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Submitted by Tim (United States), Jun 29, 2005 at 15:09

Daniel, I agree that linguistically you can make the case that the God of Israel and Allah are one in the same. But conceptually the case falls short. The God of Israel made Himself known to Abraham first through revelation, then through the law as given to Moses. Allah was selected from an array of pagan gods and named the one true god by Mohammed. Even if you accept the idea that the words of the Koran were given directly to Mohammed by God, the concept that "Allah"--as represented by the statue of Allah worshipped by the pagan Arabs, has yet to be demonstrated.
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