Cynics would say that, were copyright infringement laws to exist back then, the Apostles and Prophet Muhammad would’ve landed in court, for the similarities and reciprocal borrowings between Judaism, Christianity and Islam are staggering. This holds true for the theory but also for the practice, and nowhere this is more apparent than in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Unfortunately, lately we seem to be too busy forgetting about it.
In mid-February 2015, members of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ kidnapped 21 Egyptian Coptic workers from Sirte, Libya, where they were working and executed them in retaliation for the alleged kidnapping of Muslim women by Coptic Christians in Egypt. No such event occurred. IS just needed a pretext to continue its senseless policy of racism and bigotry. The 21 men have been canonized as saints by the Coptic church and were remembered by this banner in a Syrian Coptic church in Old Jerusalem.