First, there is this blooper from the BBC''s Jeremy Bowen.

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He is asked for his opinions about Jerusalem, where he lived for five years and visits often, and, inter alia, one question is:


To which he replies:

    You should go to the Old City, home to the Western Wall (the holiest place in the world for Jews to pray), the Aq sa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, not to mention the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I like to visit the Old City’s various quarters – Jewish, Palestinian and Armenian. 

That is not quite correct.  In fact, Bowen makes two errors.

First. the Western Wall is not the holiest place for the Jews to pray.

The Temple Mount is.

Jews, as he should know, are prohibited from praying there by the Israel government since Muslims will riot and engage in violence.  It''s a sort of territorial compromise.  Jews can be there but can''t be Jews there.  They must shed any religious/national identity.  

Second, there are four "Quarters" in Jerusalem''s Old City: Arab, Jewish, Armenian and Christian.

No, no "Palestinian Quarter".

This is thee quality of BBC information that seems to be churned out by people who either forget easily what they know, or they never knew in the first place or, if they did know, they subvert ot political and personal ideological bias.

In another instance, we find that AP is astounded.  Something seems to be beyond their comprehension.

Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter''s Square.  The "Martyrs of Otranto" were 813 Italians who were slain in the southern Italian city in 1480 for defying demands by Turkish invaders who overran the citadel to renounce Christianity...Shortly after his election in March, Francis called for more dialogue with Islam, and it was unclear how the granting of sainthood to the martyrs would be received. Islam is a sensitive subject for the church, and Benedict stumbled significantly in his relations with Muslims.

Islam is a sensitive subject?

But why?

Could the sensitivity stem from the fact that it persecuted Christians?

Well, it also did that to Jews.

Poor AP.

They should read this, even it is from a Fox News employee:

    A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.  We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world—much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian—came into being. 

Now, that news is really astounding.


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