WATCH: Palestinians Claiming Jews Falsified Their Religion
In his latest video, Corey Gil-Shuster interviews palestinians about a common claim of theirs that Israelis have no culture.
These videos are always illuminating, and this is no exception.
Note how especially in the first few minutes, the interviewee claims Jews falsified their religion. This is a common belief of many Muslims – that the Quran is the word of Allah and Jews and Christians (who received their holy books before the Muslims) were given the Quran but falsified it to remove all reference to Mohammed and Islam. In fact, the world “Infidel” derives from this notion of infidelity – not remaining true to the Quran.
These kind of attitudes are vital in understanding the conflict, which is so often reduced to an equation of occupation = violent reaction.