People who live in glass houses should not throw stones

The letter by Brian Josselwitz “If Councillor would think first” 6TH August is extremely ironic.

His letter suggests that Brian has never read the Torah, Bible, Quran or any history text book. It also suggests that whilst Brian may be a active Zionist he is ill-informed about Jewish history. For example, the Torah, Bible and Quran mention the Jewish tribes etc. if Brian is unaware of the fact that there were twelve tribes then he needs to read any book on Jewish history.

His response to my theory on bloodlines and especially noble bloodlines contradicts what Brian himself states in a letter “Israeli as a nationality” dated December 30th 2017 in the Argus. Brian wrote “God would help the Jews; after all we are his Chosen people”. Not my words but Brian’s.

Now, Brian must explain what he meant by using the word “Chosen”?

I know what God says because I read the Torah, Bible and Quran to understand what God says.

According to Jewish tradition the twelve tribes are: Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh. The tribes are descended from Jacob. This is confirmed by the Bible and Islamic scholars. So how is it that Brian does not know this fact.

The Quran is also clear, God created tribes and nations so that people may learn to know each other.

So to deny the existence of tribes and nations is unwise.

My point was and is that God states that no tribe or nation is superior accept the individual who is best in piety. This implies, humility, dignity, generosity of spirit and so on. These qualities are the opposite of racism, tribalism and oppressing others.

Talking about the reality that we are all equal whilst millions believe they are “Chosen” is a contradiction that must be explained. We cannot pretend that all is well when it is clearly not.

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress