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Reader comment on item: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
in response to reader comment: Re: The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem

Submitted by T. Carr (United Kingdom), May 18, 2007 at 10:28

"If anyone has killed one person it is as
if he had killed the whole mankind" - The Holy Quran 5:32

If you actually read al'Quran you will see that in this passage you will see that mohamed (SAW) is refering to G-ds instructions to Jews "we prescribed for the Children of Israel" precedes the above words. The passage continues to say (as Mohamed (SAW) so often did) that the jews, in spite of clear evidence from G-d and his earlier messengers continued to commit sins and transgressions. In the next passage 5:33 Mohamed (SAW) continues by saying that thosewho fight Allah and his messenger face the 'just' punishment, to be killed or crucified or to have alternate hands and feet cut off (this in several translations is made clear to be a humiliation as well as physical punishment) then worse awaits them after death.

This was all 'revealed' in Medina and against a backdrop of increasing dissafection among Medinas Jews who originally sheltered the mujahiroun (muslim emigrants from Mecca) but eventually grew to fear domination by Mohamad (SAW) as his power grew and he sought to consolidate his increasing control over Medina. The whole point of this public revelation was to warn the Jews of medina not to oppose him and to bolster his own followers against attempts by Jewish religious figures to make them question Mohameds (SAW) revelations.

Obtuse or disingenuous misrepresentation of divine revelations is a charge Mohamed (SAW)directed at Jews and Christians.

base your argument on facts and honesty rather than cherry picking snippets of others rhetoric to support a partisan stance you have pre chosen and perhaps in as little as a generation Jerusalem can have a peace of sorts, perhaps even enough so that Palestinian 'militants' can 'help it' when they choose to blow up 7 year old girls at a birthday party, and the israeli airforce can 'help it' when they decide to blow up the car of the man who cant help recruiting more and more 'cant help it' bombers.


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