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WRONG Samer- JERUSALEM is NEVER mentioned in the Quran!!

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 1, 2008 at 16:27

Samer, I don't quite get the thread of your logic, what does the BBC and 'very old pictures' have to do with anything? Is a picture not accurate depending on the date it was taken? Just curious... I could go into the fact that Jews were escaping with their lives out of Hitler's Germany at the time and that the British were actually turning them away at the shores of Haifa, but that is another topic...

Meanwhile, you have not proven satisfactorily that Jerusalem is mentioned anywhere in the Quran. You can hypothesize about different names for it all you want, and make indirect inferences, but the FACT remains that the WORD 'JERUSALEM' (as it has been known for over 2500 years) is NOT WRITTEN in the Quran.

As for 'lowest' vs. 'farthest', it makes no difference at all. If you translate 'Al Aqsa' to the lowest or the farthest- the fact remains that the mosque was built on the ruins of the great JEWISH temple of Jerusalem long AFTER Mohammed's death, so the relationship is impossible based on FACT.

And the notion that the holiest place to the Jews, the Western wall of the temple that was left standing, belongs to Muslims because (please try not to laugh) Mohammed's HORSE 'Burak' was tethered to it during his Magical Mystical Midnite Journey up to see everyone in the clouds, is the most ludicrous of all.

I suggest you try to pry open your biased, rote teachings and let the sun shine in Samer.

Good luck!

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