Over the past two weekends, Muslim clerics and officials have been pushing false rumors about Israeli designs on the Al Aqsa Mosque. The first time they got Israeli police to bar Jews from peacefully visiting; the second time they started stoning Christian tourists who they claimed were Jewish extremists.
Clearly, spreading false rumors is an effective weapon.
So, emboldened by their success in keeping Judaism's holy site free of Jewish tourists, they have started a new rumor for this week.
The Al Aqsa Center has released a statement saying that they have received information that Israel plans to divide up the Temple Mount into separate Jewish and Muslim sections, they way that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is divided. Jews would be able to - horrors! - perform "Talmudic rituals" (i.e., pray) in the sacred site.
They say that under this plan, Israeli police will cleanse the Mount of Muslims under flimsy pretexts (like, for example, they are stoning Christian tourists).
Another plan has Jews freely entering the mosque between 8 AM and 11 AM, between Muslim prayer times.
These alleged plans will be implemented this year, according to the inciters of violence who released the statement.
There is only one reason why these rumors are started - to keep Jews off of the holiest site in Judaism. They want to stir up riots because, according to these defenders of Islam, it is better than no one go to the Temple Mount than to allow Jewish "filth" from "desecrating" it.
These incitements have worked in the past, so the Al Aqsa defenders will keep churning out the lies that Arab Muslims are more than happy to believe, fed by hateful terrorist-supporting media like Palestine Today.