Sermon on the Temple Mount, July 21, 2000
“The case is not over borders. The case should be the illegitimate existence of the Jewish State
over a Moslem land. The Jewish occupation contradicts the creed of Moslems because Palestine
was related to the Moslems creed long before it was opened by the guided Khalifah Omar ben
al’Khattab. It was when Moslems started to pray towards al-Aqsa Mosque and when our
Prophet Muhammad traveled his Journey by night from the sacred mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa
Mosque in Jerusalem.”
*”In Islam there is no difference between the land that was occupied in 1967 and the land that
was occupied in 1948, both are Islamic land that are occupied by Jews and should be liberated.
This is how Moslems used to perceive Palestine.
That’s why it was liberated from the Crusaders after 92 years after al-Aqsa Mosque was
used as a stable for the Crusaders’ horses.
We should remember that during the
Crusaders’ occupation, the Moslems wouldn’t dare to compromise with the Crusaders over the
‘Eastern part of the city,’ they wouldn’t dare to give up any part of Palestine to the Crusaders.
This is because Palestine was always being perceived as a precious part of the Moslem land.”
*”It should be clear that Palestine is not owned by the Palestinians. It is owned by the treasury
of the Islamic State because it belongs to all the Moslems. Even the Khalifah doesn’t have the
right to sell one square meter from Palestine to the nonbelievers. All these agreements that the
traitorous rulers are committing are void and do not bind Moslems to them.”