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Who Guards The Most Sacred Site In Christendom? Two Muslims

NobleSavage

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Every Christian knows the holiest places in Christendom are in Jerusalem. The holiest of all, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, was erected in 325, over the site where it is believed Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.

Yet, few know that it is a Muslim who opens and closes the only door to this holiest of Christian sites.

In fact, it's two Muslims: one man from the Joudeh family and another man from the Nuseibeh family, two Jerusalem Palestinian clans who have been the custodians of the entrance to the Holy Sepulchre since the 12th century.

http://www.ibtimes.com/who-guards-most-sacred-site-christendom-two-muslims-1161517
 

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This a symbol of Islamic domination, it seems, especially when the claim is this tradition was started by Saladdin (who 'liberated' the holy lands from the Crusaders).
 

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If you employed christians they would undoubtedly baulk at opening the place up to the "wrong" sort of christian.
 
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