19 March 2007

Temple Mount - Holy Site?

We are often told - in very "forceful" terms - by our Muslim friends that Temple Mount constitutes the third holiest site in Islam. However, my impression, formed under the influence of the pictures posted below, is that it was practically lying in ruins, forgotten and neglected, for a long time. Only when Jews arrived in the region en masse and started affirming their rights, did Muslims begin to show such keen interest in the "holy" sites.

The sacred place looks like abandoned ruins to me. Link.