It wouldn’t have been too difficult for the police to have identified all the masked Jihadists on the Temple Mount today, if only the police had been there.
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The claim by many with no knowledge of Islamic teachings that the radical Islam that we witness today is a perversion of the true belief is contradicted by the fact that so-called moderate Muslims do not publicly denounce it.
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The Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist group killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq this week, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
The soldier was “aiding Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul,” according to the statement by the DoD spokesperson.
He was “hit by direct enemy fire about 20 miles from Mosul,” which the spokesperson labeled as the Da’esh “de facto capital in Iraq.”
CBS News quoted U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as saying in a brief statement “It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss,” but giving no detail.
The U.S.-led “Operation Inherent Resolve” also issued a short written statement that said a coalition “service member was killed in northern Iraq as a result of enemy fire.”
The “enemy” was not specifically named by the government, however.
According to CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin, the soldier was an American adviser to the Kurdish Peshmerga force, working with a unit a couple of miles behind the front line “during a battle with ISIS.”
Some of the terrorists managed to penetrate through the line into Kurdish territory and killed the soldier with a gunshot, he reported, despite air support from U.S. F-15 fighter jets and drones during the battle.
“It was a real battle, not just one-off raid,” Martin reported.
A U.S. Marine was killed by Da’esh rocket fire and several others were wounded in northern Iraq in mid-March.Hana Levi Julian
Jordanian police evacuated staff on Wednesday and sealed the building housing the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman.
“Security forces raided our headquarters and asked us to evacuate the place,” spokesperson Muath Khawaldeh told The Jordan Times, calling the move by authorities “shocking.” He provided no further details.
The Muslim Brotherhood has long been outlawed in Egypt as a terrorist entity, where the worldwide group started.
A government source who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Jordan Times the decision came because the group is unlicensed and they are “not showing any intent to rectify their situation”.
The Islamic Action Front headquarters, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, has in the past couple of years become increasingly vocal in its opposition to Jordan’s relationship with the United Arab Emirates. The IAF has also boycotted the past two parliamentary elections. Jordan’s struggles with a rising element of radical Islamism in its midst and on its borders has clearly prompted the government to take action to contain any chance of a rerun of the “Arab Spring.”
A new Muslim Brotherhood Society, whose leaders apparently split from the original group, registered a new entity in March 2014. The newly formed, moderate, officially licensed branch said it had cut ties to the regional movement. The new organization allegedly filed a complaint against the original group, claiming itself to be the legitimate Brotherhood in Jordan, according to the unnamed government source quoted by The Jordan Times.Hana Levi Julian
This is a blog post by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
From the Muslim point of view, millions of Jews are inciting Mohammed’s followers by praying every day that the Holy Temple be rebuilt.
Arab media have made it a daily ritual, almost a prayer, to charge that the Israeli government and Jews visiting the Temple Mount are really plotting to rebuild the destroyed Temple.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has taken a tough stand against Jews who even try to utter a prayer on the Temple Mount, which boils the blood of Muslims who respond with violence, which nevertheless their clerics preach from Temple Mount mosques.
Perhaps the Obama administration is not aware of it, but millions of Jews, including those from the Conservative stream of Judaism, pray every day for rebuilding the Temple.
Arab media occasionally refer to the prayers as proof of the “plot” to destroy the Al Aqsa mosque by archaeological excavations that supposedly are carried out in order to weaken the mosque’s foundations and cause the mosque to collapse, if radical Islamic sacrilege don’t beat them to the punch and bring down the house on themselves
The next step, according to the Arab paranoia, is a construction crew entering and building the Third Temple.
Neither the Palestinian Authority nor Jordan, which is the formal “custodian” of the Temple Mount, has stated that worldwide Jewish prayers are incitement, but it may be just a matter of time.
American-Israeli journalist Maayan Jaffe wrote this week for JNS:
[Is] the current Palestinian uprising is solely political?
Not so, says Adnan Abu Amer, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the National University for Open Education. From his perspective, some worrying trends indicate, ‘we are regressing into a religious war….
‘We are seeing a politicization of religious values – people using religion for political purposes. This is dangerous.’
She also quoted Ofer Zalzberg, senior analyst with the Middle East Program of the International Crisis Group, as noting that “one-fifth of the Likud membership is national religious” and that Jews following “a Messianic, Temple-focused Judaism” believe they are fighting a “holy war.”
Zalzberg stated, “On both sides, eschatological beliefs are being misunderstood, abused and misused” and express concerns about the links between religious and violence.”
He told Jaffe:
What is the link between religion and violence? One is about things that because of your religious beliefs you want or even need them and therefore you would fight for them, use violence, to secure them….
The other is that you have needs or goals that are in fact not driven by religion, but for different reasons, religious leaders use religious discourse to grant them legitimacy. This is part of the dynamics we are seeing in the current escalation of the conflict.
Now that the Israeli government has more or less crushed the idea of Jews praying on the Temple Mount, radical Islamic leaders, whose existence is dependent on violence, may have to turn to universal Jewish prayer to drive their followers into a frenzy.
The traditional Jewish prayers in the morning service are preceded by reciting Biblical and Talmudic passages about sacrifices, and conclude with the prayer that may it be God’s will that “the Temple should be built speedily in our days.”
If that is not enough to rankle radical Muslims, Jews recite three times a day in the silent “Amidah” prayer:
Return in mercy to Jerusalem Your city and dwell therein as You have promised; speedily establish therein the throne of David Your servant, and rebuild it, soon in our days, as an everlasting edifice. Blessed are You L-rd, who rebuilds Jerusalem….. Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu