Anwar, how now?

Haram Al-Shariff Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Palestine

This was something really interesting which happened early this morning. Israeli Jews which had Isreali armed military escort, broke into Haram Al-Shariff Al Aqsa Mosque, to perform Talmudic rituals.

Settlers, Members of Israel’s Intelligence Break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:54
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Thursday 6th September, 30 members of Israel’s intelligence community headed by Likud member, Moshe Feiglin, and groups of settlers broke into al-Aqsa mosque since early hours of the morning.

Al Aqsa Institute said in a press release that Moshe Feiglin, escorted by settlers broke into the mosque to perform Talmudic rituals, under the protection of Israeli forces.

Eyewitnesses said that Feiglin and settlers raided al-Aqsa mosque at 8 AM from al-Magharbeh gate and headed to the mosque where they performed their religious rituals and walked in the mosque’s yards.

Al-Aqsa Institute described “Israeli continuous incursions and the profanation of the mosque by leaders of Israeli parties, members of Knesset and settlers,  with very dangerous procedures, in which occupation attempts to implicit Jewish presence daily in al-Aqsa mosque, in a step to impose the decision issued earlier to divide al-Aqsa mosque between Palestinians and Jews.”

Al-Aqsa Institute called on Palestinians, especially Jerusalemites to increase their presence in al-Aqsa mosque to help protecting it from such incursions and profanations.


Haram Al-Shariff is Muslims third most sacred mosque in the world. It is the site where Muhamad S.A.W. mounted the Buraq to be taken to the heavens in a holy incidence known as Israq Mikraj, met God Al Mighty. It is also when Muslims were commanded to perform prayers, five times in a day and kneel before God Al Mighty seventeen times within the same time.

The Israelis have been tunneling under the mosque for quite sometime now. The Zionist Jews need hard evidence to prove the Temple of Solomon, which they believe to be on the same spot where the Haram Al-Shariff now exist.

A peek into Temple Mount excavations

Western Wall Heritage Foundation holds tour of tunnels in attempt to ward off Muslim claims that al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger of collapsing. Waqf refuses offer for similar tour for Muslims, saying ‘settlers won’t give us approval to enter a Muslim-owned area’

Ronen Medzini

Published: 11.08.09, 18:56 / Israel News

Excavation works being held near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem have sparked uproar in the Muslim world in recent years. Recent riots in the capital were allegedly sparked by a repeated Muslim claim that the Jews are attempting “to take over” the Temple Mount mosques or damage them through the digs taking place in tunnels within the mount.

 According to the Muslims, the digs are taking place under the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and are threatening to collapse them.

Initial photos obtained by Ynet show the excavation works along the tunnels, as photographed during a tour held in the area about two weeks ago, which was attended by several officials and organizations from all parts of the political spectrum

Following the tour, its participants said they did not witness attempts to dig under the mosques’ plaza.

Within the tunnels. Important archaeological remains from the First Temple

The digs begin on al-Waad Street in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and connect to the Western Wall tunnels under the ground. The works began more than four years ago, and have since caused angry responses in the Muslim world, which is finding it difficult to receive a clear picture of the dig, due to the discrete manner in which it is are being led by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

One of the claims is that the dig is endangering the buildings located above it and damaging the heart of the Muslim heritage. The fears are also related to the fact that many of the members of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation are also members of the Ateret Kohanim association, whose goal is to see Jews settle in the Old City’s Muslim and Christian quarters.

 The tunnels are expected to be open to the public in the future, but today they remain closed until the excavation works will be completed. In light of the many claims, however, the Foundation decided to invite several officials to tour the area.

The tour’s participants included the Foundation’s executive director Mordechai (Sullie) Eliav, Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Jerusalem Council Members Meir Margalit (Meretz) and Rabbi Yossi Deutsch (United Torah Judaism), and representatives of left-wing organizations.

12 meters deep

The tour’s participants spoke to the excavation workers, who told them that the digging is currently 12 meters (39 feet) deep. According to estimates, the final dig will be 16 meter deep, where the workers will reach an impenetrable rock layer.

According to the participants, the workers uncovered important archaeological remains from the First Temple during the excavation.

It should be noted that the tour’s participants testified that in some of the places, improvised reinforcement works were being conducted to support the walls and ceiling, in a manner which raises fears that there is indeed a danger of collapse, or at least a danger that the land above may sink. The picture brought here support this claim.

Arab diplomats seek solution

“I don’t support digging in sensitive places, and I understand the Muslims’ fears,” said Margalit. “However, in the name of intellectual integrity, I did not see any attempt to dig under the mosques’ plaza. I cannot guarantee that such a thing will not happen in the future, but it’s clear to me that in the meantime there were no signs testifying that this is in fact taking place.

“It’s important for me to say this because I am very concerned about what may happen following the wave of rumors and speculations running around this city,” he added, “and everyone must contribute as much as they can to calm things down.”

Margalit in one of tunnels. Very concerned

Ynet has learned that the Western Wall Heritage Foundation is now planning to conduct another tour, which will be attended by a professional Muslim delegation, in order to refute the accusations.

Margalit has even approached representatives of the Jerusalem Waqf with an offer to tour the area, but they have rejected it for now, claiming that “we will not receive approval from settlers to enter a Muslim-owned area.”

 Diplomats from an Arab country arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday in an attempt to come up with a creative solution which would allow a Muslim delegation to tour the area. A third party is now trying to mediate between the Foundation and the diplomats in a bid to organize such a delegation, which will be comprised of representatives from Arab countries.


According to the Al Quran, Yaacob built the first mosque forty years after Abraham. Solomon, which is a prophet, expanded the mosque.

The Israelis have a supporter within Malaysian political system. In 2008 just days after the ‘Political Tsunami’ and Opposition won 5 + 1 states, Jerusalem Post published this:

Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia’s Future Prime Minister?

03/20/2008 15:46

Malaysia is slowly moving towards stronger checks and balances, a principle requirement for any true democracy.

Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia's Future Prime Minister?PHOTO: AP

Malaysia’s opposition parties made significant gains in the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, March 8. Their success demonstrated a growing desire for political change and the furthering of democracy in Malaysia. The election result means that the ruling Barisan National (National Front (BN)), no longer has a two third parliamentary majority. This means that its power has been limited in some respects, for example it can not amend the constitution or make key appointments without support from the opposition. Ultimately, the election results means a stronger system of checks and balances, a principle requirement for any true democracy. The largest of the opposition parties, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party (PKR)) won 31 seats, a significant gain compared to the single seat it won in the 2004 elections. The PKR’s success has been attributed largely to the revival of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s political career. As a proponent of moderate Islam, cultural and religious impartiality, and liberal democracy, Anwar’s popularity is gaining strength, with some reports suggesting that should the opposition coalition win the next election, he may well be next in line as Malaysia’s Prime Minister. Anwar launched his political career in 1982 by joining the United Malays National Organization (UNMO), currently the largest party within the ruling Barisan National (National Front (BN)). The UNMO was led by Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia longest-serving Prime Minister. By 1991, Anwar was appointed Minister of Finance after which he was appointed as Mahathir’s Deputy Prime Minister in 1993. Anwar’s term as Minister of Finance was characterized by unprecedented economic prosperity and growth, awarding him widespread acclamation. However, his political career came to an abrupt stop when he voiced strong opposition to Mahathir’s support for the Bumiputra (‘Sons of the Soil’), programme. This opposition led to criminal convictions for corruption and sodomy (the sentencing was 6 and 9 years respectively, although the sodomy conviction was overturned in 2004). Despite, if not because of his criminal convictions, Anwar became an icon for political progress, justice and equality. He maintained considerable support throughout the years largely because of the work of his wife, Wan Azizah Ismail, who established the PKR in 1999, to call for her husband’s release. The PKR also kept Anwar’s political reforms (the latter becoming known as ‘reformasi’) agenda alive. Since his release from prison, Anwar has sought to revitalize his political campaign by challenging the current government, headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, on a host of issues, in particular the ‘New Economic Policy’. Created in the late 1970s (currently termed the National Vision Policy), the policy intended to create conditions for national unity by reducing interethnic disparities, however in practice it granted the Bumiputra preferential treatment, creating an increasing ethnic Malay middle class and thus substantial opposition from ethnic Indian and Chinese who did not reap the benefits. Anwar has been awarded acclaim by many for his success in creating unity amongst the previously divided opposition parties, which resulted in a coalition that won an unprecedented total of 82 seats out of parliament’s 222 seats in the latest election. Considered to be one of Malaysia’s most charismatic speakers, Anwar’s endorsement of PKR’s political platform is gaining significant momentum. In February 2008, the PKR published the Keadilan Manifesto titled “A New Dawn for Malaysia,” detailing the party’s vision for putting Malaysia back on a track of economic, political, educational and cultural prosperity. Centering on five central positions, the party first and foremost advocates for a constitutional state for all whereby ³bumiputera rights are guaranteed fully alongside with non-bumiputera rights² and thus creating non-racial based politics. With a growing percentage of the population unsatisfied with the political status quo, the PKR’s reform agenda, as advocated by Anwar, appears to be the change that Malaysia increasingly desires. Anwar’s political ban is due to end in April and if reports hold true, he will easily win a by-election and resume a parliamentary role after his wife expectedly vacates her seat. The main obstacle that analysts suggest is that once Anwar formally re-enters politics, he will need to continue to prove his political competence and ensure the long time fragmented opposition parties sustain a successful coalition and thus an effective governance implementing reforms within the states in which they hold a majority. Should they do so, analysts further predict that the opposition coalition may have a strong chance of defeating the ruling party in the 2013 elections, thus likely placing Anwar as the forerunner as Prime Minister.
Shani Ross is the Coordinator for the Executive Programs & Conferences at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Israel.

Lets hear it from Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is darling of the West and Neo Con Jews, on this incursion on Muslims’ third holiest mosque in the world.

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