Western countries have been dealing with terrorism for a little while, but no one has had to deal with it longer than Israel. If you look at a map, Israel is literally surrounded on every side by some terrorist group. Israel has been dealing with Islamic terrorism for a long time, but they are continuing to crack down on it in their country.
Israel’s latest successful crack down on Muslim terrorists came from the court system, which recently held that Muslims cannot yell “Allahu Akbar” at people as a way of harassing them; which is a common thing that has to be dealt with.
The ruling, which applies to the Temple Mount, stated that Muslims chanting “Allahu Akbar” at Jewish people equates to disturbing the peace, and has been deemed illegal. Even though Muslims can still use the phrase during prayers, they are not legally permitted to use the slur towards Jews who are at the holy site praying peacefully.
“Israel’s past experience has shown that the chant is often used in contexts outside of prayer. Accompanying riots and occasionally leading to terrorism and violence,” explained Shmuel Herbest, the presiding Judge.
“Allahu Akbar” is a commonly used slur that is heard during terrorist attacks and violent protests. Over time, the Temple Mount has become a site filed with many violent confrontations between Jews and Muslims, both of whom claim the site as theirs. As you can imagine, tensions have been brewing for years.
The ruling stemmed from an incident five years ago where a Muslim, Sahar Ghazzawi, was escorted away from Temple Mount for assaulting police officer and yelling “Allahu Akbar” at several Jews on his way out. “All (Ghazzawi) needed to do, then, was exercise his fundamental rights without harming the rights of other faiths. But he did not choose to do so,” Herbest stated.
Muslims are constantly complaining that they aren’t tolerated by other cultures and are always being judged, yet it is their religion that is fueled with hate, violence, and terrorism. Maybe if they learned to practice their religion peacefully, other religions and cultures would begin to tolerate their points of view and wouldn’t be so suspicious of them.