Daily Israel Report

PA Cleric: Allah Used Iceland Volcano to Punish 'Infidels'

A Palestinian Authority cleric on Hamas television claimed the Iceland volcano was ignited by Allah in order to punish 'infidels and polytheists.'
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 4/28/2010, 1:54 PM / Last Update: 4/28/2010, 1:57 PM

A Palestinian Authority cleric informed his television congregants in Hamas terrorist-controlled Gaza that the active volcano in Iceland was Divinely ignited to punish “infidels and polytheists with fear and terror.”

The volcano, which spewed thick clouds of ash into the atmosphere, halting airline flights throughout Europe and elsewhere for nearly a week, was activated by Allah for a reason, according to the Hamas cleric.

The sermon was transcribed and translated by the PA media watchdog Palestinian Media Watch, which picked up the broadcast on Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV on April 23. Citing chapters from Islam's holy book, the Quran, the Imam (cleric) said, “Praise Allah who says in His book: 'Their houses were empty and in ruins, because they did wrong' ...“We [Allah] never destroyed a city unless its people were unust.”

“Oh Jihad fighters, people of Ribat (religious war) – We heard and we saw what happened at the beginning of this week in Europe... Some of Allah's brigades struck Europe with His force...this caused great loss of property and of life, only Allah knows their extent. A devastating volcanic eruption sent by Allah, paralyzed all movement, and a state of emergency was declared, and passenger flights were cancelled, and it struck the Infidels and polytheists with fear and terror...

The Imam added, “He who made the volcanic eruption in Europe is He who brought the flood in the times of Noah.”

The Hamas cleric also mocked the United States: “As Allah lives, dear brothers, America – with its numbers and its equipment, with its might and its scepter, with its planes and its missiles, with its war ships and with its destroyers – it has no more power against Allah than do spider webs against His power.”