|May 25, 2005
Moslem Cleric Calls for Revenge Against Britain on
In a sermon broadcast live on Palestinian
Authority TV, a cleric affiliated with Hamas says Islam must
rule over the U.S. and Great Britain, and must exact revenge
against the British.
A Moslem cleric called for exacting
revenge against Great Britain in a virulent sermon broadcast
live on Palestinian television on Friday, May 13. The cleric,
Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiras, who has become a symbol of Palestinian
hatred of Israel and the Western world, said the day will come
when Islam “will rule Britain”.
“We hold this opportunity to hold Britain accountable and say
there is revenge we can never forget. We cannot forego the
revenge we want to exact from Britain. We hold Britain
responsible for what happened in Palestine. Britain is the
cause, till this very minute, of every drop of blood dripping in
this land,” Mudeiras told Arab viewers in the Palestinian
Mudeiras set forth an Islamic program for world domination,
claiming that Islam will ultimately prevail and rule both
Britain and the United States.
“I say to you: You must look at our situation with an outlook of
confidence in Allah's victory! If you help Allah [spread Islam],
Allah will bring you victory. We once ruled the world and the
day will come when, by god, we will rule the entire world.
“The day will come when we will rule the United States, the day
will come when we will rule Britain, we will rule the whole
world [and all will live in peace and comfort under our rule]
except the Jews. The Jews will not live in peace and comfort
under our rule. Treachery will keep being their nature
throughout history. The day will come when the whole world will
rid itself of the Jews.”
Mudeiras’ speech was filled with anti-Semitic invective,
rivaling some of the worst propaganda to come out of Nazi
Germany. See article, “Subjugate Christians, Exterminate Jews”
in the Arab Press section of INN’s website.
Despite the anti-British rhetoric broadcast on Palestinian
television, British officials have confirmed reports that
discussion is underway regarding opening ties with Hamas members
who may be elected to the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament.
Mudeiras is a Moslem cleric affiliated with Hamas.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told Foreign Minister
Silvan Shalom that Israel need not worry, explaining his
government will not open relations with terrorists, but is
considering some level of contact with persons who recognize the
State of Israel’s right to exist, and have turned to a life
which shuns terrorism.
Foreign Ministry official Gideon Meir stated that any contact
with Hamas by a foreign government, on any level, will only
serve to strengthen the terror organization and facilitate
efforts towards continuing attacks against Israel.