PA religious leaders distort Jewish – Christian – Islamic reconciliation step, as a “malicious new religion”
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council warns against proselytizing for the so-called ‘religion of Abraham’”
“The [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council warned against the danger of dawah (i.e., proselytizing) for the new religion, ‘the religion of Abraham’ as it were, and that which is growing from it ((i.e., an apparent mocking reference to the Israeli peace agreements with Arab states termed the “Abraham Accords”; see note below) It said that this constitutes an explicit abandonment of Islam, and that this is malicious and devious proselytizing that deviates from the upright path, and whose goal is to mix truth with falsehood. [The council added that this] constitutes a danger surrounding the Palestinian cause and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that it is forbidden to follow it or adopt it, and we must refute it, expose its true goals, and explain its dangers.
The council explained in a statement yesterday [Jan. 27, 2021]: ‘The “religion of Abraham” project as it were, beyond harming the Muslims’ faith specifically, also constitutes a political exploitation of the outlook of the religion of Abraham from which the thieving occupier benefits to strengthen his alleged right. Therefore, it constitutes a clear danger to all of our nation’s causes, and foremost among them the Palestinian cause, and especially the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. This is made clear in the ‘Abraham Path’ document (PMW was unable to determine what this refers to, but might possibly be a UN-endorsed initiative, see below -Ed.) that was published by those responsible for this project, whose goal is to redraw the map of the Middle East in a manner that suits the map of Greater Israel (sic., A braham Path is a UN-endorsed international cultural initiative to trace the route of Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees to the Land of Israel as recounted by the Torah with a cross-border trail). [This document] explicitly determines that the lands of the states where this path passes do not belong to their residents, but rather to the owners of the original right, who are pretending to be the true sons of Abraham, peace be upon him. In this way, this religion that is falsely attributed to him gives them the opportunity to integrate into the region and demand their historical and religious rights as it were, everywhere they have set foot in accordance with the biblical outlook.’
The council noted that the Muslims or Palestinians have no problem with the believers of the monotheistic religions, and that the true nature of the conflict in our land is a struggle against the occupying and settling Zionist project.
The statement also said: ‘It appears that those who are advancing [‘the religion of Abraham’] are using these names to justify their malicious acts; they name these agreements (i.e., “the Abraham Accords,” Israeli peace agreements with Arab states; see note below) and these paths after Abraham, peace be upon him. If their actions were correct, they would not need to give them the name “Abraham.”’”
Israel-UAE peace agreement (Abraham Accords) – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Pursuant to the agreement, the countries will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”