Christian college students representing some of America’s largest churches and denominations have returned home from the 2014 Israel Experience College Scholarship program (IE), sponsored annually by Eagles’ Wings. A jarring confrontation on the Temple Mount may be one of the most lasting impressions of their time in the Holy Land.
“Our group was touring the Old City of Jerusalem and visiting the Temple Mount when we happened upon a demonstration of Muslim women leading dozens of young children in a protest march,” said Michael Onifer, program director for Eagles’ Wings. “The women were leading the children in a chant which said, ‘We will liberate Palestine with our blood and our flesh.’ Our students were distraught by the obvious brainwashing of these innocent young children happening right on front of them. Israel Experience Scholars visiting the Temple Mount in 2013 witnessed Muslim men leading dozens of children in the same chant demonstrating the ongoing radicalization of children.”
The sight on the Temple Mount also stunned Israel Experience Scholar Fiona Moodie.
“The Muslim women leading the protests clearly responded to our presence on the Temple Mount,” she said. “When they saw our group they began leading the chants, and when the students began taking pictures and video one woman began provoking an Israeli police officer with the obvious intent of causing a forceful response. The fact of the matter is that the presence of the Israeli police allowed us to visit the Temple Mount without being harassed by the protesters.
“I am amazed at how Israel goes to extremes to preserve religious freedom, free press, and free speech. It’s heartbreaking to see this freedom being used to indoctrinate children, teach them to hate, and glorify death. Children should be taught how to think, not what to think and this indoctrination is a deliberate effort, at the hands of Islamic extremists, to lead the Palestinian people down a path of self-induced poverty, anguish and suffering.”
Written by: MICHAEL ONIFER/EAGLES’WIINGS – continue reading at CHARISMA MAGAZINE