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Long History of Hypocrisy about Jerusalem by Tarek Fatah (Toronto Sun via M.E. Forum)

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Dec. 13, 2017

…”The fact Turkey has now taken the lead to speak for the Palestinians is rich with irony considering the Ottoman Turks colonized the Arabs for over 600 years and Jerusalem was kept a backwater city of no significance. As the Pakistani historian Mobarak Haidar recently wrote, “Muslims of the world have no religious basis to rule Jerusalem.”

Jerusalem was conquered by the Arab armies of Caliph Omar in 637, not because the Qur’an or Prophet Muhammad had ordained it to be Islamic, but because it was part of the war the expanding Arabs were fighting with the Byzantines.”…

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