Passions Inflamed by Secret Mosque
Jerusalem, atrick Cockburn, The Independent (London, England)
PIn the struggle for the holy sites of Jerusalem, Muslims have won a victory by constructing an underground mosque, capable of holding 7,000 worshippers, beneath the great masonry platform built by Herod on which stand Islam's third holiest shrines. The new mosque, built in semi- secret, is in an undergound area known as Solomon's Stables, where the Crusaders once kept their war-horses.
The revelation that the mosque is to open in the next week is further fuelling animosity between Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem. "We had two attacks by Jewish extremists yesterday," said Adnan Hussein, the director of Islamic Waqf, which administers the mosques and shrines on the Haram …
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