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Religous role for Jerusalem for Muslims too

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Submitted by LT (Canada), Mar 27, 2011 at 20:59

Nonetheless there is one way in which Muslim domination of Jerusalem serves a religious purpose not just a political one: it allows Muslims to treat Jerusalem in the opposite way they treat Mecca, so the humiliation of one has a religious foil in the exultation of the other. If Jerusalem prospers (e.g. under alien domination) Mecca suffers.

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