When Prayer “Causes” A Riot

Yesterday, two Jews decided that they were going to disobey the law. They knew what they were doing was illegal and yet they chose to carry out their actions anyway. The crime these Jews committed was to pray at the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount. They ascended the Mount where the two Jewish Temples once stood and prostrated themselves before God as Jews are commanded to do on Passover.

As soon as they did so, a mob of angry Muslims, who themselves came to the Mount to prostrate before God, descended upon them. Chanting “Allahu Akhbar” and “With our blood we will redeem you O, al-Aqsa” the rioters rushed to attack the Jews and clashed with the police.

Had this been Jews rioting because they saw Muslims praying, the media would be up in arms over Israeli racism and Islamophobia. But since it is Muslims “upholding the status quo” the Jews are again to blame for daring to assert their right to freedom or worship at their holiest site.

No one should make excuses for the actions of the rioters. They are responsible for their own violent acts. However, the Israeli government also holds some blame for offering up Jewish rights on the altar of “the status quo.” Israel helped create a self-fulfilling prophecy by criminalizing Jewish prayer rather than violent Jew-hatred.

It is time to end this anti-Jewish discrimination and make it clear that if someone gets worked up into a fit of rage by seeing a Jew act like a Jew, they are the ones who will be arrested.

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