far Right hate-speech can be found on this website, for example, the pseudo-comparative theology claim that ‘Allah is a Moon God’.

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