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PA Mufti: Jesus was a Palestinian
“A presidential delegation yesterday conveyed greetings from President Mahmoud Abbas and the [Palestinian political] leadership to the western and eastern Christian communities on the occasion of their Christmas holidays… The Mufti of Jerusalem and [Palestinian] Lands Sheikh Muhammad Hussein…...”
Jan 22, 2013
PA Mufti: "Jesus is a Palestinian par excellence"
Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories: "The Palestinian nation is rooted in this land since the Canaanites and the Jebusites. The Arab presence – Christian and Islamic – on this land is uninterrupted. Jesus is a Palestinian par excellence."
Nov 30, 2012
PA Mufti: "A woman must leave home [only] at the discretion of her husband"
Host: "What is the rule about women who go out shopping [at night during Ramadan] until 3:00 AM?" PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "In general, a woman must [only] leave home at the discretion of her husband. If she left home at his discretion and with his approval, there is nothing preventing it." Click...
Aug 12, 2012
A Muslim wife "should obey her husband" and "has no right to deny him his right [to sex]" - PA Mufti
Palestinian Authority Mufti Muhammad Hussein answers questions about Ramadan on PA TV: Aug. 12, 2012: PA TV host reads out question: "A man doesn't fast and doesn't pray, but according to Shari'ah law - if he wants to have sex after the prayer [time] and [his wife] refuses, perhaps for the reason:..."
Aug 12, 2012
PA Mufti: A wife may not refuse her husband sex as "it is his right"
PA TV host: "A man doesn't fast and doesn't pray, but according to Shari'ah [Islamic] law - if he wants to have sex after the prayer [time] and [his wife] refuses, perhaps for the reason: 'You don't pray, and don't fast.'" PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "That is not a reason." Host: "Does she have the..."
Aug 12, 2012
Muslim wives should "obey" their husbands, says PA Mufti in response to Ramadan question
PA TV show with PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: Host reads out question: "What should a man do with his wife if she doesn't prepare the pre-dawn meal for him?" Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "In general, the woman should obey her husband and please him." Host: "The pre-dawn meal is Islamic tradition." Mufti:...
Aug 2, 2012
PA Mufti glorifies terrorists as "noble souls"
PA TV religious program Religion and the World Topic: The Martyrs (Shahids) who had been buried in numbered graves in Israel and whose bodies were returned to the PA. Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories: "We ask of Allah that he let them dwell with the prophets, the..."
Jun 6, 2012
PA Mufti at funeral for terrorist Martyrs: "Their souls tell us to follow in their path"
On May 31, 2012, as a gesture of goodwill to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Israel transferred to the Palestinian Authority 91 bodies of terrorists who were killed during their terror attacks. The PA gave the terrorists a military funeral for heroes. PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein gave a speech at the...
May 31, 2012
Mufti of Jerusalem praises calls “to maintain Ribat (religious conflict/war defending Islamic land)” in Jerusalem
"The Mufti of Jerusalem and speaker at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, praised the residents' response to calls to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to maintain Ribat (religious conflict/war) in its pure plazas in order to defend it. His honor [Hussein] appealed yesterday to the Ribat..."
Feb 13, 2012
PA Mufti Hussein defends his speech citing Hadith about killing Jews, exposed by PMW
On Jan. 9, 2012, PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein delivered a speech presenting the killing of Jews by as a religious Islamic goal. PMW's exposure of the Mufti's speech brought Israeli and international condemnation of the Mufti and the PA. PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interviews PA Mufti Muhammad...
Feb 3, 2012
PA Mufti denies inciting to murder in speech exposed by PMW
PA TV News broadcast report on the "[ethnic] cleansing of Jerusalem" that is being carried out by Israel. The report included a clip showing the PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein commenting on his interrogation by the Israeli police: "He accused me of inciting to murder, but I did not incite to murder in..."
Feb 2, 2012
PA Mufti response to PMW’s exposure of his hate speech: Maintain Ribat (religious conflict/war) in Jerusalem
On Jan. 9, 2012, the principal PA religious leader, Muhammad Hussein, delivered a speech presenting the killing of Jews by as a religious Islamic goal. The following is the Mufti’s response to PMW’s report on the speech and Netanyahu’s subsequent condemnation of it, in the official PA daily: "The..."
Jan 25, 2012
Investigation of PA Mufti for hate speech, exposed by PMW, is a "despicable racist attack" and "incitement"
Headline: "Mufti challenges racism" By official PA daily columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman "The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, is currently under a despicable racist attack which has targeted his person and his life… The Prime Minister of the most racist and..."
Jan 25, 2012
PA Mufti calls for the killing of Jews quoting Islamic Hadith
Moderator at Fatah ceremony: "Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith. Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh." PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein comes to the podium and says: "47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which..."
Jan 9, 2012
PA Mufti on PA TV News: "There never was a Temple... for the Jews"
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein on PA TV News: "They [Jews] want to say or suggest that this place (Temple Mount) was once, according to their claim, a Temple. However, in truth, there never was a Temple in any period, nor was there, at any time, any place of worship for the Jews or others at the Al-Aqsa..."
Jan 5, 2012
The Wailing Wall “is actually the Al-Buraq Wall” – “it is one of the walls of Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Headline: "During press conference in the holy city – leaders in Jerusalem warn Israel against going through with the destruction of the Mughrabi Gate path leading to the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the building of a military bridge" "Respected personalities and bodies warned against the Israeli..."
Nov 22, 2011
Mufti of Jerusalem on PA TV: The Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb are heritage sites of the Palestinian people alone
PA TV live broadcast from gathering to honor released prisoners from Jerusalem district, Shuafat refugee camp. Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine: "Not so long ago the occupation (i.e., Israel) claimed that the Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) and the Bilal Ibn Rabbah Mosque..."
Nov 2, 2011
Mufti of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem is an Islamic, Arab city and will never be anything but that”
Headline: "150,000 people hold prayers on first Friday of Ramadan at Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the occupation's strict measures" "The Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, called upon the residents [of Jerusalem] to head for the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan and during the rest of..."
Aug 6, 2011
Mufti of Jerusalem: "Carry out Ribat" to stop "Israeli attacks and Judaization" of Jerusalem
Headline: “Our people’s religious leaders are calling for help in order to save Jerusalem” “The office of the Chief Religious Justice of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice held a press conference yesterday at the governmental information center at the Ministry of Information in Ramallah, in...”
Feb 17, 2011
Mufti of Jerusalem: The main target of "the [Israeli] war against Jerusalem" is Al-Aqsa
“At a press conference, the Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein… stated that the aim of a significant part of the [Israeli] war against Jerusalem is the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the focus of the struggle, and is in danger of being destroyed in order that the...”
Jan 6, 2011
Mufti of Jerusalem: Israel erases Islamic culture in Jerusalem and replaces it with their "alleged culture"
Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Muhammad Hussein on PA TV: “They [the Jews] claim that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was built over the ruins of the alleged Temple. The construction of these buildings [by Israel], and the synagogues with the large, wide domes [in Jerusalem] – all of this is meant to erase...”
Nov 26, 2010
Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine: “We are Ribat fighters… and will remain on this land until Allah makes his ruling”
Friday sermon at the mosque of the PA presidential headquarters. Speaker of sermon: Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine. The Mufti notes that Muhammad taught that Muslims/Palestinians are a link in the ongoing chain of Ribat from the dawn of Islam until today. Mufti Hussein:...
Oct 28, 2010
PA Minister: Jews have no connection to Jerusalem other than "military occupation"
PA Minister of Culture, Mufti of Palestine, and President of Al-Quds University: "The Al-Quds Open University in the Ramallah district yesterday celebrated the publication of the encyclopedic volume of the university’s journal, which deals with Jerusalem ..." [Participants at the ceremony included,...
Jul 20, 2010
PA Mufti: Jews have no right to Western Wall
PA TV talk show Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with the Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Muhammad Hussein: ”They [the Israelis] – in fact, I can say quite unequivocally – are forging history, forging culture, stealing that which exists and attributing it completely to themselves... We want to...”
Jul 9, 2010
PA Mufti denies Jewish connection to Western Wall
PA Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein: "Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine… in the Friday sermon and prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday… pointed out that the occupation authorities are vigorously embarking on implementing scary, terrifying plans, directed towards the..."
Jun 26, 2010