Many contemporary Islamic scholars Mohammed Abu Zayd and Abdul Hadi Palazzi are claiming that it is the false Palestinian claim to Jerusalem that is causing the current violent rifts in Islam. Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon and the Sahel region in Africa are just a few examples where Islam is committing self-inflicting atrocities. Scholars are suggesting that such immoral behavior will continue until the false Palestinian claims to Jerusalem are erased from the current Islamic narrative.
Endorsing such views are confirmed by the Qur’an in Sura 3.26 .
“O God, King of the Kingdom, Thou givest the Kingdom to whom Thou pleases”.
Clearly no Palestinians come into this category whereas the Jewish people are undoubtedly the recipients and once more we see how the false narrative of Palestinian claims is diametrically opposed to the Quranic demands.
Sheikh Palazzi secretary general of the European Muslim Assembly and the Khalifah for Europe of the Sufi Order stated thus.
“God wanted to give Abraham a double blessing through Ishmael and through Isaac, and ordered that Ishmael’s descendants should live in the desert of Arabia and Isaac’s in Canaan. The Qur’an recognizes the Land of Israel as the heritage of the Jews and it explains that, before the Last Judgement, Jews will return to dwell there. This prophecy has been fulfilled”.
Islamic scholars from previous centuries realized and scribed for time immemorial the absurd, irreligious propaganda linking the importance and relevance of Jerusalem to Islam. Most notable of such learned men were Yaqut 1179-1229, Ibn Taymiya, 1263-1328 and Ibn Qayyim al – Jawziya, 1292-1350. Ironically the monster of Libya, Gaddafi, at a meeting of Arab leaders in March 2001, mocked the Arab Palestinian leadership for their false connection to Jerusalem.
Ibn Tamiyyah 1263-1328, one of the most revered scholars in Islam wrote thus:
‘In Jerusalem there is not a place one calls sacred and the same holds for the tomb of Hebron’.
Unfortunately, many Qurans published and printed after 1970 are revisionist in the extreme by alluding to Jerusalem and Palestinian rights in verses which originally made no such references. Another reason given by various scholars as to why Islam is in such dire straits currently. Revising Quranic Suras is considered beyond redemption.
It may be worth noting that the only time in the last 3000 years that Jerusalem was ‘Jew free’ was when Trans-Jordan invaded in 1948 and ethnically cleansed East Jerusalem and Judea/Samaria renaming the area the West Bank and from here grew the myth of Arab East Jerusalem. During this period of Jordanian occupation, Jerusalem was defiled and gravestones used for paving.
One can analyze from the facts above that any Palestinian claim to Jerusalem is a myth.
We can study how the Islamic world has ethnically cleansed Christians and Jews from lands which both religions had inhabited since time immemorial and their churches and synagogues destroyed.
The claim to Jerusalem by Palestinians is a false claim as many eminent Islamic scholars including Sheikh Palazzi recognize.
He stated that normalization between Islamic States and the Jewish State will happen and the recent Abraham Accords are testament to this. Those Islamic countries and organizations not making peace with the Jewish State perversely are in breach of the Qur’an and the commands of Allah and Mohammed as Sura 8.61 is an explicit command to make peace with former enemies.
Unfortunately Israel and her supporters have been overwhelmed by an opposition only too willing to exploit myths and propagate hate to a silent, uninformed majority who through inertia, ignorance and bigotry have allowed such propaganda to permeate the media, political and religious debate, and academia to Israel’s detriment and in order to delegitimize Israel’s rightful legal, political and religious claims to the geography including Jerusalem.
The modern Islamist narrative of pro-Palestinian support is like the Palestinians themselves a very recent construct.
Periods in history identify Islamic support for Jerusalem as the Jewish capital. Omar ended the Roman exile of Jews entering Jerusalem; the Ummayad Caliphs in Cordoba built a synagogue for Maimonides, and Salah-ud-Din having defeated the Crusaders wrote to Jewish leaders “Your exile is over and whoever wishes to return to Jerusalem is welcome”.
Naturally at no time in history up to 1964 did Muslims support, recognize or fight for any Palestinian religious claims to Jerusalem
It’s time to challenge.
Are Palestinian legal claims to the geography a lie?
We have proved beyond doubt that the Palestinian narrative of being an indigenous race to the geographical area they claim is a false narrative that has morphed into fact encouraged by an eager anti-Jewish State media and political elite within the United Nations. The following will similarly debunk the Palestinian legal claims evidenced with statements made by the Arab leadership to the 1937 Peel Commission that all land was legally purchased (at over inflated prices) by the Jewish people through the organization specifically established to do so – the Jewish National Fund. State lands and wastelands (literally areas of land under no private control but claimed as the spoils of war by the Allied Powers after the fall of the colonialist Turkish empire) allowed the WW1 victors to distribute such land under the League of Nations Mandates.
Let us reiterate and repeat that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem no less, in his testimony to Sir Laurie Hammond during the 1937 Peel Commission stated that all such land previously owned by Arabs had been legally purchased by the Jewish National Fund. No ‘Palestinian’ land had been stolen; indeed, the collective term Palestinian was considered to be insulting to Muslim Arabs and only came into use as a descriptive in the mid 1960’s with the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
We have become used to the media terminology falsely perpetrated by Israel’s enemies, the bigoted and the ignorant, of Israeli ‘occupied land’ or ‘illegally occupied land’.
Terminology such as this is a very powerful weapon used to delegitimize Israel’s legal rights and is now so commonly used by the enemies of the Jewish State that fiction has morphed into fact. There is an urgency to debunk the myths and clarify the legal situation verifying and legally validating Israel’s claims to Judea and Samaria – the West Bank, and to Gaza, under International Law. All these geographical areas fall within the legal boundaries of the Jewish State of Israel.
Rest assured that whenever you read or hear the adjectives, occupied or illegally occupied, by journalists, politicians’ academics or TV and Radio presenters when referring to the West Bank or Gaza, they, through sheer ignorance or personal bigotry are spreading and facilitating fake news. The term Apartheid, the ultimate verbal offence in their armory is pure fiction, a lie, a false narrative. Fake news at its most powerful. Apartheid means segregation of the races – the Palestinians are not a race and Israel is a multiracial society where ethnic minorities are treated as equals.
There are 400 mosques and numerous churches in Israel and Muslims and Christians serve in Government and the Armed Forces at the highest levels.
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