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Reasons to Hate the French #23503

Oh, accursed anti-French neurosis. Why do you afflict me so?

 

Oh, I know. Because of people like this:

A prominent French bishop has warned that any sacrilegious practices by extremist Jews to Al-Aqsa Mosque will create a powder keg in the Middle East.

 

Speaking to IslamOnline.net, Michel LeLong said the Israeli government would be held accountable for any harm done to the mosque, Islam’s third holiest shrine, by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups.

 

He described threats by ultra-Orthodox Jews to storm the mosque as “an unacceptable scandal which contravenes with the principle of tolerance and respect of other religions, particularly Islam”.

 

“Muslims undoubtedly have historical rights in the Al-Quds [occupied East Jerusalem],” stressed the French bishop who chaired a Vatican organization on Islamic-Christian relations.

 

Asked on Jewish bids to raze Al-Aqsa Mosque and build on its ruins their alleged Haykal (temple of Solomon), LeLong said the mosque is a “red line” that should not be crossed.

 

“It is an axiomatic fact and cannot be changed,” he added emphatically.

 

The French bishop warned against heeding “extremists calls to revive history on the basis of illogical claims and religious myths inciting violence and fanning up intolerance.”

 

Jews claim that their alleged Haykal exists underneath Al Haram Al Sharif, which combines Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. 

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Bishop LeLong said that Israel is obliged by international law to end its occupation of Al-Quds.

 

“It is very important to view Al-Quds as a political problem created by the Israeli occupation of the city by force,” he added.

 

He said UN Security Council resolution 478 of 1980 clearly condemned the Israeli control over the holy city.

 

Under the Geneva Convention, the bishop added, Al-Quds residents should be protected because they live under Israel’s occupation which started in June 1967.

 

“Why on earth does the international community rush to implement other UN resolutions on countries like Iraq and Syria and doesn’t move a finger when it comes to Israel?” he wondered.

I am assuming that the bishop didn’t too well in his bible studies. Either that, or he wants to guarantee he is dealt with nicely after France is taken over by Islamic fundamentalists.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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