Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Latest dangerous Arab rumor: Al Aqsa to be replaced with Temple by 2020

Ambassador Mohamed Sabih, Assistant Secretary-General to the League of Arab States for Palestinian affairs, today warned of yet another supposed Israeli plan to demolish the Al Aqsa mosque and replace it with the Third Temple.

To make it sound legitimate, he gave a date: by 2020.

Hey, if he has a date, it must be true!

Sabih also revealed another secret Israeli plan, so secret that the Israelis are unaware of it: that by 2022, Israel plans to reduce the Arab population of Jerusalem from 35% to 12%, presumably through lots of expulsions and house demolitions.

As usual, these completely fictional "plans" are pushed in the Arab media for a single purpose: to incite Muslims to rise up against Israel. A secondary result is that they often get picked up by anti-Israel English language media and websites where they are reported as "news."

These rumors are pretty much a daily event, although having an Arab League official join the bandwagon of lies is a little unusual.