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Names of Jerusalem

Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

Submitted by Ben Small (United States), Jan 16, 2006 at 00:13

'One comparison makes this point most clearly: Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur'an "as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta"—which is to say, not once.'

Perhaps you need to read Names of Jerusalem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Jerusalem

Then cross reference those names with the documents you have mentioned.

See Al-Quds for instance? ...

'The city being of such evidently minor religious importance, why does it now loom so large for Muslims, to the point that a Muslim Zionism seems to be in the making across the Muslim world? Why do Palestinian demonstrators take to the streets shouting "We will sacrifice our blood and souls for you, Jerusalem" and their brethren in Jordan yell "We sacrifice our blood and soul for Al-Aqsa"? Why does King Fahd of Saudi Arabia call on Muslim states to protect "the holy city [that] belongs to all Muslims across the world"? Why did two surveys of American Muslims find Jerusalem their most pressing foreign policy issue?'

Try Occams Razor; because it HAS significant importance, both religiously, and as their future capital. Why is London significant to the British; Washington DC to Americans, ....... you get the picture.

Ben Small
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