GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A cultural crime is being committed in Iraq...

This is horrible....
For centuries Jews, Christians and Muslims came to Al-Kifl, a small town south of Baghdad, to visit the tomb of the Prophet Ezekiel and pray.

The distinctive Jewish character of the Al-Kifl shrine, namely the Hebrew inscriptions and the Torah Ark, never bothered the gentile worshipers. In the 14th century a minaret was built next to the shrine, but the interior design remained Jewish. The vast majority of Iraq's Jewish community left some 60 years ago, but Shi'ites took good care of the holy site.

Until now.

Recently "Ur," a local Iraqi news agency, reported that a huge mosque will be built on top of the grave by Iraq's Antiquities and Heritage Authority, while Hebrew inscriptions and ornaments are being removed from the site, all as part of renovations.

Prof. Shmuel Moreh of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, winner of the 1999 Israel Prize in Middle Eastern studies and chairman of the Association of Jewish Academics from Iraq, speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, confirmed the report.

"I first heard the news of tomb desecration from a friend of mine who is a German scholar. After visiting the site he called me and said that some Hebrew inscriptions on the grave were covered by plaster and that a mosque is planned to be built on top of the tomb. He told me that he found the changes at the tomb disturbing and warned me that I'd better act quickly, before any irreversible damage will be inflicted," Moreh said.

"I had contacted Mr. Shelomo Alfassa, US director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, and told him about this situation. Then I saw the report from the Ur news agency, mentioning the decision of the Antiquities and Heritage Authority to build a mosque and to erase the Hebrew inscriptions and ornaments," Moreh said.

He asked friends to check out the developments at the site. The most recent to visit the shrine said that some of the inscriptions are now hidden by a layer of plaster.

Iraqi press reports claim that the building must be destroyed because of its poor condition. However, Alfassa believes that Iraq's Antiquities and Heritage Authority "has been pressured by Islamists to historically cleanse all evidence of a Jewish connection to Iraq - a land where Jews had lived for over a thousand years before the advent of Islam."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised?No.What was done in the dark will be brought to the light.The day reckoning for these radical islamists is coming.Id like to make this quote from a neighbour of mine;

"They invade our culture and we fall back. They assimilate entire communities and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here"

Its from Star Trek.But its how these radicals on this world are acting.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

If Nick Griffin was my neighbour i'd move away Anon.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous LawyerInPoland said...

Nick Griffin and BNP... so that's how far right this blog goes...

Why am I coming here?

12:36 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

To raise the debate above all Muslims bad, all Jews good Lawyer?

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Lucy's Nemesis said...

LawyerInPoland, the only person mentioning Nick Griffin and the BNP is the socialist Lucy.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

To be fair i did mention him in a negative way to ridicule Anonymous's view though Nemesis. It was a very Griffin-esque view and thank you for bringing to my attention the law that states Socialists are not allowed to mention the BNP or Mr Griffin.

I knew i should have mocked Anon for basing his world view on Star Trek which is, as Mr Spock would say, illogical.

2:23 PM  

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