Why is Islam Afraid of History?
by Pete Fisher
13 April, 2007
Muslims are protesting again in Israel
over rumors that the Jews are trying to take over the Temple Mount.
The prevalent belief that somehow a Jewish temple never existed on that site
has become nothing more than a reason to jihad.
I suppose it was ok to destroy millennia old Buddhist
statues in Afghanistan,
countless holy places in India,
and even underneath the Temple
Mount. We saw when
Palestinians desecrated the Church of The Nativity in Jerusalem
by using it as a base for snipers and desecrating the insides while doing so.
No big deal. After all, it is a holy site of infidels, not a cartoon of
Mohammed. Why waste a good rampage on infidels?
Like Communism banning music and religion, or Nazi book burning, Islam has a
way of trying to create its own past and future. The entire world outside of
Islam knows that there were Jewish temples on that site. Ancient Babylonian and
Roman references to them exist, as well as the actual artifacts beneath the old
The same artifacts Arafat tried to destroy. Now the Muslims have concocted a
story that those Israelis who are unearthing Jewish and Roman artifacts of the
time the last temple stood, are plotting to sink the Dome of The Rock. Why
would they do this? Because in the huge piles of rubble left by desecrating
Palestinians, the Israelis have unearthed more proof that they existed there
long before the Palestinians.
there are sites the government refuses access, banning archaeological digs at
those locations, simply because they do not desire anyone else to find what
they already know. That Jews existed in those areas. Not just as bands of
wandering nomads, but as civilized and metropolitan people.
Turkey refuses people
access to Ararat, the famed site of Noah’s Ark. Maybe there is something to it if they
do not want the fact published that the Jewish Bible was correct in its
passages concerning the Ark.
Along with the changing of this past, many Muslims believe that the Temple Mount
is sacred to their faith. If Mohammed went to the Far Mosque, it certainly had
to be located somewhere else. The Dome of The Rock was not even built until 60
years after Mohammed died. So the Dome of The Rock cannot be the place where
Mohammed went, as there was no mosque in place there when he died. In fact, the
expectation that it would become another Mecca
fizzled out, and it went into disrepair less than 20 years after its
Muslims never showed an interest in a Hadj to that
place. It was not a Muslim holy place back then, and in my opinion is not one
today as far as history is concerned. It has become nothing more than a
rallying point for jihad, and a political bargaining chip. In fact, the Quran
even says that Allah gave that area to the Jews. So by trying to take it away,
they disobey their own god and prophet. They transgress their own holy book.
Why would Mohammed claim that Jerusalem
is holy, yet turn his back towards the city when he prayed? Muslims are
fighting for something that their own prophet turned his back on. Interesting,
However, it is a holy place for the Jews. It has been since before the
temple was first built by Solomon, after the captivity in Babylon, and throughout the ages. The Wailing
Wall is evidence that it once stood. The tunnels beneath, the ramps, the ritual
baths, and other artifacts show that it existed when the Bible says it did, and
used for the sole purpose of Jewish rituals. The site and the architecture are
detailed in the Bible, not the Quran. But somehow it has become a bone of
contention to Muslims who claim otherwise.
It is sacred as well to Christians, yet they make no claims to the mount or
its ruins. Nor do they protest when Israel decides to as they wish with
it. No jihad is waged, no threats, no wars begin over it. Other than the usual
stops for touring pilgrims that show places as detailed in the Bible, it is
never an issue. To dent that would be to deny ones own faith in Christianity.
So I have to wonder what is it about Islam that thinks it can destroy other
religious artifacts, and make claim to sites that they never had any claim to?
Just ask those in India
who see a mosque sitting atop the site where their temple used to sit. I think
Muslims are afraid of history because as it is will show them things they do
not want to see. They do not want to see the holes in their own dogma. They do
not want to see that the reason they kill Jews is no reason at all. They do not
want to admit that the excuse they have been using all these years to
exterminate Jews is based on falsehood. And they do not want to have to sit
around and find another way to impose Islam on a global level beginning with
I think history and archaeology have shown what the rest of the world never
really doubted. That Israel
has its history and its faith in Jerusalem and
on that Temple
mount. The heart and soul of Judaism rests in those places, and no matter how
many artifacts you destroy, or how many fables you concoct to make people
believe otherwise, that will never change the truth. It is similar to the lies
of the Holocaust deniers. Their lies will never cover up the branded flesh and
great loss of life.
Muslims can believe Mohammed was ignorant enough to visit a mosque that did
not exist. They can believe the Jews never had a temple there. They can believe
that Islam has the rights to that place. But in the end, it will never change
The Temple Mount always has and always will be
Jewish. Just ask Allah or Mohammed. They said the same thing.
Pete Fisher contributes to Family Security Matters. He is a
concerned citizen in the Chicago
area who has written several articles on the economy, educational system,
politics, and religion in a number of prominent internet magazines. He is
a 6 year veteran of the Armed Forces.
Pete can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org