Ismael vs Isaac: An Ancient Conflict Begins

Greetings Infidels, I hope you enjoyed my videos on the ancient world.  As always if you’re having any trouble with them, please let  me know.

We’ve taken apart Allah’s identity, now let’s talk about his people, the Ishmaelites, or as we commonly know them, the Arabs.

Not all Muslims are Arabs, of that I am aware, but Islam did originate in the Arabian peninsula.  Mohammed was an Arab, so it starts with them.  Thus, we need to understand them and ourselves if we are to understand the clash between Judeo-Christian and Muslim or Arabic culture.

Mohammed would have us believe that this conflict began in the seventh century with his teachings, but in fact it begins much sooner, with the family of Abraham.  For those of you unfamiliar with the story it can be found in Genesis 16-21.

I will paraphrase here for the reader’s convenience:

HaShem or YHWH chooses Abraham to be the father of his chosen people, the Jews. Even though Abraham and his wife Sara are very old, HaShem says that the inheritance will come through Sara and her son Isaac. Years go by and despite the promise, it does not come to pass. Sara remains childless, and she becomes impatient.

In her impatience she invokes an ancient custom, telling her husband to take a second wife, her handmaiden , Hagar. It is her hope that Abraham will have children through her handmaiden.

The result of this coupling is Ishmael, the father of the Arab people.

Ishmael and Hagar. Source: P2ALM 2014

After this event, the relationship between Sara and her slave deteriorates.  At one point it is so bad that Hagar escapes into the wilderness to get away from her mistress.

While there, an angel appears to Hagar and gives her a prophecy that so far has been fulfilled:

“Behold you are with child and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, Because the Lord has heard your affliction.  He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against every man, And every man’s hand against him.”

In other words, this kid and his descendants will spell big problems for everyone else.  But don’t believe the Bible.  Believe the Muslims themselves, many who are are starting to take note and calling each other out for their bad behavior:

 

This lady is a brave woman and a fine example for the Muslim world, but back to our story:

Hagar does return to Abraham’s household and lives out a few more years with the family before being turned out into the wilderness with her son Ishmael yet again, this time for good.

At the end of the story we hear that Ishmael joins his brother Isaac at his father’s funeral, and together they bury Abraham.  After this, Ishmael fades from the Bible, but his descendants live on…in the Phonecians, the Arabians, and today… the Islamists. They even have their own story about this event, claiming that Abraham stayed with Ismael and Hagar.  Later, the three of them journeyed to Mecca to build the Kaaba.

If we trace Islam back to its roots, we find that this political religious system is a combination of rejection and sorrow and revenge. It is a reflex against this event, buried deep in the Islamic heart, and it often manifests in violent results.

What do you suppose Christ would say to such a people?  The answer to this question isn’t easy and involves figuring out whether to turn you check or trade your cloak (See my article dated 10/5/2017).

Before you do anything, it’s a good idea to look at this event in more detail and the people that become the Jewish people today. No matter what your feelings about YHWH’s chosen people, their influence upon western society cannot be understated.

In some intellectual circles, professors will even go so far to claim that western society is 50% Jewish in nature.  Our religious  and moral values come from the Hebrews, and our love for art, beauty and democratic politics comes from the Greeks.  Seeing as how Jesus was Jewish, I would say that argument is fairly solid.

I’ve prepared a video show on the Hebrews for your little Infidels that I hope you will enjoy.  I intend to post this sometime next week.

Until then, give some consideration to this theory Infidels.  Is Islam a visceral, almost genetically coded reaction to this event?  Given all of the violence in the middle east, and especially the Antisemitism there, I think it is an idea worth considering.

 

 

Sources:

Budair, N A (2016) Retrieved from URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKRZ4KV6c10

Hillsdale College (2016) History 101 Western Heritage, Lecture 3. Retrieved from URL: https://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/western-heritage/lecture-2

The Holy Bible King James Version

P2ALM (2014) Isaac and Ishmael: The Origin of Middle East Conflict and the Foundation for Understanding Eschatolo https://p2alm.com/2014/10/04/isaac-and-ishmael-the-origin-of-middle-east-conflict-and-the-foundation-for-understanding-eschatology/

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