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Not yer Ahmed :)

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Submitted by true believer (India), Jun 30, 2006 at 11:00

Ishmael could not have been the promised son because the promise was made to Abraham and Sarah. Hagar is mentioned merely as Egyptian as per the Jewish scriptures. She was conveniently "made" Arab later. Abraham had one more wife called Keturah who bore him many more children including sons. Torah also clearly mentions that Issac was taken for sacrifice at Moria while Koran does not explicitely mention any name.

Israel begins with Jacob, the younger son of Issac who was the son of Abraham. Jacob was also known as Israel. It was this lineage that produced the twelve tribes of Israel and all the prophets, judges and kings.

Mohammed does not really fit into this picture, nor does his actions match those of a prophet. I do not have anything personal against Islam or you, these are the facts. Even I share your frustration when I see people hating each other. Any way irrespective of our faiths, we all are connected to each other as humans :) Just go through this site http://arabsforisrael.com and read some of the articles. I am sure you will really love it.

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