Don’t confuse Islam’s recognition of Jesus as a prophet with Islam’s tolerance of Chrisitians or Christianity. Remember, “Christ” means messiah, and Islam in no way acknowledges Jesus as a messiah. Furthermore, Islam refers to Christians as “polytheists”. That’s not intended as a compliment. The recognition of Jesus as a prophet was a cynical attempt by Mohammed to attract Christians to his new faith. When that failed, he turned on the Christians with a vengeance. And so it is to this day. True, Muslims might avoid disparaging Jesus or Mary, but they will happily burn churches and persecute Christians.
February 26, 2015 at 1:39pm
Frau rose-ellen did it.
 February 26, 2015 at 1:37pm
Here’s why “terrorism” is a poor descriptor here, JRook: “Terror” is defined as the use of violence, or the threat of violence in order to accomplish political goals. While property was damaged, I doubt that the perpetrators expected there would be people inside at 4:30 a.m., so bodily harm was not the intent. Secondly, what political purpose was being promoted here? And the story “diffuses” itself, JRook, since instead of mobs of people (i.e., Muslims), burning churches and slaughtering Christians with impunity, and with plenty of official support, here, the authorities clearly intend to identify, arrest, and try the perpetrators. In other words, Israel, by its actions, declares itself to be a civilized nation where the rule of law applies equally to all of its citizens. Muslims make no such claim.
 February 26, 2015 at 1:30pm
J-Mo: Actually, Jewish law has a great deal to say about gossip and spreading unproven rumors about other people. But, like in every faith, there are those who disregard the law.
Regardless of who the perpetrators in this case are, though, the main thing most of the comments here miss is that, unlike the Muslims that surround them, Israelis are taking this crime, as they take all crimes of this nature, seriously. It is clear from the story that Christians in Israel have equal protection under the law. And this is what sets Israel apart from most of its neighbors.
 February 26, 2015 at 12:23pm
Are you that stupid, Dog_crp_Gone_Mad, or are you just so filled with irrational JOOO-hatred that you can’t help yourself? This fellow’s first name is the same as the name of the fellow in the O.T. who was prepared to sacrifice his only son based on God’s word. Traditionally, that took place on Mount Moriah, otherwise known as the “Temple Mount”. Does some Muslim group pay you, Dog_crp, to be a troll? They’re getting ripped off, IMO.
 February 26, 2015 at 11:16am
It’s worse than that, Boompa2: Any non-Muslim who is even accused by any Muslims on the Temple Mount of acting inappropriately will be either removed or arrested by Israeli police. Even the slight body-swaying customary in Jewish prayer is considered cause for arrest. Non-Muslims are stripped of all religious symbols and ritual items, including prayer books, before being allowed on the Mount. One would think Israeli police are there to protect non-Muslim visitors, but in reality, they are there to police them, and appease the Muslims. This is all part of the larger efforts by Muslims to deny the historical connections of the Jews with the Temple Mount and with the Land of Israel. This effort also includes the wholesale destruction of any archeological evidence of the two Temples that stood on the site. All of this has the blessing of successive Israeli governments. Shameful.
I find the fact that everyone seems to go out of their way to avoid offending Muslims these days. Every country and every religion seem to be walking on eggshells so the Muslims are not offended. They need to grow up and realize they are not the only religion in the world and we have rights too. I am surprised that with so much hatred in the middle east no one has taken a shot at the Temple Mount. Muslims are destroying centuries old churches and no one does anything about it.
February 26, 2015 at 11:03am
And still no SARC font!
February 26, 2015 at 10:27am
I applaud Netanyahu’s efforts, but really, this is as much about Netanyahu succumbing to pressure from Obama for the last six years as it is about Obama’s efforts to fool Americans into accepting a “deal” with our mortal enemy – Iran. This article by Moshe Feiglin, head of the new Israeli Jewish Movement party in Israel, put it this way:
“Netanyahu’s fiasco is that every Israeli now understands that Israel is not going to be attacking Iran. The responsibility for that is solely Netanyahu’s. Six years ago, Netanyahu had already defined Iran’s nuclear threat as his most important challenge. “Not on my watch,” he said unequivocally. But it is happening right before our eyes – on Netanyahu’s watch. At the beginning of Netanyahu’s term, the world expected an Iraq-like Israeli attack on Iran. At that time, there was much world-wide support for an attack and its implementation would have been relatively easy. Today, however, after six years of Netanyahu’s premiership, the world understands that no Israeli attack is forthcoming and support for it has nearly evaporated. Netanyahu’s speech-making strategy has led Israel into a situation in which all we can do is try to shout through the keyhole of the door behind which Obama is conferring with the ayatollahs. Now, Obama has even decided to cover the keyhole.”
 February 25, 2015 at 3:35pm
Israelis admire the U.S., and seek its moral support. But the aid, even though it is mostly earmarked by the U.S. for purchasing U.S.-sourced military goods, does more harm to Israel than good. It is used as a cudgel to force Israel to attend useless peace talks with its mortal enemies. One think tank determined that for every dollar of aid that Israel receives from the U.S., it must spend $1.40 to keep up with all the military aid that the U.S. gives Israel’s enemies (the P.A., Lebanon, others), and “frenemies” (Egypt, Jordan). However, JRook is dead wrong on what Israel has done for us. Every jet fighter in the U.S. arsenal is equipped with technology developed or co-developed with Israel, and the intel Israel gives the U.S., without conditions or reciprocation, has saved many U.S. lives, at home and abroad. What is genuinely unfair is that there is even a discussion over whether Israel has a “right” to exist. Israel is about the same age as Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Does anyone argue about their “right” to exist? And since when is it fair for the U.S. to tell another sovereign nation where its capital can or cannot be, where its citizens may build homes, and to what degree it can defend its citizens against foreign attacks? Well, the U.S. does all of that, and worse, to Israel. If I thought this would all end if the aid money was cut, and the aid to Israel’s enemies would also be cut, I would fully back that aid cut, as would most Israelis.
February 25, 2015 at 3:19pm
Sadly, Scrooples, there are Muslim agents within the GOP as well. Look into people like Daryl Issa (a Christian, but very pro-Muslim), Chris Christie, Grover Norquist and others. Face it: The Muslim Brotherhood is very smart. Why would they put all of their operatives in one party and hope that their party is the leading one? No, they have supporters and agents in both parties, so that their interests (ultimately Sharia law for the U.S.) will be ascendant.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:14pm
Biginshorts, low in information. Huffington post. ‘nuf said.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:12pm
No, Cyphilis. The real question is, “Will Israel save the U.S.’s backside from nuclear annihilation by dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat, or will Obama have made that impossible by preventing Israel from doing what it should have done to Iran three years ago, when there was still a chance for Israel to deal a serious blow to Iran?” If there is nuclear war in the Middle East, it will not be because of Israel. It will be because our enemies, the Muslims, were able to fool the West into allowing them to acquire nukes. Or, most likely, Obama wants them to have nukes, to, you know, even the score for all of our “colonialism”.
February 25, 2015 at 3:04pm
Sadly, Fitzzz, that will not be the case. For the 80% of Jewish Americans that are liberals, Israel is mostly a non-issue. They support a sort of “conditional Zionism” in which they support Israel’s right to exist, BUT… The truth is that many elected Democrats represent those conditional Zionists. In fact, I would suggest that for most of the non-religious Jewish Americans, Israel is sort of a Jewish Disney Land. It’s a fun place to visit, but not to live in. To them, liberal progress is much more important. They have replaced their Jewish values with liberal values. If Israel is destroyed in the process of “progress”, I don’t think many of them will be terribly upset. So, the Democrats will not suffer financially for boycotting Netanyahu. The JINOs (Jews in Name Only) you list probably take their cues on Netanyahu from Obama anyway, so they will probably support the boycotting of the speech, out of “respect” for the President, you know.
February 25, 2015 at 2:51pm
Getoffmylawncommies: After Netanyahu’s speech, which will not contain anything political related to the upcoming Israeli elections, will you return to this post or some other item on TheBlaze and admit how wrong you were?
February 25, 2015 at 2:49pm
Getoffmylawncommies: The Mossad is no less political than the CIA. Both are leftist, anti-war appeasers, and have a history of “leaking” misinformation to their respective leaders and the public to promote their own peacenik agendas. Netanyahu’s problem is that the leftist-controlled Israeli military and intelligence wings may openly defy his orders, placing his nation in existential danger. And in Israel, today’s Security Advisor is tomorrow’s political rival. Don’t take everything you read at face value. That’s just naïve.
February 25, 2015 at 2:44pm
Don’t be stupid, The Turd Archon. What we are doing to ISIS is window dressing. What we are doing to Israel, by making it look like America is abandoning it, could empower Israel’s enemies and lead to Holocaust 2.0. A nuclear-armed Iran is a serious problem for the entire non-Muslim world, and Obama is going to make that happen while we are all watching our girlie-raids on ISIS.
 February 25, 2015 at 2:34pm
Silverhammer05 gets taken to school: Plenty of good comes from our alliance with Israel. Are you aware that almost every jet fighter the U.S. deploys includes technology developed in Israel? Are you aware that no nation votes with the U.S. in the U.N. nearly as reliably as Israel? Are you aware that Israel provides intel on our common enemies to the United States free of charge, and that the estimated value of this intel, if we had to obtain it ourselves, would be about $60 billion in taxpayer dollars? And the U.S. has never once gotten involved with any of Israel’s wars, except to sell Israel arms and force Israel to stand down every time it has the upper hand. Israel could manage without the U.S., Silver, and did so prior to the 1967 war, when the U.S. did not support Israel or sell it any arms. And, no, you won’t be able to see the holy sites no matter who controls them, Silver. The Muslims have been burning and destroying all non-Muslim holy sites as they rampage through the Middle East. Why do think the Land of Israel is dotted with dozens of Crusader fortresses? They were built to protect Christian pilgrims visiting those sites from the local Muslims, who would rape, rob and murder them on sight. Muslims consider Jesus a prophet, but they also kill people for believing Jesus was the Christ. And they destroy their churches, too. You need to read more. Start with jihadwatch.org.
Good point if they have tech that’s worth buying then Im all for free trade with every nation on earth..But our relationship with Israel has made all of their enemy’s ours and a need for the tech they are providing. EXACTLY what the founders warned us about. More death has come to Americans and made us far less safe not to mention more death of innocent people of other nationality’s directly as a result in our defending Israel. I dont support or oppose Israel like I said if they were meant to exist then they will continue but they must do it on their own. There is not 1 Israel Enemy that poses a true threat to the US (ISIS BS created by our interference in Syria in the name of ISRAEL), the worlds a stage and America has been played by Israel far too long. There are no net gains defending or financing Israel on any front.
Excellent points. I was a US Navy EOD & we used Israeli made ordnance back when I served. My US Navy Pilot friends who fly F18's and EP3's confirm what you said about Israeli technology (avionics) in U.S. military planes. I would not trust the Muslims to control Jerusalem. Did you see what they did in Afghanistan to the oldest Buddha statues in the world? The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th-century carvings. And while they consider Jesus a prophet, they do not believe in his divine birth, miracles or Resurrection.
Where Silbverhammer is so wrong and does not understand is that the U.S. has been fighting Islam since the days of Thomas Jefferson (he's a Founding Father), for a very long time before Israel became a nation in 1948. Search Thomas Jefferson and the Barbary wars. The U.S. flag was first planted on foreign soil there & where the lyrics from the U.S. Marine Hymn, "to the shores of Tripoli" came from.
In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman . When Jefferson and Adams enquired "concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury", the ambassador replied:
"It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman (muslim) who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise."
ISIS did not come from our interference in Syria. I had the opportunity to work for our State Dept as a country officer in the Middle East and Russia after my time in the US Navy.
ISIS (Arabic: ad-Dawlah l-ʾIslāmiyyah) is the successor to Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn—more commonly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)—formed by Abu Musab Al Zarqawi in 1999, which took part in the Iraqi insurgency against American-led forces and their Iraqi allies following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the 2003–2011 Iraq War, it combined with other Sunni insurgent groups to form the Mujahideen Shura Council and consolidated further into the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI /ˈaɪsɪ/). At its height it enjoyed a significant presence in the Iraqi governorates of Al Anbar, Nineveh, Kirkuk, most of Salah ad Din, parts of Babil, Diyala and Baghdad, and claimed Baqubah as a capital city. However, the Islamic State of Iraq's violent attempts to govern its territory led to a backlash from Sunni Iraqis and other insurgent groups, which helped to propel the Awakening movement and a decline in the group. ISIS had close links to al-Qaeda until February 2014, when after an eight-month power struggle, al-Qaeda cut all ties with the group, reportedly for its brutality and "notorious intractability". Under its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS has grown significantly, gaining support in Iraq due to alleged economic and political discrimination against Iraqi Sunni's
February 19, 2015 at 3:43pm
And here comes Mojohamed-Man with his thoughtful, kind and humane thoughts. Guess what? Israeli Jews aren’t the ones lobbing missiles at civilians, throwing rocks at cars full of passing Arab families, teaching their children that Muslims are subhuman and deserving of death, or that blowing oneself up on a bus full of Arabs is a direct path to paradise. Your tired attempts at moral equivalence, especially on the death of such a beautiful child, are worse than stupid. They are hateful and disgusting. Here’s a clue, you anti-Semitic jerk: If you are not interested in anything dealing with Israel or Jews, DON’T…CLICK…THE…LINK!
February 19, 2015 at 3:35pm
This brought me to tears. I am one of the many people who committed to pray for Adele daily, both at home and in my synagogue. Her mother added a middle name to Adele after the attack – “Chaya” – in Hebrew, which means “life”, a traditional thing to do for a gravely ill person. Her mother never left Adele’s side in the time since the attack, and never allowed the doctors to do anything that might shorten her sadly short life. Israeli Jews are very much one large family, and I mourn with them. May her soul rise up to Heaven, and May God avenge her blood.
 February 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
@junkman: Here is a list of Gentile Fed Chairs: Charles Hamlin, William Harding, Marriner Eccles, Thomas McCabe, William M. Martin, and G. William Miller. No, the Fed has never been audited. How is that the fault of the Jews? I don’t know how much gold is in Ft. Knox. Do you suppose the JOOOZZZZZ know? The Jews are well-represented in Congress because most voters vote for their preferred candidate and not on the basis of a candidate’s faith. Anti-Semites like you are the obvious exception. You are clearly not thinking about anything except your rabid JOOO hatred. Here’s an unsolicited tip: “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” was a forgery by other anti-Semites. There are many successful people of Jewish heritage, but there is no “secret evil JOOOOish conspiracy”. Are you sure your tin foil hat is on properly, junkhead?