Hanan Ashrawi says allowing Jews to visit Temple Mount is a “declaration of war against Islam”
That “moderate” Palestinian Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, says that Israel has declared a religious war on Islam.
Because, as I reported yesterday, Israel’s tourism minister is floating the idea of reducing long lines for non-Muslims to enter the Temple Mount by allowing them to use a second gate (out of 11).
Yes, allowing Jews to peacefully stroll around the Temple Mount unmolested by hordes of screaming, threatening Muslims is a declaration of war on Islam.
Ashrawi said that this plan “will eliminate the prospects for peace and finally drag the entire region toward disastrous confrontations.”
She further described it as a “serious escalation,” and added that the plan was a naked insult to the feelings of Muslims all over the world, calling on the Muslim states “to hold Israel accountable and to stop its aggression on the Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem and all the occupied Palestinian territories.”
Ashrawi is a Christian.
So, which is more peaceful: allowing people of all religions to have equal access to holy places, or inciting hundreds of millions of Arabs to war?
The sad fact is that most of the world cannot answer that simple question correctly.