The WND subhead calls this an “astonishing claim,” but there isn’t really anything astonishing about it. Qur’an 3:67 says that Abraham was a Muslim, and deny they’ll help restore burned tomb, and 12:38 has Joseph himself saying, “Never could we attribute any partners whatever to Allah” — a hallmark of Islamic belief. 12:101 has Joseph praying, “Make me die a Muslim (مسلما).”
What few people realize is that Islam does not consider itself to be the third “Abrahamic faith,” contrary to the fond imaginings of Jimmy Carter and George Bush and Karen Hughes and all the rest. It considers itself to be the only Abrahamic faith, the true faith of all the patriarchs and prophets, including Joseph and Abraham, and of which Judaism and Christianity are but falsifications and perversions.
By Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
In the wake of an attempt by Palestinians to burn down Joseph’s Tomb — Judaism’s third holiest site — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction issued a statement denying it will help restore the shrine, referring to both the shrine and the biblical patriarch as “Muslim.”
“Pay no attention to the rumors that we will work with Israel to restore the burial site of the holy Muslim Joseph,” said the statement, issued from Nablus, the biblical city of Shechem. “We are going to guard this holy Muslim site.”
Joseph’s Tomb is the believed burial place of the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became viceroy of Egypt.
Palestinian security officials in Nablus said Monday they were called to the tomb to find 16 burning tires inside the sacred structure. A Palestinian police official who inspected the site told WND there was some fire damage to the tomb.
He said the Palestinian Authority, fearing embarrassment, immediately formed a joint committee from the PA’s Force 17, Preventative Security Services and Palestinian intelligence, to find out who was behind the fire.
The move comes after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced last week he would ask Israel’s Defense Ministry to work with the PA to reconstruct and restore the tomb, parts of which were destroyed in 2000 by Palestinians, including known PA security officers….