Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Muslims Try To Erase Jewish History From Temple Mount

Seems like they even have their own Dr. Zaius, to boot...

Why is the Temple Mount important to Judaism? A quick
biblical lesson:

The Temple Mount is the location of the two ancient Israelite Temples (also known as the Jerusalem Temple) mentioned in the Bible. (First Temple: 957-587 B.C., Second Temple: 515 B.C. - 70 A.D.) These Temples were the place of Israelite centralized worship and national identity. According to Jewish Law, the Temple is the only place where animal sacrifices can be made to God.

According to Jewish tradition, the location of the Temple was decided by the Biblical King David. He believed the site to be Mount Moriah, where Abraham was stopped by God from sacrificing his son, Isaac, (Genesis 22).

It is also considered the third holiest site in the Islamic faith. To the Muslims, this is a problem, to have to share something - even acknowledgement of the divine - with the Jews. So they are doing something about it.

Dr. Zaius
would be proud:

Muslim religious authorities are concluding a clandestine eight-month dig on the Temple Mount that is intended to erase traces of the Jewish Temple's Altar, Temple activists charge.

The digs have been taking place under the Dome of the Chain, believed to have been built over 1300 years ago. For eight months, the dome - which has a diameter of 14 meters - has been surrounded by a metal fence and black cloth, which hide whatever activity has been going on there from outside inspection. The Muslim Waqf religious authority has claimed the activity is simply a refurbishing of the structure, but refuses adamantly to let Jews or tourists near.

Jewish activists made various attempts to enter the Dome, but met with no success. In the end, the Our Temple Mount news outlet found an Arab who was willing to take photos inside the compound in return for a handsome fee. The man said that it appears the Waqf has already completed its digs and is now covering the dig with dirt....

And thus wiping the legitmacy of the Jewish claim off the face of the Earth. Much like Dr. Zaius, in the original Planet of the Apes,
wiped out evidence that man was once the dominent species on Earth :

Zaius was the keeper of a great secret. He was one of the few apes who knew the true origins of simian culture, as well as that of humans. While the Sacred Scrolls established the edict that apes evolved from man, Zaius knew that apes were once in fact subservient to man. To end any doubts planted in the minds of apes and humans, (human astronaut)Taylor had to be killed. At the end of Planet of the Apes, Zaius then had Cornelius's archaeological findings (human artifacts, predating the Ape society) destroyed, and Cornelius and Zira arrested on heresy charges.

Dr. Zaius, to Taylor:

You are a menace. A walking pestilence.

Sounds like something the Muslims would say about a certain group of people who appear to have predated them as well....

: Muslims have
done this sort of thing before, BTW... what happened in Bamiyan, Afghanistan was a travesty...

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

The temple was toppled by Christ--personally. Such arguments regarding who has the rights to the area are frivilous. Some Christians are compelled to support the Jews--wich would make them supporters of Satan--since he is the restorer of the temple. Even without that end times prophecy--it is bad theology to rally around the Jews. One could say: why rally around the Mohammedan? What if they are the anti-christ? The postmodern church is lost.