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By Israel Today Staff |
Three Arab men infront the Dome of the Rock seen on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, on November 08, 2016. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the most important mosque in Jerusalem. Located on the Haram esh-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) or Temple Mount, it is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Photo by Sebi Berens/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** Photo: Sebi BerensFlash90

‘Help Us to Slaughter the Americans and Europeans’

 

It is not uncommon to hear of Muslim clerics appealing to Allah to help jihadists defeat Western forces. What is disconcerting is to realize that often these prayers are being made in the heart of Jerusalem, atop the Temple Mount, ostensibly under Israeli supervision.

 

Many of these hostile prayers and sermons are televised or uploaded to the Internet. Such was the case when Palestinian cleric Sheikh Nadhal Siam, also known as “Abu Ibrahim,” addressed the faithful at the Al Aqsa Mosque and beseeched Allah to “enable us to slaughter” the Americans and Europeans.

 

The throngs of gathered Palestinian Muslims enthusiastically replied: “Amen!”

 

This is the very definition of religious incitement, and it is happening, openly, in the Israeli capital. But Israel’s leaders, along with their Western counterparts, are too wary of upsetting the politically correct status quo to...

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