October 24, 2006

Tell me lies tell me sweet little lies...

""The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it"

- Josef Goebbels (paraphrased)

Jews have no historical connectionto Western Wall – It’s an Islamic site named for Muhammad’s horse
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, Oct. 19, 2006

During the month of Ramadan, Palestinian Authority television programs focus on religious themes. But even within these programs, PA TV inserts political, hate and violence messages directed at Israel. PA TV is run by the office of PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

One significant message that has been strongly emphasized by repeated broadcasting of the same programs is the denial of Israel’s right to exist. One program, which recently appeared on PA TV three times in the course of a single week, features Dr. Hassan Khader, founder of the Al Quds Encyclopedia, who argues that the Jews have no ancient historical connection to the Western Wall of the Temple. He teaches:

"The first connection of the Jews to this site began in the 16th Century... The Jewish connection to this site is a recent connection, not ancient… like the roots of the Islamic connection… Who would have believed that the Israelis would arrive 1400 years [after the beginning of Islam], conquer Jerusalem and would make this wall into their special place of worship, where they worship and pray?”

The true name of the Western Wall of the Temple, according to the PA academic, is really the Al Buraq Wall – named after Muhammad’s horse which was tied to the wall – according to an Islamic tradition that attempts to honor Jerusalem.

Finally, Khader praises all the violence and death the Palestinians have initiated to prevent Jews’ access to the Western Wall and Temple Mount, from the beginning of the 20th century until now, and indicates that it will continue if Jews insist on the right to the Western Wall.
The following are excepts from his interview:

Khader: “The issue of the Al-Buraq Wall [Western Wall – renamed by Muslims "Buraq Wall" after Muhammad's horse] is one of the wonders which we don’t know why it happened in this order [of historical events]. Who would have believed, back then, when Islam began in the time of the prophet, who would have believed that the Israelis would arrive 1400 years later, conquer Jerusalem and would make this wall into their special place of worship, where they worship and pray? It’s incredible! We did not invent this place, the Al-Buraq Wall. Know that this wall is the only one of the four walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque - the Mosque has four sides - this wall is the only one that carries an Islamic name since the beginning of Islam. Allah, praise Him, gave Al-Aqsa its name, and the Al-Buraq Wall was named by the Prophet… The Al-Buraq Wall is the station, similar to a space station, where Al-Buraq [Muhammad’s horse] landed. This is the place where Al-Buraq landed and the prophet tied Al-Buraq [to the wall].

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Me: It never fails to amaze me how far the Arab/Muslim world will go to lie. Do they actually believe their own fantasy or is it one big "wink wink" among them? Eventually these lies will become "truth" as the Nazis have shown us.

Where are the Christian Arabs who read their Bible? Why aren't they speaking out?

A better question... why aren't we speaking out more?


Anonymous said...

In truth, I know of no records that show that Jews prayed at the Western Wall before say 1600. It is also not at all certain that the Western Wall has anything to do with the Temple. The Temple service needed Mayim Chayim, which Chazal say came from Ein Eitam (Rambam Hilkhot HaMikdash 5:15, Yerushalmi Yoma 3:8, Bavli Yoma 31a), but it seems unlikely that during Bayit Rishon and Sheni an aqueduct existed that could bring water that high (even to the Mikva of on TOP of Sha'ar HaMayim, see the Bavli). Either there was an unbelievably high aqueduct, already 3000 years ago, or the Mikdash should lover down the mountain, towards Ir David.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, messed up last sentence: or the Mikdash should be lower down the mountain.

Arafat was fond of saying that the temple was not there. Arafat usually said the truth. The Jews were lying about him, saying he changed his ways, wanted peace, and so forth.

Arab Christians cannot deduce from the Bible were the Temple stood. And the Arabs you quote are not denying that there was a Temple. They just deny that it was were most Jews think it was.