(CBN) — Iran's supreme leader recently said his country would help any Muslim nation or group that attacks Israel. He's called the Jewish state a cancerous tumor that will be cut out of the Middle East.
With Iran's nuclear weapons program advancing daily, that goal may be in sight.
This view of Jews as sub-human sounds a lot like Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, but it goes back much further.
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In author Andrew Bostom's book, "The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism," he describes Islam's early conquests of Jewish tribes in Arabia.
"Mohammed's frustrations in spreading his message were frequently recompensed by murderous attacks on the Jews," he told CBN News.
Bostom explained that Mohammed demonized Jews because they rejected him as a prophet.