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  1/22/2012, Tevet 27, 5772

PM: Investigate Mufti for Hateful Comments


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the Attorney General's Office to open an investigation into Mufti Muhammad Hussein's comments that only by killing Jews would the world be saved, and Muslims proceed to paradise. Netanyahu said that the comments by Hussein last week during the 47th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Fatah terror group were “a serious crime that all nations must condemn.”

In an interview with Israel Radio, Hussein said that he was only quoting Muslim religious texts, and that he had “many Jewish friends, like Rabbi Melchior,” formerly a Labor Party MK.