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in response to reader comment: Brother Raqib, could you please answer at least some of my questions?

Submitted by Raqib Ahmed Asif (Bangladesh), Jan 3, 2007 at 13:07

As you wrote, "How do you explain that in the "loving" Muslim countries almost no Jews are left? Can you?".

Let me tell you something, but before that I would ask you to get some knowledge about the Jewish History from your history professor, how the Islamic Empire shown religious tolerance towards Jewish community? While we are talking about the Jewish history, brother Moshe you can't ignore history. Sultan Saladin's and Sultan Beyajid's tolerance towards Jewish community.

Answering your first question. Most of the 25,000 Turkish Jews living in Turkey today are the ancestors of those banished Spanish jews by Queen Isabella and Ferdinand. They have adapted their religion and customs which they brought from Spain some 500 years ago and continued to live most comfortably with their own schols, hospitals, old people's homes, cultural association and newspaper. Don't you remember when Sultan Mehmet allowed the Christians and the Jews to live freely in Constantinople. There are many Jews living in Morocco, Yemen, Dubai even Syria and Lebanon.

Brother Moshe, these are not my words by these are the words of Middle East Specialist, Edward Said and Karen Armstrong and many Jewish journalists. As you wrote, "But for some "mysterious" reason, and at the same time, you are also justifying your Islamist terrorist brothers who are sworn to destroy the State of Israel and to chase away (in the "good case") or exterminate its Jewish population. Here you owe us a real good explanation!". It would be very wise if you dont use ""Islamist terrorist"", because you dont know what "Islam" is? I never discriminated your religion, when "YOUR" religion has asked you to live in peace with the people of the other religion. With the people who worship the God of Abraham. Muslims worship God of Abraham, Christians worship God of Abraham.

Are you living in peace together with muslim brother and christians brother? Who threw them out from their home. You make difficulties when a muslim goes to the Dome of Rock to pray by surrounding the mosque with barbwire. Rabbi Dovi Weiss has said: "The Jewish people are commanded by Almighty God to live in peace with all peoples and nations on the face of the globe. Our agenda is simple It is to humbly worship the Creator at all times. As Torah Jews we are called upon to feel and express our sense of compassion when any person or group of human beings suffers."

As far history goes, The Great Roman Empire, The Great Greek Empire, The Great Egyptian Empire, The Babylonian empire perished, why? because it was built by suppressing group of race. Similarly the State of Israel was built by the blood of palestines and by your suppression. The State of Israel will not last long, it will perished because Jewish people are deceived by Zionist. How many times the Jewish people violated God's law. When they worshipped the golden calf during Prophet Moses times and crucified jesus Christ according to Christianity.

The State of Israel we see today is completely opposite of the State of Israel under Prophet David and Solomon. These are the mysterious reasons. Go to a Rabbi, he can explain you better. Thanks for greeting me Eid-ul-Azha, it would be better if you say the same thing to a Palestinian young girl, who's home got demolished by Israeli bulldozers and F-16. Allah hafez.

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