July 23, 2002
FBIS (a US Government service) Report reported on these recent
instances of stunning incitement against Christians, Jews and
Israel in sermons given around the Middle East.
In Official Syrian Radio broadcasts sermon: “O God, annihilate
the Zionists and make them destroy themselves” was urged.
Damascus Syria Arab Republic Radio in Arabic, official station
of the Syrian Government, on 19 July 2002 at 1005 GMT carried
a live sermon from Anas Ibn-Malik Mosque in Damascus.
Shaykh Dr. Ziyad al-Din al-Ayyubi delivered the sermon,
which he devoted to the importance of Arab and Islamic unity.
The imam devoted the second part of the sermon to a prayer for
the success of the President in his work for the well-being of
the country. He also prayed: “O God, help our people in
Palestine and the Golan. O God, annihilate the Zionists and
make them destroy themselves.”
In the official PA TV broadcasts sermon: “God has afflicted
us” for listening to “empty talk about peace” and not carrying
out jihad, declared the imam.
Gaza Palestine Satellite Channel Television in Arabic,
official television station of the Palestinian Authority, and
Gaza Voice of Palestine in Arabic — Second Program —
official radio station of the Palestinian Authority
broadcasting from Gaza, carried a live sermon from Shaykh
Ijlin Mosque in Gaza on 19 July 2002. According to Shaykh
“It is for this reason. . . that God has afflicted us with
sedition and an enemy, who does not fear us, but sweeps our
towns, kills our children, and imprisons our heroes.”
This would not have happened, he adds, “had we carried out
God’s orders, especially jihad, and had Muslims carried out
their God’s orders for jihad and not listened to this empty
talk about peace. What peace is this when Al-Aqsa Mosque is
being desecrated and curfew is being imposed on Muslim
territories? The Muslim must carry out his God’s order.”
Likewise Official Yemen TV broadcasts sermon incited: “O God,
deal with Jews and their supporters and Christians and their
Sanaa Republic of Yemen Television in Arabic, official
television station of the Republic of Yemen, on 19 July 2002
at 0850 GMT carried a live sermon from the Grand Mosque in
Shaykh Akram Ahmad Abd-al-Razzaq al-Ruqayhi delivered the
sermon, in which he warned worshippers against being misled by
Satan and enticed into the love of worldly life.
The imam concluded with a prayer to God: “O God, deal with the
enemies of religion. O God, deal with Jews and their
supporters and Christians and their supporters. Shake the land
under their feet. Instill fear in their hearts, and freeze the
blood in their veins. O God, scatter their ranks, make fate
turn against them, and continue pressure on them.”
Not to be outdone, in a Saudi Government TV broadcasts sermon:
“O God, deal with the aggressor Jews and all aggressive
infidels” is advocated.
Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1 in Arabic, official
television station of the Saudi Government, on 19 July 2002 at
0934 GMT carried a live sermon from the holy mosque in Mecca.
Shaykh Abd-al-Rahman al-Sudays delivered the sermon. The imam
concluded with a prayer to God to support Islam and Muslims,
humble infidelity and infidels, destroy the enemies of
religion, and make this and other Muslim countries safe and
stable. He prayed for the success of the king and his crown
prince in their work for the well-being of the country and
He prayed: “O God, support our brother mujahidin for your sake
everywhere. O God, grant them victory in Palestine, Kashmir,
and Chechnya. O God, deal with the aggressor Jews and all
aggressive infidels. O God, deal with them for they are within