A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

Even in Israel…

Posted by Godefroi on January 29, 2008

…there are anti-Semitic lies.

Israeli-Arab Islamic Chief Indicted For Incitement, Blood Libel

by Ezra HaLevi

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli-Arab Islamist Chief Sheikh Ra’ad Salah was indicted Tuesday for incitement to violence and racism during a fiery speech he gave that was followed by rioting last year.

The indictment was filed Monday by Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Salah, who heads the northern branch of Israel’s Islamic Movement, made the speech during a protest last year against Israel’s reconstruction of the collapsed ramp leading up to the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate of the Temple Mount, adjacent to the Western Wallr.

The February 16, 2007 speech accused Israel of murdering Arabs, with assertions that IDF officers’ ranks are made from the skulls of dead Arab “martyrs” and even asserting that medieval European blood libels were true. Salah boasted that Muslims do not mix blood with their post-Ramadan bread and advised his followers to research how the Jews used the blood of gentile children to make matzah for Passover, one of the oldest anti-Semitic canards which has led to the death of many Jews in blood libels.

The crowd at the protest cheered its approval of Salah’s claims, declaring that they would fight and die for the Temple Mount. Almost immediately after the speech, a riot broke out, with Arabs hurling rocks at Israeli police officers, wounding at least three.

Salah has refused to recant and in the past has rejected Israel’s authority to try him. He has served time for raising money for the Islamist terror group Hamas, which now rules Gaza.

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2 Responses to “Even in Israel…”

  1. elyakatz said

    Especially in Israel there are anti-semitic comments. It is no secret that incitement to hatred happens often during those Friday afternoon sermons on the Temple Mount.

  2. Godefroi said

    You are correct of course. I was thinking of the parts of Israel that were not given away to Arab control.

    Sad, either way.

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