Wednesday, August 13, 2008

NAKED JUDEOPHOBIA--Even "Moderate" Arabs are Hopelessly Primitive


"I can well imagine the international outcry if Islamic tourists were to encounter such restrictions on their entry into Israel."

EXACTLY--the world would be shaking!

Jordan bars Jews with religious items
Aug. 14, 2008
Jordanian border officials refused to allow a group of Israeli tourists carrying religious objects such as talitot and tefillin to enter their country on Tuesday, saying it was "a safety measure" to avoid potential terror threats.

Thirty-six Israeli tourists on their way to Amman for a three-day tour were detained at the Sheikh Ali Hussein Crossing near Beit She'an at 6:30 a.m. and notified of a new regulation that prohibits entry into Jordan with tefillin, talitot, prayer books, Bibles or the Talmud.

"Our group was presented with two options," said Alan Novetsky, a recent immigrant from New York who was accompanied on the tour by his wife. "Either enter Jordan without religious objects or go back to Israel."

Novetsky said the group's suitcases were thoroughly searched for religious items. "They seemed to know exactly what they were looking for.

"It was very demeaning to have such a negative experience in what is billed as a friendly country. People in the group, including the tour guides, were quite shocked. No one had ever heard that Jordan imposed religious restrictions," he said.

"What made it worse was that the whole thing seemed to be directed solely at Jews. I saw Christians walking through into Jordan openly wearing crosses. Apparently, Christian religious symbols did not seem to be a problem for the Jordanians. I can well imagine the international outcry if Islamic tourists were to encounter such restrictions on their entry into Israel."

A Jordanian security official said the decision was taken only for "security reasons."

The official said that the decision had been in effect for a long time and Israeli authorities were aware of it.

"The Jordanian security authorities are responsible for the safety of all visitors to the kingdom and it is our duty to take all measures required in this regard," the official explained. He expressed regret that the tourists had been offended by the measure.

Novetsky said that at first the the guides tried to bargain with the Jordanian officials, promising to keep the religious items hidden and to pray inside the hotel. But the suggestions were rejected.

"The vast majority of the group decided that as proud Israelis, we were either going to be allowed to walk into Jordan holding our religious objects or we would not go in at all."


Yaacov Ben Moshe said...

What's the big deal JO? The Israelis HUMILIATE the POOR PALESTINIANS by making them leave their explosives behind in Gaza and the West Bank when they want to come into Israel...
Aren't explosives a religious fetish with them?

Jewish Odysseus said...

It's amazing how every Muslim asked to open their suitcase at a US airport becomes an international incident, but when Jews have their prayer shawls and books confiscated by "moderate Muslim" guards....YAAAAAWWWWN.

Sort of like the thundering silence that greeted this story about the destruction of an historic synagogue... Just another example of the beautiful respect/protection that Muslims extend to their dhimmi subjects:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhh.......the freedom of Islam. Maybe Condi and Bush can tell us what a great Islamic ally they are.

Christopher Logan said...

Oh yea, great blog!!

Anonymous said...

It's a suprize to hear that Muslim
Supremacists are welcoming the visits of Christians to Jordan.
I'm a US-Born Lebanese Catholic,
many of my brothers in the old
country face the same attitudes
from their Muslim neighbors,so
Jews we feel your pain. The
Islamists are planning to do
to you what they did to the
Christian populations in
Lebanon,Egypt and Syria.
I am behind you and Israel
100% Shalom and God bless
you all.

Anonymous said...

Condi and Bush are too afraid to hurt peoples feelings Chris. Dwight Eisenhower or Ronald
Reegan wouldn't be so soft.
Reegan would at will, by
force, alter the color of
the Jordan River with the
blood of those closet-Jihadist