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Al-Aqsa Group: The Temple Mount Is An Islamic Site, Demands Jewish Prayers Cease Because They’re ‘Defiling The Holiness’ Of Western Wall


The spirit of this group’s demand does not call for Jews alone to cease and desist from praying at the Western Wall, but to all non-Muslims in general — including any and all Christians — who pray to anyone other than “Allah” …

By David Lev, INN – “An Israeli Arab group, ‘The Al-Aqsa Heritage Institute,’ on Thursday issued a statement demanding that Israel halt its plans to bring more Jews to the Kotel (Western Wall) – which, the group claims, is holy not to Jews, but to Muslims.

In fact, the group says, Israel is ‘defiling the holiness of the site’ by conducting Jewish prayers there.

In Jewish tradition, the Kotel is the outer retaining wall of the Holy Temple, which stood on the Temple Mount, approximately at the same location as the Al-Aqsa Mosque. When the Holy Temple was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago, Jews were prohibited from worshipping on the Mount, first by the Romans and then by the Muslims, and proscribed from doing so by Jewish law – and adopted the Kotel as a place of prayer, as it was the closest place to the Holy Temple as the could get.

In Islamic legend, however, the Kotel is a Muslim site – famous as the wall that Muhammad used to tie up his donkey when he ascended to heaven on his ‘night journey’ from the Temple Mount. The ‘Buraq Wall,’ as Islamist groups call the Kotel, is a part of the Temple Mount, and thus has the same status for Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or the other holy places in the area.

In a statement this week, the group said that ‘the Buraq Wall, west of the Al Aqsa Mosque, is one of the main objectives of the Israeli occupation. As a result, more than 10 million Israelis and tourists violated the holiness of the site during 2012, this according to the occupying police force. The occupiers are proud of this large number, and say in fact that they want to double the number of visitors within a few years,’ the statement said.

‘Such plans endanger Al-Aqsa by making it a target for direct Israeli occupation,’ the statement said. ‘The Al-Buraq Wall along with the entire area around Al-Aqsa, including the Mugrabi neighborhood (the term used by the group for the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem), destroyed in 1967, is holy Muslim land, and an inseparable part of the Al-Aqsa property,’ the statement added.” Source – INN.

  1. 02/22/2013 at 11:37 AM

    Reblogged this on DeborahBidwell's Blog and commented:
    ok then if they really feel that this is insulting to their Allah, then leave, it has been a pilgrimage for the Israeli as well as Jews of most every nation that have a strong desire to pray and be as close to their God as possible. Christians have also made the same pilgrimage since this is a Christian holy site as well, funny the Jewish and the Christian being so close in holy sites have not had the same problem as the Muslim’s could it be that the Muslims are not a religious order based on Peace but thrive with the amount of conflict they can cause between and for others?

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  2. 02/22/2013 at 11:39 AM

    I could say a whole lot about this, but the fact is that this very claim is in itself an abomination! How can they claim to believe in Jesus albeit they believe he’s not the Son Of God, but anyway, how can they say this and deny that the Temple Mount is very much a part of Jesus’s ministry to the Jew’s. I don’t recall any prophecies from mohammed or the koran, let alone any that have been fulfilled, and if we are to go by the Bible’s definition of a false prophet, prophet, then the whole koran should be thrown out. If anything he is reminiscent of the false prophet Baalam. I suppose I should use the words of in Jude that the Archangel Michael spoke to the devil while wrestling over the body of Moses. “The Lord Rebuke You!” Jude:9

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  3. Anonymous
    02/22/2013 at 12:27 PM

    Hmmm. They issued their demand regarding the holy place on February 21st. Interesting timing. I wonder if Barack Hussein Obama will echo the same Muslim fundamentalist sentiment during his visit a month from now? He’s been more of an ally to Islamic extremists during his presidency so far, why stop now?

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  4. Mike
    02/22/2013 at 4:31 PM

    This is truth upended, twisted and corrupted, just like everything else of Islam. Islam does not have a right to any part of the temple mount. Jerusalem is not even mentioned in the Qur’an, not once! It was Islam that invaded Jerusalem. An interesting comment from history is that when the first Muslims arrived at Jerusalem, they were transfixed with the temple mount and immediately occupied it as of first importance.

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  5. 02/23/2013 at 3:47 PM

    Shabbat Shalom,
    First and foremost, Islam wants the Temple Mount because he hates the GOD of Israel. Also, it might have something to do with prophecy. Satan said: “I will ascend to the Mount of Congregation, and I will be like the Most High.” I believe that Allah is Satan. Secondly, it may have something to do with the building of the last days alter to GOD. It is this alter that the Antichrist will desecrate. “The abomination of deescalation.” It only takes 8 days to make a kosher alter. Perhaps, Allah is attempting to try and keep GOD’s prophecies from happening. Of course, that will never happen. Allah will be humiliated, and as usual he will have his ass handed to him.

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  6. 02/26/2013 at 1:38 PM

    Islam is the Beast. – In the book of Daniel 12:11 the Abomination of Desolation he refers to that will be built on the holy site, the Temple Mount, is the dome of the rock built by Islam. Islam is the Beast and the Beast is Rising.

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  7. 03/08/2013 at 8:55 PM

    sorry but I think and have always thought that people fighting and dying over a small spot of land is ridiculous. Same questions as always. Let Jews be Jews, Muslims be Muslims and whoever else can be whatever else. What damn difference does it make? Killing over religion is pointless. Because no war will change what is in someone’s heart and soul. All this tit for Tat. God, Allah, Buddha……Great Creator who speaks many languages. Chalk it up to that and stop killing each other.

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    • 04/04/2013 at 10:46 AM

      Brenda,
      It is because you don’t understand, that you think that all of this fighting is merely a dispute over some insignificant piece of real-estate. These battles that you are witnessing are spiritual. This ‘disputed land,’ belongs to the GOD of Israel. Satan not only wants to be worshiped, but, he wants GOD’s land as well. There is a whole lot more to learn regarding these wars that are ragging, so if your interested start to prayerfully study your bible. Remember this: the choice that you will make today has eternal consequences; so choose wisely!

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  8. submitter
    04/04/2013 at 3:31 AM

    God preserved the temple mount for Muslims from the hand of wrongdoers. Indeed this is proof of Islam is true religion. Ponder about it

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    • 04/04/2013 at 6:53 AM

      Well submitter, here’s something else for you to ponder. I’m sure that you recall all of the times that you, and your fellow submitters to allah, attacked Israel, unprovoked. Even though Israel was ridiculously out numbered, still, you somehow managed to lose every war. Where was allah, and his preserving hand then? It seems to me, that you have managed to consistently get your butts handed to you, so I don’t think that you should be boasting about allah, the impotent. FYI, the real GOD, the GOD of Israel, will soon purge the Holy land of all false worship, and that does not bode well for Islam.

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