For the third time, a Muslim in the United States has been recorded citing an Islamic text that prophesies the killing of Jews by Muslims.
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Abdullah Khadra, who was speaking at a mosque December 8 in Raleigh, North Carolina, was responding to President Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The speech was from a hadith, a collection of the sayings of Muhammad, the religion's warlord deity. Khadra said Islam's 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'."
Khadra also said that the Israeli cities of Haifa, Acre and Jaffa are "Muslim land." He went on to say "May Allah destroy everyone who wants evil for Islam and Muslims."
A Texas imam was also previously recorded urging Muslims to "fight the Jews in Palestine" and saying "kill the jews." He later tried to smooth things over with the Jewish community by apologizing.
Another imam, Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of Tajweed Institute in Houston, decried the recordings saying he was, "absolutely and completely opposed to and disgusted by all forms of terrorism, all terrorists, and I oppose anyone who would commit, call for, or threaten violence against civilians."
Dayan Gross, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said the video of the 'sermon' shows the imam basing his statement on the well-known Islamic hadith declaring, "Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews."
The other third recording was of another Texas imam, Sheik Ramadan Elsabagh of Garland, Texas posted a recorded prayer on his Facebook page in December.
The prayer called for Israel's destruction along with "their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims."
Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer tries to defend the prayer saying the declaration is not a tenet of "extremist" Islam. "This is the standard, mainstream religion. It’s a hadith in a collection that Muslims consider authentic," Spencer said.
The actual hadith itself is as follows:
"Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. (Sahih Muslim 6985)."
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