As if the fire at Notre Dame were not enough - - - Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which dates back to the Umayyad Caliphate, and is on the Temple Mount which dates back to nearly forever, had a fire earlier today:

Luckily, there was very little damage. But what a loss that would have been! And on top of the Notre Dame it would have been just too much.


@lillia I see now that the fire was put out in <10 minutes. So, it looks like it was pretty small. I'm glad to see that.

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