The Hebrew people and the Muslim people are both Semitic groups. The similarities in culture can be seen easily by looking at the written languages and listening to the sounds of each. Clearly the Semitic people are all one group. Further, both the Muslims and the Jews claim descent from a single man, though from different women. Ibu Ibrahim and ben Avraham mean exactly the same thing, son of Abraham.
The problem started with Abraham’s wife Sarah. Being, so she thought, unable to conceive a child for Abraham, she made what was probably considered a noble suggestion at the time. She told Abraham that he should father a child with her handmaiden Hagar. No account I’ve ever read seemed to consider Hagar’s opinion of this, which may have been “what an honor” or may have been “yuck, you smell and your dick looks funny.” We’ll never know.
Anyway, this was done. Ishmael was born. Then Sarah finally gets pregnant after all. Here is where the real trouble begins. Had she truly been noble, Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar would have led an alternate and loving lifestyle with their two sons, Ishmael, and Isaac. However, she wanted the wonderful birthright of Abraham for her child, not for Ishmael, and threw them out. I will not call her a bitch for this for fear of insulting female dogs. Abraham was a total putz for not standing up and refusing to throw out a loyal servant and his own son. Later he would prove himself a bigger putz in regard to his other son, but that’s for another topic, perhaps one that discusses the wonderful family values imparted on humanity by the bible. I have no idea if any of the pseudo-historical account from the bible actually has any basis in real history.
So now, the Muslims claim their descent from Abraham’s first son Ishmael and want their birthright, which is apparently a combination of a tiny piece of real estate that is the only plot of land in the Middle East that does NOT have any oil plus the distinction of being the first people to be murdered, beaten up, or blown up whenever anyone around is having any difficulties. The latter was well noted by the character Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof when he said, “God, I know we are your chosen people. But, just once, couldn’t you choose someone else?”
Are there any people on the planet for whom it makes more sense to lay down their swords and say, “My brother!! Why have we fought so long and so bitterly?”
What keeps these people at each others throats? Differing flavors of the same divisive and violent religion.
The Judeo-Christian-Islamic religion, deliberately singular, has caused a tremendous amount of bloodshed on the planet. The net effect of this religion has been hugely deleterious on humanity, as evidenced by the huge number of deleted humans.