Islamist extremists have a problem. Traditional Islam explicitly acknowledges that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. The Koran itself is extraordinarily clear about the status of the Land of Israel in Islam. While criticizing Jews for their supposed sinfulness, the Koran relates in Sura 5:21, that Moses (a revered teacher in Islam) tells the Jews to “enter into the Holy Land that Allah has assigned to you.”
We have grown accustomed to the bizarre collaboration between Islamist fundamentalists and leftists. Even so, one cannot help but marvel at the spectacle of an Israeli left-wing professor devoting himself so passionately to propagating the myths favored by Islamic extremists – and by so doing granting them the means for ignoring the Koran itself.
Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. His book “The Scout” is available at Amazon.com. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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