Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, Palestinian Media Watch, January 12, 2009.
“Jews are the enemies of Allah,” and therefore by definition are the enemies of all Muslims. This opinion is expressed by Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi, head of the Department of Islamic Studies at Saud University in Saudi Arabia, in a speech broadcast last week on Hamas TV.
The religious scholar also prays for the extermination of all Jews: “Kill them one by one and don’t leave even one.” Hamas leaders have expressed on numerous occasions the belief that all Jews should be exterminated.
The religious scholar likewise expresses rage at the Muslim countries who are allied with the West, calling them “traitors… who believe in America,” instead of in Allah.
Palestinians from both Hamas and Fatah, along with much of the Islamic world, present the Arab conflict with Israel as a conflict of Islam against Jews, completely rejecting the territorial aspect and calling it a religious conflict.
Many also define the conflict in a broader perspective – as a global religious conflict between Muslims and non-Muslim countries – and condemn as traitors moderate Arab countries that ally with America.
The following are statements from Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi’s speech:
“You don’t treat the Jews as enemies only because they are human beings who eat and drink. No! We treat them as enemies because they are the enemies of Allah and the prophets, they murdered the prophets, distorted the prophecy, they are traitors and deceivers – therefore we treat them as enemies.”
“We are a [Muslim] nation who believes in the Hidden, and you [Muslim] traitors don’t believe. We believe in the Almighty Allah and you [Muslim traitors] believe in America and Israel. We believe that Allah, may He be Exalted, sent His soldiers against America in many places in the world.”
“Oh Allah, inflict as many losses as possible on the Jews, kill them one by one and don’t leave even one.”
[Hamas TV, Jan. 8, 2009]