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January 22, 2013

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Bob-B

I suspect many commentators think that it would be racist to draw attention to this. In fact it's racist to have a different set of standards for Muslims from everyone else.

RichardPowell

Well, a quick search reveals the following Koranic references to Jews:

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=simple&q1=jew&size=First+100

They don't make much sense to me - perhaps a fault of the translation. But they seem particularly negative, and certainly don't express hatred for Jews.

I'd have thought that it would be regarded as very wicked - blasphemous, even - to mislead a young child about the contents of a sacred book.

RichardPowell

Sorry I missed out a "don't" - the Koranic references to Jews don't seem particularly negative. Next time I'll use the preview facility.

sackcloth and ashes

This is the elephant in the room when it comes to the Israeli-Arab peace process, ignored even by good quality journals such as 'the Economist'.

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