Is he on the American payroll? Will the Syrian govt put him in a loony bin ? Syria had a very ancient Jewish community, mentioned in the Mishna. It long predated the Arab Muslim invasion and occupation. Beginning in 1948 Syrian Jews were encouraged to leave and not to take too much with them. The Baath Party that rules Syria and ruled Iraq under Saddam Hussein began its life as the Arab pro-Hitler Party. The Mufti of Jerusalem says Jews never lived there and Solomon's Temple wasn't built there, while the Syrian Mufti reminds us that Jews, Christians and Muslims are very capable of living together. G-d bless him!
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from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism