tisdag 9 november 2010

UNESCO blandar sig i politik (uppdaterad)

Här kan man lära sig lite historiska fakta som visar hur absurt UNESCO:s försök att omskriva historien är. På arabländernas förslag beslöt UNESCO för några veckor sedan att Rakels grav är en moské trots att den aldrig varit någon moské, och Rakels grav både bland muslimer och judar under århundraden betecknats som just "Rakels grav". Det var först 1996 som de palestinska muslimska myndigheterna började hänvisa till platsen som en moské ( Mosque of Bilal ibn Rabah) men tydligen är det tillräckligt för att UNESCO skall kunna bortse från månghundraåriga traditioner.
Turkiets premiärminister Erdogan har också gett sin syn på saken. Enligt honom har Rakels grav aldrig varit, och kommer aldrig att bli en judisk plats utan den är islamsk.( al-Wattan Mars 7, 2010, Saudi-Arabien)
Tydligen känner Erdogan inte till sitt eget lands historia eller så bryr han sig helt enkelt inte om fakta. Redan 1830 utfärdade nämligen de turkiska myndigheterna följande skrivelse, som sändes från guvernören i Damaskus till muftin i Jerusalem:"Additionally, the governor of Damascus sent a written order to the Mufti of Jerusalem to fulfill the Sultan's order.
This is our order to you: (the following matter) was submitted to us by the subject of our order, the sage representative of honored Jerusalem's Jewry and his translator that the tomb of esteemed Rachel, the mother of our Lord Joseph...they (the Jews) are accustomed to visit it from ancient days; and no one is permitted to prevent them or oppose them (from doing) this....It turned out that at this holy site, they have been visiting since ancient times, without any person preventing them or trespassing on their property and they (have it) as was their custom. In accordance with the respected judgment, I order that our commandment be issued to you so you will treat them accordingly without addition or without subtraction, without hindrance and without opposition to them by anyone in any way whatsoever - written August 10, 1830."

Rachel's Tomb, a Jewish Holy Place, Was Never a Mosque

Until 1996, nobody called Rachel’s Tomb a mosque (Jerusaelm Post)
On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachel’s Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque – endorsing a Palestinian claim that first surfaced only in 1996 and which ignores centuries of Muslim tradition.In a series of decisions condemning Israel, the UNESCO board called upon the government to rescind its decision in February to include Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Israel’s official list of national heritage sites. The sharp protests by Ambassador to UNESCO Nimrod Barkan to the UN body’s decision were expunged from the record by the chairman of the session, the Russian representative, on the pretext that they were too aggressive.
A scrupulous examination of testimonies and historical sources demonstrates that defining Rachel’s Tomb as a mosque does an injustice to facts and traditions anchored in both Muslim documents and Jewish sources, and constitutes distortion, bias and deception. As opposed to the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs, which also serve as the location of mosques, Rachel’s Tomb never served as a mosque for the Muslims. The Muslim connection to the site derives from its relation to Rachel and has no connection to Bilal ibn Rabah, Muhammad’s first muezzin.
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