Emboldened by a favourable global prevailing wind, radicals are becoming increasingly fidgety with the twitch of anticipation, yet biding their time, for when the world might be theirs once more. Many will come out of their “moderate” Islamic closet to act out increasingly brazen attacks as they sense an opportune moment to free themselves of their self-imposed restraints of taqiyya and kitman. With the kind of behaviour witnessed in recent days in Jerusalem, the question of whether or not Muslims have legitimate grievances evaporates. That same behaviour was glorified by the Jordanian parliament.
Many so-called moderates, perhaps also the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, may be ‘sleepers’. Their King Abdullah II is said to be the closest living relative to the prophet Muhammad, which may explain why in 2010 he was chosen as the fourth most influential Muslim in the world. Of course the Hashemites, by way of the antiquated (literally medieval) Waqf, still manage the Temple Mount (although Israel secures it), as Israeli discretion has meant that, at least up until now, it has been better to let sleeping dogs lie.
And Jews are becoming increasingly frustrated at, unlike Muslims, not being allowed to pray on the Mount. (The tragic irony here is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that, apparently, you wont find the word “Jerusalem” in the Quran.) But we can pray for the beloved of those lost and for the peace of Jerusalem. They both need all the prayers they can get.
[The status quo is so skewed, and has been for so long, that everyday life for Jews means that they need even ask this question: Should Jews visit the Temple Mount? The current unrest is very well covered at the poignant, This Ongoing War, a blog dedicated to a couple’s daughter, who was killed in a Jihadist massacre at a Jerusalem restaurant.]
Lamentations 3 (37-41)
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.