Thursday, January 09, 2014

On Destroying Holy Sites

Yesterday, I blogged on the Knesset's Interior Committee session on the atrocious state of Jewish and other archaeological artifacts and remains on the Temple Mount.

Read Inbari's article and grasp this: if Muslims will wreak havoc with their onw holy sites, imagine what has happened, is happening and will happen to our Jewish sites.

Multiplying Efforts to Undermine theUnique Status of Mecca in IslamPinhas Inbari
  • The Sunnis are destroying sites that are holy to the Shiites, and the Shiites, along with the Alawite regime in Syria, are destroying sites in Syria that are holy to the Sunnis.
  • This echoes the conflict between Syria and Saudi Arabia (the Hijaz) in the Ummayad period (661-750), during which the Syrian army of the Ummayads assaulted with catapults the Kaaba, the holiest structure in Islam, in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca.
  • On August 14, 2013, former Lebanese minister Fayez Shaker, head of the Syrian Ba'ath Party branch in Lebanon, said in a TV interview that if Mount Qasioun in Damascus were to be fired upon, Syria would blow up the Kaaba.
  • The Shiite crescent is challenging the status of Mecca. The Iraqi Shiites favor Karbala as the Shiite holy city instead of Mecca, while the Assad regime touts Jerusalem. On December 23, 2013, the Iraqi-Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said the direction of prayer should be Karbala and not Mecca.
Moreover, the Hizbullah Party of Iraq, the twin sister of Hizbullah in Lebanon, has sworn to wrest the holy places in Saudi Arabia from the Wahhabis and make them Shiite shrines, while in the Sunni camp, the Muslim Brotherhood wants to focus on liberating the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.


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