Saturday, January 31, 2009

Al Qaeda Targeting Calvary?

A leading Israeli politician has warned Islamic terrorists intend to destroy Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel’s Likud party, said such an attack would spark an international war between religions, the Daily Telegraph reported yesterday.

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is built on the hill of Calvary, on the site believed to be the location where Jesus was crucified and buried.

“Radical Islam is willing and will want to attack the symbolic heart of the Christian religion,” said Netanyahu, whose party is favored to win Israel’s national election next month.

“This will incur a chain reaction we can’t even envision. We will witness an escalation of religious conflict above and beyond the regional conflict we have now.”

Netanyahu said a Likud goverment would not discuss relinquishing sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem to Palestinians.

Said Netanyahu, “If we move out of even one piece of Jerusalem, Hamas moves in, Iran would have a base to attack us in the heart of our capital.” +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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(Source: NCR)

1 comment:

Subimonk said...

Of course, it would not have to be the cataclysm described by Benjamin N. If they brought it down, then the churches that have the church divided up among them could get rid of the old Turkish "status quo" and start over. It could be rebuilt in a way that would make it safe and beautiful, and maybe the Christians wouldn't fight so much in it as they did in November.