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Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: “Allah, protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the impurity of the Jews. Allah, annihilate all of the Jews”
A sermon by preacher Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque leading up to the month of Ramadan. Ali Abu Ahmad: "Allah, protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the impurity of the Jews. Allah, annihilate all of the Jews. Allah, place their heads in our hands.” For more details click on "full article"
May 20, 2016
PA Minister: Mosques are subordinate to the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the sermons should "spread Islamic discourse based on moderation"
Headline: “Ida’is: We are striving to invest in the Waqf lands and we will make sure that the preachers’ pulpits will continue [to preach] for the consolidation and unity of the nation” “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is emphasized… during his meeting yesterday [March 23, 2016]...”
Mar 24, 2016
PA university expels student for hugging his fiancée on campus
Headline: “Video: A hug at Kadoorie University in the West Bank leads to a student being expelled” “The administration of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (a PA government university –Ed.) decided to expel one of its students from the university due to conduct contradicting campus...”
Mar 21, 2016
Hamas bans New Year celebrations in Gaza
Headline: “Hamas bans New Year celebrations in Gaza” “The Palestinian police which is managed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip announced the ban on holding New Year celebrations in restaurants, hotels, and coffee houses in order to protect the ‘religious traditions and values,’ and in solidarity with the...”
Dec 31, 2015
The Jews in “Palestine” will “not remain for long” - “O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, kill [him]!”
Sheikh Sa'id Al-Karmi: “O residents of Palestine, Allah has honored you with his presence alongside you in the blessed land… The Jews in it will not remain for long, until Allah’s promise regarding them comes to pass… “The hour [of resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews, and the...”
Jul 10, 2015
Fatah cartoon mocks ISIS suicide terrorists
Cartoon shows a threatening man handing someone a car key labeled "car bomb," saying: "Congratulations, you've been chosen because you're the only sucker willing to carry out this mission!" Text on the man's beard: "ISIS" Text on key chain: "Car bomb"
Jul 9, 2015
PA daily op-ed: ISIS, regional unrest part of American-Israeli plot to tear apart Arab nation
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily Headline: “The leaflet of Israeli ISIS” “In the city of Jerusalem and in occupied area C that is under full Israeli security and administrative control, a leaflet was distributed with the signature of the Takfir (i.e., the act of...”
Jul 1, 2015
PA daily op-ed criticizes Islamic State as "the lowest of the low" who are "distorting" Islam
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: "The ISIS experts in Islamic law permitted taking Christian and Yazidi women captive, and their sale as servants and slaves, and also the taking of women from among their Muslim opponents captive... This question is directed to..."
Jun 30, 2015
ISIS leaflets in Jerusalem threaten Christians to leave or be driven out
Headline: “ISIS distributed another leaflet threatening to drive the Christians out of Jerusalem” “ISIS activists distributed a second leaflet in the Beit Hanina area in Jerusalem, threatening the Christian presence in Jerusalem and its surroundings and pledging to drive the Christians out...”
Jun 29, 2015
Fatah cartoon mocks Islamic suicide bombers: "Remember, the more victims, the more virgins"
Cartoon ridiculing radical Muslim groups who persuade suicide bombers - the aspiring "Martyrs" for Allah – to carry out attacks with the promise of being rewarded with the 72 Dark-Eyed Virgins in Heaven. In the cartoon, a satanic figure encourages a suicide bomber wearing explosives with the...
Jun 27, 2015
Palestinian man detained by PA police for eating during Ramadan, according to law
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosted Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat. [PA] Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat: "[PA] Police caught a man yesterday [June 21, 2015] who was eating in public in the Salfit area, while the policemen were engaged in routine work of maintaining the order and..."
Jun 22, 2015
PA police arrest man for eating in public during Ramadan
Headline: “The police caught a man who desecrated the holiness of the month of Ramadan in Salfit” “The [PA] police caught a man today [June 21, 2015] who broke the fast in public in the Salfit district. In an announcement of the police’s public relations and information department, it was noted...”
Jun 21, 2015
PA daily op-ed criticizes Catholic and Muslim clergy who commit crimes claiming "divine" knowledge
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida “Anyone who allows himself – God forbid! – to take the place of God in Heaven and Earth and to grant Shahada (Martyrdom) to whomever he pleases and refuse to grant it [Shahada] to whomever he pleases, is a sinner. This brings us...”
Apr 28, 2015
PA TV report on Islamic State rally in Gaza
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Ahmed Jamil Azzam, lecturer in International Studies at Birzeit University Official PA TV host: “Dr. Ahmed, there is a difference. ISIS in Iraq and Syria and Al-Qaeda in Somalia and other countries [are] fighting against their governments. The...”
Jan 21, 2015
Public march cancelled because intermingling of sexes might lead "women to sin and fall into traps"
Op-ed by Jawad Boulus, a columnist for the official PA daily “The Islamic Movement in Sakhnin opposed the screening of the film The Savior, which recounts the story of Jesus. To clarify the opposition’s position, five Imams of mosques in Sakhnin published notices in which they explained they...”
Apr 19, 2014
Hamas official to Fatah: "Have you not grown tired of negotiations?" "Join us… with a Jihad revolution" to establish “the next Islamic Caliphate”
Minister of Interior and National Security in the Hamas government in Gaza, Fathi Hammad: “We look forward to future victories, in which, Allah willing, we will liberate our land, our Jerusalem, our Al-Aqsa [Mosque], our cities and our villages, Allah willing, all this in preparation for...”
Nov 13, 2013
PA Sheikh to PA police: "Strike with an iron fist" those who eat in public during Ramadan
Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Jaber, Mufti of the Rafiah district and a member of the Supreme Council for Religious Rulings in Palestine, in his daily Ramadan column: "The Prophet [Muhammad] said: 'The pillars of religion and foundations of Islam are three, and whoever neglects any one of them - his blood is..."
Jul 22, 2013
Man arrested for cursing Allah during Ramadan
“Yesterday [July 15, 2013], the police arrested a man for cursing Allah and desecrating the sanctity of the month of Ramadan. In a press release, the police said it had arrested a man for cursing Allah because of an argument with [another] citizen, during the patrols [conducted] as part of measures...”
Jul 16, 2013
Hamas arrested men in Gaza because long hair not considered “masculine”
Headline: “We won’t take human rights [organizations] into consideration” – Hamas’ Ministry of Interior: ‘We will keep an eye on anyone contributing to lowering the level of masculinity’ in Gaza” “Minister of Interior in the deposed Hamas government, Fathi Hammad announced that his Security Forces...
May 22, 2013
University lecturer on PA TV: Democracy is a foreign concept, not rooted in Islam
PA TV program Religion and the World episode about differences and disputes in Islam. Physics and education lecturer at the Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho, Dr. Muhammad Abu Samra: “Moderate Islam at present – what is being suggested, is an Islam that accepts the language of the present, an Islam...”
May 1, 2013
PA TV News: Participants at conference call for Palestinian constitution to be based on Sharia law
PA TV News: “The Bir Zeit University Faculty of Law held a conference on ‘Islam and Human Rights in the Proposed Palestinian Constitution.’ The participants stressed that Islamic law is the main source of the constitution.”
Dec 20, 2012
PA daily: Majority of participants at debate see no contradiction between Islamic law and the civil state
“The Bir Zeit University Debate Club, together with the Institute for Women’s Studies, yesterday held the eleventh session of its series of regular debates under the heading ’There is no contradiction between implementing Islamic law and maintaining a civil state.’ The debate centered around a...”
Dec 14, 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
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
PA cleric: Women may only perform the I'tikaf worship in the mosque if their husbands give permission
Column, religion section of the official PA daily, by PA cleric Abada Sabri: "It is best to fulfill the focused individual worship [I'tikaf] during the last 10 days of Ramadan... A wife should do the I'tikaf [in the Mosque] only after getting permission from her husband. And if he denies her..."
Aug 10, 2012