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Is Allah God?

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Submitted by EC (United States), Jun 28, 2005 at 09:56

The God=Allah equation means that, however hostile political relations may be, a common "children of Abraham" bond does exist and its exploration can one day provide a basis for interfaith comity. Jewish-Christian dialogue has made great strides and Jewish-Christian-Muslim trialogue could as well.

Before that can happen, however, Muslims must first recognize the validity of alternate approaches to the one God. That means leaving behind the supremacism, extremism, and violence of the current Islamist phase.
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"Jewish-Christian dialogue has made great strides"
Well actually is hasn't as witnessed by the enthusiastic response to hostility to Israel as expressed in divestment from Israel from those very segments of Christianity--mostly liberal--which have engaged in this so called dialogue. Jewish participants also came from the liberal side, many of whom had deJudaicized core elements of Jewish beliefs and practices to lose its distinctiveness and/or to resemble Christianity

Many evangelical Christians--who until recently had limited dialogue with Jews--have come out strongly for Israel for a number of reasons. Those most open to this segment of Christianity have been the Orthodox Jews, many of whom do not participate in other interfaith forums for a variety of reasons.

Feel good, make nice babbling is meaningless; all peoples do not have the same moral, historical and pychological equivalenceies towards each other.

"Before that can happen, however, Muslims must first recognize the validity of alternate approaches to the one God."

This same statement can apply to all Christians.
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