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Imam Prays for Allah to ‘Annihilate’ Jews in Public Sermon

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Friday, the Islamic Center of Davis in California’s Imam Ammar Shahin delivered a sermon where he quoted an antisemitic hadith and prayed for Allah to “annihilate” Jews “down to the very last one.”

The video of Shahin’s sermon was posted Friday, but the video has since been removed, and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), though portions of the sermon were delivered in English.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem was the topic of the sermon in which the Israeli government installed metal detectors at access points to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This being done after earlier this month, a terrorist shot and killed two Israeli soldiers.

For decades, Jewish visitors to the nearby Western Wall have had to pass through metal detectors because of the security threats of terrorism. The new metal detectors for Muslim worshippers have been whipped into a source of outrage among Palestinians and throughout the Muslim world.

Shahin quoted in his sermon in Arabic one of the most notorious antisemitic hadiths (teachings of Muhammad) in which Muslims are called upon to kill the Jews to bring about Judgment Day. In the sermon, Muhammad is said to prophesy that the Jews will try to hide behind rocks and trees, which will call out to Muslims to kill them. Shahin saying via MEMRI transcript:

The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Jews hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and the trees say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah…’ They will not say: Oh Egyptian, oh Palestinian, oh Jordanian, oh Syrian, oh Afghan, oh Pakistani. The Prophet Muhammad says that they time will come, the Last Hour will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews. We don’t say if it is in Palestine or another place. Until they fight… When that war breaks out, they will run and hide behind every rock, and house, and wall, and trees. The house, the wall, and the tress will call upon the Muslims. It will say: Oh Muslim… It will not say: Oh Palestinian, oh Egyptian, oh Syrian, oh Afghan, oh Pakistani, oh Indian… No, it will say: Oh Muslim. Muslim. When Muslims come back… ‘Come, there is someone behind me – except for the Gharqad tree, which is the tree of the Jews. Except for a certain tree that they are growing today in Palestine, in that area, except this form of tree, which they are growing today… That’s the tree that will not speak to the Muslims.

The covenant in Article 7 of the Hamas reads:

The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al­Bukhari and Moslem).

Shahin also prayed in Arabic:

“Oh Allah, support the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Muslim lands. Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those who closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, show us the black day that You inflict upon them, and the wonders of Your ability. Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”

In his remarks, Shahin’s voice is shaking with emotion demanded that his audience take action to defend the mosque, describing the fight with the “Yahood” (Jews) as a fight over faith, not over land saying:

“It’s a war of faith. It’s either a belief or disbelief … They train their children to read the Torah … we do not have the parents who sits with their children and raise their awareness of what’s al Masjid Al-Aqsa.”

Shahin praised Palestinians who are tasked with facing Israeli soldiers with rocks, and urged the congregation to pray for those resisting the Israelis.

 

Friday is the holy day of the Islamic week, and sermons on this day are looked at as the most important. Davis, California, has been the site of other antisemitic incidents, some fueled by radical Islamic beliefs and affinity for the Hamas terrorist group.

Muslims students back in 2015, taunted Jewish students at a student government meeting chanting “Allahu Akbar!” One of the Muslim students involved boasted after that “Hamas and Sharia law have taken over UC Davis.”

Source: Breitbart News

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