A portent of things to come.
In London on Saturday, pro-Hamas demonstrators once again screamed “Khaybar, khaybar, ya yahud, jaish Muhammad sa yaoud,” – Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the Army of Muhammad shall return. This is an increasingly common feature of pro-Hamas rallies in the U.S. and Europe, while non-Muslim authorities generally remain either ignorant of what it portends, or indifferent to that meaning. Nowadays, those authorities may even be sympathetic with those who chant this. But make no mistake: this is a threat of a new genocide of the Jews.
As The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS explains, Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led a Muslim force against the Khaybar oasis, which was inhabited by Jews — many of whom he had previously exiled from Medina for not converting to Islam and for supposedly conspiring against him, although the early Islamic sources place his demand that they convert before any such alleged conspiracies.
When Muhammad attacked Khaybar, he was not responding to any provocation. The Jews were no threat to him. But he had just concluded a treaty that was disadvantageous to the Muslims, and to quiet his disgruntled followers had promised them massive spoils in the near future. Khaybar offered that…