Say, have you ever invited guests into your house and just, you know, expected them to understand respect for your house without having to be told? Evidently, Israel does not understand the rules for behavior in someone else's house. I am referring to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was never a big deal worldwide until the nation of Israel was created. Now, I don't want to go into a lengthy dissertation about the history of this site, so let me do a very quick summary.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque occupies a spot on the planet holy to the three Peoples of the Book: Muslims, Jews, and Christians. But, see, not so fast. It really isn't quite that simple. This is considered the Temple Mount to Judaism. But, see, again, not so fast. When Muslims found this place in 637CE, they discovered it being used as a garbage dump. They were shocked and horrified to see this holy place being desecrated like this. Therefore, they built the Dome of the Rock to protect this site. Here it must be said: Had Muslims not built the Dome of the Rock and protected this site, who knows what might have been built there? Over time, a hotel might have been built on the site and it would have been lost to future generations. Again, Muslims protected this site when no one else on the planet cared.
Fast forward to the Six Day War in 1967 when Israel captured Jerusalem. Now, an agreement was made that Muslims would retain control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. To begin with, this shouldn't have needed to even have been said since it is obvious. Well over 1300 years before historical preservation of holy sites was a thing in the UN, Muslims saved this site. We know this. Be that as it may, now some Israelis wanted to act like they had gotten "this" back. Excuse me, but where were you in 637CE when the locals were using this place as a trash dump? You don't get to come in and commandeer over 1300 years of hard work and stewardship others did long before you got there.
Today, we have Israel placing metal detectors and turnstiles in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Forbidding men under 50 to enter. And they're shocked that people are upset by this. See here, this is a house of God. They've never forbidden Christians and Jews from going in there because they share it with everyone. They don't have to do that, but they do. Simple rule is: Don't go in there as a Jew or a Christian to pray. People may ask, "Why not?" Because there are those who will turn that into a loud, disruptive, political show in order to harass Muslims in there praying. Just as certain evangelical Christian groups do here in the United States. Therefore, the Al-Aqsa Mosque has a very simple house rule to keep the peace and ensure everyone has equal access to the site. And, really, someone can be walking and praying silently in their own heart and no one will know this.
Here's the back story on this all. There are Zionists who want to rebuild the temple and so want the Al-Aqsa Mosque gone so they can do this. There is more. There are certain evangelical Christian groups here in the United States who believe the temple must be rebuilt for the prophecies in the Book of Revelation to be fulfilled. That being, they think that if the temple is rebuilt, they will come to pass, or, lead up to them. Some think it might spark Armageddon and, thus, lead up to the Second Coming. So these evangelical groups have a stake in seeing Al-Aqsa gone. Of course, this is tantamount to saying they can manipulate God into doing their will if they cause things to occur.
Now, there are certain evangelical Christians here in the United States that influence the United States government and, thus, foreign policy in regards to Israel. Apparently, no one is shocked that they're doing so in order to try and spark the Battle of Armageddon. Nor is Israel shocked that they're willing to use all Israelis as cannon fodder in this cataclysm which, according to some, will result in nearly all Israelis wiped out. Everyone has their own interpretation of what Revelation says and means and this is where the danger comes in of the United States government being influenced by it. This is also the reason American Christian evangelical groups fund Israeli settlers. They're trying to bring about the prophecies in Revelation. That is, Doomsday.
Understand this: This whole thing is not what it seems to the world. Are the Israelis intentionally provoking Muslims at Al-Aqsa? Yes. Why? They want to build up a case as to why they "need" to take control of the site. And the real reason behind that is far more sinister. There are certain groups behind this literally trying to provoke Doomsday. In this fight for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the entire world is being played by Israel and the people influencing them behind the scenes who wish to bring about the end of the world. Wake up, world.
Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to Muslims. It has for over 1,300 years now. They did the work. They spent the money to preserve it. It would not be there if they had not built the Dome of the Rock. So how about THANK YOU instead of metal detectors, turnstiles, and riot police?
Jack Perry is a writer who lives with his wife in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. When talking about the ambitions and goals of the United States government, Jack warns: "Always Assume It's A Scam." Jack writes, bakes bread, and is a Path pilgrim and wayfarer of this world.