Wednesday, 23 April 2014

I spoke too soon! A fine example of BBC bias by omission

As I blogged earlier I was going to have a bit more time away from blogging but then I took a quick look at the BBC website... There I found this BBC article entitled 'What makes Jerusalem so holy?' The article begins thus:
'While Christians around the world are enjoying the Easter holiday, Jews everywhere are celebrating the holiday of Passover - a convergence of festivals which traditionally sees a surge in pilgrims to Jerusalem.

The BBC's Erica Chernofsky takes a closer look at why this city is so important to Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the three religions which trace their shared origins back to the biblical figure of Abraham.'
Do read the whole article and pay particular attention to the passage headed 'The wall':
'The Jewish Quarter is home to the Kotel, or the Western Wall, a remnant of the retaining wall of the mount on which the Holy Temple once stood.

Inside the temple was the Holy of Holies, the most sacred site in Judaism.

Jews believe that this was the location of the foundation stone from which the world was created, and where Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac.

Today, the Western Wall is the closest place Jews can pray to the Holy of Holies.

It is managed by the Rabbi of the Western Wall and every year hosts millions of visitors. Jewish people from all over the world visit this place to pray and connect to their heritage, especially during the High Holidays.'
Oddly the BBC choose not to tell us what exists on the site of the Holy Temple, now why would that be?  Maybe you should read this earlier article of mine  for enlightenment.

What the BBC do tell us about the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem is that:

'The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the four and contains the shrine of the Dome of Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on a plateau known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.

The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and is under the administration of an Islamic trust called the Waqf.

Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad travelled here from Mecca during his night journey and prayed with the souls of all the prophets. A few steps away, the shrine of the Dome of the Rock holds the foundation stone, where Muslims believe Muhammad then ascended to heaven.

Muslims visit the holy site all year round, but every Friday during the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of thousands of Muslims come to pray at the mosque.'
Before Israel retook Jerusalem from Muslim occupation this is how Muslims treated the 'third holiest site in Islam'

The BBC anti-Israel agenda is transparent and relentless.

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