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February 05, 2014

Where's the Coverage? Muslim Scholar Says Israel Belongs to the Jews


Blogger Elder of Ziyon writes that Arab news outlets have reported on Sheikh Ahmad Adwan. Adwan, who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, posted on his personal Facebook page that the Koran states:

Allah has assigned the Holy Land to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment (Koran, Sura 5 – “The Sura of the Table”, Verse 21), and “We made the Children of Israel the inheritors (of the land)” (Koran, Sura 26 – “The Sura of the Poets”, Verse 59).

“I say to those who distort their Lord’s book, the Koran: From where did you bring the name Palestine, you liars, you accursed, when Allah has already named it “The Holy Land” and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment. There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in the Koran. Your demand for the Land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land. Therefore you won’t succeed, and Allah will fail you and humiliate you, because Allah is the one who will protect them (i.e. the Jews).”

The sheikh added: “The Palestinians are the killers of children, the elderly and women. They attack the Jews and then they use those (children, the elderly and women) as human shields and hide behind them, without mercy for their children as if they weren’t their own children, in order to tell the public opinion that the Jews intended to kill them. This is exactly what I saw with my own two eyes in the 70’s, when they attacked the Jordanian army, which sheltered and protected them. Instead of thanking it (the Jordanian army), they brought their children forward to (face) the Jordanian army, in order to make the world believe that the army kills their children. This is their habit and custom, their viciousness, their having hearts of stones towards their children, and their lying to public opinion, in order to get its support.”

In addition to the Arab media, the only reporting on this pro-Israel Muslim scholar has been on blogs. CAMERA could locate no mainstream news coverage whatsoever. While The New York Times opinion pages have had plenty of room for anti-Israel pieces, there has not been a single pro-Israel Op-Ed or column all year. Perhaps The Times would consider a slot for Sheikh Adwan or Rev. Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest in Nazareth, who has declared:

The State of Israel is our heart. Israel is a holy state, a strong state, and its people, Jews and Christians alike, are united under one covenant.

Pro-Israel Arabs… Where’s the coverage?

If you speak Hebrew (though there is also some English), watch a video about Sheikh Adwan’s visit to Tzfat from Orot TV:

Posted by SC at February 5, 2014 02:18 PM


Thanks for the link. That story has gone viral from my blog; over 2400 Facebook Likes so far and many thousands more direct pageviews.

Posted by: Elder of Ziyon at February 5, 2014 03:54 PM

Thank you for this news. It is wonderful to
hear. I will attempt to share it with my
family and friends.

Posted by: Selma Soss at February 6, 2014 01:25 PM

I am collecting articles on Muslim clerics and scholars who point out that the Koran/Quran says Israel belongs to the Jews. So far I have: (Professor Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi) (Professor Khaleel Mohammed) (Professor Nissim Dana) (Sheikh Ahmad Adwan) (Sheikh Ahmad al-Adwan) (Sheikh Ahmad Adwan) (Nissam Dana) (Aylin Kocaman)

There is some overlap in the above, since I found many articles on Ahmad Adwan.

Posted by: Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld at March 14, 2014 05:42 PM

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