July 21, 2005
of the US and other Western Christian countries is a common theme in
the Islamic world and especially among Palestinian clergy, some of whom,
like imam Ibrahim Madiras, are actually employed by the Palestinian
Authority. Verbal attacks against the US and racist hate speech are
frighteningly commonplace. Its often difficult for those of us
who live in an open democracy to understand how deep and pervasive this
hatred is, so we tend to discount it. After all, we think, everyone
wants peace, everyone is fundamentally reasonable, and therefore we
should be able to come to an agreement. But what if the radical Islamists
flatly do not want peace with Christians and Jews? What if they
are not reasonable . . . and in fact are unalterably irrational
We at FLAME have monitored Islamist rhetoric (and the actions that back
it up) for years. I can tell you that vicious hatred of Western nations
and Jews is a part of the social and religious fabric of Islamic culture
in many parts of the world, especially among the Palestinians. Below,
we offer a selection of excerpts from Palestinian clergy that give you
a small taste of this hatred, including one that was delivered just
following the subway and bus bombings in London. If youd like
to see and hear video clips of these rants (providing you have Windows
Media Player installed on your computer), you can click on the "Play
Video" links. They are truly scary. These links are provided through
Palestinian Media Watch, an excellent organization that monitors speech
in the territories (www.pmw.org.il).
All of this raises the question of how Western nations can possibly
make peace with fanatical, murderous Islamic radicals. While this is
an important question for Americans, it is a life-and-death question
for Israel. When Osama bin Laden says he wants to destroy the US, we
are concerned perhaps, but few of us actually feel our lives are threatened.
But when Palestinian clerics and Hamas operatives spew their hatred,
Israelis know that these enemies have the wherewithal to wreak havoc
and death immediately---and they do so almost daily. How can
average Palestinians be expected to embrace peace with Israel when their
religious leaders, quoting from the Koran, call Jews apes and
pigs? How can Israel be expected to form peace with such a people,
most of whom cry for their death and destruction?
"Annihilate the Infidels and the Polytheists, Your
[God's] enemies and the enemies of the religion. God, disperse their
gathering and break up their unity, and turn on them the evil adversities.
God, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even
Ibrahim Madiras, Friday sermon
Palestinian Authority Television, July 8, 2005
"Praise [Allah] who united America, Britain and Spain,
reaching a decision against our people in Iraq. This is the Infidel's
way, oh, Muslims. The United Nations, to our regret, has become a "House
of Assembly" because that is where the Infidels meet."
Yusuf Abu Sneina, Friday Sermon Al-Aqsa mosque
Palestinian Authority Television, Feb. 28, 2003
"The infidel countries under the leadership of the
US made up an excuse and justification to wage their dirty war against
Islam and the Moslems and against the Islamic movements worldwide.
Concerning evil Britain, which directly brought about this corrupt entity
on Palestinian land, Britain forgot that it is the height of terror
and the height of hatred against Islam and Moslems."
Palestinian Authority Radio, Dec. 28, 2001
PA religious leaders have regularly prayed for the destruction of the USA, Britain, and Israel. This one was just weeks before the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Oh, Allah, defend al Aqsa mosque from any evil. Oh,
Allah, destroy the occupation and its supporters and collaborators.
Oh, Allah, destroy America and its supporters and collaborators. Oh
Allah, destroy Britain and its supporters and collaborators.
The Palestinian Authority Mufti, Ikrima Sabri
Palestinian Authority Radio, Aug. 24, 2001
. . . You'll find that Jews are behind every conflict on Earth. The
suffering of nations—the Jews are behind it! Ask Britain! What did it
do to the Jews at the beginning of the sixth century? What did they do
to the Jews? They persecuted them, tortured them, and prevented them
from entering for more than 300 years. . . . Ask France! They tortured
them, persecuted them and burned their Talmud, for the conflicts that
they [i.e. Jews] tried to ignite in France in the period of Louis XIX.
Ask Portugal what it did to the Jews! Ask Czarist Russia—who invited the
Jews and they plotted to murder the Czar! And he massacred them
repeatedly. Don't ask Germany what it did to the Jews, since the Jews
are the ones who provoked Nazism to fight the entire world.
On the day the Jews provoked—through the Zionist movement—the nations of
the world to fight Germany economically, and to boycott German goods, on
the day that they incited Russia, Britain, France and Italy, the anger
of the Germans toward the Jews increased significantly, and what
happened—happened at that time so that [Holocaust] Remembrance Day is
commemorated by the Jews to this day.
For they are doing something worse than was done to them in the Nazi
war. Possibly some of them were killed, possibly some of them were
burned, but they're exaggerating [the Holocaust] in order to win over
world media, and world sympathy.
The worst criminal acts in history were perpetrated upon the Jews, but
they are not worse than those perpetrated upon the inhabitants of
Palestine. What was done to the Jews is a crime, but isn't what they are
doing in Palestine a crime...?
The Jews did not have a national home on this earth because they are
liars! They lie when claiming that part of their faith is the
establishment of a national home in Palestine. They were never
interested in and never considered the establishment of a national home
in Palestine itself. They were interested in a national home in any
place at all, any place at all . . . Britain is the one that promised
them the establishment of a national home on the land of Palestine. Why?
Because Britain was upset by the Jewish presence in Britain, and wanted
to be relieved of them, so it promised to establish a national home in
Allah is the one who says that the Jews have the character of cowards;
they fear Muslims more then they fear Allah...
The Palestinian nation is the strongest on earth. Look at all the
civilizations! Look at all the states! Look at all the civilizations and
forces and empires.
Where did Great Britain disappear? Where did the Czar's Russia
disappear? Where did France, that almost ruled the world, disappear?
Where did Nazi Germany, which massacred millions and ruled the earth,
disappear? Where did all those forces disappear? In Allah's will, He
will get rid of the USA like he got rid of them. He caused Russia to
disappear within a day, and He is the one Who can remove the USA and
bring it down, and so He shall do it, in Allah's will...
We [Muslims] have ruled the world [in the past] and a day will come, by
Allah, and we shall rule the world [again]. The day will come and we
shall rule America The day will come and we shall rule Britain, we shall
rule the entire world, except the Jews. The Jews will not live under our
rule agreeably permanently, since they have been treacherous in nature
throughout history. A day will come when all shall rest from the Jews,
even the tree and the stone, which have suffered from them. Listen to
your Beloved [Muhammad], who tells you about the most dire end of the
Jews. The tree and the stone want the Muslim to bring every Jew to his
We [Muslims] have ruled the world and a day will come, by Allah, and
we shall rule the world [again]. The day will come and we shall rule
America. The day will come and we shall rule Britain."
Palestinian Authority Television, May 13, 2005.
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