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May 10, 2013 0

Muslim Brotherhood Expresses Support For Hamas In Gaza

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Meet­ing between Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, Hamas and Yusuf Qaradawi in Gaza

A senior mem­ber of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s Guid­ance Bureau in Egypt expressed sup­port for Hamas dur­ing a visit to Gaza on Wednesday.

Abder­rah­man Al-Bar, who is vis­it­ing Gaza with a del­e­ga­tion headed by rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars (IUMS), deliv­ered the greet­ings of Moham­mad Badie, the Gen­eral Guide of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, to Hamas leaders.

“I report to you the greet­ings of the Gen­eral Guide of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and all of his broth­ers and our broth­ers in Egypt,” Al-Bar said. “They are all yearn­ing to be in this meet­ing and they are behind you with food and supply.”

Al-Bar also expressed his “over­whelm­ing hap­pi­ness to be in the com­pany of the Mujahid Imam, Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi,” and to “meet our broth­ers and beloved ones and the sym­bol of Jihad in this time.” 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh described Qaradawi as “The Sheik of the Arab spring” and sug­gested that his visit a step toward the lib­er­at­ing all Pales­tin­ian land from the Israelis. The visit is “a first step towards Al-Quds, a first step towards Al-Aqsa, a first step towards Pales­tine — all Pales­tine,” he said.  

Dur­ing the meet­ing with Hamas, Dr. Salah Sul­tan, an anti-Semitic media per­son­al­ity and head of the Jerusalem com­mit­tee of the IUMS, said, “We hope, with the Will of God almighty, that this sig­nif­i­cant visit announces the inau­gu­ra­tion of a project to lib­er­ate al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Palestine.”

Qaradawi, who recently boy­cotted an inter­faith con­fer­ence in Doha because he refuses to dia­logue with Jews, report­edly said yes­ter­day, “This land has never once been a Jew­ish land. Pales­tine is for the Arab Islamic nation.”

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May 10, 2013 0

OnIslam Publishes E-Book Denying Jewish Connection To Holy Land

An Egypt-based web­site that pro­vides reli­gious guid­ance to Mus­lims world­wide has released an e-book called “Time­line of Jerusalem (Al-Quds)” that denies any con­nec­tion between Jerusalem and Jews and depicts Israel as a state cre­ated through eth­nic cleansing.onislam-ebook

The e-book is avail­able on OnIslam.net, which is affil­i­ated with rad­i­cal Mus­lim Broth­er­hood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Released in March 2013, the e-book con­tains three chap­ters: “Early His­tory,” “Cre­ation of Israel,” and “Sys­tem­atic Judaiza­tion of Al-Quds.” In the “Early His­tory” sec­tion, the book­let describes the Hebrew inva­sion of the Land of Canaan as “geno­ci­dal mas­sacres against the native Canaan­ite tribes.”

Sim­i­larly, in the sec­tion titled “Cre­ation of Israel,” Israel’s estab­lish­ment is char­ac­ter­ized as “a wave of geno­ci­dal mas­sacres against Pales­tini­ans. Many noto­ri­ous mas­sacres were cold-bloodedly com­mit­ted in Pales­tin­ian cities, such as Dir Yasin, Tan­tura, and Dawaymeh.”

The sec­tion on the “Sys­tem­atic Judaiza­tion of Al-Quds” describes Jew­ish vis­its to the Tem­ple Mount as provo­ca­tions by “Talmudic-minded set­tlers, who con­duct Tal­mu­dic rit­u­als and call for the demo­li­tion of Islamic shrines in Jerusalem.”

The author of the e-book, Khalid Amayreh, a Hebron-based Pales­tin­ian jour­nal­ist with ties to Hamas, attempts to estab­lish an exclu­sively Arab and Pales­tin­ian his­tor­i­cal iden­tity for Jerusalem’s ancient occu­pants. Amayreh pre­vi­ously pro­duced an e-book titled, “The Nazis of our time: The creep­ing Israeli geno­cide against the Palestinians.”

OnIs­lam fre­quently fea­tures arti­cles on Qaradawi and pub­lishes fat­was express­ing sup­port for “mar­tyr­dom oper­a­tions,” or sui­cide bomb­ings against Israel. The site also includes arti­cles and reli­gious rul­ings sup­port­ing vio­lence against homo­sex­u­als, as well as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content.

For exam­ple, a March 2013 fatwa by Maher al-Huli, the head of the fatwa depart­ment in the Pales­tine Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion, was pub­lished on the web­site, rul­ing that non-Palestinian Mus­lims should not travel to visit the Al Aqsa mosque “while it remains cap­tive by the state of the Jews.” The web­site also has a por­tal ded­i­cated to the issue of homo­sex­u­al­ity, which con­tains sev­eral arti­cles denounc­ing homo­sex­u­al­ity as “sex­ual per­ver­sions” that “spread cor­rup­tion on earth.”

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February 3, 2012 1

Salah Sultan Blames Jews For Egyptian Violence at Cairo Conference

Dur­ing a ses­sion of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars con­fer­ence in Cairo on Feb­ru­ary 1, Dr. Salah Sul­tan described the recent civil unrest and church bomb­ings in Egypt as the “acts of Jews.”

He also said, “God exposed [the Jews’] inner wicked­ness, exposed their secrets and they were made an exam­ple of to future nations.” Prior to Sultan’s speech at Al Azhar Islamic Uni­ver­sity, where the event is tak­ing place, the crowd chanted: “To Jerusalem we are going as mar­tyrs in millions.”

Sul­tan, who lived in the U.S. for a time and served as pres­i­dent of the Michigan-based Islamic Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity (IAU), a sub­sidiary of the Mus­lim Amer­i­can Soci­ety, also made ref­er­ence to a Jan­u­ary 16 fire at his son’s home on Ohio. “The Zion­ist gangs burned my house in Hilliard in Amer­ica with my son inside it.” (Media reports indi­cate that the fire is being inves­ti­gated as a pos­si­ble hate crime, but no infor­ma­tion has yet come out regard­ing any sus­pects or motives.)

Accord­ing to Egypt­ian media, more than 2000 schol­ars, includ­ing senior mem­bers in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, are attend­ing the con­fer­ence, which is billed as focus­ing on the role cler­ics and schol­ars have in build­ing social peace.

While Sul­tan does not hold any offi­cial posi­tion in the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood polit­i­cal lead­er­ship, he ded­i­cates the major­ity of his ser­mons and media appear­ances to explain the Brotherhood’s ide­ol­ogy and responds to crit­i­cism of the Islamist move­ment.

Sul­tan is the head of the Jerusalem com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tional Union of Mus­lim Schol­ars, which is chaired by rad­i­cal cleric Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi. The group, which has issued sev­eral anti-Zionist fat­was, describes itself as a “pan-Muslim body,” work­ing on “safe­guard­ing the Mus­lim iden­tity and bridg­ing the gap between the peo­ples and their rulers in the Islamic countries.”

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