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Why Struggles in Islam Cannot be Abated

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 16, 2021 at 19:46

Reader Prashant's observation about Islam and its mostly strict adherence to the 'rule of Islamic law' is decidedly characteristic to this observer after many years of studying the 'Crusader' mentality of post-Middle Ages attempts to retake Jerusalem and why it seemed to be the impossible task; wondering for a long time why and only recently arriving at the answer. Islam cannot change because it has no where else to go.
The Temple Mount was appropriated in the Middle Ages by the Islamic hordes (times of the Gentiles) after the destruction by the Romans and the Romans had no idea what to do with the wreckage. When Christianity was Romanized and the message of the Messiah purged through prideful religious anti-Semitism to institute replacement theology, the door was opened to the ultimate replacement religious mentality of Islam and of all things, Hebrew Scripture was fulfilled for the duration as Muslim administrations attempted to remake Israel into an Arab-based (though Persian influenced) culture.
All of this ended with the WW I actions deposing the Ottoman rule with a distinctly European (post-Roman) attitude that appeared to assuage the inequities of a deposed Jewish society; but due to the still strong Islamic influences of the region, the struggle of the rebirth of Israel still captured the fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah. The Islamic influences remain diffident, if not totally and inherently hostile.
To reader Prashant's point, this is not likely to change anytime soon; until they have no more choices left. Then what? Islam will finally realize they cannot do it all by themselves and then the final compromise will be revealed. Wait for it; the preparations are already in place, only the timing remains to be finessed.

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