Iran Deal and the Hudaybiyyah Precedent

What President Obama gave us is not a peace, but a treacherous hudna, a deceitful truce.  It is hard to believe that no one in the State Department knew this; and even harder to believe that Obama himself, who was educated in a Muslim school in Indonesia, did not know this. This should be ground for impeachment.

So what is a hudna?

Mohammed, after he started preaching Islam, was driven out of his hometown Mecca to Medina. He soon took over Medina, which was originally a Jewish city named Yathrib, and slaughtered the Jewish community.  Yathrib's name derived from Moses' Midianite father-in-law Jethro. which in Hebrew is Yithro.

The city of Medina ... had originally been settled by Jewish tribes from the north, especially the Banu Nadir and Banu Quraiza. ... Medina, or, as it was known before Islam, Yathrib, had no form of stable government at all. ... as soon as the Arabs had attained unity through the agency of Muhammad they attacked and ultimately eliminated the Jews. - Bernard Lewis, as quoted by

It original name, Yathrib, bespeaks of a Hebrew origin.

After taking over Yathrib, now Medina, Mohammed struck south to attack Mecca, to get revenge on those who had driven him out. However, the Meccans were too powerful.

So Mohammed signed a truce, a hudna, for ten years: The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah.

Mohammed used the time to re-arm; and broke the hudna at the first opportunity, using a minor incident as an excuse to invade an unsuspecting Meccan populace.

Less than two years after making a treaty with the people of Mecca, Muhammad returned with an army and took the city by surprise. - The Myths of Mohammed

That is a hudna. A dishonest ten-year truce, made only to buy time, and broken at the first available opportunity.

And what kind of treaty has Obama signed with Iran?  A ten year treaty, which gives the Iranians time to get a nuke, and which has escape clauses allowing the treaty to be broken at the Iranians’ convenience, over minor issues.

Iranian and American officials ended a round of high-level nuclear talks here on Monday considering a proposal that would strictly limit, for at least 10 years ... New York Times

Muslims, using the example of their prophet, feel morally obliged to limit any treaty with the infidel to 10 years. Since jihad is an article of faith, no treaty exceeding the 10-year limit set by the illiterate prophet can be made. How amazing that the State Department obliged them.

In the past, Hamas had offered to sign peace deals with Israel for ten years -- but not longer. The Israelis, many of whom can read Arabic, know the line of camel dung being offered, and refuse to accept.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has dismissed as ridiculous a proposal from the main Palestinian militant group, Hamas, to declare a 10-year truce if the Jewish state withdraws from territory occupied since 1967.

Top Hamas official Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi told Reuters late on Sunday Hamas had come to the conclusion that it was "difficult to liberate all our land at this stage, so we accept a phased liberation". - Reuters, 2004

Muslims will sometimes admit it. Hudnas are only stalling tactics. They are willing to work in phases.

Most of all, a hudna is never meant to be kept. At best, from our viewpoint, the peace lasts only ten years. In practice, however, it would be broken at the first available opportunity, using Mohammed's Treaty of Hudaybiyyah as the sacred precedent.

Of course, when Western reporters hear the Arabs cry peace, few realize that the word being used, "hudna," means deceitful truce. Arab translators are happy to provide the reporters with the Western translation, but the Arab street knows what is meant. It is a practice sanctified by the Great Muslim Molester himself, and therefore is the standard for all Muslims to imitate.

More amazing yet, the State Department allowed the Iranians multi-faceted escape clauses in the treaty to break the "hudna" at the first available opportunity.

A close reading of the P5+1 deal shows that Iran could easily defect whenever it wants. - Haaretz

The treaty will allow Iran to exit the deal at will, using the slightest of perceived infractions as an excuse. A new Treaty of Hudaybiyyah for the mullahs of Teheran.

Nonie Darwish, here at American Thinker, noted the same problems, albeit in more depth.  Obama has written the treaty to comply with Islamic Law. This treaty could have been written by Mohammed himself.

 It is inconceivable that no one in the State Department knew this. It is inconceivable that Obama did not know this. And, if they did not know, it is inconceivable that they could be called competent.

Hence, the necessary requirements for impeachment.

Obama has all but pre-ordained war.

The Sunni Saudis, who know a hudna when they see it, will look to buy a nuclear missile from Pakistan, if only to protect themselves from Shi'a Iran.

What the press is not telling us is that the oil fields in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iraq are in Shi'a dominated areas.  Though Saudi Arabia is dominantly Sunni, its oil fields are in Shi'a majority provinces. Bahrain is run by a Sunni minority.

[T]he concentrations of Shia Islamic peoples, in the Persian Gulf, are in the same areas as the oil fields and petroleum infrastructures. - Shia Islam and oil geopolitics

This is about oil. Obama knows it. Iran knows it. And once Shi'a Iran has a nuke, Iran will control the world's oil.

Obama has just turned the Mideast into a nuclear arena.

Is there a Republican Congressman or Senator with enough guts to call for impeachment?  Of course, they won't succeed, but it will air the complaints, and might wake up the Congress to shoot down the hudna.

Is our press this stupid?  Are our politicians so fearful of being called "racist" that they are afraid to go after Obama? If so, if they won't move to impeachment -- which may be fruitless, as Biden would have to go also.  But at least that would remove the charge of racism.  At least have the guts to vote down this treaty. Fight tooth and nail to stop it.  Really fight!  Don't just go through the motions.

This is not even about Israel. This is about world peace. 

The mullahs in Iran would never even have come to the table unless they were weak. They were on the verge of collapse until Obama freed up some sanctions. Personally, I think Obama is doing this to punish Israel for not agreeing to his peace deal; but that is another article.

For God's sake:  Fight this treaty!

Mike Konrad is the pen name of an American who is not Jewish, Latin, nor Arab. He runs a website,, where he discusses the subculture of Arabs in Latin America. He wishes his Spanish were better.

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