Thanks to Bruce
Opinion: Was Islam really spread by the sword?
By Idris Tawfiq
Friday, January 13, 2012
Umar very famously declined to pray one of the five daily prayers in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, lest in years to come Muslims might try to turn it into a mosque in his memory. Instead, Umar cleansed the so-called Temple Mount with rose water and built a small mosque there, where the Dome of the Rock now stands.
More mischief-making at Egyptian Gazette