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Sheikh: "Who will wield this sword" for Al-Aqsa Mosque?

     ‎“Hizb Ut-Tahrir (an international Salafist ‎political organization) supporters ‎participated in a parade held by the ‎organization this evening in Hebron, ‎under the title, ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque Calls ‎for the Help of the Nation and its Armies in ‎Establishing the Caliphates and in ‎Liberating the Blessed Land.’… The ‎participants waved black and white flags – ‎the flags of the Prophet, peace be upon ‎Him – and chanted ‘Allah is Greater’ and ‎‎‘There is no God but Allah.’ They ‎demanded that the nation and its armies ‎mobilize their millions to liberate ‎Jerusalem, the prisoners and all the ‎inhabitants of Palestine. ‎
After the march, the Sheikh of the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque, Issam Amira, delivered a speech ‎in which he spoke of the dangers ‎threatening the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and ‎referred to the occupations of Jerusalem ‎over the course of the modern era. He ‎called on the nation to come to him and ‎assist him, and quoted, as evidence, ‎Hadiths (sayings and practices attributed ‎to Islam's Prophet Muhammad) calling for ‎Jihad in order to help the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque.‎
Sheikh Amira held a sword in his hand ‎and said: ‘This sword is like the one Umar ‎‎[ibn Al-Khattab (an influential 7th century ‎caliph)], Allah’s will be upon Him, drew to ‎liberate Jerusalem the first time, and [like ‎the one] Saladin, Allah’s mercy be upon ‎him, drew to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎the second time. No one has drawn it ‎against the thieves for a hundred years! ‎Today, we draw it from its sheath and call ‎on the Muslims: who will wield this sword ‎for it [the Al-Aqsa Mosque]?”‎
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