Turkey Declares Protecting Al-Aqsa Mosque Its “Sacred” Mission, Will Do “Whatever It Takes”
Interesting development. Tip of the hat to AtHisFeet for the link. While the city of Jerusalem is mentioned over 800 times in the Bible, the Qur’an mentions Jerusalem as frequently as the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta. In other words, not even once. But now an ISIS ally and Mideast superpower has declared the “protection” of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to be a “sacred” mission, even equating al-Aqsa with Islam’s holiest site itself — the Kaaba idol in Mecca. What could possibly go wrong? …
Zechariah 12:2-3a, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces …”
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‘The Israeli administration has to stop this despicableness, this barbarity; what would it say if this kind of attack had been launched against synagogues? The Masjid al-Aqsa is not only a shrine for Palestinians, but is the shrine of all Muslims,’ Erdoğan was quoted as saying on Nov. 7 during an official visit to the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.
‘This action, this attempt launched against the Masjid al-Aqsa can never be forgiven. Attacking the Masjid al-Aqsa is like attacking the Kabaa,’ Erdoğan added.
The president had already urged the international community to take ‘all required steps’ on the issue, while arguing that, otherwise, Israeli provocations might revive intifada movements, with various troubles spreading into different parts of the world, as tension would not remain limited to Palestine, Jerusalem or the region.
As Palestinian protesters fought with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Nov. 7, the latest clashes in a fortnight of violence over access to Jerusalem’s holiest site, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu also made a point of the significance attached to resolving of the issue by his government.
‘Al-Quds [Jerusalem] has been entrusted with us by [Muslim caliph] Hazrat Omar. Al-Quds has been entrusted to us by [Ottoman Sultan] Yavuz Sultan Selim and [Ottoman Sultan] Süleyman the Magnificent. Al-Quds has been entrusted to us by the last soldier of the Ottomans,’ Davutoğlu said passionately on Nov. 7.
‘Al-Quds is our cause even if everybody else forgets and it will continue being our cause for eternity. Nobody can turn to a Turk and say ‘al-Quds is not your cause,’’ Davutoğlu added, as he was delivering a speech during a collective opening ceremony for some 21 facilities in the northwestern Anatolian province of Bursa.
Recalling that he called both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal earlier in the day, Davutoğlu pledged to do whatever it takes for al-Quds and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
‘We have given the required orders; we will launch initiatives everywhere, the U.N. being the first place in the world for supporting al-Quds,’ Davutoğlu said.” Read more.
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