view the history of the relations between Jews and Muslims from 638 CE to 1917
CE as one of unity and peace and cooperation against a common enemy, the pagan trinitarians (descendants of the ancient pagan Roman
Catholic Church). All of the things that Christians accuse Muslims of are
things actually the Church invented. Examples: 1) "a Holy
War." A Crusade for Christ is a holy war. Jihad does NOT mean
holy war. Jihad means to struggle for the sake of God. For example against oppression, colonization, slavery,
imperialism, and injustice. 2) The myth that Muslims are
commanded to kill all infidels (supposedly all non-Muslims). In fact,
nowhere in the Qur'an are Muslims commanded to go out and kill all non-Muslims,
such as Jews and Christians. In fact, in an Islamic state, they are
commanded to protect them and their houses of worship. It is only when
they are fought against or their is oppression or a
citizen does not pay his taxes (jizya) that Muslims
can fight people of the book. On the other hand, Christians for two millenia have slaughtered Jews and Muslims, ie. the Crusades, Inquisition, Pograms, the Holocaust (which was sanctioned by the Roman
I think it is unfortunate for Jews and Muslims to now demonize the other and to use sacred scripture to accomplish that goal. Both need to live together in the blessed land and worship together as the only TRUE two monotheistic religions on this planet. Both worship the God of Abraham, the father of Prophets Ishmael and Issac. The Arabs and the Hebrews have the most in common as compared to anybody, even their language, which is the life blood of a nation is extremely similar. They need to live in peace and harmony.
I think the original root cause of the problems between Jews and Muslims are caused by 2 main groups. The first and most dangerous are Muslim Extremists who use the beautiful religion of Islam and distort its true meaning to kill innocent civilians such as the instigator of this whole conflict being the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem from 1921-1948, Mohammad Amin al-Husayni. He used Islam to cause hatred of the Jews by the Arabs. The other religious influence that is the cause of this conflict comes from the ideology of The Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb, Rashid Rida, and Yusuf al-Qaradawi, all of Egypt, that inspired the charter and agenda of Hamas and Al Qaida, that being virulent Anti-Semitism (conspiracy theories of Jews running the world, banks, media, etc. with ultimately the goal of killing all Jews).
second being the Secular Marxists/Socialists: European Jewish Nationalists
(Socialist Zionists) and Arab Nationalists (The Baath Arab Socialist Party ). The Baathists (in
If we focused on the traditional meanings of our respective religions, i think that we would find that we have a common heritage, one of covenant and tikkun olam, making the world a better place, to rid the world of idolatry and polytheism and paganism. Lets work together on this common goal and live in peace.