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Salahuddin, We Are Ashamed

Jerusalem was lost and regained by Muslims several times in history, first to Crusaders in 1099, regained by Salahuddin in 1187 after the battle of Hattin; lost again to the British when General Allenby entered the city in 1917 and declared:  “Only now have the Crusades ended”, regained once more when the Arab Legion of King Abdullah the First captured the city in 1948 in the first Arab - Israeli war and then lost to the Israelis in 1967 by his grandson Hussain. Is this the final outcome? The question has been thrown to us to decide. Shamefully, we are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world versus 12.4 million Jews, a 150 to one ratio!
Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was an election promise to placate the Jewish Zionists and the Christian Right. It also reflected the candidate’s own phobias. It was therefore expected that he would act on his promise.  Also expected was an explosive reaction in the Arab Street, only that the explosion did not happen, at least not imm…