One of this website's regular readers sent along this article, and in case you hadn't yet heard about it, I decided I needed to blog about it. On the same day that Notre Dame de Paris was burning, there was also a fire at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

That's near the Dome of the Rock, folks:

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Like Notre Dame, the Dome of the Rock is, architecturally, a beautiful and sublime building, and like Notre Dame is for the Christian world, the site is one of the most revered  in the Islamic world...

... and it was burning not only on the same day as Notre Dame, but at the same time:

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."

No injuries or damage was reported during the short blaze.

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. There was no evidence of any link between the two fires.


The Marwani Prayer Room is located underneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, which contains both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, told Jordan's Al-Mamlaka TV that the fire broke out in the courtyard and preliminary information suggested that it may have been caused by children tampering in the area. (Emphasis added)

Ok... I admit it: as soon as I read this story, I wasn't buying, and I'm still not buying, and one reason I'm still not buying is that there hasn't been much else coming out about this story. But consider just two points from this article: (1) the fire was reported by an actual guard at the site as having broken out "in the guard's room outside the Marwani Prayer room," but then we are told that the director general of the site stated that (2) the fire "broke out in the courtyard" and (3) that is may have been caused by children tampering in the area," in other words, it was all a childish prank of some sort, gone horribly wrong, or an accident of play that got out of hand.

There's so much here that sends my suspicion meter straight into the red zone that I don't even know where to begin, but I suppose we could begin with that business about "children tampering in the area." I'm calling hogwash on that one, for what set of parents - or for that matter, the children themselves - are going to think that a fun prank would be to set fire near the mosque? For Christian or Jewish children, one can't imagine parents raising their children to think it's ok to play pranks at the mosque, and for Muslim children it would be similarly - though for very different reasons - unthinkable.

But then there's the outright contradiction of where the fire started: was it outside in the courtyard, or inside in the guards' room? What strikes me here is that we have "an official story" (it started in the courtyard) versus an actual witness's story which contradicts the official story, in this case, the witness being a guard, who said it started in the guard room. That I can wrap my head around, for if the intention was to severely damage the mosque, getting rid of the "first responders" would seem to be a logical step.

But above all it's the timing here that bothers me. Certainly a fire at Notre Dame and a fire at the Al-Aqsa mosque can happen "coincidentally" and "accidentally." But it's when one considers the emerging details and contradictions in the narrative that inevitably send the suspicion meter into the red zone, that the possibility that both fires were deliberate acts begins to take on a horrifying possibility.

The only difference between the two events is that the mosque fire was put out fairly quickly, and before serious damage could be done, otherwise we might have some globaloneyist proposing to rebuild it as some modernist "inclusive" monstrosity.

The bottom line for me here, and I don't know about you, is that there is much more to this story... it's like a mackerel on a moonlit beach: it both shines and stinks, not the least because of the contradictions in what is known, as well as for the fact that not much more is known.

Time will tell, but I suspect this story, too, will not go away. I"m just not buying the "coincidence" story.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Timo Beil on May 3, 2019 at 12:37 am

    The official version with the kids starting the fire outside sounds very unlikely to me. We could have a barbecue out there without setting on flame anything but religious passion. Been there.

  2. Pierre on May 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    well perhaps it was Munchins and not children, Munchkins were putting their hands up Judy Garland’s skirts on the set of The Wizard of Oz. They blamed it on the *German* Munchkins. These little religio pyromaniacs would have to be Islamic Munchkins. I should get a job in the media.

  3. Margaret on May 1, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    The Zionists strike

  4. marcos toledo on May 1, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    If I have to believe one account I would go with the guard at the site. The puppet masters are laying their plans and our good is not among them.

  5. gizadeathstarcommentator on May 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    The day before the fires, my partner vomited in the morning for no apparent reason whatsoever.
    The day after the fires, my daughter fell ill and I felt very nauseous.
    Even though we did not know what happened, we sensed it on a psychic level.
    These fires were to announce a major event which wasn’t broadcasted as such, in the mass media.
    So they told all those who needed to know via this fire
    It’s also connected with what happened to the Acropolis soon after.

    For us slaves, we get a long awaited movie.
    Bone up on your Book of Revelations, people
    The white horse has been sighted (new moon of Neptune)

    And pray
    Pray that we make it this time – the window of opportunity is opening.
    If we fail, it’s another long, long cycle in the meat grinder with much diminished chances of escape when the next opportunity arrives

    • Kahlypso on May 2, 2019 at 4:17 am

      My wife had visions of a sky scape on the morning of the fires… she thought something about a plane was going to happen.. she definately had a feeling of foreboding… strange for a skyscape…
      A week later I had a vision of a close-up view of an eggshell (chicken egg) cracking with a hole and human blood oozing out of it. Don’t suppose you’d have any idea what that would mean do you?

  6. RBG Santa Monica on May 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I have been entertaining the idea that the connection between the two fires is the Templars. Wasn’t Solomons stables on the Temple Mount where the Templars set up their base of operations to carry out their excavations? Isn’t Notre Dame filled with sacred geometry and esoteric secrets carved in stone that was part of the Templar legacy? Perhaps the fires were actually meant to erase some of these secrets that the Templars left behind. . . suggesting that these secrets have been unraveled and the finders have burned the “treasure maps”.

    • goshawks on May 1, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      A variation on your thoughts: I visited the Rosslyn Chapel of “The Da Vinci Code” fame on four different occasions – a few before the book and movie came out. It was obviously a Knights Templar sanctuary and initiation place, long before Freemasonry was born.

      Two of my visits occurred before the stairs leading-down to the initiation room were removed for “upgrading”, one was during the removal, and one was after the stairs were replaced. Knowing the stories about ancient info being deposited in the catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel (and that the stair area was exactly where you would break-in to those catacombs), I tried to get into that area. I was chased out before I could see the details of the ‘dig’…

      It has now been a decade since they found whatever they found beneath Rosslyn Chapel. Time for whatever they found to have been translated and tracked-back to Templar-designed Notre Dame and the Templar quarters and digging-grounds within Solomon’s stables?

      • RBG Santa Monica on May 2, 2019 at 1:54 am

        Wow that’s cool.

      • Kahlypso on May 2, 2019 at 4:20 am

        It never matters how pretty the church/cathedral is.. they’re all constructed on sacred sites. The real goodies are ALWAYS underneath the church. Always. Thrice warned.. always.
        With the church built on top, the priests can dig underneath unbothered and undisturbed.
        Bérenger Saunière is a fine example.

  7. Robert Barricklow on May 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Post as I read…
    At the same time…
    That’s a wrap King[case closed, purposed fires].

    Has Earth been invaded?
    This appears to be a covert war against the peoples’ spirit of being. Of course it’s an inside job, but what form of human would set out to destroy all life, art, and everything that gives meaning to being alive.
    Unfortunately, whatever, whomever they are; it’s only beginning to turned up.

    Way up?

  8. zendogbreath on May 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

    this may seem unconnected. i’m calling it the childhood’s end paradox.


    between our conversations here and videos about the yellow vests and venezuala and everything we’re all watching, it’s clearer and clearer that this intergenerational breakaways civies cabal committee of 300 has not had our best interests in mind. as randy stated, it’d be awesome if that committee would allow us all to live a good life. clearly they have the power to do that. arguments can be made about this.

    perhaps they’re evolving us through hardship as frank herbert outlined in dune. or perhaps they’re as inept as domestic propaganda leads us to believe and all it takes is something bad enough to happen to make us all rise up. or perhaps they’re like those ants diary farming aphids symbiotically.

    given the evidence we can lay our eyes on over centuries, my guess is that it’s something else. the signs are clear that this same committee (or their progeny) have maintained control throughout the worst traumas throughout the little history we know. Most (if not all) of those trauma were induced by that committee. this same committee has worked hard to keep the vast majority of us guessing about how things work and keep us tripping over truths and sprinting up blind alleys.

    examples are rife. (otto warburg’s model on cancer, vaccines, pesticides, radiation, carbohydrate based diets, tesla’s ideas (electricity and in medicine), and on. this is a short list and doesn’t address a much longer political and religious ideology list of blind alleys.

    this committee has spent all its resources financing, fomenting and propagandizing hegellian dialectics and false paradigms. structuring schemes to make us finance it all while hiding in the background. meanwhile geniuses the world over scratch at the surface to see through to make whatever improvements are possible. some are ruined. some are lionized. almost never are these rewards appropriate. (compare ancel keys to ignatz semmelweis).

    through all this the non-breakaways (the rest of us) are subjected to various types and amounts of abuse. for generations. from the committee, from their appointees and far to often from each other lashing out at what they think is the committee.

    can any one here imagine a scenario where the committee does a little better by us all than what was done to the humans on earth in childhood’s end? ok, how bout alot better? given all the power clearly and precisely excercised for all these (at least) centuries, the committee clearly has adequate power to be kind to us.

    • Robert Barricklow on May 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Healthcare is going private worldwide.
      Worldwide, healthcare’s bottom line will be profit
      or die; or be, imprisoned so you can become a slave.

    • mpaff on May 1, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      Where can I obtain torches and pitchforks? Asking for a friend.

    • goshawks on May 1, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      ZDB, well said. I suspect the ‘committee’ goes back further in time and space than most people want to believe. I wrote on this aspect earlier:

      Someone with their ‘chops’ would not want to remain skulking around. They would have liked to play king or queen, overtly. Someone/something else is preventing that option…

      (And yes, as WD said below, a certain ‘committee’ may profit from – once again – setting us at each others’ throats…)

      • zendogbreath on May 2, 2019 at 12:46 am

        G, first: thank you. second: how do you keep it all organized and on track? third, when are you getting off your butt and into lulu and writing a book? you could just off the comments here. fourth: i don’t know. gonna take me a day to catch up reading that post and comments. thank you again, will probably catch up to you going forward on other comments.

        • goshawks on May 2, 2019 at 4:07 am

          ZDB, you’re welcome. We all do our bit, and thanks for your contributions…

          If you’re talking about ‘organized and on track’ as being able to retrieve old comments, that’s relatively easy. After being frustrated many times around not being able to remember where an old comment was, I developed a solution. Whenever I type-up a comment here, I copy-n-paste it into a cumulative-file, along with the URL of that blog. (Also, that saved my comment a few times, when the comment ‘disappeared’ after Replying.)

          Then, a few years later when I remember I already wrote on that subject, I just load that cumulative-file into a word-processing program. There are free word-processing programs out in cyber-land. I search for remembered key-words using that program, and it usually comes right up. (And I make backups for those files, here there and elsewhere…)

          I am probably too lazy to write a book. Once we’ve won and reversed the “Tower of Babel moment” of humankind, it would be good to sit and chat with you and all the good folk here…

      • Maatkare3114 on May 2, 2019 at 6:12 am

        One thing is for certain, the ‘committee’ don’t want Brexit to happen, and I find fires in many of the churches to be of no coincidence. One little reported fire before Christmas was St John the Baptist Church in Church Lane, Royston.
        Templar connection here again. After reporting this as arson, very quickly this was retracted. The cause is still ‘unknown’

        What about the webcam footage of a person lighting a spark on the roof of Notre Dame before the fire started? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY4NC2yW63E
        There is more going on here than meets the eye.

    • Kahlypso on May 2, 2019 at 4:30 am

      autism = telepathy. They’re all targets. Telepathy required for FTL travel (navigation) and interstellar communication. (woowoo :)) Checkout STARGATE and QI GONG. and QI GONG and quantum mechanics… and check out caduceus coils…..

      • Sandygirl on May 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

        Every single one of us has a spark of precious stardust in our minds. We are connected to everything.

  9. WalkingDead on May 1, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Doesn’t take genius to determine who benefits the most and who loses should this spark a conflict between Christianity and Islam.

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