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2003-09-24 Middle East
One wall collapsed in al-Aqsa Mosque
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Posted by Steve 2003-09-24 9:49:04 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Allah? BZZZZZZZZZ!! Wrong Answer!
Posted by Frank G  2003-9-24 9:55:30 AM||   2003-9-24 9:55:30 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Coding from the Palestinian Programming School:

if(event == good)
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-9-24 10:08:17 AM||   2003-9-24 10:08:17 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 They should bring in some special assistance from India to "fix" the thing...
Posted by Laurence of the Rats  2003-9-24 10:28:51 AM||   2003-9-24 10:28:51 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Quickly! Summon the elite bricklayers of the al-Aqsa Mortar Brigades!
Posted by Mike  2003-9-24 12:05:04 PM||   2003-9-24 12:05:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 You guys are cracking me up with these comments!!!
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2003-9-24 12:24:48 PM||   2003-9-24 12:24:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 What happened? Did the wall come down after they snuck out all that ammo holding it up? Ah, the "holy places"...
Posted by tu3031 2003-9-24 1:14:49 PM||   2003-9-24 1:14:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeah, they must have moved the stack of land mines that shimmed up the NE corner.
Posted by Shipman 2003-9-24 1:28:43 PM||   2003-9-24 1:28:43 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Is C-4 good for holding the bricks together?
Posted by Seafarious  2003-9-24 1:47:48 PM||   2003-9-24 1:47:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 "Israelis and Palestinians have known about decay at the wall for at least a year. But while the bulge is an engineering problem, repairing it is a political one. The two sides are bickering over not only who has the authority to fix the damage but also what caused it and how serious it is. [...]Some Israelis, like Barkay, complain that Muslim religious authorities have been given too much autonomy to run a shrine that is sacred to both sides (Jews call it the Temple Mount). Muslims counter that Israel is quietly encroaching on Al Aqsa. 'When you have competing claims to a holy site, as these two sides do,' says Gershom Gorenberg, who wrote a book about the site, 'it becomes very difficult to do even simple, mundane things.'

"Like erecting scaffolding. Adnan Husseini, who directs the Muslim religious trust known as the Waqf, says his engineers have always been in charge of maintenance of the Old City's peripheral wall, and have repaired similar problems before. The base of the south wall has layers of Herodian stone that were constructed 2,000 years ago. But the upper part, where the bulge has appeared, has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, most recently by the Ottomans. The Waqf began repairs in April but was stopped by Israeli authorities, who wanted to oversee the project. Husseini believes Israelis are deliberately exaggerating the severity of the problem to justify their intervention. 'Their real agenda is to take over the place,' he says.


"Husseini blames natural erosion for swelling in the ancient mortar. But some Israeli authorities believe the damaged area, several yards in diameter, is linked to Palestinian construction. In the late 1990s, the Palestinians put a new floor in a large chamber under the compound that Jews call Solomon's Stables and Muslims refer to as the Marwani Mosque, and bulldozed a new entrance. A report drafted by Israel's Antiquities Authority last year cited the refurbishing as one possible cause of cracks in the stone, and said rainwater might be seeping through the mosque and into the southern wall."

from Newsweek
Posted by growler 2003-9-24 2:10:04 PM||   2003-9-24 2:10:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 This is not including the excavation under the Mosque that is being dumped into a garbage dump outside Jerusalem. Archeological evidence is being destroyed that tie the Jews to the Temple Mount. Although, since the 'rebellion' began, I think the IDF has stopped any further work.
Posted by Charles 2003-9-24 2:22:34 PM||   2003-9-24 2:22:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 "This is the Voice of Allah. You have squandered my blessings upon you by killing your brothers, the Jews. Let the Al Aksa Mosque collapse upon you, and your blood be mingled with the earth placed there by My prophet, Solomon. Return to truth, or you shall all be destroyed."
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-9-24 6:08:46 PM|| []  2003-9-24 6:08:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Ah yes, Allah the voice of the moon godlet
Posted by Shipman 2003-9-24 9:48:42 PM||   2003-9-24 9:48:42 PM|| Front Page Top

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