JERUSALEM: A CUP OF TREMBLING
In Jerusalem, some Muslims warn religious war is imminent, others say it’s begun
July 23, 2017 — The Times of Israel reports: “As if they were in a mosque, thousands of men and women sitting along the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem took their shoes off late Friday morning. Others kept them on.
Squished into the narrow space between the Lions Gate and the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, they would not dare cross through the metal detectors placed there by Israel last week, following a shooting attack at the holy site, in which three Arab Israelis emerged from the compound and shot dead two policemen who were on duty here.
A week later, since Israel had barred men below 50-years-old from entering the Old City, only a few young men roamed through the crowd — overwhelmingly locals of the walled city — handing out cold water. Women of all ages were allowed in…
Until this Friday, Jerusalemite Abid Alfkhawi, 72, didn’t think the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians had slipped into a battle between religions.
But Israel’s installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount compound — a change to the status quo, say Muslim leaders; a self-evidently necessary security measure, says Israel — has changed that, he said. Now he believes the conflict is entering a new chapter.
‘From today onward, this is a religious war,’ he said. ‘Al-Aqsa is not a red line, it’s a line of war,’ he added…” (Psalm 122:6 – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Why? Satan stood up against Israel — I Chronicles 21:1. The Devil and his anti-Semitic haters will lose because Yahweh God promises “I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name (emphasis mine) Isaiah 56:5.)
Radical cleric calls for ‘Islamic war’ for Jerusalem
July 24, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the Association of Muslim Scholars and a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Sunday that the confrontation with Israel on the Temple Mount should be defined as a religious campaign.
‘It must be clearly stated that this is an Islamic campaign, since Al-Quds is not only a Palestinian issue or an Arab one. Al-Quds is the interest of the Islamic nation from the west to the east,’ Qaradawi wrote on Twitter.
Qaradawi is considered the supreme religious authority of the Sunni Muslim world and the spiritual leader of both the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. During the period of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, Qaradawi issued a fatwa permitting suicide attacks against Israel.
On the religious level, Qaradawi advocates for a gradual Islamic revolution until the Islamic rule and the rule of the caliphate are fully implemented. He predicted that Islamic immigration to Europe would eventually lead to the Islamization of the continent…” (This cleric will answer to God at Judgment Day. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization that wants to destroy God’s Chosen People – “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers…” Deuteronomy 7: 6 – 8.)
World Council of Churches Sends Message of Support For Palestinian ‘Campaign For Jerusalem’
July 25, 2017 — Breitbart.com reports: “The World Council of Churches (WCC) officially endorsed the Palestinian ‘campaign for Jerusalem,’ saying that Israel’s recent move installing additional security measures at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there was a ‘corrosive act in the midst of an already-fragile peace.’
‘Keeping the historical status quo and supporting equal rights for Christians, Muslims and Jews at these holy sites is vitally important to maintaining peace and de-escalating violence,’ said Fr. Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the WCC.
‘Denying access to holy sites for thousands of people who have traveled far to pray is not only a violation of the rights of those individuals, but also a corrosive act in the midst of an already-fragile peace,’ Fr. Sauca said.
Far from ‘denying access’ to the Temple Mount, Israel decided to install metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site after Arab terrorists smuggled guns there on July 14 and embarked on a shooting spree that claimed the lives of two Druze-Israeli police officers. The Palestinian leadership, however, claimed the additional security measures were part of an Israeli attempt to change the status quo on the Temple Mount and called on all Muslims to take to the streets and riot…” (The Mideast situation is a fulfillment of what non-Spirit guided Christians have practiced. Satan stood against Israel and provoked David to number Israel. Anti-Semitism was rampant as it is today. Numerous denominations have manipulated over 3,500 Bible verses to eliminate any mention of Israel forever. God says in Isaiah 56:5 “I will give Israel an everlasting name…” We have apostates trying to bring Christianity and Islam together as they try to wipe Israel out of God’s Holy Word 3,534 times.)