In a televised address to a packed mosque, the Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Authority's Legislative Council called for the killing of every last Jew and American. His speech and murderous prayer were delivered in an unidentified packed mosque and broadcast on an official PA-controlled television station.
According to a recording and transcript of the April 20th broadcast, translated and provided by Palestinian Media Watch, PLC Acting Speaker Ahmed Bahr called the Jews "the cancerous lump... in the heart of the Arab nation." He predicted that "America is on its way to disappear. America is wallowing [in blood] today in Iraq and Afghanistan. America is defeated and Israel is defeated, and was defeated, in Lebanon and Palestine."
Adopting the open-palmed gesture of Islamic prayer, as did his audience, the PA official intoned: "Allah, take hold of the Jews and their allies, Allah, take hold of the Americans and their allies.... Allah, count them and kill them to the last one and don't leave even one."
This is not Bahr's first appeal for genocide of the Jews and Americans. Just one week earlier, on April 13th, Sudan television broadcast a fiery sermon delivered by the PA legislator in a Sudanese mosque. At the conclusion of his remarks, the Sudanese worshipers opened their palms in supplication and Bahr prayed:
"Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet – defeat the Jews "...we are eager for death..." - PA Speaker Ahmed Bahr
and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."
According to the translated transcript and video of the Sudan speech, provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Bahr called Muslims "the masters of the world" and predicted, as he did in the PA mosque the following week, that "America and Israel will be annihilated, Allah willing."
Jews and Americans, the PA official declared, citing "the Book of Allah," are "cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah."
Firmly swearing that terrorism against Israelis will continue, Bahr said, "Our Jihad-fighting Palestinian people salutes its brother, Sudan." The PA official appeared on the Sudanese television even as Muslim fundamentalists and Arab nationalists in Sudan are engaged in a war of extreme violence against Black Africans of all religions in the Darfur region.
The repeated formula in the prayers offered by the PA's Ahmed Bahr - that Allah "count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one" - is borrowed from a du'a or supplementary Muslim prayer of supplication written some years ago. The du'a Bahr refers to includes the verses (apparently penned initially in reference to Russia, although it may refer to any nation deemed an enemy of Islam): "Oh Allah! Count them and kill them one-by-one, and do not leave a single one of them, and make them an example for their likes among the Jews, Christians and polytheists, humiliated and abased."
The prayer also makes reference to the Al-Aksa mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, begging Allah to "return Al-Aksa mosque to the Muslims" and to "purify it from the brothers of monkeys and pigs. Oh Allah! Tear them to pieces, and sow dissension between them and their allies."