Jewish Journal


October 6, 2008

Worshipping Allah at the Jesus Christ Mosque


In Israel, Jesus Christ had his tomb. On Broadway, his play. And now in Jordan, God’s son has his own mosque:

A mosque named after the central figure of Christianity is the latest milestone of interfaith coexistence in Jordan.

Both Muslim and Christian leaders expressed delight when the Jesus Christ Mosque opened a few months ago in the tranquil town of Madaba, 30 km south of the capital, Amman.

‘This is a message to the world that Muslims consider Jesus Christ their own messenger because he informed humanity beforehand that the Prophet Mohamed was coming,’ the mosque’s prayer leader, Belal Hanini, told DPA.

‘It also proves that Islam is a religion of tolerance and has nothing to do with extremism,’ he said.

Not really sure how naming a mosque after a figure whom Muslims consider their own prophet “proves” anything. But it’s still kind of interesting.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2443 / 49