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Reader comment on item: If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam?
in response to reader comment: all non sense by a non sense mind

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 6, 2017 at 17:26

Dear Dr Pipes, A reader of your's, Zeeshan Ali, from Pakistan came up with a beautifully novel but very conceited argument in 2007 telling us why Jerusalem should be sacred to Muslims. Mr Ali said that any place that is sacred to any religion is so sacred that it should be sacred to every one including Muslims. So, as per Mr Ali, Jerusalem should be sacred to Muslims by definition.

What an innocent argument! And how conceited! How beautifully an Islamic mind can think! Since no one is checking, anything will fly. Mr Ali forgot that by his argument Mecca should be a sacred place for polytheists. I should be able to make a cow temple in Mecca where I can pray to holy cows. Mecca, after all, was the host to an interfaith temple before all this drama started. Unfortunately, non-Muslims are not even allowed entry in Mecca let alone pray or preach. How can anyone argue with hypocrisy? After the golden rule is sacrificed, nothing can stand. How can it?

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