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August 24, 2005

Palestinian Cleric Calls on Muslims to Wage Violent Jihad Against Israel

The message on the Palestinian Street in the wake of Israel's withdrawal from Gaza is that Palestinian terrorism has won and Jihad against Israel will continue.

Now MEMRI documents an interview on Hizballah's Al Manar TV with Palestinian Clerics Association Deputy Director Sheikh Muhammad Ali expanding the Jihad message.


The interview, aired on August 19 included Ali's call to Muslims to wage Jihad against Israel:

Any land, any piece of land, over which flies the banner of 'There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger,' and which at a certain point belonged to the Muslims – as far as we are concerned, plundering and occupying such land is forbidden, and it is the duty of all Muslims to do what they can to liberate this land, wherever it may be...

...When a piece of Muslim land is occupied, the duty of liberating it falls, first of all, upon the local residents, as decreed by the religious rulers. It is, first of all, the duty of the local residents...

...They [local Muslims] are the spearhead of the liberation effort. But when they are too few, or they cannot – it is the duty of the next in line to liberate this land...

...if they are unable to do it either, it becomes the duty of all Muslims to do what they can to liberate it. According to the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad, not only when an entire homeland is occupied, but when 'even an inch of Muslim land is occupied, Jihad is a personal duty, a religious obligation incumbent upon everyone. A wife must go, even without her husband's permission, and a slave must go – if there are slaves – without his master's permission.' They must liberate this land – and this is when only an inch is occupied, let alone when it is Palestine, Jerusalem, and Al-Aqsa that are occupied."

And lest one mistakenly believe that Jihad can be achieved peacefully, Ali emphasizes that Jihad is necessarily violent:

Allah willing, we will enter [Palestine] as conquerors and liberators, not through negotiations, but through Jihad and resistance, because the hadith goes: 'And the Muslims would kill the Jews' – there is killing involved.

Watch the entire clip.

Makes one wonder how Palestinians will be prepared to negotiate and compromise with such a steady diet of incitement.

Posted by RH at August 24, 2005 10:46 AM


These are the simple, mainstream Islamic precepts which so many Westerners haven't even bothered to apprise themselves of, and which Israelis have learned through mass bloodshed and terror.

Posted by: patrickafir at August 24, 2005 11:15 PM

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