Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You're Invited To Throw Rocks

This group is inviting you all, well, all the young male Muslims of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods, that is, to come and demonstrate on the Temple Mount.

For religious freedom for all?

For spiritual understanding for all religions?

For cooperation of faith?

Not this group.

The text in poor translation:

We urge you to resist the presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday 7 am [that's the first day of Succot - YM] to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque and invite the youth of Silwan and Ras al-Amud, Isawiya, Anata and the refugee camp and the old city and all the young people to be in the mosque Thursday at 7 a.m. in response to the regretful incident risk to wont hit the stones a forceful brief peaceful demonstration

Yes, yes, I read that they intend a peaceful demonstration.

They may even want a peaceful ldemonstration.

But have you ever seen a group of Muslims who have gathered on the Temple Mount and peacefully demonstrated?  Who have not thrown stones?


I have just consulted with an Arabic language reader.


الي متعود على ضرب الحجاره صعب يطلع مسيره سلميه

means that if you want to throw stones, you can.



Why should they throw stones?

Because they believe:

Jews refer to Al-Aqsa as the "Temple Mount," claiming the area had been the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times.

They believe their messiah will not arrive until a third temple is built on the site.

Meanwhile, the Aqsa Foundation warned of attempts by Jewish groups to storm the iconic mosque during the Jewish holidays, which run from September 8 to 25.

The foundation said that Jewish groups campaigning to build a Jewish temple on the site "are penetrating all segments of Israeli society to propagate [the idea of] their alleged Temple Mount and to push for a stepped-up Israeli presence at the mosque."

The Aqsa Foundation called on Palestinians to intensify their presence at the holy site in order to counter "the methods being used by Temple Mount groups."


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