Thursday, May 16, 2013

All You Have to Do is Threaten Violence

For the Muslims, it's simple: threaten violence.  
Provoke violence.
Scream and yell, and throw chairs and chant.
And what happens?
The police capitulate.
And the courts declare, "it's too sensitive a matter for the law".

Continuing the banning of the children -
JERUSALEM — Jerusalem police closed the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors on Thursday, in what they said was an effort to avoid a repetition of recent Palestinian unrest.

The decision followed disturbances on Wednesday...

"A decision was taken after the past 24 to 48 hours of incidents...and measures have been taken to prevent incidents on the Temple Mount," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, using the Jewish term for the compound in the walled Old City, which houses the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosques.

...Rosenfeld said that there had been no reported disturbance there on Thursday and the limitation of visitors was a preemptive move which would be reviewed later in the day.

"At the moment it's quiet and we want it to continue to be quiet," he said.

Clearer at JTA:-

Israel Police barred Israeli Jews and tourists from the Temple Mount following threats of Muslim violence

The ban on Thursday came a day after violence between a group of Orthodox Jews and Muslim worshippers on the Temple Mount. The group was prevented from entering the Temple Mount.

The Thursday ban came after Muslim groups threatened to protest the visit of Jewish children to the Temple Mount as part of an educational program to study Temple rituals, including the Shavuot holiday ritual of bringing first fruits to the Temple.

Hundreds of Jews visited the Temple Mount on Wednesday, the holiday of Shavuot, though thousands attempted to gain entrance, according to Arutz-7.

Jews generally are not permitted to pray or bring any ritual objects to the Temple Mount, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site, in order to avoid confrontation with Muslim worshipers at the Al-Aksa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site. The site is overseen by the Muslim Wakf, the Muslim religious administration charged with managing the Temple Mount site.

There was no "violence between Jews and Muslims".

There were violent attacks by Muslims against Jews and attempts to deny Jews basic civil liberties.

Sorry.  To "preempt" their freedoms of access and worship.

Actually, a few Jews did enter early in the day:

Pictures from the Bikkurim (First Fruits) re-enactment at the Little Kotel near the Iron Gate:


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