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Muslim stabs his ex-girlfriend 40 times, shoots her twice ‘because she exercised her right of taking ownership of her life’

Honor killing and violence is in accordance with Islamic mores and tradition, which is why we see an increase in honor killings in the West: it’s a result of Muslim immigration.

A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings. (source)

“Calgary woman killed by ex was stabbed 40 times, shot twice, police reveal,” by Carly Stagg, CBC News, April 18, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A 22-year-old woman who died last month at the hands of her ex-boyfriend was stabbed 40 times and had her throat slit before being shot twice as she tried to escape her attacker, police say.

Nadia El-Dib’s body was found behind a home in northeast Calgary on March 25. Her killer, Abderrahmane Bettahar, 21, died four days later in a shootout with RCMP officers near Edmonton.

Because there will be no trial and the case is considered closed, Calgary police released details of El-Dib’s last moments Wednesday at the request of her family.

Police say they believe Bettahar and El-Dib left a downtown shisha bar together at around 3 a.m. on March 25. Despite having dated in late 2017, the two weren’t in a relationship at the time, police say.

Around 4 a.m., El-Dib contacted a friend to tell them Bettahar was refusing to take her back to her car.

Police say that fifteen minutes later, he parked behind a house in the 1000 block of Maitland Drive N.E., where Bettahar repeatedly stabbed El-Dib.

El-Dib managed to escape the vehicle, despite her injuries.

Bettahar followed and shot her twice with a semi-automatic rifle that police say he purchased legally two weeks before the attack.

Evidence showed El-Dib was on the ground when Bettahar fired the second shot.

El-Dib’s body wasn’t found until 9:30 a.m., despite several witnesses reporting hearing gunshots.

Her sister, Racha El-Dib, called Bettahar “a disturbed young man, who believed he had the right to murder her because she exercised her right of taking ownership of her life, body and soul, by saying no to a man who was persistent on being with her.”…

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‘Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance,’ said Barack Obama. Let’s test his theory.

Obama in Cairo.

In his famous outreach speech to the Islamic world from Cairo on June 4, 2009, Barack Obama said:

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country.

Let’s test his theory. Here are a few notable facts you will discover in my forthcoming book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS:

  • The Christian Patriarch who lamented that the Arab conquest of Jerusalem was characterized by “so much destruction and plunder” and “incessant outpourings of human blood”;
  • The Muslim leader who had the Colossus of Rhodes sold off as scrap metal because for him, it wasn’t a “wonder of the world,” it was just an artifact of jahiliyya, pre-Islamic ignorance;
  • The Muslim leader who wrote to the Byzantine Emperor, a Christian, demanding that he “renounce this Jesus and convert to the great God whom I serve. If not, how will this Jesus be able to save you from my hands?”;
  • The caliph who exhorted his governors not to lenient on the non-Muslims, saying: “The non-Muslims are nothing but dirt. Allah has created them to be partisans of Satan”;
  • The Muslim leader who gave ruthless orders to the Muslim invaders of India: “Kill anyone belonging to the combatants; arrest their sons and daughters for hostages and imprison them”;
  • How the Muslim Spain that Obama praised became a center of the Islamic slave trade, where Muslim buyers could purchase non-Muslim sex-slave girls as young as eleven years old, as well as slave boys for sex as well, or slave boys raised to become slave soldiers;
  • The Islamic warrior who fought without mercy against the Hindus in India: “the blood of the infidels flowed so copiously that the stream was discolored”;
  • The Islamic caliphate that made it a regular practice to seize the children of Christian families, convert them to Islam, and train them as slave soldiers;
  • The Muslim reformer who gained a large following among Muslims by personally stoning an accused adulteress to death;
  • The real story of how the Sphinx lost its nose (no, Napoleon’s troops did not shoot it off during target practice);
  • Much, much more.

“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance” — Barack Obama is gone from the White House, but many people believe that to this day, and such assumptions influence public policy. Discover what really happened and get the whole truth in The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISISClick here to preorder now.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Facebook Bans Me For Reporting Muslim’s Threat

In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie focuses on Facebook Bans Me For Reporting Muslim’s Threatreflecting on how threatening to break a kafir’s mouth is okay — and that it’s the kafir’s reporting of the threat that makes the community unsafe. (See the news story on this HERE and Bosch Fawstin’s illustration on it HERE).

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Ancient Qur’an manuscript discovered to have been written over erased Bible manuscript

The academics are enthused. “This is a very important discovery for the history of the Qur’an and early Islam,” says Eléonore Cellard. “It’s quite extraordinary,” bubbles Romain Pingannaud, and “very relevant.”

Relevant to what? Pingannaud apparently means that it’s relevant to the contact between Christian and Muslim communities today.

Very well. Let’s examine the implications of this discovery in light of its contemporary relevance. Qur’anic palimpsests, that is, manuscripts in which the Qur’anic text is written over another text that has been erased, are rare. Why? “We think this is because the Qur’an is such an important text and although vellum was very expensive, the Qur’an was always written on new material. It’s highly revered and so they would use brand new material,” says Pingannaud.

But not this time. This one is written over a passage of the Old Testament. The scholars seem to think that is wonderful. “We have here a witness of cultural interactions between different religious communities,” says Cellard. Pingannaud says that “it shows the contact between communities in the first centuries of Islam.”

What kind of “contact between communities” and “cultural interaction” does it show? It shows that contrary to the modern-day historical revisionism that holds that the Muslim conquerors treated the conquered people with respect, a respect they also accorded to their religious traditions, the Muslim overlords actually treated the conquered people and their religions with active contempt, as befitting the people whom the Qur’an designates “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). In Islamic theology, the Old Testament is not a divine revelation; it is a corrupted version of a divine revelation, and thus worthy of no respect; it can be erased and replaced by a Qur’an manuscript with no second thought. There are several Qur’anic passages from which this idea of the corruption of the Bible has been derived:

“So woe to those who write the scripture with their own hands, then say, ‘This is from Allah,’ in order to exchange it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn.” (Qur’an 2:79)

“And indeed, there is among them a party who alter the Scripture with their tongues so you may think it is from the Scripture, but it is not from the Scripture. And they say, ‘This is from Allah,’ but it is not from Allah . And they speak untruth about Allah while they know.” (Qur’an 3:78)

“Among the Jews are those who distort words from their usages and say, ‘We hear and disobey’ and ‘Hear but be not heard’ and ‘Ra’ina,’ twisting their tongues and defaming the religion. And if they had said, ‘We hear and obey’ and ‘Wait for us,’ it would have been better for them and more suitable. But Allah has cursed them for their disbelief, so they believe not, except for a few.” (Qur’an 4:46)

“So for their breaking of the covenant We cursed them and made their hearts hard. They distort words from their usages and have forgotten a portion of that of which they were reminded. And you will still observe deceit among them, except a few of them. But pardon them and overlook. Indeed, Allah loves the doers of good. And from those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ We took their covenant; but they forgot a portion of that of which they were reminded. So We caused among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. And Allah is going to inform them about what they used to do. O People of the Book, there has come to you Our Messenger making clear to you much of what you used to conceal of the Scripture and overlooking much. There has come to you from Allah a light and a clear Book.” (Qur’an 5:13-15)

This hadith makes the idea that the Jews and Christians have corrupted their scriptures explicit:

“Narrated Ubaidullah: Ibn `Abbas said, ‘Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Qur’an) which has been revealed to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, “It is from Allah,” to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!’” (Bukhari 9.92.461)

So why wouldn’t Muslims erase a Christian manuscript, or use one that had been erased, to write the Qur’an? They considered the Jewish and Christian scripture previously written on the palimpsest to be worthless.

Yes, this discovery does illuminate the interaction between the Muslims and their subject communities. It shows the supremacist assumptions of the Muslims, which were abundantly on display at the time this manuscript was written, as you can see in my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (click here to preorder).

We’re not told what the specific Qur’an and Bible passages on the manuscript are. It would be interesting to see if the Bible passage is any of the Qur’an’s source material. As I show in my book Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins, the Qur’an was cobbled together from earlier Jewish, Christian, and other sources. This manuscript might illuminate that process, unless academia’s dogmatic determination to shield Islam from all critical inquiry prevents such examination of it.

“Passages from the Bible discovered behind Qur’an manuscript,” by Alison Flood, Guardian, April 25, 2018:

…French scholar Dr Eléonore Cellard was looking for images of a palimpsest page sold a decade earlier by Christie’s when she came across the auction house’s latest catalogue, which included fragments from a manuscript of the Qur’an which Christie’s had dated to the eighth century AD, or the second century of Islam. Scrutinising the image, she noticed that, appearing faintly behind the Arabic script, were Coptic letters. She contacted Christie’s, and they managed to identify the Coptic text as coming from the Old Testament’s Book of Deuteronomy – part of the Torah and the Christian Old Testament.

“This is a very important discovery for the history of the Qur’an and early Islam. We have here a witness of cultural interactions between different religious communities,” said Cellard, who is attached to the College de France.

“It’s quite extraordinary,” said Christie’s specialist Romain Pingannaud. “…And what’s even more fascinating is it is on top of passages from the Old Testament … It shows the contact between communities in the first centuries of Islam; it’s very relevant.”

Christie’s…believes that the manuscript is likely to have been produced in Egypt, which was home to the Coptic community, at the time of the Arab conquest. It said that the fragments “resonate with the historical reality of religious communities in the Near East and as such are an invaluable survival from the earliest centuries of Islam”.

While the writing style of the Qur’an scribe dates it to around the eighth century or early ninth century, it is not possible to identify how much older the ghostly Coptic writing is…

Qur’anic palimpsests are “extremely rare”, according to Christie’s, with only a handful having been previously recorded, none of which were copied above a Christian text….

“We think this is because the Qur’an is such an important text and although vellum was very expensive, the Qur’an was always written on new material. It’s highly revered and so they would use brand new material,” said Pingannaud….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Christian girl set on fire for turning down Muslim man’s marriage proposal

In the West, the left and the feminists stand firmly with Islam.

CHRISTIAN GIRL SET ALIGHT FOR TURNING DOWN MUSLIM MAN’S MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Pakistan Today, April 20, 2018 (thanks to Orange Martyrs):

–Sialkot’s Rizwan Gujjar torched Asma using petrol after she refused to renounce her faith and marry him

LAHORE: A Christian girl was set ablaze by a Muslim man in Sialkot for “refusing to renounce her faith and marry him”, Pakistan Today has learnt.

According to the girl’s father Yaqoob Masih, his 25-year-old daughter Asma used to work as a domestic help at the house of Saeeduz Zaman in Mohalla Pakpura area in Sialkot.

“On April 17, my son Maqsood and I went to Zaman’s house around to meet Asma and to inquire after the health of Zaman’s mother. We were sitting in a room when there was a knock on the front gate. Asma went out to see who had come when after some time we heard her screaming in pain. Zaman, Maqsood and I rushed outside to see what had happened and saw the accused Rizwan Gujjar fleeing from the scene while Asma was engulfed in flames,” Masih claimed in the FIR [First Information Report] registered with Sialkot’s Civil Lines Police.

Masih said that they took Asma to the Sialkot Civil Hospital where she told them that Gujjar had been forcing her for quite some time to marry him but she had turned down his proposal because she did not want to convert to Islam.

Talking to Pakistan Today, Masih said that he had retired from the Tehsil Municipal Authority Sialkot a few years ago and his 10 children were now providing livelihood for the family.

Sub-Inspector Muhammad Riaz of the Civil Lines police said that they had arrested Gujjar and he had confessed to his crime. “We have prepared the chargesheet and sent him to jail,” he added.

Meanwhile, Asma is currently being treated in the burns unit at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital where her condition is stated to be critical.

“Asma has suffered 80 per cent burn injuries on her face and body,” said Masih, demanding exemplary punishment for the accused.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. Pamela Geller’s shocking new book, “FATWA: HUNTED IN AMERICA” is now available on Amazon. It’s Geller’s tell all, her story – and it’s every story – it’s what happens when you stand for freedom today. Buy it. Now. Here.

VIDEO: What Linda Sarsour won’t tell you about Islamic [Sharia] Law

Last week, while getting my part in David Wood’s “Islamicize Me” project on video, I took a break to film some segments for Jon McCray’s “Whaddo You Meme??” YouTube show. Here is one on Sharia.

RELATED ARTICLE: Video: The Nigerian Persecution (of Christians, by Muslims) No One Is Talking About

EDITORS NOTE: This video originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

VIDEO: Iranian ‘Morality police’ officer wrestles woman to ground because her hijab was loose

Shining a light on these oppressors will ultimately, we can only hope, bring about enough awareness, and righteous indignation, to topple their inhuman regime.

“Video of Iran ‘morality police’ wrestling with woman sparks outrage,” by Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Guardian, April 19, 2018:

Shocking video footage of a young woman being wrestled to the floor by Iranian “morality police” because her hijab was loose has sparked outrage after it was posted online.

The footage shows members of the special taskforce tackling the woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, in Tehran. Under Iranian law, it is compulsory for women to cover themselves from head to toe in public, but many defy the boundaries by wearing loose hijab that shows their hair.

The video shows two young friends, one wearing a maghnaeh (similar to a nun’s cowl) and the other wearing a loose headscarf that reveals part of her hair. The latter is verbally cautioned, before a female police officer slaps her in the face and wrestles her to the floor. The young woman is heard screaming repeatedly: “Let me go, let me go.”

Within hours of the video going viral, Iran’s minister of interior, Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazil, ordered an inquiry, according to an official statement that called the incident “an unusual treatment of a woman at the hands of the morality police”.

The statement insinuated that the young woman had provoked the police by swearing at them when they asked her to respect the law. But it said the reaction of the police was also “unconventional”….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslims erupt in ‘extremely violent’ riots after woman is ordered to remove her niqab

Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil.

Meanwhile, Muslim advocacy groups that are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood serve as battering rams, beating into the minds of non-Muslims that they are “Islamophobic” for expressing valid concerns about the violence of Islamic supremacists and jihadis in Europe and North America. If these groups are genuinely interested in diversity, dialogue, tolerance, peace and secular government, as they claim to be, then they should be stating the truth that violence against unbelievers is sanctioned in Islamic law. They should then encourage the rejection of these calls for violence and demand that their coreligionists desist from persecuting Christians and other religious minorities, as well as from antisemitism, the rape of infidel women, and jihad attacks against infidels.

Gone are the days when the torture and abuse sanctioned by the oppressive sharia was found only in Islamic states. Now they are found in the West, thanks to opportunistic leftists chasing the Muslim vote. The story below will not make the front pages in the mass media, as it should. The one protest in Charlotte that led to the unfortunate death of an innocent person will forever take precedence over the hundreds of thousands of other innocent people who are killed or raped, brutalized, and tortured in the name of Islam.

The more Islamic supremacists are enabled, the more overtly violent they become.

“Riots, Cars Burned After Woman Ordered to Remove Full-Face Islamic Veil”, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, April 17, 2018:

Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars in Toulouse following a police stop of a woman wearing an illegal full-face Islamic veil.

The incident that allegedly sparked the riots took place Sunday after 5 pm when local police stopped a woman in the Toulouse district of Bellefontaine who was wearing a full-face Islamic veil, which is illegal in France.

Police asked the woman for identification and when she presented a poor photocopy of her government identification, they ordered her to remove her veil, broadcaster Franceinfo reports.

The woman refused to lift her veil and is said to have started screaming for help. She was then arrested and placed in the police vehicle.

Shortly after, around 30 locals arrived and attacked the police with projectiles, injuring one officer. The officers retreated and discharged their weapons, including a tear gas launcher, 18 times before they could escape the mob.

Police believe there may have been a link between the incident and the riots in Bellefontaine and the neighbouring district of Reynerie which erupted at around 8 pm.

Around 15 cars were torched by the rioters and 200 police mobilised during the riots which lasted several hours with some 300 tear gas grenades fired until calm was restored at around midnight.

Firefighters were not able to reach the scene until after 10:30 pm due to residents lighting fires on the road. The police station in Bellefontaine was also targetted by rioters.

“The clashes were extremely violent,” said Didier Martinez of the peacekeeping union. “My colleagues were very shocked, the events were very complicated to manage but they showed a lot of composure.”…..

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Muslim migrant stabs his wife 23 times in front of their children

Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultgrenn “alleges that in the days leading up to the attack, Sweidan threatened to kill his wife before she could divorce him or leave him….Alhafeth, 40, filed for divorce in late October. Her petition states the couple married May 23, 1996, in Homs, Syria, but the marriage was ‘irretrievably broken’ on Aug. 30 when Sweidan ‘attempted to murder’ her.”

If she divorced or left him, it would have been an affront to his honor.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

“This Kennewick father threatened his wife for days, police say. She was stabbed 23 times,” by Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, April 2, 2018 (thanks to Craig):

A Kennewick father of four is on trial for an August attack that left his wife with 23 stab wounds.

Abdul Rahman Sweidan, 47, appeared Monday morning in Benton County Superior Court before an initial pool of 100 jurors….

Prosecutors allege the crimes happened within sight or sound of the couple’s toddler, and involved domestic violence and the use of a deadly weapon.

Sweidan has denied the allegations. His attorneys, Michael Vander Sys and Eric Scott, do not plan to call any witnesses.

Sweidan, who is from Syria, has been assigned two Arabic interpreters for the trial. The interpreters trade places next to Sweidan every 20 minutes.

Deputy prosecutors and defense attorneys said Monday that immigration will be a question for potential jurors during selection to make sure they do not have feelings against Sweidan or his wife, Dania Z. Alhafeth, because of the couple’s status.

The family in 2015 came to the United States legally through World Relief as refugees, the lawyers said. They first emigrated to Jordan because of the war in their home country.

Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultgrenn told the court he plans to introduce in trial background information on the couple’s relationship, including the “pattern of power and control that (Sweidan) exercises over the victim.”

Alhafeth filed for divorce in late October.

Hultgrenn said it started in Syria, then ramped up after the family came to America, to “a culture where women have more rights and choices and freedoms.”

He alleges that in the days leading up to the attack, Sweidan threatened to kill his wife before she could divorce him or leave him. The breaking point was Aug. 30, Hultgrenn said.

Alhafeth, 40, filed for divorce in late October. Her petition states the couple married May 23, 1996, in Homs, Syria, but the marriage was “irretrievably broken” on Aug. 30 when Sweidan “attempted to murder” her….

Alhafeth was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick with severe injuries.

She had deep gashes on the front and back of her torso and on her face. Some of the cuts reached her internal organs, court documents said.

The toddler, who was found locked inside a bedroom, had a spot of blood on his shirt, documents said.

At about the same time the neighbor was calling 911, Sweidan showed up in the hospital emergency room with cuts to his hands.

He eventually was identified as Alhafeth’s husband, and told medical staff his wounds either were from cutting meat or from a machine at work, court documents said.

When officers met up with Sweidan at the hospital, he “seemed calm and did not ask about his wife,” documents said….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

‘Historians’ ‘discover’ that Queen Elizabeth is related to Muhammad?

This story is so ridiculous that even Britain’s most ridiculous paper, the Daily Mail, ought to be ashamed to publish it. No one could possibly know with the slightest degree of certainty that he or she is descended from Muhammad, which the dhimmi Daily Mail dutifully always refers to as “the Prophet Muhammad,” as if we’re all Muslims now.

The main reason why this is so is that it is highly doubtful that Muhammad, as least as he is portrayed in the Hadith and Sira, ever existed at all — as I explain at length in my book Did Muhammad Exist?. Muhammad is supposed to have died in 632, but the earliest biography of him dates from around 750 or 760, and most of the hadith literature from the 800s.

That’s a century-and-a-half gap between the man and the first details of his life. It would be as if the first biography of Abraham Lincoln had just been published a few decades ago, and there were no older written records about him. No one would be able to be sure what was fact and what was legend, and that is exactly the case with Muhammad. His genealogy is as legendary as he is. In light of that, to say that Queen Elizabeth is descended from Muhammad is like saying she is descended from Robin Hood, or Macbeth.

Also, given the status that Muhammad holds in Islam, it became an honor to be descended from him, and numerous people fabricated genealogical records to show that they were of Muhammad’s family. Pakistan, Iran and other Muslim countries are full of sayyids, i.e., people claiming to be descended from Muhammad, but Muhammad is supposed to have been an Arab from Mecca. His descendants may have traveled into Asia and intermarried with Persians and Indians, but it is far more likely that all these sayyids are trying to get ahead in their societies, and that is the sole reason and justification for their claim.

What this story is really all about is the ongoing attempt to make Britons accept Islamization. See, Queen Elizabeth is a relative of Muhammad, old boy, so why are you so “Islamophobic” and opposed to jihad terror, Sharia courts that oppress women, Muslim rape gangs, and the rest of the cultural enrichment that Islam has brought to Britain? Relax: jihad is as British as bubble and squeak!

“Is the Queen related to Prophet Muhammad? Historians believe Elizabeth II is a descendant of the founder of Islam after tracing her family tree back 43 generations,” by Katie French, Mailonline, April 6, 2018 (thanks to Tom):

Historians believe the Queen is a descendant to the founder of Islam – after tracing her family tree back 43 generations.

The claim makes the British monarch a distant ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad.

The findings were first published in 1986 by Burke’s Peerage, a British authority on royal pedigrees.

But the claim has recently resurfaced after a Moroccan newspaper said it had traced the queen’s lineage back to the Prophet.

According to their findings, Elizabeth II’s bloodline runs through the Earl of Cambridge in the 14th century, across medieval Muslim Spain, to Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.

Although disputed by some historians, genealogical records of early-medieval Spain also support the claim and it has also been verified by Ali Gomaa, the former grand mufti of Egypt….

The study from Burke’s Peerage first officially suggested the Queen’s connection to the Prophet Muhammad.

They claimed the Queen descends from a Muslim princess called Zaida, who fled her home town of Seville in the 11th century before converting to Christianity.

Zaida was the fourth wife of King Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad of Seville. She bore him a son Sancho, whose descendant later married the Earl of Cambridge in the 11th century.

But British magazine the Spectator points out Zaida’s origins are ‘debatable’. Some historians believe she was the daughter of a wine-drinking caliph descended from the Prophet. Others say she married into his family….

Abdelhamid Al-Auouni welcomed the news in his piece in Moroccan newspaper Al-Ousboue, writing: ‘It builds a bridge between our two religions and kingdoms.’…

One person on internet forum Reddit rubbished the claims however, writing: ‘This is just propaganda used by the British monarchy to appease the growing number of Muslim subjects.’…

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.