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A recommended article in the Times of India

Reader comment on item: Are Muslims Fatalists?

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 20, 2015 at 15:22

Dear Dr Pipes,

The Times of India is one of the most circulated Engllish language newspapers in India. Usually, I will not cite this newspaper for neutral and objective reporting but a recent blog by Swapan Dasgupta in Times Of India is worth reading. The author describes his brief visit to Jerusalem and says how he was able to visit sacred places shared by different religions except the places claimed as sacred by Muslims/Palestinians. The case is point was that while most religions are willing to share, Palestinians want exclusive ccontrol. The author also make a brief comparison between Jerusalem and Varanasi (a comparison that should elate almost the entire modern humanity).

I thought your readers might enjoy reading this blog: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/right-and-wrong/o-jerusalem-blend-of-faith-and-politics-is-explosive-here/. Articles such as this are needed to create a moderate and modern subsection in the Islamic world.


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