History and Politics of Sacred Sites

Guests: Karen Armstrong Author, Islam: A Short History (Modern Library 2000) Former nun Author of several best-selling books on religion Jerusalem contains some of the most sacred sites of the three major religions of the Western world, including the Temple of Solomon, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock. When Ariel Sharon, the hard-line right-wing Israeli politician, recently visited the Temple Mount, outraged Palestinians took to the streets to protest and triggered the most violent clashes in the region in over thirty years. Join host Juan Williams and guests to examine why the religious sites in Jerusalem are significant to Jews, Muslims and Christians on the next Talk of the Nation.

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