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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Pallywood Big Lies

Palestine Today has a web-site, and due to a tip from Elder of Ziyon , I went there to see the scandalous photographs of Jews allegedly "desecrating" the courtyards of the Al-Aksa Mosque.

Here we are, fresh of the presses, "desecrating" wildly:

This tells me that one of two things are going on here. Either something was lost in translation from Arabic to English, or (the more likely, I suspect) the mere presence of Jewish tourists quietly walking around the courtyards is "desecration."

It couldn't be (gasp!) antiSemitism? Or a desire, on the eve of Tisha B'Av, to arouse hatred, fear and loathing in the Palestinians and provoke a riot, a la Second Intifada's Big Lie?

Go to his blog for the full set of photos or to Palestine Today, in the link above.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised? Don't you know anything about Islam? If not, I suggest you read Bat Ye'or and Dr Andrew Bostom. Lots available on-line.
In the Koran Jews and Christians are depicted as Pigs and Apes and Jews are demonized. Nothing has been repudiated
To a religious Muslim, a Jew is a desecration. That's why Arabs practise apartheid against Jews and want their areas Judenrein. Islam is not egalitarian; it can only be egalitarian if it's overhauled completely. What individual Muslims believe is a personal matter, but the clerics uphold the Koran.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 3:01:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Actually, I'm not an expert on Islam but in college had Moslem roommates, so I am aware of not just the views expressed by Islamists on-line or the anti-Islamist writers in print and in online, but also how some every day folks practice Islam. What I've concluded this week is that hate-speech like "desecration" rants tends to be reserved for the extremists of many ideologies. Certainly Palestine Today used it to pimp Jew-hatred, however, Shas's use of the word was pretty disgusting as well.

Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 10:25:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger Mo-ha-med said...

Anonymous, you're a fool. You obviously know nothing about Islam, have probably never a conversation with a Muslim before, and you'd do everyone a favour by destroying your computer and enrolling in grade school.
Oh, and Andrew Bostom knows as much about Islam as I do about the Chinese Imperial era.

Aliyah06: I see your point. I find the use of the terms quite ridiculous on the part of Palestine Today.

In the same time, I'm sure you can (try to?) understand why the Palestinians are paranoid: not long ago, when another major religious site was open for visiting Jews for their holidays, more than 50 people were assassinated in a terrorist attack, and two thirds of the site in question - the Abrahamic mosque - was sealed off, to later become a synagogue.
And with the number of Israelis vowing to 'rebuild the temple', and with the holiday in question being Tisha b'Av, which is centered around the event of the destruction of the temple, I for one would be very afraid of the Israelis who choose to visit the Temple mount..

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 7:41:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

I do understand paranoia from the Palestinian point of view....as a matter of fact, the very high Paranoia Index on both sides is a large part of what fuels the extremism in this area and makes peace settlements close to impossible. The Palestinians think we're going to expand to the Euphrates, kill them, and destroy Al Aksa; we think the Palestinians want to drive us into the sea, kill us, and destroy all of our holy places.

No one understands Baruch Goldstein's massacre: I've heard everything from he had a mental breakdown to he was stopping an incipient terror attack (the latter I flat out think is nonsense). Cold blooded murder born of hate is what it always looked like to me. Many in Israel agree with me--although, sadly, a few still see him as a hero. Unlike the Palestinians, though, we don't hail him as a "martyr" and post his picture everywhere--the Chief Rabbi of Israel posthumously excommunicated him--which is a rare and awful event in Judaism. It certainly sent the message that Goldstein didn't act as a Jew should act. Butchering a room full of unarmed people who are at prayer has to be the ultimate desecration of G-d's name.

Uh, those "Temple Mount Faithful" folks vowing to rebuild the Temple? I don't think the Moslem world has anything to worry about. First, they're a fringe minority; second, the cops do their darndest to keep them off the Temple Mount because they are over the top nut cases; third, any believing Jew knows we can't rebuild the Temple--it must be rebuilt by Moshiach when he comes. It would be blasphemous for us to presume to do it ourselves.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 9:49:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger Mo-ha-med said...

Goldstein was a hardcore Kach supporter, wasn't he. And Sarah, his grave is a pilgrimage place, always full of flowers. That's more than any of the Palestinian 'martyrs' i've seen (except Arafat, hahaha :).

Re: rebuilding the Temple - oh, sure, when the Moshiach comes; but from what I've been reading - very often, last week - that apparently flattening the ground by destroying all those horrible muslim things will hasten the arrival of the Messiah, and many seem very eager about getting to the task.

I know the Israeli English-speaking blogosphere is heavily skewed to the right, but nevertheless...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:10:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Don't misunderstand me, my friend. I loathe Goldstein, what he did and what he stands for. Jewish terrorism is no more justifiable than Palestinian terrorism.

His grave may be a pilgrimmage site for other Kachists, but here that party is outlawed, not part of the political structure. There are no weekly sermons in major government-attended synagogues promoting the Kach agenda; this philosophy is not part of the school agenda; and he is one of three Jews I can think of who went on a terror rampage. Off the top of my head, I can think of dozens of Palestinian mass murderers--and schools and summer camps are named after them by the Palestinian Authority. Rather than outlawed and excoriated, their philosophy of terror is part of the political rhetoric, inculcated in children, and promoted over Palestinian media.

That's the difference.

As for the Temple Mount.....we've had it now for 42 years....if we were seriously going to tear down Al Aqsa or the Dome of the Rock, don't you think it would have happened by now? Instead, the police and Shabak spend an inordinate amount of time trying to fend off Jewish as well as Moslem extremists from the Mount. If I heard correctly, it was closed before Tisha B'Av to Jews for fear that there would be an outbreak of Jewish violence and/or provocation that would inflame Moslem violence.

On a more personal level....we've lived for almost 2000 years with the heartbreak of knowing we couldn't prevent the destruction of our premier holy place....I would not want to be party to the destruction of anyone else's, whatever my political disagreements with the Palestinians may be....

Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 10:57:00 PM GMT+3  

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