In yet another show of tolerance and peace that Islam affords other 'people's of the book,' Muslims have erected a banner outside of Nazareth to welcome Christians and celebrate Christmas!
There are two large banners, one in English and one in Arabic hanging in the plaza in from fo the Basilica of the Annunciation, with a verse from the Koran (112:1-4) contradicting the New Testament proclamation that Jesus is the “only begotten” of God.
“In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful, Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, the Absolute. He begetteth not, nor was begotten, and there is none like unto him,”...the banner reads.
Nazareth Mayor Ramiz Jaraisy played down concerns that a banner effectively denying Jesus’ deity was provocative to Christians, although he did question its position, in front of Nazareth’s most prominent landmark.
“I don’t think that it’s provocative against anyone,” he said. “My point of view [is] that it’s not the right place to put it and it’s not the right way to do that.”
Of course not! It is yet another example of the the interfaith understanding that Muslims practice everyday!