Tag: Muslim

Netanyahu: Muslims Pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims Visit the Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in a statement on Saturday, after reportedly reaching understandings regarding the holy site with the Palestinians and Jordan. “Israel will continue to enforce its longstanding policy: Muslims pray on the Temple Mount; non-Muslims visit the Temple Mount,” read […]

Jerusalem Mufti says Temple Mount was never home to Jewish Temple

Jerusalem’s grand mufti, the Muslim cleric who is in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday said that the Temple Mount never held a Jewish Temple, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. He continued to say that the flashpoint site had been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.” […]

After Benjamin Netanyahu comments, Germany says responsibility for Holocaust is ‘very much our own’

“This is taught in German schools for good reason, it must never be forgotten. And I see no reason to change our view of history in any way. We know that responsibility for this crime against humanity is German and very much our own.”   In a speech to the World Zionist Congress on Tuesday, […]

Israel fights UNESCO resolution to designate Western Wall a Muslim holy site

The Western Wall is all that remains from the complex of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. The Western Wall is part of the retaining wall that surrounds the al-Aqsa complex, the third holiest site in Muslim tradition where the prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven.   A limited number […]

Palestinian proposal to UNESCO: Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa

Israel has been acting behind the scenes to persuade as many countries as possible to oppose the proposal, or at least to abstain, but it is likely that the proposal will be approved due to the automatic Muslim and Arab majority. Yedioth Ahronoth received a copy of the proposal, which reveals the main points:  1. To […]

Palestinian proposal to UNESCO: Western Wall is part of al-Aqsa

Israel has been acting behind the scenes to persuade as many countries as possible to oppose the proposal, or at least to abstain, but it is likely that the proposal will be approved due to the automatic Muslim and Arab majority. Yedioth Ahronoth received a copy of the proposal, which reveals the main points:   […]

Heartland fury as university renovates chapel to accommodate Muslims

A decision to make a university’s chapel “faith neutral” to accommodate Muslim students has created great angst in the nation’s Heartland after critics were accused of being Islamophobic.   Last May, Wichita State University ordered workers to remove all the pews and an altar inside the Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel. The pews were ripped […]

Pope Expresses Closeness to Muslims after Hajj Stampede

Speaking during a packed evening prayer service at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, the Argentine pope said he wanted to express his “sentiments of closeness in the face of the tragedy that their people suffered today in Mecca”, Reuters reported. “In this moment of prayer, I unite myself with you all in prayer […]

Germany Could End Up With Europe’s Largest Muslim Minority

When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent’s largest Muslim minority.   The arrival of so many Syrians fleeing their country’s brutal civil war is bound to change the face of Islam in Germany, which […]

Flashback: Obama was ‘quite religious in Islam’

TEL AVIV – President Obama’s faith is taking center stage again after ABS’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos grilled Donald Trump over the presidential candidate’s lack of response to a question he received during a campaign event last week where a man claimed Obama was a Muslim.   “I take that point,” stated Stephanopoulos, when […]