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Will Contentions About Second Domed Masjid in Jerusalem Transfer to Mt Moriah

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 20, 2022 at 16:33

In Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock remains a focal point of religious contention; yet a remodelled mosque nearby has garnered attention from some conservative religious sources that its rebuilding is considered an affront to the idea that there is only one Islamic place of worship allowed; that contining to permit work on an unpermitted addition to the second golden dome represents somehow an overture to renewed hostilites that emanate from the Temple Mount. Couple this with the issues of Sheikh Jarrah and how this precipitated the 'Eleven Days of May' last year, do we err in thinking that all of this may, once again, precipitate more rivalries concerning whose religious rule needs protection: and how does Israel expect peace when it cannot guarantee religious liberty?

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