An article published by BBC http://bbc.in/1uIMMrL on November 18th of this year describes yet another act of terrorism in Jerusalem by the Palestine and this time it may lead to war. On the stairs leading into the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue two Palestinian cousins armed with a meat-clever and a gun killed four rabbis, three of which held dual US-Israeli passports and one with a dual UK-Israeli passport.
Palestine is a traditionally Muslim state and although many of Palestinian people practice Sunni Islam (a branch off of the Islamic belief system) they still recognize the teachings of the Qur’an and it is not a far leap to becoming a jihadist. With Jihadist’s political religion shadowing Palestine there is much potential for such extremists to neighbor Jerusalem – it is no wonder there has been a terrorist attack. The United States has definitely assumed that these Rabbis were selected because they held dual citizenship with Western countries based on previous terrorist acts and that Jihadists preach death to Westerners. The article states that Obama has already declared that, “there is and can be no justification for such attacks on innocent civilians.”
Another issue here is that both the Jerusalem and the Palestinian states are highly religious and the city of Jerusalem is said to be the site where prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven; so not only is it holy land for the Jewish but for the Muslims as well. It is possible that the Palestinians are beginning an attempt to try to reclaim their holy ground. As for the Prime Minister of Jerusalem he is already accusing the Palestinian President of inciting the attacks for the battle over Jerusalem. In both Palestine and Jerusalem this is a clear indication that the states are sacralized creating a political religion and potentially making way for a religious war. The attack was actually praised by an Islamic jihadist group in Palestine and people handed out candy to celebrate which is propaganda to instill the idea on the public that this was a positive event. This is how far ingrained the idea of protecting Islam it seeps into every facet of these peoples lives; jihadism is your standard political religion. Their use of negative propaganda can be seen all over popular media.
People of the Jewish community are also under investigation for attacks on Palestinians although it is clear that if there ever was a war between the Jewish and the Muslims for Jerusalem that the Western powers specifically America would immediately jump in to help the Jewish. Clearly the American nationals are looking at this recent event through the eyes of Christian distortion and they are lumping all Muslims in with Jihadists. This is not to say that all Muslims are jihadists, possibly the Palestine cousins didn’t even realize that the rabbis they targeted had dual citizenship – this is perhaps the start of a long line of attacks to regain control of Jerusalem. It is disgusting that the world is wasting so much resources and energy on these sacrilegious philosophies in hopes that someday there will be some form of peace and stability in the Middle East.