Gee, and you thought nobody would ever ask why?
Former director of the CIA R. James Woolsey takes the Obama administration to task for its insistence that their beÂ no Jews in a future ‘Palestinian state,’ something that even Salam Fayyad did not advocate at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival this past July. Carl has more>>
Exercise the veto, loudly: United States must ax anti-Israel report at the UN
3rd “Intifadah” a fizzler H/T Carl
Haaretz reports that Hamas was unsuccessful in bringing out many demonstrators to ‘protect al-Aqsa’ over the weekend despite an entire week of incitement by Hamas and by the Islamic Movement’s Northern Front.Â Here’s why:
That’s right, folks. Everything you’ve read about the palestinians is fabricated, embellished, tricked up, falsified and exaggerated. Read it all, here>>
Arab clerics follow the call to jihad against the Jews 1948
The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem
By Daniel Pipes
Where does Jerusalem fit in Islam and Muslim history? It is not the place to which they pray, is not once mentioned by name in prayers, and it is connected to no mundane events in Muhammad’s life. The city never served as capital of a sovereign Muslim state, and it never became a cultural or scholarly center. Little of political import by Muslims was initiated there.
One comparison makes this point most clearly: Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. In contrast, the columnist Moshe Kohn notes, Jerusalem and Zion appear as frequently in the Qur’an “as they do in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta”â€”which is to say, not once.2
“Holy mosque?” My ass, that’s what these Pali Arabs are thinking, because they pray towards Mecca, not towards the mosque…
The city being of such evidently minor religious importance, why does it now loom so large for Muslims, to the point that a Muslim Zionism seems to be in the making across the Muslim world? Why do Palestinian demonstrators take to the streets shouting “We will sacrifice our blood and souls for you, Jerusalem”3 and their brethren in Jordan yell “We sacrifice our blood and soul for Al-Aqsa”?4 Why does King Fahd of Saudi Arabia call on Muslim states to protect “the holy city [that] belongs to all Muslims across the world”?5 Why did two surveys of American Muslims find Jerusalem their most pressing foreign policy issue?6
Because of politics. Read it all
Palestinians will not Abandon their land, resistance, right to return, Jerusalem nor al-Aqsa Mosque. Mashal Says
Damascus, (SANA)- The equation governing the conflict with the Israeli occupation is clear, the continuation of the occupation means the continuation of resistance, Head of Hamas Politburo Khaled Mashal said.
In a speech delivered during a dinner banquet held Sunday on honor of the participants in International Golan Forum in Damascus, Mashal added that whether it takes a long or short time and even if the international community disappointed us or not, the Palestinian will continue their commitment to their rights and land and the resistance will remain their only option.
“The Palestinians will not abandon their lands, resistance, right to return, Jerusalem nor al-Aqsa Mosque. They will not accept the occupation or settlements,” he said…More
The West Looks On and Does Nothing While Muslims Eradicate the Christians in the Middle East and Blame the Jews
- THE BELEAGUERED CHRISTIANS OF Â THE PALESTINIAN-CONTROLLED AREAS
- Ethnic Cleansing of Jerusalem – 1948
- The essence of Mohammedanism, Raymond Ibrahim
Neglected Dome of the RockÂ in a state of disrepair ca 1875
Muslim Jerusalem, or Â Why do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
Night journey, anybody? Too funny that Aisha, Muhammad’s child wife, said the profit of Islam never went anywhere and was instead snoring all night beside her…
The Prophet’s Night Journey; To Where?
The whole story of the Mi’raj as found in the Hadith is pure fiction, a conclusion that will be reinforced through a study of its sources shortly. It is not at all certain that Muhammad ever claimed that he actually ascended to heaven. It is possible that he merely related a Â dream, which he took as a vision, in which he imagined his journey to Jerusalem. Al-Hasan reported:
One of Abu Bakr’s family told me that Aisha, the Prophet’s wife, used to say: “The apostle’s body remained where it was but God removed his spirit by night”. (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasulullah, p. 183).
These words clearly teach that Muhammad never left his apartment the whole night. Furthermore the Qur’an plainly restricts the journey to the Isra as we have seen. What was originally nothing more than a dream of a journey to Jerusalem has been transformed into an actual physical event which was followed by an ascent through the heavens to the throne of Allah himself.
When they heard the stories of his Night Journey, the pagan Quraysh scoffed: “By God, this is a plain absurdity! A caravan takes a month to go to Syria and a month to return and can Muhammad do the return journey in one night?” Challenged by some who had been to Jerusalem, Muhammad claimed one further miracle in connection with the Night Journey: “When the people of Quraish did not believe me [i.e. the story of my Al-Isra (Night Journey)], I stood up in Al-Hijr [Rock City] and Allah displayed Jerusalem in front of me, and I began describing it to them while I was looking at it.”
Evidently, however, his descriptions weren’t altogether convincing: some Muslims abandoned their faith and challenged Muhammad’s most faithful follower, Abu Bakr, to do the same. According to Ibn Ishaq, Abu Bakr was contemptuous: “If he says so then it is true. And what is so surprising in that? He tells me that communications from God from heaven to earth come to him in an hour of a day or night and I believe him, and that is more extraordinary than that at which you boggle!”