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Circular logic of Islamists and more hyocrisy

Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: Jerusalem is important to Islam, not for political, but on theological grounds

Submitted by Prashant (United States), May 28, 2011 at 13:29

So the reader Asad believes that according to Islamic tradition a prayer in Jerusalem is thousand times more valuable than a prayer at any other place. And he also states that Torah does not say that Jerusalem should be an exclusive place for Israel (or Jews). Finally, if I recall correctly, Islamic tradition explicitly says that non Muslims are not permitted to enter mecca.

When will we get tired of Islamist's hypocrisy and circular logic? How long will it take for us to create a tradition so a Hindu, SIkh, or Christian prayaer in Mecca becomes a trillion times more valuable than a prayer any where else? And how long will it take to create such a tradition when you are not even allowed to enter that city? And if the compilers/writers of Torah were more spiritual and less political so they forgot to ban all people other than Jews from Jerusalem, should they be punished for their humanity?

Islam's biggest enemy is not the west or Hindus or Jews. Islam's biggest enemy is its own hypocrisy. If you apply standards unsymmetrically and if you routinely break the golden rule, you will very quickly need violence to defend yourself and in this age of instant communication, you will fall apart very quickly. That is what is happening.


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