An Arab organization claimed on Tuesday that MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) “defiled” the Al-Aqsa mosque by visiting the Temple Mount several hours before he was sworn in as an MK.
Well, I should hope he did, considering prayer is taken as “defilement” among the Arab caretakers of the Temple Mount.
MK Feiglin regularly visits the holy site, usually on the nineteenth of every Hebrew month. Tuesday’s visit was intended to pray to G-d to give him the strength that will allow him to succeed as an MK.
Feiglin has in the past been detained at the site for allegedly praying or bowing, but he now enjoys parliamentary immunity. Last week, for the first time, he was able to visit the Temple Mount without the fear of being arrested.
Jews are forbidden to pray or show outward signs of worship at the holy site due to fears that doing so would anger Muslims praying at the Al-Aqsa mosque. Police who arrested Feiglin last month for bowing said he would face charges, but so far no charges have been filed.
For Jews not to be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount is like Red Sox fans being forbidden from chanting “Yankees suck!” at Fenway Park when the Bronx Bombers are in town. I mean, can you imagine?