Progress to Peace in the Middle East
Posted by aogTuesday, 01 July 2003 at 10:42 TrackBack Ping URL
There's been another strike against the peace process Israel. The horror inflicted this time is that Jews can visit the Temple Mount!

The Israelis have demolished the foundations of an unbuilt and illegal mosque in Nazareth. Local Christians and even Pope Paul II had objected to the mosque because it was being built right next to the Basilica of the Annunciation. But just as upsetting is allowing Jews to visit the Temple Mount:

They're [the mosque builders] also upset about letting Jewish and Christian groups to once again visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, charging that President Bush's administration and Sharon had conspired together for a "war on Islam."

"The new crusade of the Bush-Sharon axis of evil in the world is against Islam. It's no wonder that on the same day, they demolish the foundations of the mosque in Nazareth, and announce visits on the Noble Sanctuary [the Temple Mount]," [Israeli Arab Knesset Member Abdel Malik] Dahamshe was quoted as saying.

Imagine the psychic damage done by knowing that non-Muslims might worship at their holy sites in the same place as Muslims. Surely some rioting, mayhem and murder of little children can only be expected from the religion of peace after that kind of provocation.