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