posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 03:01 AM
I could see why Palestinians are offended by this biased video. It takes small details out of context to paint Muslims as disrespectful and violating
another religions beliefs and holy grounds.
The reason Muslims pray towards mecca is because the Prophet Muhammad was born there. The fact that their backs would be facing the Dome of the Rock
while praying on the temple mount is completely irrelevant and ignorant to think that would hold any significance. The Dome of the Rock is important
to Muslims in a different way than the Temple built by King Solomon was to the Jewish. The Dome is the place where the Prophet Muhammad, led by the
angel Gabriel, ascended to heaven. I forget the fine details but he was bestowed some kind of revelation of sorts. The Muslims even have in the
Qur'an the same exact prophets that the Jewish do.
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the three Abrahamic religions. Judaism came first, with Christianity came the testament of Jesus on top of the
already Jewish teachings that were altered to cater to society at the time. Then nearly 700 years later came Islam. The Muslims believe that this
is, for lack of better description, the final revelation to mankind, of course coming from both the Torah and the Bible. It was necessary for God to
step into the spotlight for mankind one final time as the times have changed. There would be one final prophet and one final revelation that cannot
Islamic belief has a story similar to that of the Jews and Christians detailing King David and King Solomon. Such details of his power over the
Jinn(Demons), how he built the temple, etc... Just as Islam also believes in Jesus as being a prophet (not the messiah), Abraham willing to sacrifice
his son (their version is Ishmael instead of Jacob), Adam, Noah, and the list goes on and on.
In recent history, The UN decided to give the Jews their own country in 1948, and by doing so cut Palestine in half. So basically a bunch of
Palestinians were removed from their homes, their homes destroyed and forced to move to their designated territory. Jewish people were taken from all
over the world to be put into their homes instead. This is the very foundation for the current conflict between Israel and Palestine. The
surrounding Arab countries attacked Israel and lost, as a result Israel won more land than they were given in the first place, the most important
being half of Jerusalem. I have spoken to many Arabs and people of Jewish descent about this, and they tell very different stories about the ordeal,
each respective one highlighting the tyranny of the other, and the justifications of their own people.
I do not follow any religion. My father is Muslim and our family is actually from Palestine originally, then migrated to Jordan after Israel was
established, and lost their homes. My mother is Christian. In my free time I have studied much about what religions have in common, especially the
three monotheistic religions that have sooooo much in common, even though they are blinded by their differences.
Putting recent politics aside and quoting differences between holy texts, who really has the right to say that the land belongs to them. This land
has importance to all three of these religions, and could easily be shared if everybody's pride wasn't the driving force for their actions. If
there were a God and he beamed down from the heavens to Judge humanity, I imagine it would be awfully disappointing to discover that endless centuries
of blood has been spilled over these supposed holy grounds for mankind's self-righteous ambitions.
The Holy land should belong to everybody, and no one. Video propaganda such as this to sway people that do not have much knowledge on the subject is
very despicable. However, I also believe in others being able to voice their opinions no matter how ignorant they should be. Palestinians want this
video taken down because their culture would encourage them to think in this manner. People should at least do their homework before they pass