Libel Debunked: Jews Chanted Insults and Curses Against Muhammad As They Stormed Al Aqsa

The website 5 Pillars describes itself as “the largest regulated Muslim news site in Europe, Australia and the Americas. Independent, grassroots and non-sectarian… Regulated by Impress.” For their part, Impress claims they are “working with publishers and the public to raise journalism standards.”

I’d say they better go back to the drawing board, after 5 Pillars tweeted this last week:

It is a malicious libel, plain and simple.

For a start, I think anyone with even a modicum of intelligence can recognize this is no “storming.” It is a bunch of Jews singing something. And that something has absolutely nothing to do with insulting and cursing Mohammad. It is from the Jewish morning prayers:

Looking at the date of the tweet, it is very likely the video was filmed on Tisha Be’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar on which all kinds of calamities befell us, including destruction of both of our Jewish temples. So it would make even extra sense the Jews would be singing that near the very site where the Jewish temple once stood.

But even if it was on a regular day and you want to argue this is still somehow inflammatory, why shouldn’t Jews be able to sing their prayers at their holiest site? Why should only Muslims be allowed up there to pray as they wish, on a site holy to them by virtue of their conquest of the area many centuries after the Second Jewish Temple was destroyed?

By the way, the singing Jews were not near Al Aqsa, as this map created by tweeter EnLiEretzAheret shows:

And of course, by referring to these Jews as “settlers”, 5 Pillars are revealing how they think no Jews belong here.

Perhaps that is why they seem intent on inciting a massacre.

Update 18/8/22: 5 Pillars deleted the video following (and because of) this post.


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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