Muslim's DESTROY all non-Muslim HOLY SITES - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String = ''; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = ''; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = ''; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = ''; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String = ''; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = ''; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = ''; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = ''; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • * BEN JABO
    • 12.07.07 | 02:34 (IDT)

    It's what they do destroy all vestiges of other religions..."Islam and other Peoples' holy sites By Doron Kescher July 6, 2003 After Israeli bulldozers destroyed the foundations for a proposed mosque on a Christian holy site in Nazareth, (Muslim) Deputy Mayor Salman Abu Ahmad and local head of the Islamic Movement said, "I haven't heard of any synagogues being destroyed, but they destroyed a mosque." The arrogance, insensitivity and stupidity of this statement is breath-taking. Would the deputy mayor like to know why no one is demolishing synagogues (except the Arabs, who demolished 19 on the day they sacked the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem in 1948), churches or Hindu temples? Here's a hint: which of the following religions has a penchant for destroying other people's religious shrines and building their own on the ruins? a. Judaism b. Christianity c. Hinduism d. Islam While all of the above religions have some holy sites which were once the property of another religion, the correct answer is 'D', Islam. It is Islam that religiously (excuse the pun) destroys sacred sites and rebuilds them as mosques. It was (and remains) Islam's way of saying, "We have defeated you, we rule you, and our god is better than your god." Countless Islamic shrines in the Middle East, Asia Minor and India are built on someone else's holy site. Prominent examples include the Haram a-Sharif (Jerusalem), the Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (Istanbul), and the (former) mosque at Ayodhya (India). Even Islam's holiest shrine - the Kabba in Mecca - is an older pagan shrine. The situation is further complicated in the Levant by the fact that well over 1,000 years after many of them lived and died, Islam has hijacked religious figures from other religions (mainly Judaism). Hence, sites which are holy to Jews due to their connection to a Jewish figure in history are claimed as exclusively Islamic holy sites. This is the reason why so many sites in the Middle East are "sacred to Muslims, Jews and Christians," as the media often says. While Christianity acknowledges that its central figures were Jewish, Islam has no such 'magnanimity' (it is a rare Christian indeed who would claim that King Solomon or Jesus were Christians!). Figures who lived millennia before the advent of Islam, and who would probably have rejected Islam violently had they ever come in contact with it, are not only claimed to be Islamic prophets, but are considered exclusively Islamic. Abraham (the first Jew), the Israelite Kings David and Solomon, Elijah and even Jesus are considered Muslims by Islam. The most publicized conflicts between competing claims are the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the tomb of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Hebron, both of which Jews were banned from entering until 1967.

    from the article: Waqf Temple Mount excavation raises archaeologists' protests
    First published 00:00 11.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.07.07
Haaretz Headlines
In this April 2, 2007 file photo Tornado jets.

Germany sending Tornado jets to Syria to help France fight Islamic State

In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, Chancellor Angela Merkel changes policy.

A military helicopter evacuating injured passengers in the West Bank.

Soldier killed, dozens injured in West Bank bus crash

Rescue services report 42 people injured, one of them seriously, three moderately, and the rest lightly.

Medical marijuana

Technion to open first course in medical cannabis

The head of the Israel Anti-Drug Authority, who was arrested for alleged involvement in Yisrael Beiteinu scandal, will be one of the instructors.

Wild turkey

A Thanksgiving riddle: Why are turkeys called turkeys?

Every country in the world calls the turkey after some place else. Not one gets it right.