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Muslims don't regard nowaday Jews as "the real Jews", so favorable views in Quran are irrelevant.

Reader comment on item: Why Palestinian Delusions Persist
in response to reader comment: Allah is a Zionist!

Submitted by Motke (Israel), Dec 8, 2017 at 08:45

It's true that the Quran has a few nice things to say about Jews (and their right to the land of Israel), but this is largely irrelevant today because:

** 1 **

Muslims, due to the politicization of Islam, consider the Jews of today as fake. As, en masse, having no ancestral linkage to the "real Jews" of the past. For example, they see them as Khazars.

(Muslims conveniently ignore that fact that most of the Jews in Israel aren't European but come from Arab countries. BTW, this view, of the fakeness of the Jews, is also prevalent among Christians in the USA (mainly among black Christians) and I suspect this American view made its way back to the Islamic world.)

** 2 **

Muslims say the Jews corrupted the text of the Torah, and by this forfeited their covenant with God (a covenant which includes the claim to the land of Israel).

(Muslims don't provide a proof for this corruption, and ignore the story about Mohammad himself respecting a Torah scroll once presented to him.)

** 3 **

Muslims point out that many Jews nowadays are secular and therefore have forfeited their covenant with God.

(One could reply that this problem (secularism) is something to be sorted out between the two parties involved (God and the Jews), and that Muslims should mind their own business. Another thing: the proportion of religious Jews in the Israeli population is actually growing.)


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