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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

IRAQ TO BUILD MASSIVE MOSQUE OVER THE TOMB OF THE PROPHET EZEKIEL




DESECRATION OF SACRED SITE PROMPTS LITTLE ATTENTION
byPaul L. Williams, Ph.D.
thelastcrusade.org

The Iraqi government plans to convert the Tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel, one of the most sacred sites for Christians and Jews, into a massive new mosque.
What’s more, the Iraqis intend to erase all Jewish markings from the tomb so that no indication of its historic significance will remain for future generations.
The plan to transform the ancient burial site into a mosque was reported this week by Ur News, the Iraqi news agency, and Shelomo Alfassa, Director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries.
Mr. Alfassa says that Iraq’s Antiquities and Heritage Authority “has been pressured by Islamists to historically cleanse all evidence of a Jewish connection to Iraq – a land where Jews had lived for over a thousand years before the advent of Islam.”


The desecration of the tomb, Mr. Alfassa adds, is taking place under “the pretext of restoring the site.”
Similar confirmation comes from Professor Shmuel Moreh, Israel Prize Laureate in Arabic Literature and Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who says that he is aware that the Hebrew inscriptions have been erased and that the plans for the new mosque are well underway.
The ancient burial site of Ezekiel is located in Al-Kifl, a small town south of Baghdad.
Ezekiel, whose prophecies included the Valley of the Dry Bones and the return of the Jews to Israel, lived in the sixth century B.C., having accompanied the exiled Judeans to Babylon.
Throughout the centuries, thousands of pilgrims visited the site of his tomb annually before Iraqi Jewry came to an abrupt end in 1979 with the rise of the Islamic Revolution. Though well over 100,000 Jews lived in Iraq, this number has been decimated to no more than eight, Professor Moreh said. “There are others,” he added, “but they barely know that they are Jews; in many cases, their parents did not tell them.”
Now the remaining Christians are killed or forced into exile. Over the holiday season, increased attacks by Islamists have taken place on churches and convents and a dozen Iraqi Christians have been put to death.
The violence, according to Monsignor Louis Sako, Archbishop of Kirkuk, is part of a project of “ethnic cleansing” against the Iraqi Christians that is taking place with the covert blessing of the Iraqi government.
According to local sources, nearly 2,000 Christians have been killed in Iraq since 2003, the year of the fall of Saddam Hussein; thousands more have been driven into exile.
Iraq – the Biblical Mesopotamia -is almost as rich in Jewish history as the Land of Israel. It is the land where Abraham discovered monotheism, and where the prophets Ezra, Nehemiah, Nahum, Jonah and Daniel, along with Ezekiel, are also buried.
The plans for the mosque over the bones of the prophet have met with scant media attention and little outcry from Jewish and Christian communities.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeahh..yes..let them do it.. do unto others what you want them to do unto you...if you can destroy aqsa from islamic identity let them do it.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 11:05:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rev. Samuel Aghoyan, an Armenian Orthodox cleric, said he’s been spat upon fifteen to twenty times, most recently in November.

“I was walking back from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and I saw this boy in a yarmulke and ritual fringes coming back from the Kotel, and he spat at me two or three times,” Aghoyan said.

“Every [Christian cleric in the Old City] who’s been here for awhile, who dresses in robes in public, has a story to tell about being spat at,” Macora said. “The more you get around, the more it happens.”

some spanking is in order here.. bush got the worst insult..shoes thrown at him..the rev get the next.. spat at by yarmules..yeah mules..

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 11:10:00 am  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Looks like we poured $$$ into Iraq and left my Christian brothers and sisters hanging....
C-CS

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 2:25:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Just move the armored Caterpillar dozers to the Temple mount to begin archeology on the 1st temple.

Then, who cares? I'd rather a scientific mission to recover that, then Ezekiel's tomb.

Keep em idling. Let the Iranians choose

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 4:15:00 pm  

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