Israeli blogger’s selfies from Prophet’s Mosque trigger anger, outrage

RIYADH: Images posted by an Israeli blogger inside the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in Medina sparked outrage in the Muslim world over religious insensitivity and what many said double standards of Saudi authorities.

Ben Tzion, a blogger and writer for the Times of Israel, shared on his Instagram account pictures of himself dressed in traditional Saudi clothing inside the Prophet’s mosque, as well as a video of a sermon likely taken during the same visit.

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  • David_Martin

    Well we now know who the next fatwah candidate is.

    • bverwey

      Yah, sad to say or worse on a larger scale.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    How do you say “eat the cat box” in Arabic?
    Islam and Muslims should be shown the same amount of respect that they show to other religions, and that would be none what-so-ever.
    Besides, filming a sermon and attending a mosque service isn’t considered disrespectful by most normal people.
    Stay mad Muzzies!

    • andycanuck

      I thought the song went “rock the cat box”?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Priceless

    • Spartacus

      I see your moronic comments on the Giro d’Italia story have been all removed by mods. You lose!

      • Clausewitz

        Always a hoot when you announce to the world that one of your core beliefs is censorship.

        • Spartacus

          You didn’t see what he wrote. Not cool. Not cool at all.

          • Clausewitz

            I’d rather be exposed to what you call bad speech so that in the end I can judge the person myself, not having them being cloaked by the moral outrage of censorship. Who are you to decide what or whatnot I can’t see. Just because you’re a special little snowflake doesn’t mean everyone is. You related to Mary Brown?

          • Spartacus

            Congratulations, straight after posting this I am blocking you so will be blissfully unaware of your further echo chamber ramblings

          • Clausewitz

            Atta boy Princess scuttle back to your safe zone. The world outside is scary, what with people having different opinions than you. After you grow up, come back and join the adults.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I see you’re my stalker today. Rather be hated than ignored? Not enough lap time as a baby?

        • Spartacus

          Oh, I only bothered to come on here to make sure you knew you’d been deleted. As soon as I’ve posted this I will block you so you’ll be left to your own little echo chamber and I shall never need to read your vile views again.

  • Martin
  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    Is that trudeau in the lower right hand corner?

    • andycanuck

      Darn you! Beating me to it!

      • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

        I’m just fine with taking shared credit too! lol

        • andycanuck

          And I misspelled “right” too so you win on that one as well.
          Darn tablet!

          • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

            I usually blame any errors on dyslexic fingers. lol

  • andycanuck

    Is that Justin in the bottom eight corner?

  • Gary

    I don’t think that muslims have figured out their paradoxical irony for dawah where allah gave muhammad the quran as the final word to correct the pagans and those of the Book ( jews ,Christians ) .
    Islam was to end the Idols and Rituals for false gods.

    So now muslims must go to Mekkah before they die and throw pebbles at the Stone meant to have Satan trapped inside when they then head to the Khaba cube to go around it 7 times in a White gown to then go to the North East corner to Kiss the Meteorite encased in a Silver looking eyeball ….all because Muhammad had done it.
    The same alleged prophet that had Gabriel speak Arabic to him as an agent for allah with the message to stop all idolatry to inanimate objects.
    ISIS knows that the quran makes it clear that statues and symbols are evil
    where Muslims should destroy them …except the Khaaba and Stone with satan inside .