A Hamas imam is calling for the organization to “totally exterminate” the Jews because “wherever the Jews lived, they spread corruption,” a video posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute shows.
The hate-filled speech was broadcast on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV on July 25, and was videotaped from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
In an excerpt from the alarming sermon posted by Jihad Watch, the cleric fumes: “Our doctrine in fighting you [the Jews] is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries.
“You are the mercenaries of all times. Research the history, my brothers. Wherever the Jews lived, they spread corruption. Oh, Muslims, didn’t you notice that Allah said: ‘They spread in THE land…’ The definite article in ‘THE land’ means the entire land. ‘They spread in the land corruption, and Allah loves not the corrupters.'”
Breitbart reports that the extermination of the Jews is included in Hamas’ charter, where an introduction states, “Our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave.”
The genocide theme is then picked up in several articles of the charter, Breitbart notes, including the declaration that “Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims,” and elsewhere:
“Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet (prayer and peace be upon him) said (in a Hadith): ‘The time (of Resurrection) will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him!'”
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