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When Muslims took control of Jerusalem for the first time in 638 CE, they protected its houses of worship, guaranteed religious
freedom to its inhabitants, and convinced its Christian patriarch to agree to end the Byzantine ban on Jewish presence in the city, thus allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem and worship.
For most of the next 500 years, Jews, Muslims, and Christian lived, worked, and worshipped side-by-side in Jerusalem, with each community following--and settling internal disputes according to--the rules of their respective faiths.
When European Crusaders conquered Jerusalem in 1099, they slaughtered every Muslim and Jew they could find. They also marginalized Christians who did not share their particular denomination.
On July 4th, 1187, a Muslim army led by Salahudin defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin, paving the way for the recapture of Jerusalem later that year.
From then until the 1918, Jews, Muslims, and Christians of various denominations were once again able to live side-by-side in Jerusalem, usually in peace and security. May God allow them to do so again one day.