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Submitted by larrylee (China), Mar 26, 2012 at 22:27

Jerusalem has been the sacred city of the Jews, mentioned many times in the Old Testament, and taken up by the ensuing Christians as a holy place where their saviour Jesus Christ (a Jew) existed. All of this occurred historically long before Islam was a twinkle in Muhamad's eye and predates any claims made by them to Jerusalem. On top of this fact, there is absolutely no mention of the word Jerusalem in the Quran, mostly because the focus was on Medina and then Mecca. Jerusalem only came about as an affront to the Jews when Muhamad wanted to hurt them.

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