Is Judaism The Most Racist of the World’s Great Monotheistic Religions?

Richard Dawkins famously said that:

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

A lot of the world’s religions have some extremely unpleasant characteristics (in addition to many very pleasant ones I should hasten to add).

Is Judaism the most racist of the world’s three great monotheistic religions?

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9 Responses to Is Judaism The Most Racist of the World’s Great Monotheistic Religions?

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  2. KMH says:

    Possibly, but what really matters is whether the majority of practicing jews are racist.

  3. I thought Harry’s Place were pretty unfair on Inayat Bunglawala who seems pretty thoughtful whenever I’ve read his pieces. And then I see a headline like the one that appears here. KMH makes the important point. One could easily pull selective quotes from the Koran (as many bigots have done) and put up a provocative headline such as: Is Islam The Most Homophobic / Misogynistic Religion. It would of course be crass to do so even though I’ve met far more homophobic and misogynistic Muslims than I have Jews. This blog entry was ill judged.

  4. Brendan says:

    Inayat, re: Richard Dawkins, I respect his remarkable intellect and actually quite like him and the challenges he presents, but when it comes to theology he simply refuses any nuance or context. He reminds me of the clever but insecure child in the playground who is adept at calling everyone else names. As for your question no doubt some Jews are racist as you can find racists all over the world. Theologically Jewish people have no basis whatsoever to be racist as their biblical mandate to be a ‘light to the gentiles’ as a witness to creator God proves. After all what was Abraham before he was called (Gen 11/12) ? He was a wandering pagan. As former chief Rabbi Sachs, used to say of Jewish ‘choseness’ its about the ‘software’ not the ‘hardware’.


    Unicef says that 218 Palestinian kids have been killed since the latest barbaric Israeli campaign began. Just imagine the US/UK reaction and outcry if those had been Jewish kids that had been killed. The racism is so fucking disgusting.

  6. Abu Bilaal says:

    The Torah, Deuteronomy 2:34 ‘At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women and children. We left not a single survivor!’ Sound familiar? Watch the news recently? Jews have just implemented the Torah by killing at least 2000 Christians and Muslims in Gaza. The ‘chosen people’ belief implies that all others are not chosen or in other words are rejected on account of their race. To reject a person on accounts of their race is racist! Therefore Judaism is a racist religion like no other.

  7. Stanley says:

    This Is pathetic. Islam is unarguably the worlds most, racist, intolerant and violent religion by a million miles. Just look around the world for your proof.

    • Pilton Miah says:

      Intolerant to non-Muslims? I can buy that. Violent? Possibly, with the exception of militant Buddhism. But racist? Methinks not. Textually, it’s easily the least racist of the 3 monotheistic major religions. In practice too [which is why the religion is followed by the most diverse grouping of people of the major 3].

  8. mr stanley, you must be vile and stupid liar making assertion against islam without citing any scintilla of evidence to support it. you cannot cite a single verse of the quran or hadith where muslims are commanded to exterminate jews or any other race simply because they do not believe in islam. jews are people associated with evils by their nature, and they justify it as an article of faith. but that does not warrant their total extermination according to islam unlike evil bible and talmud that decreed extermination of a race for disageeing with judaism. in fact ,islam allows military confontation with non-muslims for self defence or for the protection of the oppressed(whether muslims or non-muslims) only.even under those circumstances non combatant civilians, women, chlldren, olds and jewish or christian monks, shall not be harmed. again, such military confrontations could only happene where there is no stading peace treaty or where the treaty is breached by the non- muslims. even in the course of fighting,where the enemy sought peace or offer of peace is accepted by the enemy non- muslims ,military confrontation is halted immediately. thus, muslims are not enjoined to be war mongers unlike evil jews who are commanded by evil talmud to do so by erasing other races as an article of faith. unfortunately, vile jews like mr stanley are unjustily shifting such characteristic to islam and expect people take it hook, line sinker. people are now more rational and cannot take lie as truth.

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