PA Mufti: Sharia’h obligates every Muslim to wage Jihad against what the PA calls “the thieving Jews”
Official PA TV host: "All the religious rulings that were issued by the nation’s religious scholars obligated fighting against the thieving Jews, and they don’t disagree on banning normalization with the Zionists. But some (i.e., the UAE and Bahrain) reinterpret these texts and welcome the normalization…"
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: "The texts clearly say that if an inch of the Muslims’ lands (i.e., including all of Israel) is stolen, Jihad becomes a personal religious commandment for everyone who is capable of it. This is the Shari’ah law that the religious legal scholars have followed from the beginning, from the days of the companions [of Muhammad]. The fact that the Muslims cannot – in some of the Islamic lands, or in some of the Arab lands –restore [their lands], doesn’t mean that the ruling has changed. No, the religious ruling is firm, valid, and present. The minimum we demand from those (i.e., the UAE and Bahrain) who are trying to twist the texts is that they read the texts correctly and not distort them… [It is forbidden] for them to make religious legal rulings while changing the texts and twisting the texts, according to the whims of this or that ruler (i.e., the UAE and Bahrain). This is forbidden for them, and Allah will ask them about this."
SLIDE: The Mufti believes that all of Israel is holy Islamic land and that Islam prohibits Muslim acceptance of Israel’s existence:
Muhammad Hussein: “The land of Palestine is waqf (inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law). It must not be relinquished nor must any part of it be sold... It is the duty of the leaders of the [Islamic] nation and its peoples to liberate Palestine (i.e., all of Israel) and Jerusalem, to prevent the Judaization in it." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 23, 2015]
Muhammad Hussein also serves as Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem.
The Mufti used the term "fard ayn" which is a personal Islamic commandment incumbent on every Muslim to describe the seriousness of the obligation to wage Jihad.
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