CiF Watch prompts Indy correction to claim about Muslim prayer at the Mount
In addition to the bizarre suggestion by Ben Lynfield at The Independent that recent violence in Jerusalem can be attributed to Israeli restrictions on Muslim “access to al-Aqsa Mosque”, his Nov. 6th report included the following historical error concerning the history of Muslim prayer at the Temple Mount Compound.
Lynfield omits the Crusader period (1099 to 1187) in which Christian prayer was of course permitted. (In the 13th century, there were several years of additional Crusader control, before Muslim rule was re-established in 1244.)
After contacting Indy editors, they revised the passage to note the period when Christians ruled the holy city.
We commend Indy editors on the prompt correction.