So, we need to look very closely indeed, and with deepest concern, when we learn from a recent Aaron Klein WND report that on Wednesday just past, he said:
"Israeli occupation authorities are trying to find a so-called Jewish historical connection [between Jerusalem and the Temple Mount] . . . but all these attempts will fail. The [Temple Mount] is 100 percent Muslim."Now, immediately, obviously and blatantly, this is false: there are some three thousand years of history and associated abundant archaeological materials that connect Judaism and Jews (as well as Christians) to Israel, to Jerusalem, and to the Temple that was built there under Solomon, then again under the exiles returning from Babylon, and which was then upgraded and transformed by Herod into a wonder of the First Century world, through a forty-seven year long major building programme.
That Temple was destroyed by Roman armies in AD 70, as an unintended result of suppressing the Jewish rebellion from 66 AD on. The Western, or so-called "wailing" Wall, is a remnant from that Temple, which has for many centuries been a place for prayer for Jews.
Why then is there this blatantly counter-factual denial by representatives of the Palestinian Authority?
Simple: to those who believe such deceptive revisionism on the facts of history, it de-legitimises the claims of Jews to their roots, and demonises them as deceivers and oppressors.
Such demonisation is then a motivation for the end times conquest by the end-times Black Flag Armies of the Mahdi as he sets up his "global government," as we just discussed in yesterday's post. [Cf. here on the complex issues linked to our roots in Abraham, and here on the related history of Modern Israel.]
That of course directly falls into line with the Islamist view of the Mahdi and his predicted exploits, as Joel Richardson recently summarised:
The Mahdi is Islam’s primary messiah figure. He will be a descendant of Muhammad and will bear Muhammad’s name (Muhammad bin Abdullah). He will be a very devout Muslim.He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader. He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth. He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression. He will be the Caliph and Imam (vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide. He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order. He will lead military action against all those who oppose him. He will invade many countries. He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage. He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the “faithful Muslims” in a final slaughter/battle against Jews. He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem. He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine). He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth. He will appear riding a white horse (possibly symbolic). He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam. He will also re-discover the Ark of the Covenant from the Sea of Galilee, which he will bring to Jerusalem. He will have supernatural power from Allah over the wind and the rain and crops. He will posses and distribute enormous amounts of wealth. He will be loved by all the people of the earth. [I have converted his list to paragraph format.]In this context, a telling hadith on the anticipated slaughter just noted on is:
This is simply unacceptable in any civilised context.
Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
Then, we further see for instance from recent MEMRI translations of broadcasts from the Middle East that Palestinian Cleric Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris stated in March 2005, on Palestinian TV, that "The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world." We gain a deeper insight on that from UK-based Islamic Cleric Abu Hamza Al-Masri, who is on audio tape to the effect that "In the end of the day, Islam must control Earth, whether we like it or not."
So, we have a context to understand President Ahmadinejad of Iran's July 2004 statement about Islam, that: "It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world."
In that light of a religiously motivated global conquest ideology, with a particular emphasis on a future holocaust of the Jews of Israel, we can now critically assess Mr Ahmadinejad's congratulatory remarks on the recent election of Mr Obama as US President:
"As you [i.e. Mr Obama] know, the opportunities provided by the Almighty God, which can be used for elevation of nations, or God forbid, for their collapse, are transient . . . . The nations of the world also expect war-oriented policies, occupation, bullying, contempt of nations and imposing discriminatory policies on them to be replaced by the ones advocating justice, respect for human rights, friendship and non-interference in other countries' internal affairs . . . . If you take steps on the divine path and follow the teachings of divine prophets, God, the Almighty, will help you to make up in part for the heavy damage inflicted [by the U.S.] in the past."Now, the context of "non-interference" -- while it does of course have a point about the many sins of the West -- has to be seen in particular light of the ongoing issue and evidence that Iran has (in defiance of its commitments under the international Non-Proliferation Treaty) plainly set about acquiring nuclear weapons in a context linked to extremist Mahdism; which, equally clearly, is a religiously motivated, global conquest ideology.
Even worse, Mr Ahmadinejad himself has repeatedly gone on record that Israel is to be wiped off the map, or the equivalent thereto.
In light of Hadiths such as we have examined and the known commitment of the Iranian regime to Islamism, that has to be taken seriously.
As an ideological incitement to genocide.
And that by a leader of a regime that, on credible evidence, is seeking the means to carry out just such genocide.
So, it is more than fair comment for us to observe that principles of no unjustified interference in the affairs of nations and of recognition of the right to fulfillment of the national aspirations of all peoples must hold both ways.
Thus, it is proper for us to call on Mr Ahmadinejad and company to repudiate the Mahdist global conquest ambition we have documented in recent days, here.
Similarly, if Palestinians have a legitimate claim to be a people rooted in the Holy Land, just so also do the Jews. It does no good, then, to try to rewrite the history of Jerusalem and its Temple counter to massively evident facts; to demonise those targetted in the above hadiths for conquest and slaughter.
Third, the American and NATO-led invasion of Afghanistan was in response to the Taliban regime's hosting and facilitating -- then refusing to hand over -- Al Qaeda forces implicated in an act of barbaric piracy, mass-murder and war, on September 11, 2001. An act that claimed the lives of nearly three thousand innocent civilians, from some ninety countries around the world.
Even the far more controversial resort to renewal of major hostilities against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq in 2003 under various UN Security Council resolutions, was occasioned by that Dictator's persistent material breach of cease-fire and armistice terms, manifesting a clear intent to retain the means for his repeated aggression against his neighbours and even minorities among his own people [who in aggregate were the majority of his country's population].
For instance, as long ago as December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton of the USA, in announcing renewed bombing of Iraq, observed (as cited in the just linked):
"Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas, or biological weapons. . . . Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: he has used them. Not once, but repeatedly. . . . I have no doubt today that, left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again."Indeed, we can see from the same just linked article how, in 2002, in light of an international intelligence consensus ["Bush (and/or Blair) lied, people died" is an ill-founded and too often intentional or careless slander], Mr Chuck Schumer, Mrs Hillary Clinton, Mr John Edwards, Mr Howard Dean and Ms Nancy Pelosi went on record as follows:
Schumer: Hussein’s vigorous pursuit of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons, and his present and potential future support for terrorist acts and organizations . . . make him a terrible danger to the people of the United States.In short, it is highly credible that the Hussein regime brought the invasion down on themselves through their persistent material breach of the Armistice.
Clinton: My position is very clear. The time has come for decisive action to eliminate the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s.
Edwards: Every day [Saddam] gets closer to his long-term goal of nuclear capability.
Dean: There’s no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the U.S. and our allies.
Pelosi: “[Saddam] has chemical weapons. He has biological weapons. He is trying to get nuclear weapons.”
So, plainly, the international challenges we face today are not a one-sided issue of an evil Great Satan visiting harm on the world out of malevolence and incompetence. For there is serious reason to see that nations and peoples around the world have been subjected to an ideological war of subjugation launched by men who do not shun to mass-murder innocents. No serious national leader can act prudently without explicitly reckoning with that unpleasant but all too real -- and evidently growing -- challenge.
Therefore, if instead there is to be a new day of real peace in international affairs [and not mere surrender to tyranny], that has to include a new day for Islamists and Mahdists.
If not, all that would be accomplished by empty peace talks and unilateral geostrategic retreats would be spineless and feckless appeasement in the face of a rising, plainly ruthless danger.
The 1930's are historical proof enough on where that can lead.
But, this time around, we are not dealing with panzers, dive-bombing stukas and medium-range propeller-driven bombers carring maybe one to two tons of bombs each. Nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles are in play. Weapons that can wipe out whole cities and hundreds of thousands or more at one go; with little or no warning.
So, will we learn from history, or repeat its mistakes -- yet again? END