The prominent Egyptian scholar Sheikh Youssef El Qaradawi, who heads the Board of Trustees of the Quds International Institute, has called on the Arab world's revolutionaries to act promptly in support of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque. His call comes at a time when Israel's Judaisation programme against the holy city and mosque is escalating.
"Arab Jerusalem is being subjected to systematic Judaisation aimed at replacing its Arab and Islamic identity with Jewish identity," said Sh Qaradawi. "First in the Judaisation firing line is the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. The possibility of the mosque's division between Muslims and Jews is imminent if Arab, Muslim and international silence continues despite Israel's illegal acts."
Jews storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque daily, he added, under the gaze and protection of the Israeli police.
"Jewish extremists now organize prayers in Al-Aqsa's courtyards on a regular basis," warned the Sheikh, "and the Israeli parliament has approved the complete opening of Al-Aqsa for Jews, who are waiting for an opportune moment to act on this."