Prof. Mordechai Kedar: 'How did Jerusalem (not mentioned in Quran) become added as 'holy' to Muslims?

Bar-Ilan University's Arabic-studies expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar, clarifies his al-Jazeera's interviewer's error - why was Jerusalem, if never mentioned in the Koran, made holy by Islam? Kedar explains how it was done for political advantage. He asserts that in Islam, politics and religion make up two sides of the same coin.

Dr. Kedar achieved fame when being aggressively interviewed on Qatar-based, al-Jazeera Arabic Channel, he turned the tables on the show's host for international meddling in Israeli affairs.

Dr. Kedar will lecture on 17 Feb at UC Denver, on 18 Feb at UC Boulder, and on Fri-Sat at Young Israel of Flatbush. Naturally, security will be tight.