Al-Aqsa Imam Threatens War If Donald Trump Moves U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

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Published on: January 8, 2017

In yet another act of aggression towards Jews and Israel, Al-Aqsa imam and Supreme Muslim Council Head Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri has threatened that there will be war if President Elect Donald Trump moves the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque is located in the larger compound know as the Temple Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism. For this reason, the site has been a point of conflict for Jews and Muslims, who have continued to debate its ownership for nearly 2,000 years.

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised that he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a move that is highly contested. Israel’s enemies respond to strength, and it is an act of strength to declare and recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people while proving that the United States is in charge, which is why under a Donald Trump presidency, the embassy will likely be moved to Jerusalem.

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem is strongly opposed by Muslims who claim the holy city as their own.

“Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem is a statement and a declaration of war against Arabs and Muslims,” said Sabri in a sermon.

According to Sabri, Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is equivalent to declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Sabri responded by urging Muslims in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem to take action.

“We are used to saying Al-Aqsa is in danger, but now the danger is real! Recently, the occupation has added an additional hour for Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, without the agreement of the Waqf. This decision will add to the number of hours we are being attacked, and allow additional attackers on the Temple Mount.”

In September, 2016, Trump met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Trump Tower. During the meeting, it was reported that Trump told Netanyahu, “a Trump administration would finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.”

Netanyahu has expressed his appreciation for Donald Trump’s strong support of Israel.

“Al-Aqsa imam: Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem means war”

ARUTZ SHEVA, December 17, 2016

Al-Aqsa imam and Supreme Muslim Council Head Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri attacked in his weekly sermon in Al-Aqsa US President-elect Donald Trump after Trump promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

According to Maor Tzemach’s translation of the Arab news site Palestine Information Center, in his sermon on Friday, Sabri said “moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem is a statement and a declaration of war against Arabs and Muslims.”

Tzemach is chairman of the ‘Lach Yerushalayim’ organization, which seeks to apply Israeli sovereignty in all parts of Jerusalem.

In Sabri’s opinion, Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem is a equivalent to declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Sabri also called on all Muslims in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem to act, saying, “We are used to saying Al-Aqsa is in danger, but now the danger is real! Recently, the occupation has added an additional hour for Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, without the agreement of the Waqf. This decision will add to the number of hours we are being attacked, and allow additional attackers on the Temple Mount.”

According to reports, Trump has already begun searching for an appropriate building in Jerusalem to house the US Embassy.

 Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller.  Article by Laura Loomer.

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