PA-Appointed Arab Religious Leader Muhammad Hussein Says It’s a Religious Duty to Murder Jews
January 31, 2012


ZOA to Obama: Condemn This Obscene PA Nazi-like Message






Recently, the principal Palestinian Authority (PA) religious leader, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Hussein, spoke at an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah terrorist organization, presenting the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal. The moderator at this Fatah event stated that “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs [i.e., Jews] is a war of religion and faith” before the Mufti proceeded to cite the Hadith (Islamic tradition attributed to Muhammad) saying that the Hour of Resurrection will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them: 


“47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history. In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), [found] in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says: ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: “Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him’” (‘PA’s highest religious authority, the Mufti, at Fatah event: Muslims’ destiny is to kill Jews,’ Palestinian Media Watch bulletin, January 15, 2012).



Other examples of incitement to hatred and murder by PA-salaried clerics:


  • “Jews are a virus resembling AIDS”: Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris delivered a Friday sermon that was aired on PA TV on May 13, 2005 and which included the following: “… Allah warned His beloved Prophet Muhammad about the Jews, who had killed their prophets, forged their Torah, and sowed corruption throughout their history. With the establishment of the state of Israel, the entire Islamic nation was lost, because Israel is a cancer spreading through the body of the Islamic nation, and because the Jews are a virus resembling AIDS, from which the entire world suffers … It was the Jews who provoked Nazism to wage war against the entire world, when the Jews, using the Zionist movement, got other countries to wage an economic war on Germany and to boycott German merchandise. They provoked Russia, Britain, France, and Italy. This enraged the Germans toward the Jews, leading to the events of those days, which the Jews commemorate today. But they are committing worse deeds than those done to them in the Nazi war. Yes, perhaps some of them were killed and some burned, but they are inflating this in order to win over some of the media and to gain the world’s sympathy. The worst crimes in history were committed against the Jews, yet these crimes are no worse than what the Jews are doing in Palestine… We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world – except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquility under our rule, because they are treacherous by nature, as they have been throughout history. The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews – even the stones and trees which were harmed by them. Listen to the Prophet Muhammad, who tells you about the evil end that awaits Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.” (Al-Hayat (London), May 19, 2005, ‘Palestinian Friday Sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris: Muslims Will Rule America and Britain, Jews Are a Virus Resembling AIDS,’ Middle East Media Research Institute, TV Monitor Project, May 13, 2005).


  • “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, a Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.” In a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheikh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City, and broadcast live on April 12, 2002 by Palestinian Authority television, Mahdi said: “The Jews await the false Jewish messiah, while we await, with Allah’s help… the Mahdi and Jesus, peace be upon him. Jesus’s pure hands will murder the false Jewish messiah. Where? In the city of Lod, in Palestine. Palestine will be, as it was in the past, a graveyard for the invaders – just as it was a graveyard for the Tatars and to the Crusader invaders, [and for the invaders] of the old and new colonialism…” “A reliable Hadith [tradition] says: ‘The Jews will fight you, but you will be set to rule over them.’ What could be more beautiful than this tradition? ‘The Jews will fight you’ – that is, the Jews have begun to fight us. ‘You will be set to rule over them’ – Who will set the Muslim to rule over the Jew? Allah… Until the Jew hides behind the rock and the tree.” “But the rock and tree will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, a Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.’ Except for the Gharqad tree, which is the tree of the Jews.” “We believe in this Hadith. We are convinced also that this Hadith heralds the spread of Islam and its rule over all the land…” (‘Friday Sermon on Palestinian Authority TV,’ Middle East Media Research Institute, TV Monitor Project, May 13, 2002).


  • “Allah has described them [the Jews] as donkeys”: In a sermon broadcast on PA TV on September 21, 2001, Sheikh Ibrahim Mahdi stated, “”Oh beloved of Allah… One of the Jews’ evil deeds is what has come to be called ‘the Holocaust,’ that is, the slaughter of the Jews by Nazism. However, revisionist [historians] have proven that this crime, carried out against some of the Jews, was planned by the Jews’ leaders, and was part of their policy… These are the Jews against whom we fight, oh beloved of Allah. On the other hand, [what is our belief] about the Jews? Allah has described them as donkeys who must carry the books of the Torah – but they have not carried them. Our belief, which is true, about the Jews is that Allah is angry at them. They are cursed with the curse of Allah in this world and in the hereafter.” (Middle East Media Research Institute, TV Monitor Project, September 25, 2001).



ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “These blood-curdling, obscene statements amounting to calls for genocide of Jews is nothing new in Mahmoud Abbas’ PA and go hand-in-hand with other forms of incitement to hatred and murder, like naming schools, sports teams and streets after Jew-killers, glorifying living and dead terrorists and offering rewards and stipends to their families.


“Moreover, top PA officials make it clear that no Jew will be allowed in a future Palestinian state. 


“Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority (PA) president and co-founder of Arafat’s ruling Fatah is himself the author of a PhD thesis and book that denies the Holocaust.


“But this is not new. Jew-hatred has been a constant theme in the Arab war on Israel. The first leader of the Palestinians, Haj Amin el Husseini, was fervently anti-Semitic, allied himself with Hitler and the Nazis, resided in Berlin during World War Two and worked hard to close of avenues of escape for Jew from Nazi-controlled Europe.


“We call upon President Obama, who has increased funding to the PA during his term in office, to publicly condemn this latest obscene, Nazi-like call to murder by the senior PA cleric and to withhold U.S. funds from the PA until all such incitement ends.”



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