The "enemies of Allah," the Jews,
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
The Palestinian Authority-appointed Mufti in the Friday sermon from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, called on Palestinians to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israel's so-called threats to destroy the mosque. Significantly, the Mufti used the religious hate term, "enemies of Allah," in referring to the Jews.
Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine:
"The Al-Aqsa Mosque is threatened by the plans of the enemies of Allah [the Jews], who have violated all faith and religious laws, and even deviated from their humanity."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Fatah), June 26 2010 & al-msjd-alaqsa.com (Al-Aqsa Mosque Forum), June 25, 2010]
On Jan. 29, 2010 in the sermon on official PA TV, another cleric preached similar demonization of Jews, using it to introduce his call to kill the Jews:
"The Jews, the enemies of Allah and of His Messenger, the enemies of Allah and of His Messenger! Enemies of humanity in general, and of Palestinians in particular... The Prophet says: 'You shall fight the Jews and kill them..."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 29, 2010]
Click here to see the PMW bulletin on PA TV sermon on "Jews are the enemies of Allah and humanity."
Last week a PA TV host in a conversation with a child likewise referred to the Jews as "our enemies."
The PA Mufti made a similar accusation last month, when he told the PA daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that Israel was planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to build its "alleged temple" on the ruins [May 22, 2010].
Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (Fatah) have generated and sustained religious hatred by disseminating the libel that Israel is attempting to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This libel is often combined with the call to "defend Al-Aqsa" from the Jews.
Click here to view more examples of this recurring libel on the PMW website.