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What Muslim holy sites?

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Submitted by Kattey (United States), Dec 15, 2007 at 21:34

Mohammed didn't ascend into heaven from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. He had been dead 50+ years by the time the Dome was completed in 691 CE. Mohammed never visited Jerusalem, Jerusalem was not the distant mosque mentioned in the Quran. In fact, Allah tells Muslims that Israel is the Land of the Jews, Quran, chapter 13, 100-104.

The Muslims' claims to the Holy Land of the Jews and Christians are based on fairy tales. Arab/Muslim history is whatever they say it is--it has nothing to do with reality. The Jews lived in Israel almost 2000 years before Mohammed was born, the Christians 700 years before. Yet today it ends up the Muslims are calling the Jews and Christians interlopers and not the Muslims, whose hordes took it by _force_ in the 7th century.

There are one billion Jews and Christians who consider Israel their holy land. The Muslims have their holy land in Arabia. The original number of Arab residents in Palestine was about 700,000 when the Jewish state was founded. Now they claim to be five million, and there's no room for them. This is an Arab/Muslim issue they must solve.

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