By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, Palestinian Media Watch, July 18, 2005.
Less than 24 hours after the July 7 terrorist bombings in London, a Palestinian
Authority Television sermon called for the extermination of every single Infidel:
“Annihilate the Infidels and the Polytheists! Your [i.e. Allah’s] enemies
are the enemies of the religion! Allah, disperse their gathering and break up
their unity, and turn on them, the evil adversities. Allah, count them and kill
them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
[Suleiman Al-Satari, PA TV, July 8, 2005.]
This call for the genocide of all Infidels is particularly striking coming as Britain
was still reeling from the London terror attacks – especially since PA religious
usage routinely includes Britain in the “Infidel” category.
Such a call does not represent a new policy – or even a shift in policy. While the
PA is careful to exclude this hate ideology from the image it presents to the
foreign media, to its own people in Arabic the PA has always presented itself as
part of a greater Arab-Islamic conflict against the West.
This enmity is focused primarily on the US and Britain, who are seen as
the dominant forces of Western civilization. This enmity is neither time nor
event dependent, but is presented as part of Allah’s plan. The ultimate victory
is predetermined, Palestinians are taught, and Islam will eventually rule over
Britain and America.
The following is a review of some of this religious hate expression towards
Britain as reported in the PA media.
Britain is among the Infidels
“America, Britain and Spain … are uniting to strike at the people of truth [i.e.
Muslims] in their homeland. This is the Infidels’ way, Oh Muslims… The United
Nations, to our regret, has become Dar al-Nadwa [literally ‘House of Assembly,’
the term for the pre-Islamic meeting place in Mecca], because that is where the
[Ibrahim Mudayris, PA TV, February 28, 2003.]
“The Infidel countries under the leadership of the US made up an excuse and
justification to wage their dirty war [post 9-11 war in Afghanistan] against
Islam and the Muslims…
Concerning evil Britain, which directly brought about this corrupt entity
[Israel] on Palestinian land. Britain forgot that it is the height of terror and the
height of hatred against Islam and Moslems.”
[Yusuf Abu Sneina, Iman of Al-Aqsa Mosque, PA Radio, December 28,
Prayers to Allah to destroy Britain
Dr. Ikrime Sabri, Mufti of Jerusalem, highest-ranking Islamic figure in the
Palestinian Authority, just 18 days before the September 11 attacks against
America in 2001: “Oh, Allah, destroy America and its supporters and
collaborators. Oh Allah, destroy Britain and its supporters and collaborators.”
[Ikrime Sabri, PA Radio, August 24, 2001.]
“It is our obligation to prepare for the soldiers of Allah who are advancing in the
will of Allah, glorified and praised. We will prepare a foothold for them. Allah
willing, this oppressive state will disappear, the oppressive state Israel.
The oppressive country America will disappear. The oppressive country
Britain will disappear – those who caused our people’s Catastrophe [PA term for
the establishment of Israel].
[Muhammad Ibrahim Maadi, PA TV, June 8, 2001.]