A video surfaced Monday that is going viral and has already caused outrage across the nation, as it features a Muslim Imam preaching at a California mosque on Friday, July 21, calling for Jews to be annihilated.
Ammar Shahin, the Imam at the Islamic Center of Davis, in northern California, delivered his sermon there Friday, declaring that on the Judgement Day, Muslims would fight the Jews and “annihilate them down to the very last one.”
“Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this,” he prayed during his sermon.
Shahin reportedly is from Egypt, where he received a B.A. in Islamic studies, then came to the United States in 1999 and obtained a degree in computer engineering. He is also an instructor at the Zidni Islamic Institute, an organization based in California that teaches Sunni Islam in western United States. (Scroll down for more.)
The video was first posted to the YouTube channel of the Islamic Center of Davis, but has since been removed.
The video was translated and made public by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to translating Islamic material, “provides research about Islamist ideology and Islamist organizations that threaten the West, and also monitors groups that educate and preach jihad and martyrdom in mosques, school systems, and the media.”
On the very same day the Imam gave this sermon in California against Jews, a 19-year-old Palestinian man broke into a home in Israel and brutally slaughtered three members of a Jewish family, critically wounding a fourth. The attacker’s mother then posted a video saying how proud she was of her son for committing the massacre.
Watch the California Imam below:
Sheikh Ammar Shahin: “Allah does not change the situation of people ‘until they change their own situation.’ The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Jews hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and the trees say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah…’ They will not say: Oh Egyptian, oh Palestinian, oh Jordanian, oh Syrian, oh Afghan, oh Pakistani. The Prophet Muhammad says that they time will come, the Last Hour will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews. We don’t say if it is in Palestine or another place. Until they fight… When that war breaks out, they will run and hide behind every rock, and house, and wall, and trees. The house, the wall, and the tress will call upon the Muslims.”
Oh Allah, support the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Muslim lands. Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those who closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, show us the black day that You inflict upon them, and the wonders of Your ability. Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.
“Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds.”
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