No surprise here, since the Qur'an designates the Jews as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), Islamic supremacists cast about for ways to portray this as a reality. "Palestinian Authority, Islamists Push Blood Libel Against Israel," by Steven Emerson for Algemeiner, September 6 (thanks to Robert):
One of the most enduring anti-Israel slanders is the charge that it is persecuting non-Jews and destroying Muslim and Christian holy sites. These dubious claims continue to be made not only by international organizations, but by U.S. groups like American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Palestinian Muslims and Christians “are living basically in an outdoor prison, in refugee camps,” CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid said in a May speech to the Islamic Organization of North America. “Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is our property for us to defend. This is the land that Allah guided us to … and it should be free” (i.e., not under Israeli jurisdiction).
CAIR-Michigan’s Lena Masri last month tweeted an op-ed from a pro-Hizballah Lebanese newspaper accusing Israel of destroying Palestinian mosques. In 2010, CAIR-Los Angeles Executive Director Hussam Ayloush wrote that a ruling by Israel’s Supreme Court rejecting claims that authorities desecrated a Muslim cemetery was illegitimate: “This is the same court that has long excused internationally condemned apartheid-like policies and human rights violations against Palestinians, including occupation, settlement construction and denying refugees the right to return.”
In 2010, Israel added two of the most holy sites in Judaism – the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem – to its historic registry list, drawing an angry reaction from AMP Chairman Hatem Bazian, who said the designation “proves Israel does not want peace.” Bazian claimed that the move is “just the latest in a series of actions aimed at separating Palestinians from their land.”
Both Hamas and the more “moderate” Palestinian Fatah organization have accused Israel of a laundry list of crimes against non-Jews, ranging from drinking Muslim blood to attempting to steal Jerusalem’s “Islamic-Christian religious history.”