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Palestinian Authority Mufti calls for genocide of Jews

Just in case you didn’t hear them the first couple dozen times.. Last week, the principal Palestinian Authority religious leader, the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal.

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for PMW

At an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of the founding of Fatah, he cited the Hadith (Islamic tradition attributed to Muhammad) saying that the Hour of Resurrection will not come until Muslims fight the Jews and kill them:

“The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'”

Palestinian Media Watch reported regularly during the PA terror campaign (Intifada, 2000-2005) on the repeated use of this Hadith by PA clerics on official PA TV to motivate Palestinians to terror attacks, preaching that Muslims had an Islamic obligation to kill Jews. The fact that the Mufti quotes this now indicates that this may have remained part of the PA’s religious establishment’s teachings, even though it is less frequently promoted on PA TV.

The last time official PA TV broadcast a sermon during which this Hadith calling to kill Jews was quoted was in 2010.

The years of PA promotion of killing Jews and PA religious leaders’ citing this Hadith to justify it, may have contributed to the high acceptance of it in PA society. A poll sponsored by the Israel Project last year found that 73% of Palestinians “believe” this Hadith. [July 2011, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.]

The moderator who introduced the Mufti at the Fatah event last week reiterated another Islamic belief; that the Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs:
“Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews)
is a war of religion and faith.”

The Mufti did not distance himself from this hate statement that Islam is in a religious war with the Jews, but added to it that Islam’s goal is to kill Jews.

There are numerous collections of Hadith, some of which are not accepted as reliable. However, the Mufti stressed that the Islamic belief that Jews will be killed by Muslims as a precursor to Resurrection, is an authentic Islamic belief because it appears in “the reliable” and trusted Hadith collections of Al-Bukhari and Muslim.

This Islamic tradition asserts that as the killing of Jews will progress, Jews will hide behind stones and trees, but even they will expose the Jews and call out: “Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” One tree however, called the Gharqad, will hide the Jews from the Muslims. The Mufti in his talk at the Fatah event claimed that in response to this Islamic belief, Israelis have been planting Gharqad trees around their cities and towns, in order to have a place to hide from the Muslims who will be coming to kill them.

This is not the first time the Mufti has incited to hatred against Jews in the name of Islam. In a sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in 2010, he preached that the Jews are the “enemies of Allah.”

The Mufti is appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. He voiced this latest hate speech, that Jews are to be killed by Muslims, at an official Fatah celebration. Abbas is also the Chairman of Fatah.

The following is an excerpt from the Fatah ceremony broadcast on PA TV:

Moderator at Fatah ceremony:
“Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews)
is a war of religion and faith.
Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh.”

PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein comes to the podium and says:
“47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history. In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), [found] in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
“The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].”
Therefore it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies..”
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 9, 2012]

Facebook’s undeclared war on Israel

I call shame on Facebook. Why? Because they have blocked my page from posting on others pages, and have threatened to take my page down for being spammy and racist. A page that openly calls for the American right to free speech, and the boycott of CAIR.

First let’s look at some facts according to the Facebook statistics page:

“Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million active users, with more than 50% of active users logging on to Facebook on any given day. More than 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages) Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events. On average, more than 250 million photos are uploaded per day. More than 70 languages are available on the site. More than 75% of users are outside of the United States. Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application. “More than 350 million active users currently access Facebook through their mobile devices. More than 475 mobile operators globally work to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products.”

Heavily annoyed, I thought I would look and see exactly how much open hatred flows throughout the many pages and groups of this cultural phenomenon.

Doing a general search of the term CAIR on FB revealed 33 English pages directly affiliated with their organization, and spreading their message of stopping Islamophobia. I found 3 (mine included) against the organization. Not too bad in my humble opinion, sowhere’s the problem? Well, upon further searching I found the following:

If you search for the generic term “Israel” there were 1,243 results. 621 of these were anti Israel. And not just the standard I hate Israel either, I’m talking open pages calling for genocide. Some minor examples here, here, and here. On a search for the term “Zionism”, it brought up 443 negative sites out of 490 results calling for its end.

And it must be noted, this was only searching in Arabic and English, which leaves over 68 available languages unchecked. All percentages aside, this is pretty disgusting. That rings out to be 63% of the 1,686 pages reviewed, were anti Israel.

Onto the other side of the coin, with completing a search of the simple terms Muslim, Islam, and anti-Islam, (this time just in English) I returned a total of 1,163 pages and groups, only 50 of those were critical of Islam, that’s a whopping .04%. The majority of these pages are for calling for stopping Islamophobia, and preventing hatred towards Muslims. (And converting others to Islam of course)

In reality, this is the tip of the iceberg; antisemitism and racism are rampant on Facebook, and we all know that. If a day doesn’t go by that I don’t receive a death threat on there or my blog, well, a day just doesn’t go by. While I am 100% for free speech, I am even more for stopping all this genocidal talk against a select group of humans, just because of their religion. Isn’t it time for Facebook to take a good look at what they have on their site, or do they even care?

by Jeff Treesh is @IranAware

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Do a solid for Allah

When I was a kid in Pittsburgh, there was a local newscaster who signed off his broadcasts with the advice: “Go to church on Sunday. You’ll feel good all week long.”

Turns out members of the Palestinian Al-Ahrar movement in Gaza, a pro-Hamas group that split from Fatah, have their own variation of that message. It goes: “Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship, through which we come closer to you.” Granted, it’s not nearly as pithy, but the message is crystal clear.

This charming dictate from the religion of peace was delivered on Al-Aqsa TV on November 3, 2011. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has a transcript of excerpts from the speech, originally in Arabic, which is reproduced below (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Allah’s prayers upon you, our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]. You have made your teachings into constitutions for us—the light with which we dissipate the darkness of the occupation, and the fire with which we harvest the skulls of the Jews.

 Yes, our beloved brothers, even though the entire world moves closer to Allah through fasting, through hunger, and through tears, we are a people that moves closer to Allah through blood, through body parts, and through martyrs.

Oh sons of Palestine, oh sons of the Gaza Strip, oh mujahideen—wage Jihad, wreak destruction, blow up and harvest the heads of the Zionists. Words are useless by now. The lie of peace is gone. Only weapons are of any use—the path of [recently killed] Yousuf and Ali, the path of martyrdom and Jihad. Only our wounds talk on our behalf. We speak nothing but the language of struggle, of Jihad, or rockets, of bombs, of cannons and of martyrdom-seekers. This is the language in which we talk and negotiate with the Zionist enemy.

 We say to the Zionists: Like a bad seed, we shall uproot you from our land, so that it can blossom in the light of the everlasting sun of our Jihad, and of our invincible religion. Jerusalem is not yours—get out of it! Haifa is not yours—get out of it! Tel Aviv is not yours—get out of it! Oh Zionists, get out before we expel you. these are the words of the mujahideen.

Last September, President Obama told the U.N. General Assembly:

I am convinced that there is no short cut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades….

Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians who must live side by side. Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians—not us—who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them….

Obviously, the president was mistaken. One of the two sides has a solution to the conflict that is not only simple but final.

by Howard Portney for Hot Air