Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot HIM—Media Silent

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Amarillo, TX — As news of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida dominated the airwaves this week, a massive hostage situation—which was quickly turning into a mass shooting situation—was foiled by a hero in a church. That hero, however, is now in the hospital after police showed up to the scene and shot him.

The situation was well on its way to becoming one of the deadliest shootings in history as the gunman took over 100 people hostage inside the Faith City Mission church on Wednesday.

“They said there was a gun in the building everyone started running all different ways,” said Clay Murdock, a student at Faith City Mission.

According to WLOX, Murdock said he tried to get as many people inside their sound room as possible.

“We’re standing in there and everyone starts praying,” said Murdock. “I went outside to see what was going on if I could get more people in there and right when as I went outside the guy was standing right in front of me with the pistol.”

Murdock then ran outside.

According to the Amarillo police, the initial call came in around 8:45 a.m. and indicated that there was an armed suspect inside who was holding 100 people hostage.

Sergeant Brent Barbee told reporters that when officers breached the building, they encountered an individual who had a handgun.

The officers fired shots that struck the man,” said Barbee. “After some additional investigation, they’ve learned that the man that [had] the gun may have taken the firearm away from the original suspect in the call. The man who originally had the gun has been taken into custody.”

Later that day, police clarified that they indeed shot the wrong man.

“The initial investigation indicates that the man the officer shot had originally been in a struggle with the original suspect and had taken away the gun from the suspect. The initial suspect has been taken into custody and is not injured. No other persons were hit by gunfire. This is very early in the investigation and more details will be available at a later time,” read the report.

As Amarillo.com reports, the hero of the story is a student at Faith City Mission church. After he and the private church security officers wrestled the shooter to the ground and got the gun away from him, one or more Amarillo police officers opened fire on the student.

“Members of the security team took the gunman down and one of our students was able to wrestle the gun away,” she said. “Our thoughts are with our injured student and we praise God for his protection while honoring the heroic actions of our security team, students and everyone else involved — which prevented the situation from becoming far worse.”

The student was taken to a local hospital. The gunman, Joshua Len Jones, 35, of Amarillo was taken to jail unharmed.

Faith City Mission Executive Director Jena Taylor said the student, who was not identified, had surgery Wednesday but was in stable condition and remains hospitalized, reports Amarillo.com.

“One of our staff members visited the student that was shot and he is resting well after surgery,” Taylor said.

Predictably, this story received no coverage in the mainstream media as it is showed brave citizens in a positive light while highlighting the fact that cops shot and nearly killed the hero.

Please share this story with your friends and family to spread a bit of good news in what has surely been a tragic week of reporting.

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Nearly 3 Months Since the Vegas Massacre, Police Silent, Still No Images of Paddock, & No Motive

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Las Vegas, NV — Strangely, almost three months after the the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, authorities have still not announced a motive for the massacre, nor have they officially released a single image of the alleged shooter, Stephan Paddock, in Las Vegas prior to the incident.

What makes this seem odd is the fact that Las Vegas, and more specifically the Vegas strip, is arguably one of the most intensely surveilled places on the planet. This surveillance makes the fact that there has been no footage, not even a still image of Paddock in the Mandalay Bay, seem extremely suspicious.

Just this week, the Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that Paddock died of a reported self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the head. Also, amid their deafening silence on the matter, the only thing authorities have announced is that there would likely not be a motive released until next October — a full year after the shooting took place.

“Now that’s a long time for some people, but speaking for the FBI, that’s light speed, all right?” Aaron Rouse, Special Agent in Charge, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.

Rouse said reports from other agencies investigating the mass shooting will be released at different times, but the FBI’s one is “focusing a large part on the why” which is “what everybody wants to know.”

According to a report by Fox News:

Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the FBI has interviewed around 400 people worldwide in connection to Paddock and has brought in the same number of specialists to help document evidence. He said the Route 91 Harvest music festival site took investigators 14 days to comb over, while Paddock’s room and hotel hallway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino took 13. Important items found at both sites have been sent to the FBI’s central lab in Virginia.

 

He added that FBI investigators have 22,000 hours of surveillance and cellphone footage and 250,000 photos to look over, amounting to about 40 terabytes of data.

“We’re going to have, I think, the best digital schematic of what happened and where it happened and how it happened that you can come up with,” Rouse said.

“We didn’t leave anything uncovered,” Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “And again, the casinos, with their support, let us track down a lot of information of who may have had contact with that person. And it was very helpful to us.”

Given the public’s thirst for information about the incident, and the numerous conspiracy theories surrounding the massacre — some of which were discovered to be promoted by a PR firm hired by the parent company of the Mandalay Bay Casino — it seems odd that there has not been more transparency during the investigation.

The scant information released by investigators indicates that Stephen Paddock, 64, who by all accounts was independently wealthy and a Vegas high-roller, opened fire on a music festival from a 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The massacre left 58 dead and 546 injured, yet nearly three months later and there are still few answers – even to the most basic of questions.

Even more strange is the fact that the case has been jettisoned from the 24/7 mainstream media cycle, despite the fact that the most basic of questions have yet to be answered.

Previously, The Free Thought Project brought forth a number of facts that seem to raise more questions than answers:

  1. The official timeline of the mass shooting has been changed at least three different times.

2. Paddock wired $100,000 to an account located in the Philippines a week prior to the massacre.

3. Investigators claim Paddock’s laptop was missing its hard drive when they found it in his hotel room.

4. Paddock reportedly took cruises that made port stops in the Middle East.

5. Authorities now claim an officer discharged his weapon in Paddock’s hotel room – after denying it for the first month after the attack. (This raises the question of why police discharged a weapon if Paddock had already committed suicide prior to law enforcement breaching the room? And why they lied about it after the fact.)

6. Security guard Jesus Campos, who reportedly came across Paddock as he began his attack was allegedly shot in the leg, but a spokesperson for UMC Quick Care, the walk-in health clinic facility Campos supposedly went to after being shot, said they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting them.

7. During an interview on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, an attorney for the victims revealed that not only did police officers respond to Campos after he was shot, they were right outside of Paddock’s door before he began shooting out of his hotel room window.

“As of yesterday it was that two—we knew about Campos—but there were two other police officers from MGM that were on the floor prior to the shooting,” Craig Eiland said.

So the question remains as to whether there is a tight-lipped, professional, investigation taking place, or a thorough cover-up in action.

The complete silence from law enforcement, in such a high-profile case, raises some serious questions about the potential for some type of cover-up taking place.

Why is there no investigative coverage of Vegas shooting by major media organizations?

Why did the story simply vanish from the news cycle with so much public interest and so many unanswered questions?

The fact that there have been virtually no answers to any of the questions that have arisen from the official story not adding up, while simultaneously being blacked out by the mainstream mass media, could potentially indicate an intentional soft-censoring of the Vegas mass shooting… the only question is why?

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Airmega 400S offers smart, silent air purification (Review)

This home air purifier features HEPA filters and a real-time air quality sensor, and can filter the air completely twice per hour in 1,560 square feet of living space.

Indoor air pollution may be one of the modern world’s invisible menaces, and the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outdoors, which is quite disconcerting considering that we most likely believe our homes to be the safest place for us. Knowing what types of air pollution sources we may be bringing into our homes, and then choosing less toxic alternatives, is one approach to a healthier home, but a second solution is to employ an air purification system as well, in order to filter out as much of these potentially harmful allergens, dust, toxins, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as possible.

There are quite a few air filtration and purification devices on the market right now, some of which claim to ‘destroy’ indoor air pollutants by breaking them down into harmless elements, and others which rely on HEPA filtration systems that can trap and remove particulates as small as 0.3 microns from the air. I recently spent several months trying out one of these types of air purifiers, the Airmega 400S, and although my findings were purely anecdotal, I believe that it makes a great addition to a home’s environmental defense system.

The Airmega comes in two basic models, the 400 and the 300, with both models available in the ‘S’ configuration (WiFi- and app-enabled “smart” features) that allows users to check air quality, check filter life, set up a schedule, and manually adjust the settings of the air purifier. The 400 covers 1,560 square feet (145 square meters) of space and delivers two complete changes of air per hour, while the 300 is rated for two air changes per hour for 1,256 square feet (117 square meters), or half that size of an area if 4 air changes per hour are necessary. The 400 model is a tall cube measuring about 23 inches high by 15 inches square, and weighs about 25 pounds, with handles on two sides, so it’s not very hard to move around.

The Airmega has dual air inlets and dual filters for each of those, with a washable pre-filter (a fine screen) first trapping larger particles before they enter the filter chamber, where the Max2 filter set (comprised of a combined activated carbon and “Green True HEPA” filter) removes the balance of the air pollutants. According to Airmega, the filter “reduces more than 99% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air, as well as fumes such as NH3 and CH3CHO,” and “reduces up to 99.97% of particles in the air.” The unit needs to be situated in a location that has open areas on either side to allow for a good flow of air to the filters, and because the a filtered air is blown out of the top of the unit, it shouldn’t be placed under a table or cabinet that might impede the air flow.

Several modes of operation are possible right out of the box, either in Smart mode, which uses the unit’s onboard sensor to monitor the air quality and adjust the fan speed accordingly, or manually by selecting one of three fan speeds. In Smart mode, when the sensor registers good air quality for the past 10 minutes, it will turn off the fan until needed again, and in Sleep mode, will do the same when the room is dark and air quality is clean for 3 minutes, as well as turning off all indicator lights. Additionally, a custom schedule can be set for operation of the Airmega, and because it’s WiFi-connected, the unit can be operated remotely through the accompanying app, or through Amazon Alexa.

As far as my personal experience with the 400S, it was really easy to set up on my local network and connect to it with the app. The Airmega unit was very quiet while in operation – whisper-quiet, in fact, on the lowest fan speed – and although its design has a much more modern look to it than any other appliance in my home, the only design feature that I took issue with is the fact that the fan blows out of the top of the unit. Because of that, nothing can be placed on top of it, which is pretty difficult to avoid in a family with three young kids at home. However, the cord is long enough for it to be placed in a convenient location (your mileage may vary), and the cord features a woven covering in matching colors, which makes for a more aesthetic option than your standard black plastic appliance cords.

Although I used the app with the Airmega at first, to set it up and get to know it a bit, I ended up mostly using it in Smart mode, which meant that I didn’t have to do anything other than check the pre-filters once in a while. One of the touted features of the Airmega, the visual display of the current air quality on the front of the unit, I really didn’t care for, and although you can turn it off manually, I wish there was a way to turn it off completely, as I have no desire for more appliance lights in my home. Another feature that kind of bugged me is the audio chimes that sound when it powers on and when it connects to the Wi-Fi network. If you leave in plugged in and connected, it’s no big deal, but I moved it to different rooms on occasion, and then needed to use the outlet for something else fairly regularly, and even though the chimes aren’t very loud, the fact that they would sound every time and couldn’t be turned off was a weird feature to me.

I didn’t do any testing of the air quality in my home either before or during the use of the Airmega, so all I have to rely on is my own senses, but there is a discernible difference in the air that comes out of the top of the unit, and based on the amount of material that collects on the pre-filter alone, it’s removing a significant amount of stuff from the air. I live in a very dusty area, and we often have the windows and door open, as well as having two dogs that contribute their own brand of particles to the home, so having cleanable pre-filters is a big plus. Removing the prefilters is simple to do, and although the company recommends vacuuming them, I just rinsed and dried them, which was quick and easy. I haven’t had to change the filters yet, as they are not cleanable and must be replaced, but the estimated life of the filters is about 12 months (again, your mileage may vary). Although you don’t have to use the app to know when to wash the pre-filters or change the filter, because visual indicators on the top of the unit display that information, it wasn’t obvious at all how to reset the unit once the pre-filters were washed, in which case the app Help feature came in handy.

Overall, I like the Airmega, which is made by the South Korean company Coway, and think it works efficiently and quietly to reduce indoor air pollution, but it comes at a price that some may not be able to afford. The full MSRP of the Airmega 300S is $749, and the 400S is $849, but in the golden age of the internet, nobody pays full price anymore, amirite? The company itself has the units discounted to $584 and $636, respectively, and Amazon listings are similarly priced. A filter set for the 400S will set you back about $125, which should last up to a year, and the non-Wi-Fi models are priced about $100 less than the S models.

[Disclosure: I received a review model of the 400S from Airmega, but all opinions, errors, or omissions in this review are mine alone.]

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Nearly 70 Percent Of People Say They Can Hear This Silent Gif. Can You?

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A Gifs is a short animation, but unlike video, they carry no sound. This is why it is extremely strange that 75 percent of people are claiming to be able to hear this one.

It’s a gif you have possibly seen before, as it commonly pops up with different captions claiming they can hear the silent short.

The gif was created by Twitter user Happy Toast, and has resurfaced urging scientists to explain why why so many people are hearing the noise.

Can you hear it? If so you are not alone.

Dr Lisa Debruine, a researcher from the University of Glasgow, included a poll to see how many people were hearing the gif and 67 percent of people claim to hear a thudding noise.

It is not just exclusive to GIFs but sound can also be manipulated. The McGurk effect, is shown in this video from BBC’s Horizon and reveals how your brain can be manipulated into hearing different sounds based on what you see at the time.

In this video, you cannot tell if you are hearing “baa” or “faa” because of the movement of the man’s mouth.

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Visual stimulants alone can work in the manipulation of what we perceive to hear. According to a recent study 22% of its participants heard faint sounds when shown silent flashes of light.

Around 5% of the population have something called synesthesia, a phenomenon in which senses are perceived in a different way- for example sound is seen as colour. However, this study revealed that a lot more people actually hear motion in response to visual stimulus.

So it is possible for clever imagery to trigger an auditory response, even if there is no actual sound, this gif of the skipping power pylons may be the perfect example of this.

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NRA Silent As Cop Murders Innocent Man Because He Legally Held a Pellet Gun An Hour Earlier

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Police were called over reports of a man with a gun in a legal carry state, and within minutes of their arrival, they opened fire on the man—even though he posed no threat, was complying with their commands to the best of his ability, and was even crying and begging the officers to spare his life. In response, the National Rifle Association has been eerily silent.

The organization’s website defines the NRA as “America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights,” and paints the picture of an association that has been committed to educating and protecting Americans’ Second Amendment rights since the 1870s. However, the NRA also notes that it is “widely recognized today as a major political force,” and it appears that politics are keeping the NRA from defending the Second Amendment rights of Americans who are killed by police.

As journalist Radley Balko noted on Twitter, “The insanely heavy-handed police response to Daniel Shaver came after someone reported seeing him with a rifle. (it was a pellet gun). Arizona is open carry, including for long guns. So the NRA will denounce this verdict and demand better training for Mesa police, right?

Daniel Shaver, 26, was shot and killed by police in Mesa, Arizona, on Jan. 18, 2016. The father of two was staying at a hotel on a business trip for his job as a pest control specialist, and he was accompanied by two pellet rifles that were secured in cases, which he used for work.

Shaver invited two other people to his hotel room, where they spent the evening drinking and playing video games. At some point, police received a call saying that they saw someone pointing a rifle out of Shaver’s hotel room window, and officers responded with force.

The full Body Cam footage that documented the time between when officers arrived at the hotel, to when they shot and killed Shaver was only recently released. It shows a horrific scene in which a sobbing man begs for his life and attempts to follow every command, while a police officer points an AR-15 at him with the words “You’re Fucked” etched into the side of the rifle.

“Young man, you are not to move. You are to put your eyes down, look down at the carpet. You are to keep your fingers interlaced behind your head you are to keep your feet crossed,” Officer Philip Brailsford said. “If you move, we are going to consider that a threat, and we are going to deal with it and you may not survive it, do you understand me?”

“Yes sir,” Shaver replied.

After he ordered the woman who was in the room with Shaver to kneel, put her hands in the air, and crawl towards officers where they appear to arrest her, Brailsford ordered Shaver to kneel, and then yelled for him to keep his legs crossed.

“I’m sorry,” Shaver said, putting his hands behind his back.

Hands up in the air!” Brailsford yelled. “You do that again we’re shooting you, do you understand?”

“Please, do not shoot me,” Shaver said, keeping his hands in the air.

Shaver continued to follow Brailsford’s instructions, and the officer again warned, “Your hands go back in the small of your back or down, we are going to shoot you, do you understand me?”

Yes sir,” Shaver said, sobbing.

Brailsford then ordered Shaver to crawl towards him, and as the man followed orders, he reached to pull up the waistband of his shorts, and the officer opened fire.

Brailsford fired five consecutive shots, striking and killing Shaver instantly. The police report noted that the shots were fired so rapidly that in watching the video at regular speed, one cannot count them.

Daniel Shaver was not armed as he made every attempt possible to comply with the officer’s demands. The two pellet guns he used for work were found in his hotel room, locked in cases, and there was never any point during his encounter with the police officers where he threatened to harm them, or anyone else. 

As The Free Thought Project reported, Philip Brailsford was initially charged with second-degree murder in March 2016, and then acquitted of all charges last week by a jury that spent just six hours deliberating the verdict. This comes after Brailsford’s lawyers argued that it would be “extremely unfair” to show the Body Cam footage of the shooting to the jury.

It was not until after Brailsford had been aquitted that the Body Cam footage was released to the public in its entirety. Despite the fact that the cruel shooting has received national attention, the NRA has remained silent, and has made no attempt to defend Daniel Shaver’s Second Amendment rights.

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Re: The First Intifada showed that if we stay silent, we lose

Palestine experiences a plethora of daily human rights violations by the Israeli occupation. However, the soundtrack of gunshots, teargas thrown between homes, the armoured jeeps’ doors closing behind detained Palestinians, and the violence screaming at us in the form of land annexation and discrimination is not new.

This invasion of brutality and violence into the most intimate places of Palestinians’ life has not only been present from before 1948; it has also been incessantly confronted in revolts and uprisings, and even daily by our steadfastness and mere existence.

For today’s young generation in Palestine, the story of rebellion and resistance is entrenched in the chronicles of our mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles, as they defied Israeli occupation in the 1980s.

The narrative of the First Intifada is not easily forgotten, but despite its importance, it is also a story that can seem to be gathering dust on the museum shelf, its power diminished by nostalgia and lament.

On this day: Remembering the First Intifada

I often listen to the stories of my grandparents and the feda’yeen of the 50s and 60s, while simultaneously collecting the stories of my parent’s generation. The accounts come with a mouthful of references to the muqawimoon (resistors) and munadiloon (strugglers).

The language which comes naturally to the generation of the 1948 Nakba and the generation of the 1987 uprising, compared with our new young generation, is telling of what has happened to us throughout the years as a Palestinian population.

Feda’ee, which stems from the word feda’ in Arabic translates to redemption. The generation of my grandparents fought to redeem the homeland from colonial conquest. Their battles still ring in their ears, the scars passed on to their children in the hope that we do not cease seeking justice.

After constant betrayal by the Palestinian leadership, coupled with an expanding Zionist project, the generation of my parents bred an army of munadiloon which later became muqawama. Al-nidal in Arabic translates to struggle, and al-muqawama is resistance. It was the generation that struggled and resisted the Israeli aggression.

Our generation did not grow up with this kind of language, save for the few years of the Second Intifada. We are the generation that grew up under the banner of the Oslo Accords, the words of normalisation which compromises our rights, of “two states”, and a plethora of legal terms that we learned at a young age.

Those that continue to mobilise against Israeli aggression are given the titles of activist or human rights defender. This breaks them into a segment exclusive from the rest of Palestinian society. It is a stark contrast to those in the First Intifada and before who were taught the sense of a collective struggle and community.

For Palestinian youth today, the First Intifada means more than an echoed chronicle heard through our parents’ generation. It is a testament that if we allow elitist representatives and flawed leadership to speak on our behalf, our struggle will be misconstrued and hijacked. Just as happened in 1994 with the signing of the Oslo Accords and its corollaries, which not only killed any sense of confrontation but further buried Palestine with a neoliberal capitalism that makes our daily survival completely dependent on Israel.

Nadia Naser-Najjab – The First Intifada: Nostalgia

There are lessons to be learned from the First Intifada. Not only of collective solidarity and mobilisation through all possible fields like art, theatre, agriculture and more, but the fact that if we allow the silencing of the population, even for a moment, we will lose. The latest declaration by US President, Donald Trump, to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as the capital of Israel, is telling of that.

Thus, while the First Intifada is hailed for its grassroots efforts and communal work, it is also associated with the failure of leaders to take it and nurture it into the powerful movement that it had the potential to be. This failure bred a new fear in Palestinian youth, not only of the Israeli aggression but also of each other, accompanied by a growing schism characterised by mistrust.

The resentment amongst youth today towards the Palestinian leadership comes from the sense of betrayal felt by the generation of our parents, which is extended to us by their reactions to any new efforts at mobilisation. The older generation is bitterly polemical largely due to having witnessed first-hand not only mass solidarity, but also how easily it was taken from them.

A leadership that partook in and were veterans of the First Intifada continues to monopolise the history of their resistance while not bringing any genuine results for Palestinians.

The First Intifada offered a glimpse into the potential of mass uprising and revolt, yet given the context that we presently live in, it does not seem to be achievable anymore. With the fatigue and exhaustion overwhelming Palestinians, and the large debt facing youth due to the implementation of neoliberal capitalism by Fayyadism, new avenues must be found to push the Palestinian agenda of justice, dignity and liberation forward.

This would mean that both Middle Eastern countries and the international community must listen to Palestinian demands, and work with them to bring a just solution to the region. The focus should not be concern about the Palestinian reaction toward Israeli aggression, but rather on the roots of the reaction, the answering of why Palestinians resist, and how to help finally bring forth peace, equality and the implementation of human rights without discrimination.

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Re: Makkah and Madinah imams silent on Jerusalem in Friday sermons

The Saudi imams of the Grand Mosques in Makkah and Madinah did not mention the situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque during their Friday sermons, Shehab.ps has reported. Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is regarded as the holiest place in Islam after the two Grand Mosques.

Although he did point out that the Kingdom “reiterated the legal rights of the blessed Palestinian people” and hailed King Salman and other Muslim leaders for seeking the best for Islam and Muslims, well-known Shaikh Maher Mu’eqili did not mention the issue of Jerusalem in his Makkah sermon. Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bu’ejan, who delivered the Friday speech in The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, did not mention the issue at all. Instead, he discussed God’s miracles in the change of the seasons throughout the year.

In the wake of Trump’s decision about Jerusalem, the Saudi Royal Court ordered the local media not to give the issue wide coverage, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported. The Saudi and Bahraini Embassies in Amman also called on their citizens living in Jordan not to take part in the demonstrations organised to protest against the US move.

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While the international community has almost unanimously disagreed with Donald Trump’s announcement, reports suggest that the announcement was done with the pre-agreement of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, with the Saudi Arabia going as far as, allegedly, stating to the Palestinian President to accept a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem as the alternative Palestinian capital.

Read: Egypt’s Al-Azhar Sheikh rejects meeting with US official over Jerusalem



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Re: Makkah and Madinah imams silent on Jerusalem in Friday sermons

The Saudi imams of the Grand Mosques in Makkah and Madinah did not mention the situation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque during their Friday sermons, Shehab.ps has reported. Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is regarded as the holiest place in Islam after the two Grand Mosques.

Although he did point out that the Kingdom “reiterated the legal rights of the blessed Palestinian people” and hailed King Salman and other Muslim leaders for seeking the best for Islam and Muslims, well-known Shaikh Maher Mu’eqili did not mention the issue of Jerusalem in his Makkah sermon. Shaikh Abdullah Al-Bu’ejan, who delivered the Friday speech in The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, did not mention the issue at all. Instead, he discussed God’s miracles in the change of the seasons throughout the year.

In the wake of Trump’s decision about Jerusalem, the Saudi Royal Court ordered the local media not to give the issue wide coverage, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported. The Saudi and Bahraini Embassies in Amman also called on their citizens living in Jordan not to take part in the demonstrations organised to protest against the US move.

Follow our Live Blog: Jerusalem Watch

While the international community has almost unanimously disagreed with Donald Trump’s announcement, reports suggest that the announcement was done with the pre-agreement of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, with the Saudi Arabia going as far as, allegedly, stating to the Palestinian President to accept a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem as the alternative Palestinian capital.

Read: Egypt’s Al-Azhar Sheikh rejects meeting with US official over Jerusalem



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