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Two thumbs up from a student of Islamic archeology in Israel

Reader comment on item: If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam?

Submitted by Marnina Herrmann (Israel), Oct 23, 2004 at 15:23

I have just recently started studying Islamic Archeology in Israel at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and already after the first class I have realized how fabricated the Islamic connection to Jerusalem is. As the university is secular and has a large Muslim population, classes are taught on the premise that Jerusalem is a holy city, but to someone who sees Judaism's intense connection to the city, I realized that there was something very superficial with the Islamic claims of Jerusalem's holiness. This article even further illustrates that fabrication, and says things that would never be said in the university setting and I wholeheartedly commend Pipes for that.
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