Islamic supremacism and appropriation of history, delegitimizing Judaism (as well as Christianity), is rooted in the Qur’an, going all the way back to the declaration that Abraham was a Muslim (3:67).
By Roee Nahmias in Ynet News, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
“The Western Wall – on all its various parts, structures and gates, and all the names these parts, structures and gates are called — is an inseparable part of the al-Aqsa compound,” declared Islamist leader Sheikhh Raed Salah.
The Western Wall “is part of Al-Aqsa’s western tower, which the Israeli establishment fallaciously and sneakily calls the ‘Wailing Wall’. The wall is part of the holy al-Aqsa Mosque,” added Salah, who heads the northern faction of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
However these statements were not made recently. Rather, they were made at a time when then Prime Minister Ehud Barak was sitting in a room at Camp David, trying to forge a peace agreement with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian government. But Salah still stands firmly behind them and they can be found on the Islamic Movement’s website.
Those who believe in Jewish link to wall – traitors’
Two key issues have come into light following the recent events in Jerusalem, and Israelis will likely not be pleased with either: The first — Salah is establishing his position as a known Muslim leader struggling for the al-Aqsa Mosque (he is now known as the Sheikh of al-Aqsa).
The second — moving even the smallest pebble in the larger Temple Mount area will draw similar reactions, even if it is minor repair work to the Western Wall visitor’s site. These works will again bring to confrontations born out of a claim that “Israel is harming the Temple Mount and desecrating a place holy to Muslims.”
The reinforcement work to save the collapsing Mugrabi Gate walkway outside the Temple Mount was certainly not seen as such by the Islamic Movement in Israel and Salah immediately arrived at the scene to proclaim the project part of a wide-reaching Israeli plot to destroy the mosque.
According to Salah’s sermons, which can be found on his group’s websites, Jews have absolutely no connection to the ‘al-Buraq Wall’, the name given by Muslims to the site.”The Mugrabi Gate is part of the western wall of al-Aqsa,” says Salah in a sermon number 32, which can be found on his websites dedicated to his organization.
Al-Buraq is the name of the winged white horse with a human head that Muhammad rode to Jerusalem and thence to Paradise, according to Islamic legend — a legend which is Islam’s sole claim to Jerusalem.