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May 27, 2016 / 19 Iyar, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Mohammed’

Cave of the Patriarchs Closes to Jews for Muslim Holiday

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The administration of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron has announced it will close its doors to Jews on Wednesday (May 4, Nisan 26) due to the Islamic holiday of Lailat al Miraj.

Both Jews and Muslims pray at the site, where it is believed the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Leah are buried, as well as Adam and Eve.

The holiday of Lailat al Miraj commemorates the Islamic prophet Muhammad’s nighttime journey from Mecca to the ‘farthest mosque’ in Jerusalem, from where Muslims believe he ascended to heaven, was purified, and was given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times a day.

“Prayers and visitation will take place on the Seventh Step,” the administration said in its statement.

The Temple Mount will also be closed to Jews on Wednesday for the same reason.

On Thursday the Cave of the Patriarchs will reopen to Jews beginning at 4 am as usual.

Hana Levi Julian

Noah and Noam Most Popular Israeli Jewish Names, for Arabs: Mariam and… Mohammed

Monday, December 28th, 2015

(JNi.media) The most common name in Israel in 2014 was Mohammed, as 2,650 Muslim boys born in 2014 were given that name, according to a new release from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. The second most popular name was Noam, given to about 2,000 children, of whom about 1,600 were Jewish boys and about 400 girls. The third most common name in 2014 was Yoseph, given to about 1,350 Jewish newborn boys and 600 tiny Muslim boys. In fourth place came the name Ariel, given to both Jewish boys and girls, about 1,300 and 500, respectively. Other popular unisex names were Uri and Daniel.

Here are more name-related stats for 2014, courtesy of the CBS:

If the most popular name among for Jewish boys was Noam, given to 1,600 newborn males, the most common name for newly born Jewish girls was Noah, with 1478 given it, making Noah the most common name for Jewish women in 15 years.

The Mohammed or Ahmed choice was made for one in five Muslim boys, 2600 and 968, respectively.

Among Muslim girls the most common name was Mariam — 419.

In 2012 only 36 Jewish boys were named Ovadia. In 2013, the year Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passed away, 117 boys were given the name, and in 2014 209.

Eitan (Ethan) climbed from tenth to seventh place among Jewish boys—the increase taking place during Operation Tzuk Eitan (a.k.a. Operation Protective Edge).

Adele continues to be popular, and there has been an increas in the number of girls given this name.

Finally — the name Romy is on the rise, to No. 15 after being ranked 29th the year before.

Have a sweet new calendar year, and don’t forget to check on little Mohammed and little Noah before you turn off the lights.

JNi.Media

Police Arrest Woman for Calling Mohammed a Pig

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Mohammed the Prophet is not a pig. Let’s make that perfectly clear, so I don’t get arrested for angering a Muslim.

Mohammed is dead. Whether he was a pig or not, or really is a pig in his after life, is not known.

It is known that a 20-year-old Israeli yelled in front of Muslim women on the Temple Mount, “Mohammed is a pig.”

The Muslims did not call Jews pigs. They simply screamed, “Slaughter the Jews.”

Now, guess who was arrested, the Muslim women calling for murder or the Jewess insulting the prophet of Islam, may he rest in the peace process?

Jerusalem police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the police show “zero tolerance” toward such provocations as calling Mohammed a pig, so the Jew, Avia Morris, was arrested.

Police arrested another Israeli on Monday for uttering the same expression.

Morris told Channel 2 television:

They [Muslim women] wouldn’t stop insulting us. They didn’t stop offending our feelings and those of Jews. At some point, after more than an hour of taunts and insults, I decided to respond after things reached a climax.

Arabs, of course, reacted with something other than “oink, oink.” Arab media posted the video of Morris making her remark, and Arabs dutifully responded by rioting like, uh, wild pigs.

That is why police arrested her. They don’t want to deal with Arab riots.

Jews don’t riot when Arabs say, “Slaughter the Jews.”

The police go into action only after the Arabs actually do slaughter the Jews, such as last year in a Jerusalem synagogue, where three rabbis and another Jew were hacked to death during morning prayer services.

No, Mohammed is not a pig. Why insult a pig?

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

ISIS Claims ‘Credit’ for Attack at Mohammed Cartoon Contest

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack Sunday night in Garland Texas, where a contest was being held for drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The radio channel run by ISIS announced the claim Tuesday, and tweets by the two terrorists killed in the attack have been linked with ISIS.

It added:

We tell America that what is coming is more bitter and harder and you will see from the soldiers of the Caliphate what harms you.

One of the gunmen, Elton Simpson, posted a tweet shortly before the attack that wounded a security guard, “#texasattack:May Allah accept us as mujahideen.” He also encouraged his followers to read tweets by an ISIS propagandist, who tweeted after the attack, “Allah Akbar!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire.”

The same tweet stated that he and the second terrorist, Nadir Sofa, pledged allegiance to “Amoral Mu’mineen,” which means “the leader of the faithful,” a likely reference to the recently wounded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

The apparent success of the ISIS to infiltrate into the United States coincides with polls showing that terror, especially the Islamic State, is the biggest worry of Americans.

As the campaigns rev up for the Republic and Democratic presidential nominations, the Democrats will be on the defensive to show their party is best equipped to win the war against terror.

 

 

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Muslims Burn French Flag on the Temple Mount [video]

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Hundreds of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims used the sacred Temple Mount Friday to burn the French flag in protest of the Charles Hebdo satirical magazine caricature this week of the Prophet Mohammed.

The cartoon depicts him crying over the murders of 12 people at the magazine’s office and shows a banner proclaiming, “All is forgiven.”

While Muslims in Jerusalem protested by burning the French flagon the Temple Mount, their brethren in Asia, Africa and Europe set fire to churches and raided shops run by Christians in Niger, attacked police n Algiers and Jordan, and burned the French flag in Pakistan.

It no longer is the “occupation” and the “Zionist enemy” that are the targets of angry Muslims.

The burning of the French flag on the holy site of the Temple Mount, as a response to the attack on Charles Hebdo journalists, has exposed, once again, that a large number of Israeli and Palestinian Authority Muslims act in the name of religion and not for a Palestinian Authority state.

The protesters on Friday screamed:

Burn it burn it! ….. in the cause of God. Allah the greatest. Prophet Mohammed is our leader forever.

God. Allah. The Prophet Mohammed.

Everything is in the name of God, but President Barack Obama and his counterpart in France don’t see it that way.

The French government last week continued to placate Muslims. President Françoise Holland declared, that Muslims were “the first victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism and intolerance.”

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had a  bit more common sense and said that France is  in “a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”

That is more than President Barack Obama can admit.

He was careful not use the “M” word when he denounced the attacks in France and said:

The fact that this was an attack on journalists, attack on our free press, also underscores the degree to which these terrorists fear freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

But the one thing that I’m very confident about is that the values that we share with the French people, a belief — a universal belief in the freedom of expression, is something that can’t be silenced because of the senseless violence of the few.

White House  Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that radical Islam was not mentioned because “these terrorists are individuals who would like to cloak themselves in the veil of a particular religion.”

Obama’s position suggests that if a Muslim kills anyone in a terrorist attack, he is not acting as a Muslim.

And does the president think that any Muslim who burns the French flag in the name of Allah is not acting as a Muslim?

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Last Edition of Charlie Hebdo Magazine Selling for $600 on eBay

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The most recent issue of the French satirical magazine Charles Hebdo is being offered on eBay for up to $600 while the not-yet-released edition for this week is going for four-figure numbers.

The terrorist attack on the magazine’s offices has made the recent edition a collector’s item. Among the 12 people killed in the murders were Jewish cartoonist Georges Wolinski and Charles Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier.

Other Charles Hebdo memorabilia sold on eBay are T-shirts, coffee mugs, pens and stickers, all of them bearing the “Je Suis Charlie” motto.

The magazine usually prints 60,000 copies, but the magazine is printing 3 million copies for this week’s edition, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed weeping over the murders and saying “All is forgiven.”

The satirical publication frequently carries cartoons mocking Mohammed, and Charles Hebdo’s attorney Richard Malka said more caricatures of Mohammed will be featured in this week’s edition.

“We will not give in otherwise all this won’t have meant anything,” he told France Info radio. “Humor without self-deprecation isn’t humor. We mock ourselves, politicians, religions, it’s a state of mind you need to have.

“The Charlie state of mind is the right to blaspheme.

“We have never criticized a Jew because he’s a Jew, a Muslim because he’s a Muslim or a Christian because he’s a Christian. But you can say anything you like, the worst horrors – and we do – about Christianity, Judaism and Islam, because behind the nice slogans, that’s the reality of Charlie Hedbo.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Hijra to Legoland: Cancelled

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

As mentioned here previously, the “British” firebrand Haitham al-Haddad and the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) had booked the Legoland theme park in Windsor for a day of culturally enriched halal family fun.

But now it looks like Mohammed will not go to Legoland after all. The Legoland corporate ownership took note of all the controversy, and decided that “community cohesion” was not worth the headache.

Below is a statement from the English Defence League. The EDL website is under attack at the moment, and unavailable, so their message is being spread by other means:

MRDF Family Fun Day – Sunday 9th March

The EDL prides itself on welcoming everyone to our wonderful country, therefore the decision by LEGOLAND Windsor Resort to arrange an exclusive event for a discriminatory group, led by a notorious hate-preacher who has made it quite clear that he is opposed to almost every standard of democracy, decency, morality and inclusiveness that we British see as the cornerstone of our culture was incredibly difficult to accept.

We are pleased to hear that LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has listened to the complaints of the EDL, its members and concerned members of the public and decided to cancel this event.

We join the staff of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in wholeheartedly condemning any threats of violence. In a country with a long and honourable tradition of peaceful protest there is absolutely no excuse for this and the EDL affirms its commitment to non-violent action.

Sadly, we note with some regret that LEGOLAND Windsor Resort saw fit to excuse its actions by claiming that well-founded, substantiated facts are “misinformation” and referring to some un-named “vociferous group with a clear agenda”. If by this they mean to avoid giving the EDL credit where credit is due, then that is their right, but we accept the credit no matter how grudgingly given and are pleased that our position on repressive, fascist groups has struck enough of a chord to earn the title of being called a “clear agenda”.

The real losers are the followers of hate-preacher Haitham al Haddad and their many wives and children. The EDL sends them its sympathies and hopes that they will all be able to visit LEGOLAND Windsor Resort during the season and enjoy a fun day not as members of an exclusionist, supremacist cult but as free members of this great, secular democracy that we are proud to call our home — England.

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Baron Bodissey

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