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How about reciprocal rights also to.......Jews?

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Dec 29, 2006 at 03:51

"The Muslim demand is all very reasonable – but only if Muslims permit reciprocal rights to Christians"

Dr.Pipes, I agree with you, but I think that in your list of places of worship which were "Islamized" and turned into mosques by the Muslim invaders, somehow you forgot to include the Temple Mount in Jerusalem where the prayer of Jews is strictly forbidden out of fear of Muslim "sensitivities", in spite of formal "Israeli control" over it.

And it does have some real significance also for Jews! In case somebody doesn't know, the Temple Mount is the most sacred place for the Jewish People, where The Temple of God built by King Solomon, and before its destruction also The Second Temple resided.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

There is no parallel here, as Muslims have had continuous access to the Temple Mount, and so are not asking for something new, as in Cordoba.

Further, I am not sure what you are getting at - that in return for Muslim access to the Temple Mount, Jews should have access to a sanctity under Muslim control? Which sanctities would those be?

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