This article was originally posted on Eagle Rising.
Hat tip Jihad Watch, MEMRI TV and Arutz Sheva
"Jews! We Shall Slaughter You!"
Somebody needs to send this tape to John Kerry and President Obama. The scene is the Al Aqsa mosque at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A Muslim imam named Shaeikh Omar Abu Sara is standing in the hall screaming threats at Jews and promising the coming day of their slaughter. He refers to Jews as "apes and pigs". He quotes the famous hadith of hate, which talks about the Day of Judgment when Jews will hide behind rocks and trees and the rocks and trees will call out, "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him." (That is also quoted in the Hamas Charter by the way.) In short, the man is screaming like a mad man.
But pay close attention to the others in the hall. A few pass by with no reaction. A handful stop behind the loon and watch impassively. Nobody is pointing at him like the mad man he is. You wonder whether they are just ignoring him or passively accepting of what he is saying. Then, in the final moments of the video, the camera spans in front of him where several dozen people are sitting and listening. At the end they affirm his closing chants.
Now you know what the Israelis are up against. The fact is that there will never be any lasting peace between Israel and Arabs. This is not about who owned what piece of land prior to 1948. This is about religion. The Islamic world will never accept a Jewish state in their midst. Only Israel's military strength will keep them at bay.