Saturday, February 26, 2005

In this article on possible threats to the Temple Mount by Jewish extremists, Temple Mount attack could foil pullout, Noam Federman, a member of the Israeli far-right, says, "No one wants the mosques there," Federman said. "But people are torn between the desire to bring them down and the fear that if they are destroyed the Muslims will build more beautiful mosques in their place." It strikes me as highly peculiar that this man, who clearly wants to destroy the mosques on the Temple Mount, thinks that the ones currently there (Al Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock) are beautiful! And that the worst thing that could happen as a result of destroying these mosques is Muslims building more beautiful mosques! Kind of a back-handed compliment to the beauties of Islamic architecture....

(Link courtesy of Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica)

1 comment:

  1. Well they are beautiful; can't see how being a Jewish extremist negates that.