He must be joking .. No, very probably, as usual, he just tells this type of things to naive westerners, and on Friday he tells the real stuff to his Muslim brothers, like 'O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends' [Koran 5.51] or 'So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them' [Koran 9.5] .. and so on. And how well Muslim states - inc. Syria - 'protected' Jews is documented by the long list of massacres and other persecutions that they had to endure in such countries (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf15.html). Of course, Christian states were not better in this respect - but at least few knowledgable Christian would nowadays claim that the Christian religion somehow 'protected' Jews.
Palestinians: Man, 65, lightly wounded from overnight Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism
'Quiet and regular daily routine are a mutual interest and we will strive to keep them,' IDF says.04:42 05.05.16 | 4 comments