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January 14, 2014

Fox Error: Sharon Entered Al Aqsa Mosque

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In a blatant factual error which Fox News must correct, Conor Powell erroneously reported Jan. 11 that Ariel Sharon entered the Al Aqsa Mosque in September 2000:

His actions helped spark the second Palestinian uprising in 2000 when he pushed past security and entered the Al Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's most sacred places.

Sharon did not enter the Al Aqsa Mosque. He visited the Temple Mount, the most sacred site in Judaism, the third most sacred site in Islam, and the plaza upon which the Al Aqsa Mosque sits. Nor did he "push past" security; the Israeli security was in place to protect him as he visited Judaism's most holy site.

Posted by TS at January 14, 2014 07:36 AM


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