Huge Escalation In Temple Mount Tensions As Arabs Become More Provocative

October 2, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – – The Investigative Project on Terrorism is calling attention to the provocative actions being taken by the International Union of Muslim Scholars, which is attempting to ratchet up the daily violence which has been occurring in and around Israel’s Temple Mount, what Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque.

“The International Union of Muslim Scholars [IUMS] is calling on Palestinians to "Rescue al-Aqsa" and rise up against Israel, according to several Twitter posts translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). One of the tweets features a picture of Israeli police about to enter Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque. In reality, the Israeli authorities are pursuing Palestinian rioters who took refuge in the mosque and terrorists who were plotting to conduct attacks against Jewish worshippers…”

As the group states in its most recent presser :

“The International Union calls for resistance against the Zionist occupier criminal acts on the land of Palestine, by all possible means, in particular that recently done at the Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards and corridors and the burning of some of the windows and historical doors and its components, and the attack on the morabitoun and morabitat, and prevent Muslims from praying or entering Al-Aqsa Mosque..."

The IUMS is led by Yusuf al-Qaradawi one of the modern jihad’s spiritual fathers, a supporter of al-Qaeda and the party whom the ADL has aptly named the Theologian of Terror . As an example of the clout Qaradawi holds in the Muslim world, he hosts what is probably the most watched weekly television show on the planet broadcast on al-Jazeera television with a reported audience of over 50 million. He is also the proprietor of IslamOnline, a popular da’wa website.

Qaradawi is also a fervent supporter of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood created Palestinian terrorist group. According to the respected Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI] HAMAS is taking great solace in Qaradawi’s support:

"I support the Palestinian cause. I support the resistance and the jihad. I support Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and Hizbullah. I oppose the peace that Israel and America wish to dictate. This peace is an illusion. I support martyrdom operations..." [source, Hamas Leader Khaled Mash'al Praises Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi for His Support of Suicide Operations …”, MEMRI]

HAMAS’ leader Khaled Mash’al, is effusive in his praise of Qaradawi and the work of his IUMS:

"The support we got from Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi is different from the support of anybody else, because of his religious status…and his ability to draw the attention of the nation…[to]…the issue of Palestine…He has publicly declared his support for the resistance factions, unequivocally and without any hesitation or embarrassment, without fawning over anyone. From day one to the present, the sheikh, may Allah reward him, has not hesitate to support the jihad and the resistance, and to support the fighters…” [source, ibid]

Two Arab groups, had been acting as self-appointed “guardians” of the Temple Mount, the mourabitat [for women] who have taken the most active role, and the mourabitoun [for men] until they were banned and then expelled by Israeli security personnel because of the violence they were fomenting as Jews attempted to pray in the area. For the straight Islamist viewpoint on the matter please refer to Al-Aqsa’s Women Resist, Al-Monitor.

Far from being a “popular” movement, members of mourabitat/mourabitoun are paid provocateurs, receiving a monthly “salary” in excess of 1,000 shekels from organizations linked to HAMAS as well as a Jordanian run waqf [trust].

The violence in the Temple Mount area has been part of HAMAS’ continuing jihad which just days ago resulted in the death of Alexander Levlovit by a rock throwing crowd.

Working in conjunction with the actions of mourabitat/mourabitoun, has been Mahmoud Abbas [Abu-Mazen] who, earlier this week, unilaterally withdrew the Palestinian Authority from the Oslo Accords , the now ancient [1993] pretend peace agreement brokered by Bill Clinton between Israel and the Arab squatters claiming to be “Palestinians,” who at the time were represented by the terrorist Yasser Arafat.

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