The Investigative Project has published a report titled “Abbas: “Filthy” Jews’ Feet Not Allowed on Temple Mount” that examines the incitement occurring currently centered on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. According to the IP report, the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) is calling on Palestinians to ‘Rescue al-Aqsa’ and rise up against Israel:
September 17, 2015 The International Union of Muslim Scholars is calling on Palestinians to ‘Rescue al-Aqsa’ and rise up against Israel, according to several Twitter posts translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).
One of the tweets features a picture of Israeli police about to enter Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque. In reality, the Israeli authorities are pursuing Palestinian rioters who took refuge in the mosque and terrorists who were plotting to conduct attacks against Jewish worshippers. The picture – which is clearly intended to provoke Palestinians to continue stirring up trouble for Israeli citizens – includes the following quote:
‘The International Union of Muslim Scholars requests the Ulema [Muslim community] and preachers of the Muslims to begin the campaign ‘Rescue al Aqsa’ and proclaim a state of general alarm among the sons of the Muslims in the world to defend al Aqsa mosque, and divulge the plans of the Zionists, and also to summon the Islamic Umma to hold protests, and to devote this Friday’s sermons to discuss Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa and Palestine.’
The hashtag #RescueAlAqsa is also included in a subsequent tweet featuring a picture of flames engulfing the al-Aqsa with a sniper’s target fixated on the dome of the mosque.
‘Al-Aqsa is burning Oh Umma of a billion and a half Muslims!!!,’ reads the slogan on the provocative tweet”
Read the rest here.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque is often the subject of various Global Muslim Brotherhood conspiracies theories involving alleged Israeli plots and plans to destroy the mosque. The GMBDW reported earlier this week that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood had issued a statement condemning what it called “an attack” by Israeli police Sunday on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. At the end of last month, we reported that the country’s Internal Security minister had asked the Minister of Defense to urgently ban two organizations operating on the Temple Mount and funded by the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel (the charities were subsequently banned.) In January 2015, we reported that the internal security service Shin Bet had shut down three Islamic charities for allegedly inciting violence against Jews and Israeli security forces. According an Israel media report, the charities were created in October 2014 by the northern branch of the Islamic movement in Israel essentially comprising the Israeli Muslim Brotherhood.
The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) was launched on July 11, 2004 in conjunction with a visit by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi to London for a meeting of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. Qaradawi is the IUMS President while many prominent individuals tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and/or Hamas serve as IUMS Trustees.
For a profile of the IUMS, go here.