One need not look to Iran or the Islamic State to find genocidal maniacs demanding extermination of the Jews. One can merely listen to an Islamic cleric right here in the States, in Davis, California.
The nation of Israel recently increased security measures at an Islamic mosque after a terrorist attack at that location, The Guardian reports. Radicalized Islamists from the West Bank are increasing their violent attacks, but the Israelis are not backing down.
But not only is violence in that location increasing, but genocidal maniacs are revamping their calls for a second Holocaust against the Jews. Imam Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis held a sermon which he blatantly and proudly called for the extermination and annihilation of the Jewish people.
Think it’s a joke? Just watch this portion of his sermon for yourself:
California Sermon: Imam Cites Hadith, Prays for Annihilation of Jews, Calls to Liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque from 'Filth' https://t.co/g7xsCtwcAw
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As he spoke to his rather receptive and enthusiastic audience, he stated “Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this.”
Is that a credible threat against a class of people, or what?
The video was found and transcribed by Middle East watchdog site MEMRI.
On July 21, the Egyptian-born American preacher Ammar Shahin delivered a Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis, northern California, where he serves as Imam. In it he cited an antisemitic hadith, according to which the Muslims would fight the Jews on Judgment Day, and prayed to Allah to “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” and to “annihilate them down to the very last one,” not sparing any of them. “Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this,” he prayed in the sermon, which was posted on the Davis Masjid YouTube channel. Imam Shahin, who had earned a B.A. in Islamic studies in Egypt, traveled in 1999 to the U.S., where he obtained a degree in computer engineering. He is listed as an instructor of the Zidni Islamic Institute, a California-based organization that teaches Sunni Islam in the West.
Sheikh Ammar Shahin: “Allah does not change the situation of people ‘until they change their own situation.’ 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.
“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.
“Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds.”
What he is propagating here is not false; it’s not something that he simply made up out of thin air. These teachings are rooted in the Koran and Hadiths very explicitly. While we don’t often see such genocidal Antisemitism so proudly broadcast here in the United States, it is a sentiment that many in the Islamic world possess.
What do you think of this? Is it merely speech that we don’t agree with, or is he trying to incite people to violence against Jews.
I would say this is definitely a situation where he is making a credible threat. It’s not merely a proclamation that he does not like Jews and that he wishes Allah judge them. No, he himself and his followers want to be tools of judgment, tools execution, tools of genocide.
H/T The Daily Wire