12 October 2015

The Al-Aqsa libel: that lie that always works

"Jews are coming to take over the Al-Aqsa mosque, to pray in it and to destroy it! Save the Al-Aqsa!".

I am not exactly keeping track of that insidious lie, but in my memory it keeps coming back every year, with predictable results. Busily promoted by Hamas and its flock of sister terror outfits, by Israeli own Islamists, such as the infamous Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the radical wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, benevolently watched and coddled by PA President Mahmoud Abbas and fully supported by his Fatah goons, this libel kills people - both Israelis and Palestinians.

And every single time it works, producing admirable results in the media, such as this inane paragraph:

Palestinians have been angered by events at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City and fear Israel wants to change the religious status quo at Islam's third holiest shrine, revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount. Israel has said it has no intention to do so.
How can you beat that circular logic that doesn't need anything but itself? First create the rumor about the coming Zionist atrocity perpetrated on the defenseless mosque. Then throw in a gang of belligerent brainwashed youths, inflamed by your libelous lie. Then become angered "by events at the al-Aqsa mosque compound".

What could be better that this self-generating and self-perpetuating lie?

Well, possibly only this "balancing act" of nincompoopery:
For his part, Kerry said he shared his “deep concern” over the spiraling violence with Netanyahu and Abbas. Kerry “stressed the importance of upholding the status quo in word and deed at the al-Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount and of preventing inflammatory rhetoric and actions that will increase tensions,” said a statement from his office.
And meanwhile some folks are busily protecting the peace in the said mosque: