March Against the Judaization of Jerusalem

I got this from Pamela Gellar.

The new Islamic supremacist rulers of Egypt have given their blessing to a “million man march” against the “Judaization” of Jerusalem.

This is particularly galling. Jerusalem is Jewish and is mentioned well over 700 times in the Bible. Jerusalem is our Jewish identity, which is why the Palestinian Muslims are so rabid in their pursuit to steal it.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the quran.

A march against the “Judaization” of Jerusalem is a march against the Jewish people. They are inextricably tied.

Considering that Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish religion and culture since King David captured it from the Jebusites around 1000 BC, I would say that they are about 3000 years too late.

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She is not quite correct in saying that Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran. The name never appears, but in sura 17, there is a description of Mohammad’s “Night Journey“, in which he has a vision, or really travels, up to Heaven. He is taken by Buraq, a winged horse (Pegasus?), first to the al-Aqsa Mosque or the Farthest Mosque and from there up to the seven Heavens where he meets various prophets and Allah. For whatever reason the al-Aqsa Mosque is considered to be in Jerusalem.

It is actually not too surprising that these people wouldn’t know too much about the actual history of Jerusalem. One of the features of the Koran which make it particularly difficult to read is the near complete absence of any historical context. Various prophets, such as Abraham, Moses, or Jesus are mentioned but without any clue as to who any of them actually are, when they lived, or their relationship to each other. Jews are mentioned but you would never know that they lived in Israel, or anywhere, or the Koran was your only source.

3 thoughts on “March Against the Judaization of Jerusalem”

  1. Muslims believe that all biblical prophets, whether Christian or Jewish, were Muslim and that there was a worldwide Jewish conspiracy to eliminate Islam from history. This is actually the first or second sura, I’ve read it myself.

    Which explains a lot about why they are such a screwed up people. They completely rewrite history and leave no room for reinterpretation and progress, unlike Judaism and Christianity. Judaism and Christianity can accept that the Creation story was never meant as a scientific document, and is meant to show the power of G-d. Islam can’t.


    1. One major difference between the Bible and Koran is that much of the Bible is historical narrative while the Koran has almost no historical context. This is why there are such mistakes in it such as confusing Mary the mother of Jesus with Miriam the sister of Moses or telling the story of Pharoah ordering his chief minister Haman, to build the Tower of Babel. It shouldn’t be too confusing, then to understand why the mob wouldn’t realize the significance of Jerusalem to Judaism.

      I think the sura you are thinking of is the first one which ends:

      6. Show us the straight way.

      7. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

      (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 1)

      The ones who Allah is angry with and those who go astray are the Jews and Christians. This sura is repeated often during the day in prayers. So much for tolerance.

      I don’t recall where any specific mention of a Jewish conspiracy is found but it is made clear throughout the Koran that the Jews are lying about Allah’s revelations, mostly when they disagree with Mohammed.


  2. Because the Koran was written as poetry, the exact translation becomes very confusing. The Jews are not mentioned specifically, and I’d have to go back and recheck the direct translation (which I won’t do right now as I’m going to bed soon), but the context is quite clear and impossible to misinterpret, and many Muslims, including so-called ‘intellectual’ Muslims have confirmed the meaning of the passage in the first sura; that there is a worldwide Jewish conspiracy. Christians are also implicated in the conspiracy.


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