Instead of preaching what is godly and good, bringing their followers fulfillment and peace, many religious and political leaders preach their own agendas, fears, and hatreds.
"Thou shalt not kill," God commanded his followers, and yet his followers continue to kill each other in God's name. Arabs and Jews, who by testimony of their major texts both descend from Abraham, are cousins and indeed share far more than their religious leaders sometimes lead them to believe. God also commanded that people heed his word, not the words of men-and this makes us all responsible for determining the truth. Through in-depth exploration of the Torah, the Bible, and the Qur'an, Killing Cousins casts the light of truth on the religious and cultural conflicts in the Promised Land and throughout the world.
Author Simon Joseph Di-Katoona methodically approaches the age-old tension by identifying the players, examining causes and consequences, deconstructing commonly held beliefs, and exploring such explosive issues as ownership of Jerusalem and the future of the region. Every topic is heavily documented and supported by the major texts of each religion-Di-Katoona reveals with revolutionary insight what should be common knowledge, if only our leaders allowed it to be so.
The innocent peoples of the world are suffering while our leaders, whom we allow to lead, perpetrate every crime from instituting private interest as public policy to inciting violence and fomenting hatred toward different ethnicities and religions. As human beings, as citizens of the nations of the earth, we must now condemn the violent, condemn the irresponsible, and stand together to quell the fires of hatred and misunderstanding.