To motivate prospective martyrs, djihadists decry the upcoming destruction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem – through Jews, as they say. Indeed, there is a small group of radical jews, and a much larger group of evangelical christians who advertize the idea of rebuilding the temple. Israel is a pluralistic state, that’s true. In 1967, Moshe Dayan gave back the temple mount to muslim authorities. Though it was a rational choice between a religious war and a jewish Jerusalem, he better shouldn’t have done that. The mosque, which employs a shrine with some whiskers and a large footprint of Mohammed, might be easily destroyed: by Djihadists.
Djihadists have already destroyed the Bayiman Buddha-statues in Afghanistan.
Arab forces have destroyed the jewish old town in Jerusalem, now better known as „East-Jerusalem“, or in the European press as „Illegal jewish settlement“:
In the intervening 19 years the Jordanians waged systematic destruction, desecration and looting of Jewish sites.
57 ancient synagogues (the oldest dated to the 13th century), libraries and centers of religious study were ransacked and 12 were totally and deliberately destroyed. Those that remained standing were defaced, used for housing of both people and animals. Judiasm’s Holiest site, the Temple Mount, became a slum.
On the Mount of Olives, the Jordanians removed 38,000 tombstones from the ancient cemetery and used them as paving stones for roads and as construction material in Jordanian Army camps, including use as latrines. When the area was recaptured by Israel in 1967, graves were found open with the bones scattered. Parts of the cemetery were converted into parking lots, a filling station, and an asphalt road was built to cut through it. The Intercontinental Hotel was built at the top of the cemetery. Sadar Khalil, appointed by the Jordanian government as the official caretaker of the cemetery, built his home on the grounds using the stones robbed from graves.
In the past months, Djihadists not only relied on the destruction of monuments of other religions. Al-Qaida in Maghreb has ravaged the famous muslim shrines in Timbuktu, employing a rationalist speech of iconoclasm well-known from ancient Judaism and medieval christians: „We think it is stupid, praying at a human being. No matter who it is, you can only pray to god.“
These enlightened djihadist iconoclasts are right, it is stupid to pray in front of a door. But it is equally stupid to pray in a mosque. Or to pray at all. And it is cruel to steal a lollypop from a child, just because you want it.
Believers tend to narcissism: They believe into believing, as Grunberger/Dessuant say about christian believers. Believers need other believers to shoo away their own doubts. And because doubts come back with reality, they forge and force reality to resemble their picture. The religion of djihadism is never iconoclastic, it’s iconodul, it thrives on post-apocalyptic icones. Through the destruction of the shrines of Timbuktu, Djihadists created a picture of their god, which is a god of destruction, of ruins.
In Somalia, bundle-sales of tomatoes and cucumbers were outlawed by djihadists, because both resemble genital organs of different sexes. In most radical islamic communities women are forbidden to display the images of their faces – the deadly artists of djihad have created a fauvistic abstract picture of THE woman, pale blue or deep black, without faces, without mimics, without curves. This negative creation is the same reason, why 9/11 was considered as „wicked art“ by Damien Hirst and by Karlheinz Stockhausen as „the greatest art work ever“. Children can’t seperate destruction from creation. But you can’t play with djihadists. They might pray to an invisible god, but unlike mysticistm they are incapable to think of religion exclusively within the realm of the mind: they act in the visible public realm.
In this respect, it is just more surprising, that European leftists don’t display any outrage against such infamous acts. They rather rally for Hamas and Ahmadinedschad. Hippies at least travelled to Timbuktu. Todays pacifists ignore it. Another djihadist state the size of france in the belly of northern Africa is definitely a reason to worry: for Nigeria, for Ghana, for all the neighbouring countries with muslim communities, but also for Europe. Sadly, it is only the European conservatives, who seem to have a strategy:
Take it for granted, that Gegenstandpunkt and other leftists will see a conspiracy for oil behind any upcoming military action.