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.
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.
- Million Men to March in Cairo Against “Judaization” of Jerusalem (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- HAMAS’ Million Man March in Cairo Against “Judaization” of Jerusalem (barenakedislam.wordpress.com)