Friday, March 2, 2012

Christians stone on Temple Mount

In Jerusalem this past Sunday morning, a group of Christian pilgrims were stoned atop the Temple Mount by a group of 50 Palestinian Muslims:
A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of Christian tourists atop Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Three of the Israeli police officers who acted to protect the Christian group were wounded by the stone-throwers. 
Police arrested 11 Palestinians, several of them minors, for their role in the attack.
The attack is believed to have been instigated by the former Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Ekrama Sabri [more].

1 comment:

  1. That article is biased garbage from a site linked to the idea that current events in Israel fulfill Biblical prophecies. According to the Jerusalem Post, Israeli police found that Third Temple activists were planning to visit the site, and raided a home where they found materials. Yes, Christians were stoned, but it didn't come out of nowhere; they were caught in the middle of a tense situation.

    One reason there is so much security is because of the danger of terrorism against Muslim holy sites there. The minbar in al-Aqsa Mosque, for example, was destroyed in the 1960's by an Austrialian Christian who thought he was fulfilling God's plan for the return of the Jews to the Holy Land.