Arabs and Jews

While doing research on the Web, I ran across something that really grabbed my attention:

A 1977 Jordanian teachers' manual for first-graders used on the West Bank instructs educators to "implant in the soul of the pupil the rule of Islam that if the enemies occupy even one inch of the Islamic lands, jihad (holy war) becomes imperative for every Muslim." It also says the Jews plotted to assassinate Muhammad when he was a child. Another Jordanian text, a 1982 social studies book, claims Israel ordered the massacre of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila during the Lebanon war, but does not mention the Christian Arabs who were the perpetrators.--David K. Shipler, Arab and Jew, Times Books, (1986), pp. 167, 170, 203.

When I read stuff like this, I am reminded how the Catholic Church wants to make ecumenical nice-nice with Islam.

841 The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims----Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed., 1994/1997 United States Catholic Conference, Inc.

Shepler's book is a definitive study of social conditions in Palestine as they were two decades ago and still are today.

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