Sudan says Arab revolts a prelude to liberating Jerusalem
March 5, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – A senior figure in the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan said today that recent revolts in the Arab world is the beginning of the move towards liberating Jerusalem from Israeli occupation.
||The secretary for organizations at the NCP Qutbi Al-Mahdi told the founding conference of the Association of Women for Jerusalem held in Khartoum that the revolutionary tide and awakening in the region is a precursor to the liberation of the disputed city.
Popular revolts sweeping across the Arab world over the past two months have toppled the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, inspiring protests in some Gulf countries and an outright rebellion in Libya. Sudan says that these regimes are gone because they oppressed the local Islamist movements.
|FILE - In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Press Office (GPO), Pope Benedict XVI visits Temple Mount on May 12, 2009 in Jersusalem (AFP
Israel considers all of Jerusalem its capital, a claim that has not won international recognition.
Al-Mahdi said that once the unrest unfolds the people in the Arab world will then devote all their energies towards Al-Aqsa holy mosque in Jerusalem.
The NCP official urged Muslims to counter what he described as the Jewish conspiracy to displace the inhabitants of Jerusalem and building The Temple Mount of King Solomon.
The 8th-century Al-Aqsa mosque also stands on the stone esplanade, about the size of a large city square. Judaism’s Western Wall, a Jewish prayer site believed to be a perimeter wall of the second biblical Temple, sits just below.
In Muslim tradition, prophet Mohammad ascended into heaven from the rock at the center of what is now the Dome of the Rock.
Al-Mahdi suggested that Arab regimes are complicit in what the Jews are doing to Al-Aqsa mosque and their plans to make Jerusalem their capital.
He said that Sudan has went a long way in supporting Jerusalem through inaugurating a piece of land that will be used as a plot to build a tower that will see its proceeds go to the cause of Jerusalem adding that it will stand witness to the solidarity of the Sudanese people and as defenders of the sanctity of the Islamic nation.
On Sunday, the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir will address the 8th international conference on Jerusalem hosted by Khartoum and attended by heads of the Jerusalem Foundation and international Trustees of the institution in Arab countries and other delegations.