Sunday, July 01, 2007

We can tell other religions what they are to believe

Or at least, that is the impression from Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein in a recent address as reported here. He says that Jerusalem is "not holy to Muslims at all".

Well, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But that is up to Muslims to decide. Just as it is up to Christians to decide whether a Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael is an important part of their religion or not.

Repeat after me: We have no business telling other religions what they are supposed to believe.

If we do, we can shortly expect them to tell us what to believe. This has happened in the past. The result is not good.


Anonymous Mike S. said...

I would add that that goes for all (non-Moslem) politicians and pundits who keep telling us the the jihadists are distorting Islam. That may or may not be the case, but it is surely up to Moslems to decide which.

It is entirely within reason, however, for others to say how they may respond to a decision in either direction or to the continuation of a dispute among Moslems.

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