Islam, October 7, 2023, and the Pandemic of Muslim Jew-Hatred

40 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2024

Date Written: May 20, 2024


The truce-breaking October 7, 2023 jihad carnage inflicted by Hamas on predominantly (i.e., over 70%) non-combatant southern Israeli women, children, men, and the elderly, was the largest single day mass terror casualty event per capita in over 50-years, by 2.6-fold. Utilizing rigorous, population-based survey data compiled by expert non-Muslim and Muslim polling groups, from 2004, through early 2024, this study places the attacks within the context of what can only be characterized as a global pandemic of extreme Muslim Antisemitism, Jew-hatred. Copious materials are adduced from canonical Islamic texts—Qur’an, hadith, and sira—and their interpretations by leading classical and contemporary Muslim authorities, demonstrating the deep, mainstream religious roots animating this “sacralized” hatred and violence. A concluding section discusses the urgent need for non-Muslim religious and lay leaders, in particular Jews, to demand Nostre Aetate/Vatican II prototype wrenching reforms of institutional Islam’s living jihadist, and Jew-hating doctrine.

Keywords: Institutional Islam, Muslim Antisemitism, Hamas Jihad carnage in Israel, Vatican II for Islam

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Bostom, Andrew, Islam, October 7, 2023, and the Pandemic of Muslim Jew-Hatred (May 20, 2024). Available at SSRN: or

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