From the eye on the world
(TheDC) The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis.
“You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran,Â Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948.
“We will chase you house to house and will take revenge for every drop of blood of our martyrs in Palestine,” Salami said, “and this is the beginning point of Islamic nations awakening for your defeat.”
Hamas Sermon from the Gaza Strip: Our Doctrine Entails Exterminating the Jews
“Our Doctrine”- there you go. Â Is there anyone out there droning on about a “two state solution??” (MEMRI TV)
OK, two questions:
- Does this mean Iran plans to invade Israel?
- How could somebody with the name Salami expect to be taken seriously?
But remember: the “Palestinians” have the moral high ground! My latest inÂ PJ Media:
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke some seldom-heard truths whenÂ he said Tuesday: “What we’re seeing here with Hamas is another instance of Islamist extremism, violent extremism that has no resolvable grievance. Hamas is like ISIS, Hamas is like al Qaeda, Hamas is like Hezbollah, Hamas is like Boko Haram.” Indeed so; and Hamas shares those groups’ implacable hatred not just of Israel, but of all Jews – based on the Qur’an’s dictum that “you will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers to be the Jews” (5:82).
In practice, this generally manifests itself as just the opposite: in Muslims being the most intense of the people in animosity toward the Jews. That was clear last week in new calls for mass murder and genocide of Jews from supporters of Hamas and the Palestinian jihad – again making it difficult for supporters of the Palestinians toÂ claim the moral high ground.
5. Qatari imam prays about the Jews: “Count them one by one, and kill them to the very last one.”
Sheikh Tareq Al-HawwasÂ delivered a Friday sermonÂ on Qatar TV on July 18, the day after the Israelis began their ground incursion into Gaza. “For the first time in the history of the abhorred country, the state of Israel,” the pious sheikh exulted, “sirens are heard around the clock and over three million people flee to their hideouts. Schools, governmental departments, and airports came to a halt. When have we ever heard of such things? This is the beginning of good things to come.” He concluded his peroration with an appeal to the deity:
Oh, Allah increase the pressure You exert upon the plundering Jews. Demonstrate upon them the miracles of Your might, for they are no match to You. Count them one by one, and kill them to the very last one. Do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, disperse them. Oh Lord, freeze the blood in their veins. Oh Allah, tear them asunder. Oh Allah, sow discord in their hearts. Oh Allah, do not let them prevail. Make an example of them for their allies. Oh Allah, bring down the planes of their air force, burn their infantry and sink the ships of their navy.
4. Berlin imam: “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews…. Count them and kill them to the very last one.”
That same day, Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail, preaching at the Al-Nour Mosque in Berlin,Â echoed Tareq Al-Hawwas’s prayer. Why Allah is exhorted to count the Jews before he kills them all is unclear – perhaps to make sure than none escape death. In any case, both imams asked for this, as Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail prayed:
Oh Allah, destroy the Zionist Jews. They are no challenge for you. Count them and kill them to the very last one. Don’t spare a single one of them. Shake the ground beneath their feet. Make them suffer terribly. Deflect their bullets. Disperse them. They behave tyrannically all over the world and spread corruption. Oh Lord, bring torment upon them.
3. Iran’s Supreme Leader: The “only solution” is Israel’s “destruction”
On Wednesday, Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, decried the alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza and thundered: “These crimes which are beyond imagination and show the true nature of the wolfish and child killer regime, which the only solution is its destruction.”
Knowing, however, that Israel’s destruction is not imminent, he added: “However, until that time, the expansion of the armed resistance of the Palestinians of the West Bank is the only way to confront this wild regime.” He emphasized, however, that Israel’s total destruction, which would inevitably result in the mass murder of millions of Israelis, was still the goal:
As said by Imam Khomeini, Israel must be destroyed.… However, until that time with the help of Allah for this cruel and murderous regime to be destroyed, strong confrontation with steadfast armed resistance is the only solution against this destructive regime.