May 12, 2007

Islamic Movement Initiates Effort to Flood Temple Mount

From Israel National News:

The Sheikh Raad Salah, the head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, has been working hard to ensure that thousands of Muslims will arrive in Jerusalem's Old City every day to pray in the Al-Aksa mosque, located on the Temple Mount. Salah has been talking with [Muslim] Arab clan leaders from Jerusalem and its environs in an effort to convince them to take turns bringing their entire extended families to the mosque.

Salah also said that he plans to see to it that Jerusalem mosques are closed on Friday, the Muslim day of rest, in order to force all those who wish to take part in group prayers to travel to the Al-Aksa mosque. He has talked to Muslim leaders in other parts of Israel, asking them to tell their followers to visit the Jerusalem mosque in order to demonstrate a strong Muslim presence there. Such a presence, Salah is telling local Muslims, Salah also said that he plans to see to it that Jerusalem mosques are closed on Friday is the best defense against "Israeli aggression."

Giving guardianship of the Temple Mount to the Muslims is the stupidest thing Moshe Dayan ever did.