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Western Wall – Al-Kotel Al-Ma’aravi

Prof. Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at City University of New York. She is the best selling author of “Women and Madness” (1972), “The New Anti-Semitism” (2003) and “The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom” (2005)and appears often in international media interviews. She lives in New York City.

Al-Kotel Al-Ma’aravi?

The Muslims – not the Islamists – mean to take over every Jewish site in Jewish Israel. And the United Nations means to assist them.

The Palestinian Authority has recently issued a new and particularly brazen report in which it declares that the Kotel (Western Wall), the outer wall of the Jewish Temple complex which was first built by the Jewish King Solomon in 960 BCE, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, rebuilt again by Jews in 515 BCE – more than a millennium before the rise of Islam – is not really a Jewish site.

It is now, purportedly, a Muslim holy site.

(Picture: Prof. Chesler) The report states: “Jews did not worship at the Wailing Wall at any time until the Balfour Declaration of 1917…nor can any Muslim, or Arab, or Palestinian give up a single stone or piece of dust from the Wailing Wall or other holy places because that would be a concession on the Temple Mount.” Not only is this claim part of crass Islamic revisionist history – the Muslims are fast destroying the archeological evidence as well.

Just a minute. There is a well-known photo of religious Jewish men and women seen praying at the Kotel in 1905 – before the Balfour Declaration. And, there are two thousand years of stories told by both Jewish and non-Jewish travelers who visited Jerusalem either to pray at the Kotel or to visit the site where they saw Jews at prayer in that exact spot.

However, afraid that propaganda and Big Lies might not be enough, beginning in 1999, the Waqf (the Islamic religious authority) took away 400 truckloads of precious archeological evidence from the Temple Mount – evidence which would further establish that there has been a long-time Jewish presence here.

But, in the land of the one-eyed, like 1967 Defense Minister Moshe Dayan who gave the Arab Waqf control over the Temple Mount (a step he would surely regret if he were alive today), a truly sighted person is King. To me, there is a pattern here, as clear to me as my own right hand, as clear as the stars above on a crisp, clean Jerusalem night.

The Muslims (not the Islamists, but the Muslims) mean to take over every Jewish site in Jewish Israel. And the United Nations means to assist them.

Long before a sovereign Jewish state ever existed, Muslims massacred the Jews of Hevron in 1929. Surviving Jews returned, but were then forced to flee again during the Arab Revolt of 1936-1939. This burial chamber of our Jewish ancestors is a cave whose purchase is carefully and exhaustively reported in the fifth parasha (portion) of the Torah. According to Jewish religious sources, this purchase took place in approximately 1677 BCE.

Please remember: In 1929, when the Muslims massacred the Jews of Hevron, there were no Jewish “settlements” in “occupied Palestinian land.” There was no Muslim “Palestine” and no sovereign Jewish state. In 1996, under the Wye Accords, Jewish Israel surrendered most Jewish access to this Cave to the Waqf.

Today, Jews can pray there in an outer, small chamber only under heavy guard and only a few times a year in the main prayer chamber. Muslims took the lion’s share of the main prayer hall because, as they claim, Abraham is also their forefather.

As half-siblings however, Muslims have not been as close to Jews as Yishmael once was to his half-brother Yitzchak. Yishmael was the son of a pagan Egyptian mother, Hagar, and an Iraqi-born father, Abraham); Yitzchak, was the son of the same father but of another mother, Sarah. If Abraham is truly the father of Muslims, too – then his Muslim descendants have surely shamed him.

On October 8, 2000, Muslims destroyed Joseph’s Tomb and martyred Rabbi Hillel Lieberman as he tried to rescue a Torah scroll from the burning building. Please understand that the Biblical Joseph was a highly assimilated Jew and beloved Grand Vizier to the Egyptian Pharaoh.

However, Joseph saved the Jews as well as the Egyptians from a famine, and his sons comprise two of the twelve Jewish tribes. Nevertheless, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared the Tomb a Muslim holy site only. He explicitly said that Joseph himself was a Muslim.

If Joseph is a Muslim, so are my blessed Jewish grandparents and parents.

Muslims did not stop here. This year, on October 21, 2010, Muslims persuaded UNESCO to declare that Rachel’s Tomb is really a mosque. Before then, it was widely assumed that Rachel’s Tomb was most definitely a Jewish holy site. This revisionist counter-claim originated only in 1996.

This Muslim take-over of the holy sites of other religions is all part of a pattern; it is one that precedes the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948 and the post-1967 war of self defense which Israel was forced to fight and which it won in six days. The first alleged West Bank “settlements” in “Palestinian” territory” dated back to 1975.

In the seventh century, Muslims began destroying both pagan and Christian holy sites as well as living pagan and Christian human beings across the Arab Middle East, and into North Africa and central Asia. They have never stopped this bloody reign of terror, this carnage and pillage, which continues today. Muslims began their destruction of Hindu and Buddhist holy sites as well as of living Hindu and Buddhist human beings a century later. Forced conversion was often the only way to survive.

As for my people, the Jews, Mohammed himself presided over the genocide of an entire Jewish tribe in Arabia. His soldiers beheaded every last Jewish man, then took the women captive; Mohammed brazenly force-converted and married one Jewish female survivor, Safiya bint Huyay, right after she had witnessed the murder of her husband, family, and entire tribe.

In addition, down the centuries, Muslims continued to torture, murder, and exile living Jewish beings. They also systematically destroyed or despoiled Jewish holy sites all over the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. As with churches, (The Church of St. John in Damascus, Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, The Great Church of Cordoba), Muslims also converted ancient synagogues into mosques in what is now Israel (Katzrin) and in Algeria, where the Great Synagogue of Oran, which had been built in 1880, was confiscated and converted into a mosque after Algerian independence.

Please realize that the Jewish state of Israel has safeguarded the holy sites of all religions, both Christian and Muslim, and has given asylum to the Baha’i who were forced to flee Iran. Also realize that Arafat’s Palestinian terrorists actually took the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem hostage in 2002; they kept priests as hostages there as well. They vandalized the church which thereafter reeked of urine, was strewn with dirty pots and pans, cigarette butts, lighters, etc. Some priests subsequently denied they were held hostage, but what else could they say if they wished to keep the Church which is located in hostile Muslim territory?

This is no different from how Muslims (not Islamists, not jihadists) have, in the past, treated Jewish holy sites in the Middle East as well. It is a well known fact that Jordanian Muslims used the narrow alley before the Kotel (Western Wall) as a stable and garbage dump. Yes, this is the same Kotel/Western Wall area which the Waqf is now declaring sacred to Muslims.

I am not ascribing this aggression to Islamists. I am not talking about “wronged” Palestinians. I am writing about what Muslims, in the name of Islam, have done, and are still doing to the holy sites of other religions. And yet, simultaneously, Muslims demand more and more Muslim religious rights in the West: more mega-mosques, more minarets, more time off for prayers, more segregated public facilities, more veiled women, more respect for “Muslim” ways, even if that includes respect for Muslim religious hatred and a Muslim sense of superiority towards all non-Muslims.

The handwriting is on the sky for all who can see. Where once the Jewish Temples proudly stood, we now have the al-Aqsa Mosque. Are the Muslim supremacists soon going to call the Kotel below “Al Kotel Al-Ma’aravi?”

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Petition for Protection From Sharia

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International Qur’an Petition

Please sign the petition International Qur’an Petition by clicking here

Whereas Islam and its apologists accuse Kuffar of inculcating hatred of Muslims and inciting violence against them; and

Whereas Islam is pursuing national and international legislation to impose their blasphemy laws upon us so as to prevent or punish exposure of their execrable doctrines which inculcate hatred, incite violence and sanctify & mandate genocidal, terroristic conquest; the intent of which legislative campaign is to render us defenseless;

Now, therefore, the undersigned Kufar & Harbi do declare, swear and demonstrate proof from the ample testimony of Allah and his Messenger that Islam is and will always be in egregious violation of the recognized rights of free men and must therefore be condemned and proscribed:

Article 4 of ICERD condemns “all propaganda and organizations which are based on ideas or theories of superiority …or which attempt to justify or promote racial hatred and discrimination in any form. Section b: “Shall declare illegal and prohibit organizations, and also organized and all other propaganda activities, which promote and incite racial discrimination, and shall recognize participation in such organizations or activities as an offense punishable by law;”.

Surah Al-Imran 110 declares Muslims to be the “best of peoples ever raised up for mankind”. Sahih Bukhari 6.60.80 explains the meaning of that passage thusly: ” the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam”. That is clear proof of supremacism related to ethnic violence.

Surah Al-Baqarah 91 contains a pretext for hatred of Jews: Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to them): “Why then have you killed the Prophets of Allah aforetime, if you indeed have been believers?” .

Surah Al-Baiyyinah 6 contains another pretext for hatred of Jews & Christians: “They are the worst of creatures”.

Surah At-Taubah 29 commands warfare against Jews & Christians: “Fight against those who … among the people of the Scripture until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”.

Surah At-Taubah 30 curses Jews & Christians: “And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. … Allâh’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!

It is obvious upon the face of the text that the quoted ayat incite hatred of Jews & Christians, declare war upon them and curse them. There can be no doubt that Islam’s canon of scripture is in egregious violation of Article 4 and must therefore be condemned. Under section b quoted above, Islam must be declared illegal and prohibited.

Article 6 of ICCPR gurantees the right to life. “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”

By declaring perpetual war, Islam egregiously violates the right to life. We know that Jihad is perpetual because the declarations in Al-Anfal 39 & At-Taubah 29 are outcomne oriented and unlimited geographically and chronologically. Furthermore, the testimony of Islam’s founder is recorded in Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2526: “jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist).”.

Islam’s founder also testified in Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 that Islam has no respect for the sanctity of life: “if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us”.

Article 20 of ICCPR proscribes “Any propaganda for war ” and “Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence”, declaring that they shall be prohibited by law.

Islam’s canon of scripture contains three egregious commands to aggression which obviously violate Article 20: Al-Anfal 39, At-Taubah 29 & 123. “fight them until there is no more Fitnah”, “Fight against those who” & “Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you” have obvious meaning which can not be denied. The commands are confirmed by Islam’s founder in Sahih Bukhari 4.52.196: ” I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,'”.

Surah At-Taubah 38 condemns Muslims who refuse to participate: “What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? “… “If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment.”.

Surah As-Saff 10-12 incentivize participation in Jihad by promising escape from Hell and admission to Paradise in exchange for participation in Jihad:
“a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. … and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives … He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow”.

Surah Al-An’am 115 “None can change His Words” and Surah Ar-Rum 30 “No change let there be in Khalq­illâh (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism)” clearly proscribe editing the Qur’an. It can not be rendered anodyne.

The Qur’an is a violation of international law and it can’t be edited; preaching it and propagating its doctrines must therefore be prohibited. One of the cited ayat: At-Taubah 29, is cited as the scriptural basis of Reliance of the Traveller Book O, Chapter 9, Paragraph 8 which Islamic law declares that the Caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.

Islamic tradition informs us that Jihad will continue until Judgment Day, and that Muslims would be cursed for abandoning it. Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2526: “jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal “.

Sunan Abu Dawud 23.3455: “and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion”.

From this narration, it becomes obvious that Islam and Jihad are synonymous. Since Islam asserts a divine mandate and right to wage war against us, to kill us, rape our widows, enslave our orphans and seize our real and personal property, we can not enjoy our God given right to life. We have shown the court that Islamic doctrine, practice & jurisprudence violate the international covenants which guarantee our human rights.

Since Muslims are promised eternity in a celestial bordello for participating in Jihad and threatened with eternal damnation if they refuse, it is impossible that free men can live in peace and security while Islam exists upon the face of the earth. We therefore pray for injunctive relief: proscription of the practice and propagation of Islam.

The Qur’an, hadith, Shari’ah & international law citations in this petition are quoted and linked to source documents in a blog post titled “Proscribe Islam Petition Rough Draft”. The blog post is available in a 71kb pdf file which you can print (9pgs.), cross post or use as an email attachment. Islam vs Human Rights is another supporting document set in chm format.

This petition is intended to supplement, not supplant the Ban Islam Petition and the Outlaw Islam!! Petition.
Signers of this petition are urged to sign and promote the Ban Islam petition if they have not already done so. Please email the urls of these petitions to your family, friends and associates with an exhortation to forward them.

The full text of this petition, in html format, with quotes linked to source texts resides at:
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Sign Petition to Insure Religious Freedom

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