Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sheikhs, and Imams and Ayatollahs--Oh My!

Arutz Sheva notes the reaction of Sheikh Raad Salah to plans by MK Uri Ariel to build a synagogue on the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount. Salah warns that the entire complex is Moslem--despite the fact that Islam was founded 550 years after the Jewish Temple was destroyed.
"The day will never come when a Moslem or an Arab will have the right to cede even one foot of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or of Jerusalem," the Sheikh's Al-Aqsa movement announced.

..."We remind, for the 1,000th time, that the entire Al-Aqsa mosque, including all of its area and alleys above the ground and under it, is exclusive and absolute Moslem property, and no one else has any rights to even one grain of earth in it."
Debka recounts other comments made by Salah back in September, at a time that comments made by Pope Benedict caused outrage by Moslems who were indignant at being accused of being violent:
the leader of Israeli Arab Muslims, Sheikh Raad Salah promised a gathering of 50,000 Israeli Arabs, Friday night Sept. 15 that “very shortly the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem would be eclipsed and the city (Israel’s historic and national capital), will become the capital of the “world Islamic caliphate.”

His audience eagerly thundered: “With fire and blood we will liberate al Aqsa!”

An article in Haaretz back in 2003 describes Salah talking about
how the Jews had no right to Al-Aqsa. You know, he said, even according to the Israeli historians, even according to Ha'aretz Magazine, the Jews have no right to Al-Aqsa: The whole story of the Temple Mount never happened. [Note that nowhere does the article take the time to refute the claim ascribed to it]
This really is beginning to get rather tired. The ignorance and hypocrisy of Moslem leaders is not exactly a new phenomenon--ignoring the history of Israel and claiming for themselves the kinds of rights which they routinely deny to other religions. The hate they spew is readily accessible from MEMRI on both video and transcript.

If this kind of hate is supposed to be normal fare from Moslem religious leaders, then when is it that they are supposed to be preaching about living a proper Moslem and internal jihad? Secular leaders for decades have used Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel propaganda as a way to control their people. Is that the reason that Imams have been reduced to their rants--in order to get more people into their mosques?

I'm sure it beats Bingo night and basketball leagues.

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1 comment:

Don Radlauer said...

These guys are annoying, aren't they? With all my thinking and writing on related subjects, I still haven't figured out how to deal with our local "peace partners" without (A) ignoring reality, or else (B) risking becoming as bigoted as they are. Sigh...