Istanbul, Turkey - Under Heavy Security Temple Mount Israeli Activist Yehuda Glick Breaks Bread With 1,000 Muslims Says They Wished Him Well
Istanbul, Turkey - Yehuda Glick, the outspoken Temple Mount activist, found himself in an unusual situation this week when he attended a Ramadan event in Istanbul with 1,000 Muslim clerics.
Glick, who barely survived being shot in the chest last October by an Arab, was invited by Turkish cleric Adnan Oktar, who also goes by the name of Harun Yahya. Though Yahya purports to be a moderate Muslim, he has been known to spew anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denial.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva (http://bit.ly/1H4PHh0), Glick said he readily accepted the invitation and that Yahya publicly condemned the attack on Glick and asked those assembled to do the same. Glick was even provided a bulletproof car and two body guards for his visit in Istanbul to make him more comfortable, “things that I can only dream of getting here in Israel,” Glick remarked.
“Everyone knew who I was, and they said they would pray for my health,” Glick said. “Many of the clerics said that the shooter ‘injured’ Islam even more than he injured me , and several recited passages from the Koran that one must respect Jews and refrain from harming them.” Glick is the founder of the LIBA Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount, and was shot outside the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem following a speaking engagement for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount. Friends say he has made a “miraculous” recovery.
According to Glick, the Muslims in Turkey do not think it’s an issue to have organized prayer on the Temple Mount. “They respect the fact that I am observant, and they realize that we do not have any designs on their prayers or worship. They see no reason why Muslims, Christians, and Jews cannot pray on the Temple Mount.” Sources told Arutz Sheva that several groups had tried to prevent Glick from coming to the country, to no avail.
More of today's headlines“New York - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his...” New York - Donald Trump Says Some Of His Comments About Mexico Distorted “New York, NY - The city has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray in an episode...” New York, NY - $333K In Settlements For 6 Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Protesters