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Moderate Moslems?

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Submitted by Irene Faulkes (Australia), Nov 5, 2006 at 16:54

Muslims around the world agree on one thing: They all despise Israel and the Jews. If a person travels anywhere in the world and asks a Muslims about Israel and the Jews, all Muslims will have a negative opinion concerning the Jewish state. This is because the Islamic holy book, the Koran, states that the Jews are "swine" and that God turned some of the Jews into monkeys. This is taught in mosques and Islamic schools around the world.

The fact that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are the third holiest sites in the Islamic religion, and that Jews and Christians surround it, is a major conflict in the theology of the Muslims. According to Islamic theology, there should be no Christians or Jews in any area that is or has been Islamic controlled and marked with a major mosque. From 1517 to 1917, the Turks (Muslims) controlled all of Palestine, but the British seized the nation in 1917.

Because America is a staunch ally of Israel, the Muslims see America as having an ulterior motive for being in the Middle East, and that is to help protect Israel from dangerous dictators, such as Saddam Hussein. In the Arab world there are always numerous conspiracy theories that swirl from city to city and nation to nation. For some reason, the common people are very suspicious of those from western countries and believe they are linked to the CIA or some hidden government organization.

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