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in response to reader comment: elizabeth

Submitted by Ahmad (United States), Jun 10, 2006 at 17:01

According to what Mr Pipes wrote, and I will quote, "Each time Jerusalem has emerged as a focal point of Muslim religious and political interest since the seventh century, it has been in response to specific utilitarian needs. When Jerusalem served Muslim theological or political purposes, the city grew in Muslim esteem and emotions. When those needs lapsed, Muslim interest promptly waned. This cyclical pattern has repeated itself six times over 14 centuries."

Muslims for centuries have used "Islamic Holy places" as an excuse for war, when they themselves hold no value to it until an outside force ( usually non-muslims) gain control of a specific region they once held. And again it is no secret Muslims believe once a nation or city has been under Islamic control it can never go back to what it was whether it be pagan, jewish, or christian. Islam does this all over the world.

Hope that clarifies my point.


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