“May Allah bless the shooter,”-–Â Arabs Dance in the Street, Celebrating Glick Shooting
…..the activities in Israel and the territories over the past day have shown that fanaticism by the “good Muslims” is simply accepted without question, while the only vitriolic words are about the man who was marked for murder because he wanted Jews to have equal rights.
Only Yehuda Glick is being called Â “right-wing activist” and “ultranationalist” and “hardline rabbi” The person who attempted to murder him is more sympathetically portrayed as a former prisoner who was shot and killed in a hail of bullets.
Glick never called to kill anyone. HeÂ did not callÂ for Muslims to be banned from Judaism’s holiest spot. Al he demanded was that Jews have the same rights on the Mount as Muslims do. But you will be hard pressed to find any media outlet that bothers to point out that Glick is on the side of basic human rights – and rights that areÂ enshrined in international law.
No, that narrative is forbidden. Jews asserting their rights are right wing fanatics.
Jordan on Thursday accused Israel ofÂ “state terrorism”Â after it closed Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.
- Isi Leibler:Â Obama is seeking a confrontation with Israel
- Mordechai Kedar:Â Behind the Attempt to Assassinate Yehuda Glick
IslamistsMuslim assassins target Yehuda Glick? And what does it tell us about Israeli Arab plans for Israel and Jerusalem?
The plan for the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick is just one phase of the long term struggle for Jerusalem between an Islam that sees itself as the true religion on the one hand, and the very existence of Judaism (and Christianity) – false religions in Islamic eyes – on the other.
In its own eyes, Islam came into the world not in order to stand alongside Judaism and Christianity, but to supplant them, and empty them of substance,Â assets and founding figures so that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and John are all Muslims in Islamic discourse. The Temple Mount has turned into a mosque, and several hundred churches (in Ramle, Damascus, Istanbul, Spain and more) were changed into mosques by Muslim conquerors.
In the view of radical Islamists, several setbacks occurred during the twentieth century: in 1948 the Jews, using military might and aided by the Christians (British) conquered the holy land of Palestine and in1967 they won Jerusalem, and we know the next step, they claim – they will build their temple and Judaism will again become a viable religion. That poses a theological danger to radical Islamists whose raison d’Ãªtre is the destruction of Judaism (and Christianity). Therefore,Â the radical Islamist struggle for Jerusalem in general and the Temple Mount in particular is a theological one more than it is a political, nationalist or territorial struggle. He who does not – or will not – understand this, is hiding his head in the sand.Â