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New Muslim Voices Express Support for Israel

As a new generation of Muslims come to know the Jews, attitudes toward Israel have softened


A whole new generation of Muslims are growing in their understanding and support of the Jewish Nation. Muslim leaders across the Middle East are beginning to see Israel from a new and positive perspective.

Out of Egypt

Former terrorists and their sympathizers disagree on whether hatred of Jews is at the roots of Islam, or whether the religion has been abused by fanatics. This was discussed five years ago by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi in his speech to spiritual leaders at the Islamic University of Azhar.

“It is unacceptable that the ideology we have sanctified (Islam) should become the source of concern, fear, death and destruction of other peoples,” El-Sisi said. “It is impossible for 1.6 billion Muslims to stop the rest of the world’s population, 7 billion people in number, from living.”

El-Sisi told his listeners that the problem lies in ideology, not faith. His speech was unique, but unfortunately it was quickly forgotten. At the time, El-Sisi called on Muslim leaders in his country to reexamine the Islamic way of thinking from a new perspective in…