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
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.”