Tag: Muslim

Al-Qaida: ISIS divides Muslims instead of targeting Jews and Christians

In response to a recent ISIS statement stating the illegitimacy of all other jihadi groups, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb released a joint video statement on Monday denouncing the group that controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq, The Middle East Media Research Institute has reported.   In his […]

Christian persecution spikes in Pakistan, prompting calls for US to exert pressure

Violence against Christians is on the rise in Pakistan, where a disturbing trend of attacks by Islamist fanatics has made life inside the U.S. ally hell for religious minorities.   The 97-percent Muslim nation that straddles the Middle East and Asia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, according to […]

Should Churches Remove Crosses to Make Muslim Migrants Feel at Home?

While Islamic terrorists in various parts of the world are burning churches and executing Christians, crosses are being removed from some European churches — by church officials themselves.   And it’s being done in deference to Muslim sensibilities.   In what would be an example of a church exhibiting supposed Christian charity in a very […]

Temple Mount deal bolsters Islamist narrative

Jewish activists are up in arms over a new agreement between the Israeli government and Jordan, which would not only cement Muslim control over the Temple Mount – Judaisms holiest site – to the exclusion of Jews, but would also see CCTV cameras installed to catch Jews praying there.In a statement Sunday, the Temple Institute said […]

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:   […]