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  Cheshvan 2, 5769 , 31/10/08

Muslim Rage over Tolerance Museum on Cemetery Grounds

Israeli Muslim leaders have fiercely protested a High Court decision that allows the construction in Jerusalem of the Museum of Tolerance on part of an ancient Muslim cemetery. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem, condemned what he called a "grave decision" that "harms the Muslim holy sites." He charged that building the museum is an "act of aggression."


Radical Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Raad Salah warned, "We will mobilize in the Arab and Muslim world so that it puts pressure to halt the project," and Arab Knesset Member Mohammed Barakeh lambasted the court decision as an attempt to "wipe out the Arab and Muslim character of Jerusalem."

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