Trending Topics:

Rightwing Jews who want to destroy Muslim holy site in Jerusalem raise funds on Indiegogo

on 18 Comments

The righting fundamentalist org, the Temple Institute, is raising money on Indiegogo to draft plans to build the third temple on the holy mount in occupied Jerusalem. They’ve raised nearly $17,000 out of a hoped-for $100,000, using the messianic video above that pictures the remade temple in its last frames.

The site is one of the holiest sites in Islam because of its place in Mohammed’s life– “the Noble Sanctuary” — and the Third Temple project is explicitly aimed at destroying Muslim sites of worship, including the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque. As the Temple Institute states:

Geo-politically, the Temple Mount has to be cleared of the Dome of the Rock and the mosques which are presently located upon it before the physical rebuilding of the Holy Temple can begin. Many scenarios can be imagined which would accomplish this, the most promising, and not necessarily the most far-fetched, would entail Moslem recognition of the Mount as the intended location for the rebuilt Temple.

From the Indiegogo campaign:

After millennia of yearning, only one organization is paving the way for the rebuilding of the Temple…

Now is time for one of its most ambitious projects yet: completing architectural plans for the actual construction, fusing ancient texts and modern technology.

A friend, Khalid, sent a complaint to Indiegogo, and got a response (excerpted below), but Indiegogo has taken no action.

Thank you for reaching out. Indiegogo empowers campaign owners and contributors to raise money for, or support, the things that matter to them. Since Indiegogo is an equal opportunity platform, a wide variety of subject matters and opinions may be expressed through campaigns. Due to the fact that we do not curate these campaigns, the views reflected by campaign owners are not necessarily those of Indiegogo. Because of the diversity of our community, it’s possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked. With that said, we are reviewing this campaign to ensure that it complies with our Terms of Use….

We take the integrity and security of our community very seriously and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this review process.

This story has been at Haaretz and Al Jazeera too.

Philip Weiss

Philip Weiss is senior editor of and founded the site in 2005-06.

Other posts by .

Posted In:

18 Responses

  1. RoHa on August 5, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Why stop with the dome and al Aqsa mosque? Let’s raze the whole city and sow the ground with salt.

    • Pixel on August 6, 2014, 12:33 pm

      Shucks, you’ve already seen ma’ main man, Moshe (Feiglin), talking to Wolf!

  2. eljay on August 5, 2014, 2:10 pm

    Dismantle everything in and around Temple Mount. Move all the Jewish stuff from Temple Mount to within Partition-borders Israel, and all the Muslim stuff to within Partition borders Palestine. Create a nice public park in the Free City of Jerusalem.

  3. amigo on August 5, 2014, 2:14 pm

    I recently gave a modest donation to the Palestinian student seeking help to stay in America to finish his education.I used Indiegogo to transfer the donation.

    I will not use that method again.

    Would they allow me to use their site to give donations to Hamas.

  4. Interested Bystander on August 5, 2014, 3:42 pm

    Looks as tacky as what the Muslims are doing in Mecca. Oy Vey!

  5. Walid on August 5, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Those Jews are wasting their time with their nickel and dime campaign. They should ask for financial help of their ISIS pals that are now filthy rich as they too would like to see the destruction of prominent Muslim places of worship same as the Taliban had done to the 1700-year old Buddhas at Bamian in 2001 . ISIS destroyed several so far in Iraq and Syria dating back several centuries and a 1800-year old church in Mosul and Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa is surely in their sight which blends right in with these Jews’ plans.

    • Kay24 on August 5, 2014, 4:37 pm

      What can you say. Whatever their plan is to wipe out Muslims and their Holy places, these right wingers are doing the work of the Devil. They condemn the Muslim extremists, yet stoop down to gutter level and do the same. But of course, they feel entitled to do it, because they are after all “democracies” and have the right to slaughter and destroy. I am ashamed that the leader of my country are complicit with these crimes, by continuously supporting and protecting these scumbags.

  6. bilal a on August 5, 2014, 4:16 pm

    The goal is not the Temple but the erase of Christian and Muslim history from the Holy Land.

    Who is ‘Judaizing’ King David’s Tomb?
    The Israel Antiquities Authority’s peculiar decision not to reconstruct smashed Ottoman tiles in King David’s Tomb means the vandals who attacked the site last year managed to erase virtually every remnant of its Muslim past.

    A serious act of vandalism, a string of coincidences, and a decision by the Israel Antiquities Authority have combined to change the character of King David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion from a Muslim site into a synagogue.

  7. michelle on August 5, 2014, 4:26 pm

    history has shown us that there is no true faith
    in any religion that in any way/form employes hate and lies
    we all of us need the freedom to find our path to Truth
    religion is ment to be a guide not a god
    G-d Bless

  8. piotr on August 5, 2014, 7:28 pm

    I think this group is a bunch of pathetic loosers, no word spoken in the video, the design of the Temple from some video game, raised a very paltry amount etc. There are much more serious folks who want Third Temple and Israel ruled as it should be, by Sanhedrin. Our Christian Zionists help them raise a sufficiently unblemished red calf (necessary to purify the Temple ground according to Torah).

  9. Israeli-American on August 5, 2014, 7:40 pm

    I bet you if Indiegogo would have been in existence 80 years ago, The Nazis could have used it to raise money to build Auschwitz.

  10. LepusRex on August 5, 2014, 8:03 pm

    I complained, and got the same canned response. But this campaign clearly violates Indiegogo regulations:

    Prohibited Campaigns

    Campaign Owners are not permitted to create a Campaign to raise funds for illegal activities, to cause harm to people or property, or to scam others. If you know that your Campaign is claiming to do the impossible or it’s just plain phony, don’t post it. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in carrying out your Campaign, offering Perks and using Contributions.

  11. Sumud on August 5, 2014, 8:16 pm

    This is the Generation.
    The children are ready

    That would be the genocidal mobs of children who rally in the streets screaming “death to arabs”.

    Ugh. Creepy – the social engineering of children into extremists.

    And what an ugly building.

  12. Throwing Stones on August 5, 2014, 8:30 pm

    There are much more serious folks who want Third Temple and Israel ruled as it should be, by Sanhedrin. Our Christian Zionists help them raise a sufficiently unblemished red calf (necessary to purify the Temple ground according to Torah).

    Sigh. I’ve been thinking, maybe the whole idea of democratic, rationally governed society broke down after 1914, much to relief of oligarchs, who promote instead every form of religious zealotry and nuttery to divide and conquer us.

  13. richb on August 5, 2014, 8:39 pm

    There are tours that go underneath the Western Wall — terror tunnels if you will — they have a model of what the fanatics want to build:

  14. DICKERSON3870 on August 6, 2014, 3:08 am

    RE: “[T]he Third Temple project is explicitly aimed at destroying Muslim sites of worship, including the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque.” ~ Weiss

    MY COMMENT: This is yet another reason that Jerusalem must be made an ‘international city’ pursuant to General Assembly resolution 181 (II) November 29, 1947, which provides for the full territorial internationalisation of Jerusalem: “The City of Jerusalem shall be established as a corpus separatum under a special international regime and shall be administered by the United Nations.”
    Netanyahu recently made it clear (albeit speaking only in Hebrew) that as far as he is concerned there will never be a sovereign nation-state of Palestine in the West Bank (with, or without, E. Jerusalem as its capital). Consequently, unless Jerusalem is protected by virtue of its being made an ‘international city’ administered by the UN, it is just a matter of time before the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa mosque and numerous other historic sites come under existential threat as Israel’s radical, extremist nationalists (like the Temple Institute) become more and more determined to completely “Judeaize” the city.

  15. Accentitude on August 6, 2014, 4:02 am

    Is this group suicidal? Are they hoping to be murdered? Is that what this is about? Are they really trying to instigate a giant global war between Judaism and Islam? The dumbest thing they could do is threaten to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque and then attempt to do it. Think about this. You’ve go super religious militants in Syria and Iraq right now…ISIL…do you really want to be in their cross hairs? I sure as hell don’t. Not to mention the Iranians, Hezbollah, The Saudis, Al Qaeda and countless other devout groups that would seethe with venomous rage should anything happen to the Al Aqsa compound. Palestinians are much more moderate than these folk and Israel has had a fine and dandy time dealing with us, but get 18 billion Muslims from 30-40 countries around the world pissed off at you and ….I’m just going out on a limb here….the game might change a little.

  16. stopaipac on August 6, 2014, 2:40 pm

    A group that has a former Exec. Director of the “Temple Institute” as part of its present board is selling this intended crime against humanity across america in the form of a “documentary” narrated by none other than Leonard Nimoy. (clearly, he is not logical). this garbage, called “The Miracle of Israel” is being shown as an “infomercial” on local tv stations around the country (has any TV station ever turned it down? I wonder. In the Bay Area it was on the local CBS affiliate) advocated for the building of the Third Temple at the site of the Dome of the Rock. The documentary does not go into detail as to how that is to happen, but any reasonable person would know that it will only come after a bloody attack and cause incalculable harm to world peace… but hey, for these so-called Christians, no human cost is too great to make way for the “Prince of Peace”.

Leave a Reply