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Rabbi Sacks Gives Video Address To "International Forgiveness Institute" Event With Jihad Inciter Mahmoud Al-Habbash

Abbas Advisor Habbash Is Minister Of Religious And Islamic Affairs And Chairman Of Supreme Council For Shari'ah Justice
July 24, 2017

MIM: This is not the first time UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has played the role of useful idiot. He has often lauded Muslims and sings Kumbaya with them at numerous interfaith events. Besides terrorist inciter Al- Habbash a Group called 'Women Wage Peace' also took part in the event. They work together with Muslim women funded by the terror group Fatah.

"...Lord Sacks, though, is unmistakably a man on a mission, and he is sure that there is plenty we can do, if we find the will. "I'm optimistic, in the sense that when I speak to young Muslims, they are hungry for rising to the challenge of religion bringing reconciliation not violence among people. They have incredible idealism..."


MIM: Sacks addressed the conference via video.

  • International Speakers: We have some of the best in the world:
  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (this year's recipient of the Templeton Prize, will appear by video);
  • Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila,
  • and Dr. Adamou Ndam Njoya, politician, lawyer, author, and professor of Law, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Local speakers in the Jerusalem and West Bank areas: Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Bishop William Shomali, and the
  • Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash.
  • https://internationalforgiveness.com/jerusalem-conference.htm


    MIM: Excerpts from a report on the conference "Interfaith Forgiveness Conference Meets In Jerusalem"

    "Representatives from the three major monotheistic religions gathered at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center

    for aninternational conference on forgiveness sponsored by the

    nonprofit US-based International Forgiveness Institute.

    The first day, July 12, featured lectures in Hebrew, English and Arabic on what it means to forgive,

    the importance of forgiveness, and how to better interact with others through forgiveness.

    Local partners in the conference included the Interfaith Encounter Association, Abrahamic Reunion, Ecumenical Tantur Institute, Praying Together in Jerusalem, the Elijah Interfaith Institute, Women Wage Peace and the Pontifical Institute of Notre Dame of Jerusalem.

  • https://www.israel21c.org/interfaith-forgiveness-conference-meets-in-jerusalem/

  • MIM: The conference featured the "Women Wage Peace' Group who work together with a group funded by the PA terror entity Fatah. Below is an excerpt from the article "We Cannot Count On Men To Make Peace- We Have To Do It Ourselves" which describes a WWP march in October 2016 which included a Fatah funded female contingent and a speaker from the PLO terrorist group.

  • "...According to Ziad Darwish, a member of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with the Israeli Society, which operates under the auspices of the Fatah party, the Palestinian women received political and financial support from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Authority itself, which paid for the chartered buses, water and hats with a dove logo that the women wore, many over their hijabs..."

    "...The atmosphere was celebratory — almost heady — despite the searing heat as a women's drumming group set the rhythm. When the Palestinian women came off the buses, many were embraced by Israeli women; others formed impromptu dance circles..."

    "...Hind Khoury, an economist who has served as the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian Authority and was the delegate general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to France from 2006 until 2010, also challenged the crowd..."


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    MIM:Jihadist Mahmoud Al-Habbas incited rioting and violence following the execution style shootings of two Israeli policemen by terrorists on the Temple Mount.

    'Al-Aqsa must be returned to Palestinian hands' Senior PA official warns of an escalation following Israel's security measures on the Temple Mount. Dalit Halevi, כ"ד בתמוז תשע"ז, 7/18/2017

    Mahmoud Al-Habbash, president of the Palestinian Authority's (PA) judicial system and an advisor to PA chairman

    Mahmoud Abbas on religious affairs, on Monday blasted the security measures taken by Israel following

    last Friday's attack on the Temple Mount, in which two Border Policemen were murdered.

    Habbash said that the Israeli measures in Jerusalem are null and void and constitute a blatant violation of the

    conventions and decisions of international institutions regarding the status of Jerusalem and its holy sites.

    According to him, the exclusive sovereignty over the entire Temple Mount belongs to the Islamic Waqf.

    He warned Israel against continuing to carry out its "crimes" in Jerusalem, saying those "crimes" would not

    bring Israel peace and security, but would instead lead the region to violence and bloodshed.

    The only way to achieve peace and security for all, said Habbash, is by "ending the occupation and returning Jerusalem

    and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to Palestinian and Islamic hands, granting the Palestinian people their rights and establishing a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."

    His comments come in response to Israel's decision, following Friday's attack, to place magnetometers

    (advanced metal detectors which are selective in which metals they react to) and additional security cameras around the entrances to the holy site.

    The new security measures prompted an outcry from the PA, the Jordanian Waqf, and the Jordanian government,

    which demanded a return to the status quo.

    On Sunday, the lower chamber of the Jordanian parliament held a memorial ceremony led by the Speaker of the House

    in honor of the terrorists.

  • http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/232612


    MIM: This from PMW Watch:

    Mahmoud Al-Habbash was appointed Minister of Religious Affairs by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in June 2009. He served in that position until June 2014, when the Fatah-Hamas unity government was formed. He was then appointed Supreme
    Shari'ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas' Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice.

    In a press conference broadcast on Al-Aqsa TV, Al-Habbash explained that when he served as Minister of Religious Affairs, he was responsible for "all activity within the mosques" including the sermons, which require prior approval by his ministry:

    "It should be noted that the Ministry of Religious Affairs held the press briefing in the conference hall at the Ministry of Information to talk about the steps taken by the PA in order to regulate the activity of the mosques…
    Al-Habbash [PA Minister of Religious Affairs] emphasized that the mosques and everything related to them belong to the Ministry of Religious Affairs, from the employees – the imam, the speaker, the Quran teacher, the librarian, the caretakers and custodians –via the mosque and its adjacent structures… to regulation of the activity and the functioning, in accordance with Shari'ah and civil law…
    He emphasized that the Ministry is responsible for all activity within the mosques – the functioning, the centers for Quran study, the calls to prayer, and the sermons – and that the Ministry would not take lightly or be negligent in the fulfillment of its obligation. He noted that the religious lessons, Quran study and other activities going on in the mosques require prior approval by the Ministry." [Al-Ayyam, Aug. 16, 2010]

    In his capacity as minister, Al-Habbash delivered the Friday sermons transmitted on official PA TV, using them to convey different messages to the people. The sermons, many which of are documented on PMW's website, are a reflection of the messages that the Ministry of Religious Affairs choose to disseminate to the Palestinian people.

    A recurring message propagated in Al-Habbash's sermons is that Palestinians are in aRibat, an eternal religious conflict with Israel. In many of his sermons, Al-Habbash emphasizes the importance of Ribat as a religious duty incumbent upon all Muslim Palestinians, as expressed in the following example:

    "Allah has preordained for us the Ribat (religious war) on this blessed land. We are committed to it by Allah's command. Let no one be mistaken or under the illusion that Ribat (religious war) is a choice and nothing more. It is a commandment that necessitates hardship and requires the person to rush to fulfill this command. If Allah has chosen you for Ribat on the land of Ribat, you, the choicest of God's servants, then this is an honor. The enemy is patient, it is waiting for the nation to collapse. The struggle over this land is not merely a struggle over a piece of land here or there. Not at all. The struggle has the symbolism of holiness, or blessing. It is a struggle between those whom Allah has chosen for Ribat and those who are trying to mutilate the land of Ribat." [Official PA TV, Feb. 12, 2010]


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