“He (Battuta- a Muslim on a hajj to Mecca) paid his respects at Christian sites, such as the spot where Christians believe Jesus was crucified.”  p. 448  My World History (Early Ages)   This is a phony attempt to make Muslims appear to be respectful of Christians.  LIE.  This is just another attempt to brain wash American Kids minds and set them up for more lies to come.  Also remember that Christians, at this time period and today, are not permitted to set foot in Mecca upon penalty of death.

THE TRUTH

“They said boasting, “We (the Jews) killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”; but they (the Jews) killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them …. for surely they killed him not. No, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. (Qur’an,  4.157-158)

Most Muslims believe that death by crucifixion was not a worthy death for a good prophet like Jesus. Based on the Qur’anic passage cited above, the majority of Muslims in our day say that Jesus never went to the cross. It is commonly thought that He was taken up into heaven without dying and that someone else died on the cross in His place. There are several variations on this theory, but many Muslims say that Judas, the disciple, was actually crucified instead of Jesus. Supposedly he was made to look like Jesus and was crucified as a punishment from God because of his betrayal.”

See full text: http://www.30-days.net/islam/howmuslims/muslims-and-the-cross/

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