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Istanbul, Turkey - Under Heavy Security Temple Mount Israeli Activist Yehuda Glick Breaks Bread With 1,000 Muslims Says They Wished Him Well

Published on: July 6, 2015 07:02 PM
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FILE - Portrait of Yehuda Glick in his home in jerusalem. Glick is an American-born Israeli rabbi and civil rights activist who campaigns for expanding Jewish access to the Temple Mount. March 12, 2015. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90 FILE - Portrait of Yehuda Glick in his home in jerusalem. Glick is an American-born Israeli rabbi and civil rights activist who campaigns for expanding Jewish access to the Temple Mount. March 12, 2015. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

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.


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 Jul 06, 2015 at 10:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Glick is the Donald Trump of Israeli politics. He engages in inflammatory words and actions and then insists his words were distorted by the media and his political opponents. Let him stay with his new Muslim friends in Instanbul and not create the pollution he leaves behind on har habayis.

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 Jul 06, 2015 at 11:53 PM ayoyo Says:

I am surprised that certain people get published almost every time that they write even though their comments lack any sensibility or civility

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 Jul 07, 2015 at 12:05 AM lazerx Says:

Glick is a brave man. He is willing to think beyond the box and act accordingly.

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 Jul 07, 2015 at 02:16 AM Anonymous Says:

Not impressed. Seriously NOT impressed.

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 Jul 07, 2015 at 02:26 AM Anonymous Says:

As I read this article, I cannot stop thinking how this Yehuda Glick lunatic is so similar to Shabtai Tzvi. On both I say "shem reshaim yirkav".

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 Jul 07, 2015 at 02:38 AM Anonymous Says:

". . . . They see no reason why Muslims, Christians, and Jews cannot pray on the Temple Mount.”
This is a disgrace that requires no commentary. But, on the other hand, Yehuda Glick the rasha is glad that the clerics are in agreement with him. In that case why doesn't he go live together with those that respect and agree with him. I'm sure if you do that, then when you visit Jerusalem you will be permitted by the Arabs to bow and pray on our Har Habayis. Please consider it Mr. Glick, because Klall Yisroel would love to see you go -and stay there!!

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