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The Hajj

Reader comment on item: Arguing over "Jihad and the Professors"

Submitted by Yosef Stern (Israel), Feb 6, 2003 at 10:02

In a letter to the editor in Commentary,THOMAS S. FERGUSON, Manhattan College ,Riverdale, New York wrote:

" In recent history, who has tried to prevent Muslims from performing their duties? ... and Israel, which until recently forbade Palestinians to make the hajj. "

I seem to remember that it was the Saudi authorities who prevented Israeli Arabs from the pilgrimage until recently. Am I mistaken?

Yosef Stern, Mitzpe Yeriho, Israel

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