You've all read this, yes?
“There is no Temple Mount,” shouted Zahalka. “There is only the Aksa Mosque, I don’t see a Temple Mount, it’s something virtual” he shouted, and continued to call out “al-Aksa” every time anyone in the hearing said the words “Temple Mount.”
That's not only intellectually dishonest and opposed to historical reality but dumb.
Someone might say 'there'll be no Al-Aqsa'.
Oh, and by the way,
I have always maintained, it was the anti-Zionist politics that drove the Mufti Haj Amin el-Husseini to elevate artificially the importance of the Temple Mount, as well as the so-called Al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall) during Mandate times.
ElderofZiyon has now a great catch on this, "It appears that the Al Aqsa Mosque was not considered the third holiest spot in Islam until the 20th century.":
According to A Dictionary of Islam: Being a Cyclopædia of the Doctrines, Rites, Ceremonies, and Customs, Together with the Technical and Theological Terms, of the Muhammadan Religion by Thomas Patrick Hughes (1885):
MASJIDU 'T-TAQWA. Lit. "The Mosque of Piety." The mosque at Quba', a place about three miles south-east of al-Madinah. It was here that it is said that the Prophet's camel, alQaswa rested on its way from Makkah to alMadinah, on the occasion of the Flight...A prayer in the mosque of Quba' is said to be equal in merit to a Lesser Pilgrimage to Makkah, and the place itself bears rank after the mosques of Makkah and alMadinah and before that of Jerusalem...