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The problem with Muslim claims to al Quds: Mohammed died in the year 632, nearly 50 years before the first construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque was completed….

Islam’s tenuous connection to Jerusalem (Arutz Sheva Israel News) 

Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity, nor was it ever mentioned in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s covenant until Israel regained control of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967 …

“To enhance the prestige of the ‘substitute Mecca,’ the Jerusalem mosque was named al-Aqsa. It means ‘the furthest mosque’ in Arabic, but has far broader implications, since it is the same phrase used in a key passage of the Quran called ‘The Night Journey.’ In that passage, Mohammed arrives at ‘al-Aqsa’ on a winged steed accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel; from there they ascend into heaven for a divine meeting with Allah, after which Mohammed returns to Mecca.

“Naming the Jerusalem mosque al-Aqsa was an attempt to say the Dome of the Rock was the very spot from which Mohammed ascended to heaven, thus tying Jerusalem to divine revelation in Islamic belief. The problem however, is that Mohammed died in the year 632, nearly 50 years before the first construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque was completed.”

 

No Kippot on the Temple Mount

As Rabbi Chaim Richman says, this is one manifestation of the Waqf’s commitment to “eradicating all Jewish connection to the site,” in line with the Islamic practice of appropriating the traditions and holy sites of rival religions.

Our most holy site and we are not allowed to say a prayer there.

Rabbi Chaim Richman: Incident demonstrates “opening of a new front of anti- Semitism at the hands of the Islamic Wakf.”

(J’Post)

A Wakf official told a Jewish student from the UK who was visiting the Temple Mount on Wednesday morning, to remove his kippa, saying that he was not allowed to wear it because he was “in a holy place.”

Jews are allowed on the Temple Mount. But if they pray, they will be arrested.

Holy for Jews, yes. Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible more than 800 times. Jerusalem is central to Judiasm. Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are not mentioned in the Koran, not  once. It describes Muhammad’s dream, a fantasy  about a night journey atop a winged steed to the “farthest mosque” – in Arabic, “al-masjid al-aksa” – but the location of the mosque is not identified. Besides, no such mosque existed at the time of Muhammad.

Update:

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).

As you can see, the Muselmaniacs pray towards Mecca, not towards Jerusalem:

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Why must 'Palestine' be judenrein?

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 be 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>>

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Israel will not allow war crime trials over Gaza

Nathanyahu:

“This warped document… written by this warped committee undermines Israel’s right to self defence. This report encourages terror and endangers the peace,” he said, repeating comments he made at the annual UN General Assembly.

“I want to make it clear — Israel will not take any chances for peace if it can’t defend itself,” he said. More>>

Exercise the veto, loudly: United States must ax anti-Israel report at the UN

The execrable Goldstone Report – accusing Israel of war crimes for daring to defend itself from terrorists hellbent on its destruction – will be debated in the UN Security Council this week. Read more

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. Here’s why:

The fabricated history of the “ancient” palestinian

That’s right, folks. Everything you’ve read about the palestinians is fabricated, embellished, tricked up, falsified and exaggerated. Read it all, here>>

Jerusalem-RiotArab clerics follow the call to jihad against the Jews 1948

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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”—which is to say, not once.2

khilafa1“Holy mosque?” My ass, that’s what these Pali Arabs are thinking, because they pray towards Mecca, not towards the mosque…

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Its all about obliterating the evidence…

DAVID KIRSHENBAUM , THE JERUSALEM POST

Mohammedan Intolerance on the Temple Mount

Obama Leads International Effort to Divide Jerusalem

End the Arab occupation of Israel

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“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Abu Hussein Obama told AIPAC members in June that Jerusalem should remain the capital of Israel and must remain undivided: But, that was just a campaign speech. He needed the Jewish vote.

Now the Muslim POTUS Obama is leading the charge to divide Jerusalem.
One Jerusalem reported: video and transcript thanks to Gateway Pundit thanks to Gramfan

mvc-620xBuried beneath the “Al Aksa” Mosque and the Dome of the Rock lie the ruins of an earlier Mosque, beneath them a Byzantine Church, under which lie the ruins of the second and first Jewish Holy Temples. This spot being the holiest in the world to Jews, and  Christianity and Islam draws its legitimacy from Judaism, the thirty six acre compound has sparked countless wars over the centuries. From the Islamic Conquest through the Crusades, all the way down to the “Al Aksa Intifada” of 2000 and the anti-Jewish riots throughout the Arab world last week, the question over who has authentic roots on this tiny 36 acres of land sends entire civilizations to war in every century. Planet Israel

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Last week, our synagogue in Beit Shemesh made its annual High Holy Day week visit to the Temple Mount. We began the tradition six years ago when the site was reopened to non-Muslims. During the first three years following the start of the September 2000 war launched against Israel by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Hizbullah, the government decided to reward Arab terror by barring all non-Muslims from even setting foot on the Temple Mount.

muslims_praying_templemountNote that the worshippers of Muhammad are banging their heads on the floor towards Mecca, which confirms that the so-called ‘Al Qutz’ mosque has no significance to them…

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