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Reader comment on item: One Cheer for Obama's Arab-Israeli Policy
in response to reader comment: Jewish People be allowed back to Mecca/Medinah

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kafiristan (Australia), Oct 14, 2009 at 17:02

James writes: "why not allowed Jews back to Mecca or Medinah as they lived before. .......If the arabs cannot accept this, than why claim the east Jerusalem ? "

James you obviously do not know your Islamic history. East Jerusalem (and for that matter all of Jerusalem) is claimed because that is where Mohammed flew to from Arabia in a few seconds on the back of a winged donkey-like creature with the face and breasts of a woman called a 'buraq' . This was during his famous night trip - to the 'furthest mosque' (before any mosques had been built in Mecca and Medina).

"In the time it takes for a drop of water to spill from a tipped over jug, Mohammed flew, in a dream, to El-Aksa (the furthest place). He flew on a winged horse named El-Buraq which had the face and breasts of a woman and the tail of a peacock. El-Buraq landed on the rock upon which it was believed Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac as G-d's ultimate test of Abraham's faithfulness. (The Muslims maintain that it was Ishmael, son of the Abraham's Egyptian concubine Hagar who was to sacrificed.) This giant horse was tethered for a period of time on the Rock or foundation stone of the Holy Jewish Temple, leaving a hoofprint on the Rock. Then Buraq leapt to the 7th Heaven where Mohammed purportedly met all the ancient Jewish prophets (including J...s) and received their blessings as the last Prophet of Allah. Then (in the dream) he returned to Mecca as the last authorized prophet of Allah.(6 Koran Sura 17:1)"

Given such convincing proof - how can anyone doubt the veracity of these claims?





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