CAIR-LA and Jewish Voice for Peace ask Americans to demand the Wiesenthal Center halt construction of a ‘Museum of Tolerance’ over a Muslim cemetery.

November 14, 2011

Mamilla Muslim cemetery: SMEAR TACTICS AGAINST THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER JERUSALEM

CAIR-Facebook  (Bare Naked Islam) The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Terrorist Front Group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the Los Angeles chapter of George Soros funded Jewish Voice for Peace   today urged Americans to demand that the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center  stop desecration of Muslim graves by halting construction of its controversial “Museum of Tolerance” over the historic Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem.

In the latest string of incidents, 15 graves were found vandalized with graffiti “death to the Arabs” and “price tag” at the gravesite. Earlier, 84 architects from around the world urged SWC to stop building over the Muslim cemetery. In a letter, the archeologists stated that the project involved “surreptitious and unscientific removal of hundreds of human burials,” in violation of international and Israeli laws.


Middle East Online The website of the New York-based Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR) said the 84 signatories, including Israeli and Palestinian academics, had signed a letter demanding that construction of the Museum of Tolerance should be stopped “immediately.”


“The latest and most invasive encroachment on the cemetery to build the ‘Museum of Tolerance’ involved deep excavations that resulted in the disinterment of hundreds of human bones and other important antiquities in an unscientific and disrespectful manner,” said the letter, which was sent on October 20.

“The planning of the Museum of Tolerance of Jerusalem has passed all planning and legal challenges, up to and including the Supreme Court of the State of Israel,” Barkat spokesman Stephan Miller said in a written response to query.
The project has sparked controversy because it is being built on land belonging to the Ma’man Allah cemetery, commonly called Mamilla, which dates from the 12th century and is the resting place of several Sufi saints. Descendants of those interred in the west Jerusalem cemetery say it also houses the remains of soldiers and officials of legendary Muslim ruler Saladin.
“Mamilla Cemetery should be preserved as a demonstration of respect for Jerusalem’s shared heritage.”


300 Fake Tombstones Removed So Far at Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery

August 13, 2010

The Jerusalem Municipality has thus far removed 300 false tombstones that were built in the course of the past few weeks at the Mamilla Muslim cemetery in central Jerusalem. The tombs were built by Muslim elements who took advantage of the fact that the Jerusalem Municipality’s Health Department granted them a permit to clean up and fix existing tombstones. Instead of just cleaning graves, however, the Muslims hired workers to try and grab land from the adjoining Independence Park

creepy, spooky… golly jeepers

Each new tombstone is dismantled only after an expert from the Antiquities Authority inspects it and confirms that it is indeed a new tombstone.
The new tombstones had no graves or human remains beneath them. Plastic bottles, cigarette packs and irrigation pipes were found beneath some of them. Others were built atop a sewage pipe.

 

Mamilla Muslim cemetery: SMEAR TACTICS AGAINST THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER JERUSALEM

February 12, 2010


Following Arab “claims” that the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s planned Museum of Tolerance in west Jerusalem is supposedly built on a Muslim cemetary, the MSM has launched a smear campaign. First:

(IsraelNN.com) A group of Arabs joined by European human rights activists have joined forces to demand that the United Nations halt the building of a Jewish “Museum of Tolerance” on a plot of land they say is an ancient Muslim cemetery.


This is just the latest in a series of attacks made on the project, which is run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, since 2004. Islamic groups and various Arabs have complained that the museum is slated to be built on the Ma’aman Allah (also known as Mamilla) cemetery. They say the burial site contains thousands of graves and dates back hundreds of years. Some gravestones are present today in the area.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center replied to the Arab outcry by saying the museum would be built adjacent to the cemetery, on a plot which is currently a parking lot. The Center said the parking lot, which was built 50 years ago, was not protested at the time of construction.

It’s obvious they just don’t want one built even near the cemetary. And by the way:

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has allowed building over gravesites in the past, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Jewish/Christian cemetaries, to be sure.
Some of the most distasteful MSM attacks have been from the UK Times, The Examiner, Metro Santa Cruz, McClatchy, and another from the Los Angeles Times, which even perpetuates the lie that “palestinians” were expelled, and not a single mention of those Jews who were driven out of Jerusalem’s Old City and such places during 1948. At least they allow for a counterpoint made by Marvin Hier about the real location:

Listening to the few vocal opponents of our Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem project — among them the notorious Sheik Raed Salah, leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel — you would never know that the Israeli Supreme Court deliberated for almost three years before unanimously rejecting all their claims and authorizing the Wiesenthal Center to begin construction. Just six weeks ago, Chief Justice Dorit Beinish also rebuked those who re-petitioned the Supreme Court for an “abuse of court proceedings,” ordering them to pay professional costs.
Still, our opponents would have you believe that in the name of tolerance, our bulldozers actually have invaded the adjacent Mamilla Cemetery, desecrating ancient Muslim tombstones and historic markers.
They don’t want you to know the real facts. The museum is not being built on what can rightfully be called the Mamilla Cemetery, but on a three-acre site in the heart of West Jerusalem that, for more than half a century, served as the city’s municipal car park. Each day, hundreds of people of all faiths parked in the three-level underground structure without any protest from Muslim religious or academic leaders or interest groups. Additionally, telephone and electrical cables and sewer lines were laid deep below ground in the early 1960s, again without any protest.
As the Supreme Court noted in its ruling, “for almost 50 years the compound has not been a part of the cemetery, both in the normative sense and in the practical sense, and it was used for various public purposes.” It also noted: “During all those years no one raised any claim, on even one occasion, that the planning procedures violated the sanctity of the site, or that they were contrary to the law as a result of the historical and religious uniqueness of the site. . . . For decades this area was not regarded as a cemetery by the general public or by the Muslim community. . . . No one denied this position.”
In fact, the entire area of the Mamilla Cemetery had long been regarded by Muslim religious leaders as mundras — abandoned. A cemetery not in use for 37 years is considered mundras and without sanctity. That explains why in 1946 the most prominent Islamic religious figure of the day, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, presented plans to build a Muslim university on a large portion of the Mamilla Cemetery itself (a rendering of which we presented to the court). Today, the concept of mundras is widely accepted and practiced in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and throughout the Arab world.
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Recent critics such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Americans for Peace Now and the Center for Constitutional Rights argue that the Museum of Tolerance should abide by a higher standard than the letter of the law. We do, as the above quote from the court confirms. When we first heard of protests against our plan, in January 2006, our lawyers attempted to meet with Salah but were rebuffed. Once a legal case was filed, the Supreme Court’s mediator tried, but fared no better. We offered solutions to build without disturbing the bones — also rejected. We offered to restore the neglected and virtually abandoned nearby Mamilla Cemetery — not interested.

And that’s just another sign of how this only stems from anti-semitism.
The Jerusalem Post also makes clear the real picture here, as does the Jerusalem Dispatch. Those MSM publications who’ve lent themselves to the attacks here should retract and apologize for helping cause all the trouble they’re going to cause.

A handout photo of the site of the proposed Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. (Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum / October 2000)
A handout photo of the site of the proposed Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. (Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum / October 2000)