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Mosque in Jordan dedicated to Jesus

Catholic World News - July 20, 2011

The “Mosque of Jesus Christ” has opened in Madaba, Jordan, south of Amman. Jesus is revered by Muslims as a prophet.

Jamal al Sufrati, the imam of the mosque, said that he “had noticed that the Arab world is full of mosques that carry the names of the prophets, with the exception of Jesus.” He said that the name should convey a message of tolerance and respect for religious diversity.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jul. 21, 2011 8:42 PM ET USA

    This is very welcome, but I want to know how they explain away Jesus' claim to be God, not merely a prophet. A lying prophet? A madman? Unclear on God's instructions to him? Fingers in ears, singing loudly?

  • Posted by: marttywinston6762 - Jul. 20, 2011 10:10 PM ET USA

    I wonder if there are any mosques carrying the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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