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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

JERUSALEM'S AL-AQSA MOSQUE FIRE BURNS AT THE SAME TIME AS FLAMES ENGULF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARI

JERUSALEM'S AL-AQSA MOSQUE FIRE BURNS AT THE SAME TIME AS FLAMES ENGULF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS

By Tom O'Connor at Newsweek

https://www.newsweek.com/notre-dame-fire-aqsa-mosque-1397259?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

"SNIP....

A fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon's Stables, could be seen on social media. The Palestine News Agency, the official outlet of the Palestinian National Authority, cited a guard as saying Monday that "the fire broke out in the guard's room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf handled the matter successfully."

News of the incident at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and central to the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, was largely overshadowed by a much larger blaze engulfing the Notre Dame Cathedral at the same time.

The Palestine News Agency reported that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' office "expressed its deep regret Monday over the fire that broke out at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of the French capital of Paris, which caused the collapse of the cathedral tower."



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Reply JERUSALEM'S AL-AQSA MOSQUE FIRE BURNS AT THE SAME TIME AS FLAMES ENGULF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARI (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2019 OP
Bettie Apr 2019 #1
mcar Apr 2019 #2
Hekate Apr 2019 #3
malaise Apr 2019 #4
maxsolomon Apr 2019 #7
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irisblue Apr 2019 #5
defacto7 Apr 2019 #6
Scurrilous Apr 2019 #8
pazzyanne Apr 2019 #9
Evolve Dammit Apr 2019 #10
applegrove Apr 2019 #11
Lucinda Apr 2019 #12
pansypoo53219 Apr 2019 #13
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #14
trickyguy Apr 2019 #19
eppur_se_muova Apr 2019 #22
Igel Apr 2019 #15
applegrove Apr 2019 #16
wryter2000 Apr 2019 #17
applegrove Apr 2019 #18
Mosby Apr 2019 #20
iamthebandfanman Apr 2019 #21

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:47 PM

1. Oh how awful!

Glad they managed to get it under control.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:47 PM

2. ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:49 PM

3. Awful. My sympathies to them as well...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:51 PM

4. You'd never know

from global coverage

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:59 PM

7. doesn't seem like it was a major fire.

it was a guard's quarters, not the main structure.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:55 PM

5. .

🕯️

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:59 PM

6. ...

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:00 PM

8. ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:16 PM

9. Sympathy extended to the members of the Al-Aqsa Mosque!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:26 PM

10. Horrific. Coincidence?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:33 PM

11. The Paris fire was accidental they said. Construction going on.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:37 PM

12. ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:54 PM

13. it's like when chicago burned. a small city in Wi-peshtigo burned as well.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:01 PM

14. Bookmarking. n/t

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:15 PM

19. I'm a former Chicagoan and didn't know about this other fire. Or the mosque fire.

Seems like the world is aflame these past few days. Very tragic.
But we know the French will re-build. They are a stoic people.
And the Palestinians as well.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:47 AM

22. Deadliest fire in US history. Burned a huge tract of old forest following severe drought.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:12 PM

15. And the place was built out

and made not just ruins and underground storeroom (or "water storage", depending on who you listen to) in late 1996. Less than 23 years old.

Before that, it was used a stables during the Crusades. But all that was left from that was stone and rock and dirt.

Otherwise it was the site of some pretty serious digging into Roman-period (or older) strata without permits or archeologists.

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Response to Igel (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:20 PM

16. Okay. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:22 PM

17. How awful!

Having more than one thing awful happen at the same time is a signature of Al Qaeda. I hope not, but this is horrible.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:32 PM

18. No. They say the fire in Notre Dame was likely due to construction.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

20. This story is coming from sputnik news

""https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201904161074167005-Blaze-Erupts-Jerusalems-Historic-al-Aqsa-Mosque/

There is no other major American news org reporting this, only Newsweek.

Ma'an news has nothing about it:

https://www.maannews.com/ViewPage.aspx?p=JER

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:51 PM

21. just so

no nut ball christian in Jerusalem decided paris was a muslim attack and attempted to retaliate...

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