To paraphrase the old Levy’s bread ad, you don’t have to be Jewish to be harassed on the Temple Mount:
A US Congressman witnessed firsthand the harassment faced by Jews on the Temple Mount at the hands of Islamist activists last Wednesday.
A video released by the Temple Institute shows Republican Congressman Dennis Ross (FL-15) taking part in a tour of Judaism’s holiest site along with Temple Institute guide Yitzchak Reuven.
The video clearly shows groups of fully covered female Muslim agitators following and harassing the Congressman and his group with calls of: “Allahu Akbar” and “Leave!” as well as statements proclaiming the “superiority” of Islam.
Jewish visitors are regularly subjected to similar harassment and abuse, which has on occasion escalated into threats and even acts of violence by Muslim extremists.
Recent reports have revealed how radical Muslim groups, including the Hamas- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Movement, are paying groups of Muslim women specifically to stand at the site and harass Jewish visitors and stage provocations in an attempt to further restrict and even prevent Jewish visits.
The Congressman spent a full hour on the Mount accompanying a group of Jewish visitors led by Reuven, during which time he also experienced the discriminatory practices meted out to visibly Jewish visitors by authorities – both Israeli and Muslim.
As per usual, Jewish groups were separated and subjected to excessive security checks to ensure they had no non-Muslim religious items on their persons, after which they were followed closely by Islamic Waqf guards to ensure that they don’t partake in any form of prayer or non-Muslim worship.
The sizes of Jewish groups are also severely restricted, and unlike Muslims – who can visit whenever they want – Jews are only allowed to ascend the Mount during a few hours each day.
Ross’s group had to wait for over an hour before being allowed entry to the holy site, during which time hundreds of tourists ascended with ease.
In addition the congressman’s son was taken into a private room and body searched to ensure that he wasn’t in possession of any religious paraphernalia.
Does that sound like a religion of peace, respecting other faiths, and deserving of respect itself? I didn’t think so.
PS: As for the burqa-ed broads, they’d be too funny if not for their screeching voices. I’d pose with them for a selfie if I were there, and try to cop a feel while I was at it. If you’re going to be a Satan, might as well be a Great one.