Ben Shapiro was the guest on Piers Morgan uncensored and the pair discussed the goings on in Israel where the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) had just wrecked a degree of innocent bloodshed unprecedented in recent Jewish history.
At some point Piers asked him to respond to a clip from Mohammed Hijab where he said,
“First and foremost I’ll say, Yes we condemn, any woman, child or whatever it is that has been killed and who is Jewish, we are non-combatant,
But why is it the case Ben, that none of your colleagues or you have been able to offer one single condolence, one single condemnation, one single word of sympathy for any of the Gazas that has been killed?
We are not talking about Hamas, we are talking about children, we are talking about women, we are talking about elderly people”
Now that is arguably the stupidest take I have heard on the whole saga. The fact that Mohammed Hijab thinks that by screaming and using a thousand words that essentially mean the same thing he makes a strong case is ludicrous.
Before getting into the response, it is worth noting that Mohammed Hijab says he condemns any woman, child or “whatever it is that has been killed”. Now this might be subtle sleight of hand here. Hijab might have been saying he actually condemns those that have been killed while making it sound like he is condemning the killers of these people. In other words, he might be saying he condemns the dead Jews, which would be very much in line with HAMAS.
But assuming we give him the benefit of doubt, the appropriate response here would be two fold:
First, if Mohammed Hijab is condemning the killing of the Jews on Saturday, is he willing to condemn his prophet who said,
“…The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 2926)
“I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and not leave any but Muslim” (Sahih Muslim 1767a)
Even going to the extent of blaming Jews for the natural process of food decay,
“But for the Israelis, meat would not decay and but for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 3330)
Is Mohammed Hijab willing to do so?
Is he willing to condemn his Quran for calling Christians and Jews the worst of creatures when it says,
“Those who disbelieved — be they from among the People of the Book or among those who associated others with Allah in His Divinity– shall be in the Fire, and will abide in it. They are the worst of creatures.” (Surah 98:6)
“O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” (Surah 5:51)
Only after Mohammed Hijab condemns the very book and the very prophet who brought about these killings can we then begin to discuss condemning the deaths in Gaza.
And for the record, Hamas explicitly states that Islam is its framework and its guide. The Hamas commander Mohammed Deif quoted the Quran when he gave the orders for the attack over the weekend so it is the same ideology that Mohammed Hijab preaches that inspired Hamas to kick off this conflict.
It is the zenith of ignorance or dishonesty for Hijab to condemn what HAMAS has done (assuming again he really meant to condemn it rather than condemn the dead Jews) and in the same breath continue to preach the Quran and advocate the teachings of his prophet.
Secondly, THIS IS ABOUT HAMAS Mohammed Hijab. If HAMAS had not done what they did drawing inspiration from the very ideology you preach, this conversation would not be happening at all. Do not make this about elderly women and children (some of whom by the way cheered “Allahuakbar!” during the HAMAS incursion into Israel).
It would seem Mohammed Hijab is a coward who really supports what HAMAS did but does not have the balls to say he does. The “Non-combatant” thing is pure hogwash. Mohammed Hijab is the same individual who challenged Christian apologists to Mixed Martial Arts fight, made veiled rape threats towards the wives of other Youtubers who oppose Islam, asked whether he could “suck the tits” of a Sheikh’s wife, talked about “gimping” , “golden showers” and other twisted sex references on a David Wood live chat, applauded Daniel Haquiqatjou’s defence of killing apostates (a position he has also defended in his chat with Apostate Prophet) on the Patrick Beth-David’s podcast, did not expressly condemn the attack on Salmon Rushdie and I am somehow supposed to believe he truly believes Islam is a “Non-combative religion”?
In conclusion Ben should have made him condemn his prophet’s sayings in both the hadith and the teachings of the Quran regarding Jews as a condition precedent to pursuing the discussion any further.