On Friday, Father Pietro Felet, secretary-general of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, filed an official complaint to Israeli police accusing Bentsi Gopstein, leader of Lehava organization, for preaching burning of churches.
The complaint was filed on behalf of more than 20 patriarch and bishops, expressing concern over the safety of churches, religious institutions and Christian communities living under Israeli jurisdiction.
The complaint referred to several attacks that targeted churches and Christian holy sites by Jewish extremists and claimed that in majority of these criminal incidents the criminals were not brought to justice.
The complaint accused Gopstein for making an anti-Christian statement during a Jewish religious debate in Jerusalem on Tuesday night.
Responding to a question whether he “is in favor of burning churches in Isreal“, Gopstein said: “Did the Rambam rule to destroy (idol worship) or not? Idol worship must be destroyed. It’s simply YES – What’s the question?“.
When the panel moderator warned Gopstein that debate was filmed and that if recording get to the police he would be arrested, Gopstein said: “That’s is the last thing that bothers me. If that’s the truth then I’m prepared to sit 50 years in prison for it.”
According to Jewish Halacha (Shari’ah), Christian churches and Hindu/Buddhist/Sikh temples fall under Rambam rule aka Avodah Zarah (idol worship) category – and Jews must avoid entering into those places. However, a great majority of Poskim (Jewish religious scholars) believe that Muslim mosques are not places of idol worship under Rambam rule. However, this didn’t stop Jews belonging to Jewish terrorist militias like Irgun, Lehi and Haganah destroying over 600 mosques during 1948-49.
Irgun was headed by Menachim Begin, who became the 6th Israeli prime minister of the Zionist entity, while Lehi was headed by Yitzhak Shamir, who became the 7th prime minister. Israel is the only country where terrorist leaders such as Menachim Begin and Yitzhak Shamir (also Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon) are rewarded with the position of prime ministers.
Contrary to that, Islamic Shari’ah forbids destroying worship places and religious books of non-Muslims – or insulting the founders of other religions.
Hindu racist historian have blamed Afghan ruler Mahmud Ghazni for destroying and looting the largest Hindu Somanath temple. Listen to the truth from a Hindu scholar below.
Christian historians accuse Ottoman Muslims of destroying Hagia Sophia church in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453. The truth is Sultan Fatih Mehmet II ordered the removal of all pictures and idols with the exception of a statue of Virgin Mary from the church. Read more here.
The Lehava represents the 500,000 illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank. It is an Israeli version of the US-French-Canadian Jewish terrorist group, the Jewish Defense League, founded by US-born former Israeli soldier Rabbi Baruch Goldstein MD. The terrorist rabbi gunned-down 29 Muslim worshippers inside Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque while injuring another 200 people. Israeli court set him free claiming he was “mentally unstable”.