Angry Christians launch 'Bible bomb' attack on UNESCO

Angry Christians launch 'Bible bomb' attack on UNESCO November 10, 2016

The offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris are being bombarded with Bibles, following its decision to refer to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem only by its Islamic name, Haram al-Sharif.
According to the BBC, last month, UNESCO adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution which makes no reference to Jewish ties to the Temple Mount , the “holiest” site in Judaism.
This infuriated both Christians and Jews.
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) reacted by appealing to Christians to send Bibles to remind UNESCO officials of Jerusalem’s Christian and Jewish roots.
It says on its website:

We are hoping to inundate UNESCO with tens of thousands of Bibles to drive home the message that Jews and Christians have a much more genuine, historic connection to Jerusalem and the Temple than Muslims.
In fact, the city is never mentioned even once in the Koran, whereas Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are central to nearly every book in the Bible and to the Jewish and Christian faiths.

Christian Today reported this week that “hundreds” of Bibles have already been mailed to UNESCO with references to “Jerusalem” and the “Temple” highlighted in the scripture.
Thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
Israel immediately suspended its cooperation with UNESCO following the passage of the resolution, which the UN cultural agency said was aimed at:

Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Palestine and the distinctive character of East Jerusalem.

The resolution also criticises Israel’s activities at holy places in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a Facebook post that UNESCO had become a “theatre of the absurd” in taking:

Another delusional decision. To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the pyramids. By this absurd decision, UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it had left.
Please join us in demanding that UNESCO abandon, once and for all, these blatant attempts to rewrite history. You will not only be standing with Israel but also defending the Christian sites as well.

ICEJ Executive Director Dr Jürgen Bühler slammed UNESCO’s “flawed” resolution.

Most of us view these diplomats [UNESCO officials] as being principled and well-educated. But apparently, some of them forgot their history lessons, and we are sending them Bibles to refresh their memory.
Even worse, some of these representatives are deliberately trying to erase the Jewish and Christian bonds to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and other revered sites in the land of Israel. Hopefully, our campaign will give our nations’ envoys at UNESCO the courage to stand up to the anti-Semites in their midst.

Bible scholars said Jerusalem is mentioned by name more than 1,000 times in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, while the Temple Mount is likewise mentioned hundreds of times.

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  • Leonard Ostrander

    I, for one, don’t give a fuck. Hah! I read the headline and was picturing angry christians throwing exploding bibles at UNESCO, like bibles with grenades concealed within.

  • Clive

    Let us not forget Jupiter. ‘Al Haram Al Sharif’/’Temple Mount’ used to be sacred to him, too.

  • remigius

    @Leonard. You may jest, but sacred ancient munitions are still causing problems for bomb disposal teams.

  • Angela_K

    Christians citing the bible as an historical reference, you couldn’t make it up – hang on, they did.

  • Leonard Ostrander

    Point taken Remingius. Religion blows everything into tiny bits.

  • andym

    Islamists might not want to claim Jerusalem too strongly or all sorts of things might come to light. Like that the early caliphates prayed turned to there , rather than Mecca, long after Mohammed is supposed to have founded his religion and started his conquests/conversions. They also produced coins with , er, crosses on them.
    The Dome of the Rock in the picture is supposed to contain the first known reference to Mohammed. It now turns out, however, that the word is more likely to mean “praiseworthy,” or “the one who is to be praised,” referring some think to that other religious figure of dubious history… Jesus.

  • Paul

    There are about 120+ references in the koran to Moses (aka Moussa in Arabic) and only one that might be a man called Mohammed. The other three are as andyM states most likely the word ‘praiseworthy’.
    Con upon con upon con. And a reuse upon reuse upon reuse of ancient temples and places of worship by the new people in power using religion to control people. As another example Mecca was a site of pagan worship – a very complex one – odd isn’t it that Islamists see this as the most holy place of islam. I wonder if they’re even aware or can be bothered to think about it.

  • barriejohn

    Christians citing the bible as an historical reference, you couldn’t make it up – hang on, they did.
    Well said!
    They can’t even agree amongst themselves over archaeological investigations. The Arabs have been constantly accused of obliterating Jewish remains in Jerusalem, and the Jewish archaeologists simply discard evidence of two thousand years of Palestinian occupation in their quest to find “evidence” supporting the Biblical stories of David and Solomon. It’s tragic.
    (Read the next section as well.)

  • Rtffcvjjhbb

    Religion Poisons Everthing.
    Religion causes nothing but trouble, conflict, bigotry, division, hate and retardation.
    Religion is a pox on humanity.
    Best to evict everyone from the site and entomb the whole lot concrete and put it to a useful purpose such as a repository for nuclear waste.

  • jay

    The bothersome thing is that the Muslim naming is given not just top billing but often exclusive billing. The strong pro Muslim bias of the UN is not just a threat to Christians.

  • Is UNESCO infested by leftists? Let’s face it , the left are notorious for their hatred of Israel and their rampant anti-Semitism. Are there many Muslims working for UNESCO? Let’s face it, Muslims constantly lie about history and distort reality so as to promote and defend their filthy religion.

  • Clive

    Turning the place into a nuclear waste dump might seem like a neat way of getting rid of the waste, but it is really an argument about whether Palestinian Arabs (some of whom are not Muslims, anyway) or Israeli Jews, should be allowed to live, exclusively, in East Jerusalem.
    Personally, I think the people whose ancestors have lived there for the last 2,000 years, or so, should be allowed to continue living there, whatever their own religion or philosophy.
    Moshe Dayan once said that he didn’t really believe in Jewish religion, but he believed it is useful for controlling the Zionist people.
    That was also the case, when it was a Temple of Jupiter. That temple had a big statue of the Roman emperor, Hadrian, which the local population were required to pay homage to.

  • sailor1031

    Paul: “… I wonder if they’re even aware or can be bothered to think about it.”
    No and No.

  • Broga

    I assume the bibles were the King James version.

  • Jobrag

    Leonard Ostrander, you need the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch.

  • barriejohn

    Jobrag: That link has been provided above.
    “Oh Lord. Bless this hand grenade, that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.”

  • zombiehunter

    bulldoze the lot and put a carpark on it, problem solved

  • Rocky

    What a merciful release it would be if a large space rock impacted this horrid place and vaporised the lot. Much better to have a crater there. And the pious could argue why god didn’t, from his celestial location, make a slight adjustment to the trajectory to make a near miss that would surely have been proof of divine intervention. And precision meteorite strikes on the godly edifices in Rome and Mecca would be wonderful too. If only.

  • Paul

    It’s funny that people will go to such lengths about a supposed ‘special place’. Kill maim wound hurt each other – the anger and aggression is quite incredible, and for what? Something that is firmly in the mind. There is nothing special about the place other than what people want it to mean, and to kill or die for it. Quite sad.
    There is a word for such a behaviour – “mass hysteria”.

  • Clive

    Would that be a car park for Palestinian Arabs ? or for Israeli Jews and Christians ? Until this question is resolved, the problem would not be solved.

  • Brian Jordan

    The Bible certainly can’t be regarded as history but I think it’s fair to cite it as evidence of historical word USAGE – going back before both Christianity and Islam were invented.
    AS for UNESCO, that supposedly education and science body has clearly been politicised. Politics, too, poisons everything.

  • Daz

    Just call it yr eglwys ar y bryn. No creed or denomination needed; problem solved.
    Other than that, I agree with Clive. The Palestinians have been there for two thousand years. Use their name for it.

  • Newspaniard

    If UNESCO is composed the same as the UNHCR, ie representatives from all countries then islamists outnumber us infidels. This explains why UNHCR will not recognize christians etc as refugees and UNESCO will favour sites as islamic over any other claimants.

  • Bill Bonk

    Just think how quickly all positive persuits of mankind would progress if all the time and money wasted upon religions was diverted to those persuits. Billions of man-hours and $Billions poured into science, technology, infrastructure, medicine, renewable energy, clean water supply, food supply, conservation, elimination of disease, elimination of inherited and incurable diseases, climate control etc etc. But no the pious and their mindless credulous herds of stupefied and under educated slaves choose to fuck everything up for everybody. This is the pure evil of religion. Instead of a stable world with prosperous rational magnaminious humanity in perfect balance with nature we get hate, stupidity, violence, disease, illiteracy and despair. Fucking Great. Well Done.