Allah Is a Zionist – Yishai Fleisher
One day I was on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in a park overlooking the Temple Mount when two Arab youths menacingly approached me and told me that I had no business being there. I utilized a deep-seated Muslim theological premise – submission to Allah’s will.
“You know, Allah loves you,” I told them. “Allah has given you 22 Arab countries…and just as He has given you all those lands, so too, He has given us Israel and Jerusalem. How else can you explain all this?” I pointed at the panorama of Jerusalem with its many cranes building for the next generation.
“How were we able to build all this? Are we, Jews, better than you? More numerous than you? It is the will of God that we Jews are on this land in spite of the rest of the world. Allah gave you much, but Al-Quds [Jerusalem] He gave to us.” This had an amazing effect on my Arab interlocutors. Without a word they turned and left.
At least four verses in the Koran mention the idea that the Jewish people will be gathered into the Land of Israel. Like Sura 5, verse 21: [Moses said]: “O my people, enter the holy land that God has decreed for you.”
Or chapter 17, verse 104: “And thereafter We [Allah] said to the Children of Israel: ‘Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, We shall bring you as a crowd gathered out of various nations.'” (Jerusalem Post)