Israel neither Uses nor Impedes Palestinian Water

By Naveed Anjum

A Palestinian man rides his a bike through a rain flooded street at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Photo by Mohammed Othman/Flash90

Myths about Thirsty Palestinians[1]

Irresponsible, uninformed masses of the world appear lazy when they accept false reports. These masses accept accusations against good people without questioning the claims or the motives of the accusers, and they fail to expend any effort searching out facts about the accused and the accusations. It is into this environment that unscrupulous, anti-Semitic people fabricate such accusations Continue reading

The Muslims Who Saved a Synagogue

By Naveed Anjum

Bradford Reform Synagogue exterior

Bradford’s synagogue was faced with closure in 2012, but today its bright future models cross-cultural cooperation[1]

It happened in Bradford, UK.  The last remaining synagogue, the beautiful, 132-year-old Bradford Reform Synagogue, was in serious need of repair.  Its ceiling was leaking. Its eastern wall was damaged. The kitchen needed work. And disabled access needed improving. Continue reading

Palestinian Charter

By Naveed Anjum

Yasser Arafat, PLO leader, explains goals of Palestinians to the United Nations. (© Bettmann/Corbis.)

Palestinian National Covenant (Charter)[1]

(Transliteration of al-Mihaq al-Watani al-Filastini)

Adopted by the Palestine National Council in 1964, revised in 1968[2] Continue reading

Anti-Semitism: A Key Pillar of Islamic Extremist Ideology

By Naveed Anjum

Islamic anti-Semitism approving Hitler

Cornerstone of Extremist DoctrinesNo religious extremist group in any Muslim country can develop its ideologies without using anti-Jewish language. Anti-Semitism has always been the key factor or pillar used to produce and grow their extremist agendas. Continue reading

Muslim Family Helped Jewish Friends during the Holocaust

By Naveed Anjum

L-R: Bachriya Hardaga with Rivka Kavilio and Zejneba Hardaga and their daughters on a street in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (1941)

“Our home is your home”

In April 1941, Sarajevo was bombed from the air when the Germans invaded Yuogoslavia. The Kavilio family, Josef, Rivka, and their children, fled to the hills during the heavy bombardments. When they returned to their home, Continue reading

Judea for Jews, Arabia for Arabs, Part 9 (Final)

By Naveed Anjum

The Kaaba, ancient sacred stone building that Muslims pray toward in the Grand Mosque. Mecca, Saudi ArabiaIsrael — A Jewish Heritage, cont’dThe Qur’an also describes the settlement of Ishmael outside of Canaan near Kaaba. In Chapter 14, verse 37, the Qur’an mentions Abraham praying to God as follows: Continue reading

Judea for Jews, Arabia for Arabs, Part 8

By Naveed Anjum

Abraham on the Way to Canaan. Pieter Lastman (1614)Israel — A Jewish Heritage, cont’dIn Part 7, we learned two significant facts:

  1. Abraham did not expel Hagar and Ishmael, because God had ordered him to resettle them outside of Canaan. Why? Continue reading

Judea for Jews, Arabia for Arabs, Part 7

By Naveed Anjum

Hagar, Ishmael, and Gabriel in the Wilderness of Mecca. Nicolas Colombel (1682).Israel — A Jewish Heritage, cont’dIn Sahih Bukhari, Book 55, Hadith 583, Ibn Abbas (the cousin of Prophet Mohamed) states:

Ishmael’s birth to Hagar caused strife between her and Sarah, who was still barren. Abraham brought Hagar and their son to a land called Paran or (Faran in Arabic) Continue reading

Judea for Jews, Arabia for Arabs, Part 6

By Naveed Anjum

Hagar's Journey from the Paran Desert in the Sinai to Mecca in ArabiaIsrael — A Jewish Heritage, cont’dIt was in Canaan that Abraham fathered his two sons, Ishmael with Hagar and Isaac with Sarah. Islamic traditions confirm that Abraham left Isaac and Sarah in Canaan, but he left Ishmael and Hagar in Makkah. Continue reading