An imam in the Raleigh, North Carolina area invoked a well-known hadith (a saying of Islam’s prophet Mohammed) about killing Jews in his sermon on Friday, December 8, 2017. The remarks, delivered by U.S.-based Syrian Imam Abdullah Khadra became known through the Middle East Media Research Institute, which posted the taped sermon.
Abdullah Khadra, an imam in the U.S. from Syria, preached, “The Prophet gave us the glad tidings that at the End of Time, we will fight those Jews until the rocks and the trees will speak: ‘Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me’.” The hadith continues to say, “come and kill him.”
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The same day, a imam from Texas also gave a sermon calling for Muslims to kill Jews. Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan, founder of the Tajweed Institute of Houston, gave the incendiary speech at his mosque.
Khadra and Al-Rousan are just the latest in a string of preachers to be caught on camera inciting hatred against Jews. Imam Aymen Elkasaby of the Islamic Center of Jersey City was suspended without pay for a month after a sermon he gave calling on Allah to count and kill Jews “down to the very last one.”
Earlier this year, Imam Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis California and Imam Mahmoud Harmoush of the Islamic Congregation of Riverside made similar calls to arms to their congregations. They were speaking after Israel installed metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount where the Al Aqsa mosque is located as a security precaution after four policemen were murdered by Palestinian terrorists on and near the entrance to the Temple Mount.
Another imam, Dr. Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini told his congregation in July that “ISIS is the production of the Israeli intelligence.”