Recently Spengler wrote something that opened up for me a new possibility that could explain the rabid, inexplicable hatred of Muslims for Israel and the Jews. Here is the quote:
Islamic governments cannot accept the return of the Jews to Zion according to Biblical prophecy, for this would question the Koran's claim to be a final revelation to supplant the Judeo-Christian scriptures.
That is, if ancient Jewish prophecy were being fulfilled now, the Koran - which came after those old prophecies and contradicted them - could not possibly be what it claims to be: the last word on prophecy.
That could also explain why Muslims deny that there was ever any Jewish temple on the Temple Mount, where the Dome of the Rock Mosque stands now - to the point that they go to great lengths to thwart any tunneling beneath the Mount by archeologists looking for artifacts from the three previous Jewish temples ( Solomon's Temple, the smaller temple built by the returning Jewish exiles 70 years after Solomon's Temple was destroyed, and Herod's temple of the time of Jesus, later destroyed by the Romans.)
There are other reasons they hate the Jews, even if they are not as basic as undermining the very foundation of Islam.
One is that the nation of Israel is so successful, while Muslim nations are mostly unsuccessful. It is also that they are so unsuccessful in comparison with so many other countries and cultures. In fact, Spengler has written that
The Arabs are a failing people, I have argued in earlier studies (see Crisis of faith in the Muslim world Asia Times Online, October 31 and November 5, 2005).It is not only the triumph of globalized Western culture over traditional society that threatens them, but the ascendancy of Asia. Last week's food riots in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East bring the point home. Arabs are hungry because Chinese are rich enough to eat meat, and buy vast quantities of grain to feed to pigs and chickens.
If the rise in Asian protein consumption portends a permanently higher plateau of food prices, the consequences are dire for populations living on state subsidies, from Morocco to Algeria to Cairo to Gaza. A people that have no hope also have nothing to lose.
Spengler quotes Anwar Sadat, former President of Egypt,
...who famously said that Egypt was the only state in the Middle East, calling the others "tribes with flags". They are more like hotels that rent rooms to a varied clientele, including some who abet terrorism.
But while there are so many other causes of feelings of humiliation and resentment from apparent backwardness in comparison to other nations, that would not compare to the potential of the return of the Jews to Israel to undermins the very foundations of belief in Islam. That would call out the most determined resistance and fury of all.