“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
– Isaiah 5:20
Almost two weeks ago, three Israeli Arab Muslims attacked two Israeli Druze policemen guarding the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism and a popular place for Christian tourists since Jesus walked there and taught in the Temple, killing both of their fellow non-Muslim Arabs.
Naturally, more Israeli police swarmed the area, hunted down the killers and, after a gun battle, killed all three of the attackers.
Israelis suspended visits to the site while they prepared new security measures, including metal detectors to screen Muslim worshippers, just as Jewish and Christian pilgrims were already screened.
Within days, a Palestinian terrorist, citing the situation at the Temple Mount as his motivation, entered the town of Halamish. There, he murdered a 70-year-old grandfather and his middle-aged son and daughter while they sat at their Sabbath table. He also seriously wounded the 68-year-old grandmother.
Who got the blame for the violence among some Middle East Christians, including a Catholic bishop from Jordan and the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem?
In a statement signed by representatives of 13 Christian communities in Jerusalem, these false prophets of the dhimmi church blamed the use of the metal detectors, calling it an escalation of the violence at the “Haram al-Sharif,” the Muslim name for the Temple Mount.
It went on to say: “We are worried about any change to historical (Status Quo) situation in al-Aqsa Mosque (Haram ash-Sharif) and its courtyard, and in the holy city of Jerusalem. Any threat to its continuity and integrity could easily lead to serious and unpredictable consequences, which would be most unwelcome in the present tense religious climate. We value the continued custody of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy places in Jerusalem and the Holy Land which guarantees the right for all Muslims to free access and worship to al Aqsa Mosque according to the prevailing Status Quo.”
Understand that the Temple Mount is smack dab in the middle of Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. The Jewish state voluntarily turned over administrative authority of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock to Islamic clerics in an effort to demonstrate goodwill and pluralism to the Muslim community. Israel’s thank you for that has been 50 years of terrorist violence, the imposition of bans on Jewish and Christian prayer on the Temple Mount and constant harassment to non-Muslims, which I have experienced dozens of times personally.
Yet, these “Christians” in the Middle East, so ingrained with the oppressive life under Muslim domination, blame Israel.
Bishop Munib Younan, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land, said on Vatican radio that the metal detectors are a form of “collective punishment” which should not be permitted “because of an attack by two persons.”
The bishop claimed that thousands of Muslims pray at the site during Ramadan and “everything goes smoothly.” He did not mention, of course, the murder of Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malkah, which took place during Ramadan.
And what was the bishop’s long-term political solution for the violence?
“It’s essential to find a political solution to end the Israeli occupation, which is considered illegal,” he said.
Before Israel retook East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, all the Jews were forcibly removed from their homes, ancient synagogues were blown up, and no Christians or Jews were permitted to visit the Temple Mount.
Apparently that was all OK for these fake, phony Christians who try to curry favor with their real oppressors by attacking Israel every chance they get.
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