To Muslims, “Israel as the state of the Jewish people is a theological threat to Islam and only secondarily, a national, political, judicial or territorial threat”

ALGEMEINER
Why Arabs and Muslims Will Not Accept Israel as the Jewish State
by Mordechai Kedar
January 19, 2018

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aroused massive outrage in the Arab and Islamic world. This was for two main reasons — one religious and one nationalist. The religious reason is rooted in Islam’s conception of itself as a faith whose mission is to bring both Judaism and Christianity to an end, and inherit all that was once Jewish or Christian: land, places of worship, and people. In Islam’s worldview, Palestine in its entirety belongs to Muslims alone, because both Jews and Christians betrayed Allah when they refused to become followers of the prophet Muhammad. Their punishment is to be expulsion from their lands and the forfeiture of all rights to them. READ MORE

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