We are convinced of the [future]
victory of Allah; we believe that one of these days, we will enter Jerusalem
as conquerors, enter Jaffa as conquerors, enter Haifa as conquerors, enter
Ramle and Lod as conquerors, the [villages of] Hirbiya and Dir Jerjis and
all of Palestine as conquerors, as Allah has decree"
What happened to the PNA
dedication to a "two state" solution? This was on PNA television.
on the 12 of April. I suppose it will be said that these are mere rhetorical
flourishes, or at worst reflections of an anguished soul. WPL
_ Palestinian Authority/Jihad and Terrorism Studies, 4/17/02 , No. 370
Sermon on Palestinian Authority TV
The following are excerpts from
a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim
Madhi at the Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City, broadcast live on April
12, 2002 by Palestinian Authority television:
"Oh, beloved of Allah.
[In the Friday sermon] two weeks ago, I bore in your name a blessing of
love to the crowns upon our heads, [that is] to the Arab and Muslim rulers.
Among other things, I said: 'Oh crowns upon our heads: If Sharon spat
in your faces, what would you do?' Today I apologize for these words,
because Sharon has not only spat on the heads of the nation, but also
trampled us underfoot."
"We are convinced of the [future] victory of Allah; we believe that
one of these days, we will enter Jerusalem as conquerors, enter Jaffa
as conquerors, enter Haifa as conquerors, enter Ramle and Lod as conquerors,
the [villages of] Hirbiya and Dir Jerjis and all of Palestine as conquerors,
as Allah has decree 'They will enter Al-Aqsa Mosque as they have entered
it the first time'"
"Anyone who does not attain martyrdom in these days should wake in
the middle of the night and say: 'My God, why have you deprived me of
martyrdom for your sake? For the martyr lives next to Allah'"
"Our enemies suffer now more than we do. Why? Because we are convinced
that our dead go to Paradise, while the dead of the Jews go to Hell, to
a cruel fate. So we stand firm and steadfast, in obedience to Allah"
"The Jews await the false Jewish messiah, while we await, with Allah's
help the Mahdi and Jesus, peace be upon him. Jesus's pure hands will murder
the false Jewish messiah. Where? In the city of Lod, in Palestine. Palestine
will be, as it was in the past, a graveyard for the invaders _ just as
it was a graveyard for the Tatars and to the Crusader invaders, [and for
the invaders] of the old and new colonialism"
"A reliable Hadith [tradition] says: 'The Jews will fight you, but
you will be set to rule over them.' What could be more beautiful than
this tradition? 'The Jews will fight you' _ that is, the Jews have begun
to fight us. 'You will be set to rule over them' _ Who will set the Muslim
to rule over the Jew? Allah Until the Jew hides behind the rock and the
"But the rock and tree will say: 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah,
a Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.' Except for the Gharqad tree,
which is the tree of the Jews."
"We believe in this Hadith. We are convinced also that this Hadith
heralds the spread of Islam and its rule over all the land"
"Oh beloved, look to the East of the earth, find Japan and the ocean;
look to the West of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured
that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says 'from
the ocean to the ocean'"
"Oh Allah, accept our martyrs in the highest heavens"
"Oh Allah, show the Jews a black day"
"Oh Allah, annihilate the Jews and their supporters"
"Oh Allah, raise the flag of Jihad across the land"
"Oh Allah, forgive our sins"
 Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi is
a Palestinian Authority employee.
 Palestine Television (Palestinian Authority), April 12, 2002.
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