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April 30, 2009

Pilgrimage

Pope Benedict's plans to visit Nazareth, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, next month are met with the usual spittle, bile and contrived outrage from the Enemy.

Sheikh Nazim Abu Salim, the fiery, long-bearded imam of the Shihab-e-Din Mosque in downtown Nazareth, has a long list of reasons for his opposition to the May 11-15 visit. The pope, he said, "declared his war on Islam" and "defamed the prophet... and the nation of Islam" when he quoted a medieval text about the Prophet Muhammad and holy wars during a lecture at a German university in 2006.
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Salim said he was also against the pope's visit to the Western Wall, known as the Buraq wall to Muslims, which he considers "an inseparable part" of the Aksa Mosque. "He is legitimizing the occupation of the blessed al-Aksa," Salim said.

"Muslims must prevent him [from entering al-Aksa] just as we prevented (far-right activist Baruch] Marzel from entering Umm el-Fahm" to supervise a polling station in February, Abu Salim said. Due to security concerns, police prevented Marzel from entering the city.

Etc. Etc. Spout this nonsense and you are qualified as having a long beard. Carry an Israeli flag on the streets of Israel and you are a "far-right activist". But such is the usual progressive cant.

The bigger problem, of course, is that it is the long beards are are occupying the Temple Mount. For the life of me, I cannot imagine why Israel allows this to continue. Nobody will thank them for such misplaced kindness and yet to most everyone living in the wreckage of Western civilization, to question this deranged state of affairs is in bad taste.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 30, 2009 09:47 AM

Comments

I think perhaps Israel's rather diverse Jewish community really wants to avoid the inevitable discussion about what they would do with the Temple Mount if they had it. It's been a very long diaspora, and nobody remembers how to sacrifice oxen anymore....

Posted by: Dan [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2009 11:18 AM

Just read the Book. The instructions are right there...

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2009 12:50 PM

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