The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem is the Sunni Muslim cleric in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy places, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Since 2006, the position has been held by Muhammad Hussein, appointed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Good Morning friends.
We read this disturbing news report (see below) late Sunday evening. It was covered by the Israeli media. We figured that major US news outlets would carry the story as well, if not global news organizations.
Alas, here we go again. An important, influential Muslim leader, someone who probably can make a difference within the Palestinian community, says something so historically wrong, so offensive and yet . . . mostly silence.
Go ahead and do a Google search for “Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein” or Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and see what you find.
We wonder why more people don’t ask: What is the purpose of the continuing campaign to erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and beyond?
No matter where you stand politically on how to address the challenges between Israel and the Palestinians, this blatant anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, hate-fomenting attempt to rewrite history must be called out. It’s another Big Lie, and must be stopped – now!
Finally, and again regardless of your political leanings, these comments by the grand mufti are symptomatic of the real, underlying challenge for peace: the regular, consistent denial of thousands of years of Jewish history and connection of the Jewish people with Israel and Jerusalem. Palestinian leaders refuse to prepare their people for real peace.
Jerusalem mufti: Temple Mount never housed Jewish Temple
Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein says Al-Aqsa Mosque has been atop disputed holy site ‘since creation of the world’
October 25, 2015
By Ilan Ben Zion
The grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim cleric in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Sunday that there has never been a Jewish temple atop the Temple Mount, and that the site has been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”
Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said in an Arabic interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that the site, considered the third holiest in Islam and the holiest to Jews, was a mosque “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago” and has been “since the creation of the world.”