H/T EDL Buck
The Palestinian jihadist terrorist organization Hamas has threatened to declare war on the US should President Barack Obama visits the Temple Mount during his trip to Israel:
Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims.
There are a few aspects of this threat worth noting:
- Obama wasn’t ever going to visit the Temple Mount anyway, so this is HAMAS trying to get a propaganda victory in the Islamic world by claiming that their warning kept him away. It’s not often that a US president gets used in such a way.