Not in a million years!
Responding to Islamic atrocities in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI called for “interfaith dialogue” between Catholics and Muslims “in a spirit of mutual respect and friendship. Â (These people suffer from severe learning disability/ed)
Iraq to Build Massive Mosque Over the Tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel
The Iraqi government plans to convert the Tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel, one of the most sacred sites for Christians and Jews, into a massive new mosque.
What’s more, the Iraqis intend to erase all Jewish markings from the tomb so that no indication of its historic significance will remain for future generations.
The plan to transform the ancient burial site into a mosque was reported this week by Ur News, the Iraqi news agency, and Shelomo Alfassa, Director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries.
Mr. Alfassa says that Iraq’s Antiquities & Heritage Authority “has been pressured by Islamists to historically cleanse all evidence of a Jewish connection to Iraq â€“ a land where Jews had lived for over a thousand years before the advent of Islam.”
More of the same:
Once again, we have a case of where Muslims claim shrines of other religions as being their own. In this case, they added a completely new reason to venerate the site – specifically to take away the obvious fact that Rachel herself is associated exclusively with Jews.
Thousands of Israelis, most of them ultra-Orthodox Jews, descended on the tomb of the Biblical matriarch RachelÂ in a militarized compoundÂ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday.
Right-wing religious groups petitioned Israel’s highest court in 2004 to re-route the wall to include the tomb on the western side. To this day the site,Â formerly known as the location of the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque, is accessible only from the Israeli side.
Was Rachel’s Tomb ever really known as the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque?
The answer is, of course, no. That name was created relatively recently – believe it or not,Â in the 1990s!
Hundreds of Jewish worshipers who arrived at Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus overnight were stunned to find the compound severely vandalized â€“ yet again.
The graffiti includes the words “Islam,” “moon,” “sun,” “Muslim” and “mosque.”…
FATIMA, Portugal, JAN. 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The church of the Holy Trinity and four statues at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima were vandalized early Sunday morning.