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Convento de Cristo: Tomar, Portugal

Built between the 12th and 13th Centuries, The Rotunda of the Convento de Cristo rivals all other monuments of Templar architecture. It has eight sides on it’s central ‘drum’ and sixteen on the outer walls; influenced by the Holy Sepulchre or indeed the Mosque of Omar given the Templars varied exposure of the time. 196 more words

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UnMosqued

I want to see this film, UnMosqued, so bad… as a woman, as a convert and as a mother of 1st and 2nd generation Muslims (my three kids from a previous marriage converted to Islam shortly after me, and the two kids from my second marriage were born Muslim).   1,232 more words

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Sacrilege at Ground Zero

BY Charles Krauthammer  - 8/13/2010 (republished from The Washington Post)

A place is made sacred by a widespread belief that it was visited by the miraculous or the transcendent (Lourdes, the Temple Mount), by the presence there once of great nobility and sacrifice (Gettysburg), or by the blood of martyrs and the indescribable suffering of the innocent (Auschwitz). 725 more words

Ground Zero As A Holy Site