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Soomro's argument is undefeatable

Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
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Submitted by Sunil (United States), Apr 19, 2009 at 12:51

Imdad Ali Soomro has come up with the most nefarious way to defend Islamic claim on Jerusalem. He has conceded that historically Jerusalem belonged to Jews. But rather than agreeing to lose the argument on historical grounds, he has produced the most despicable and bigoted way to defend Islamic designs on Jerusalem. He has essentially said that Jews are not doing the job right and so Jerusalem belongs to Islam. The problem with this argument is that it can be universally applied to stake Islam's claim on almost anything. Yes, there are problems in New York but it does not mean that New York belongs to Islam.

And, carrying the argument in the other direction: Pakistan is in deep trouble. In fact, in spite of the petro-dollars, 90% of the Islamic lands are in deep trouble. Prophets are being killed in these lands (in fact Prophets cannot even be born anymore if you must believe the Islamic dictum), and God's virtues are not being followed either. Can the Jews, Christians, Buddists, and Hindus bring new managements to these failed states? If we go by Soomro's argument, they should.


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