Moses was a Muslim who led Palestinian Muslims out of Egypt – this is no joke – they really believe it. And read the writer’s conclusions, which will surprise you.
David Ha’ivri heads The Shomron International Liaison Office. He deals with foreign press, tours, partnerships and philanthropy for the development of the Jewish communities in the Shomron. He is a strategic advisor to Mayor Gershon Mesika. He and his wife Mollie live in Kfar Tapuach with their eight children.
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A few years ago, while visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, I had a very disturbing conversation with a member of the Islamic Wakf who was escorting me to make sure that I didn’t pray [Jews are not allowed to pray on the Temple Mount for ‘fear of disturbing the peace’ , to Israel’s shame, ed.] on the holy mountain.
I asked him if he could tell me when the Al Aqsa mosque was built. He looked at me with a straight face and responded that it was always there.
I hadn’t expected that, and of course was surprised and asked him again. I thought that maybe he didn’t understand my question and meant that the mountain was always there.
So I asked again, and made it clear that I meant the mosque that is located on the southern extension of the Temple Mount that was built by Herod. (Historically, the entire platform that the Al Aqsa mosque is built on didn’t even exist during the time of the first Temple.)
It turned out that this “learned” member of the Islamic clergy, whose job is to work on the Temple Mount, actually believed that the structure of the Al Aqsa mosque was just there – from the beginning of time.
This conversation was a great help to me in understanding the Muslim Arab mindset and culture. Facts are not really so important to them. They can be made up or even changed as needed.
You don’t need to take my word for it. Go to youtube and search for this: “Moses was a Muslim who led Palestinian Muslims out of Egypt.”
You will see that Islamic clergy are teaching this concept without blinking an eye.They are totally convinced that all of the Israelite heroes of the Bible were actually Muslims.
This is the new replacement theology.The idea is not only Holocaust denial of the sort heard from the leaders of the Islamic regime in Iran. They now deny (or co-opt) all the foundational points of Jewish history.
Their strategy is to question or outright deny the most basic historical facts – like claiming that the Jews are not the direct descendants and surviving remnant of the children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses and led into the land under Joshua.
If you see the video, you will learn that King David too was a Muslim who defeated the mighty Goliath.
For alwhose goal is to bring stability to this region, it is important to understand the rhetoric of those who oppose Israel as part of their religion. Understand that we are dealing with people who celebrate being detached from reality as part of their worship of Allah.
There might be those who fear that this realization would force us to give up all hope of bringing about a deal for lasting peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. I suggest the opposite.
We must realize and accept our neighbors for who they are and recognize their culture as a given. It is unrealistic, in myopinion, to believe that we can turn the Arabs into a society that that truly embraces western concepts and values – like facts and sticking to truth. I
t makes much more sense to understand that fantasy and stretching the truth are very deeply embedded in the mindset of the Muslim and Arab culture. I do not mean to say this as an insult, but to suggest that we accept it as a fact, take it as it is and move on.
I believe that there is hope for peace in the Middle East – not because the Arabs love us or are about to become Zionists.
There is hope for peace because the Jews are a peace loving people and G-d gave us the brains and physical means to protect out borders and our nation.
The Arabs can believe whatever they like – as long as they know that they can’t overrun us.
If they could they would.
Interview with Dr. Omar Ja’ara, lecturer at Al-Najah University in Nablus, and specialist in Israeli affairs on PA TV:
“We must make clear to the world that David in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to David in the Quran, Solomon in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to Solomon in the Quran, and neither is Saul or Joshua son of Nun [of the Bible]. We have a great leader, Saul, [in the Quran] who defeated the nation of giants and killed Goliath. This is a great Muslim victory. The Muslims of the Children of Israel went out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and unfortunately, many researchers deny the Exodus of those oppressed people who were liberated by a great leader, like Moses the Muslim, the believing leader, the great Muslim, who was succeeded by Saul, the leader of these Muslims in liberating Palestine. This was the first Palestinian liberation through armed struggle to liberate Palestine from the nation of giants led by Goliath. This is our logic and this is our culture.”
[PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 15, 2012]