Muslim prayer (illustration)
Muslim prayer (illustration)Flash 90

“Palestine” cannot be divided with the “descendants of apes and pigs”, said an imam in a recent sermon delivered in Denmark.

The sermon, which was delivered by Sheik Muhammad Khaled Samha and posted to the internet in September, was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

During the sermon, Samha said, “[Palestine] is a blessed and sacred land, and the people living there are blessed and sacred. Its air is sacred, its soil is sacred, and its people are sacred and blessed. These are not my own words, but the words of Allah in the Koran.”

“So how can we – or any free Muslim with faith in his heart – accept the division of Palestine between [the Palestinians] and a gang of Jews, the offspring of apes and pigs?” he continued.

“Oh beloved ones, the land of Palestine is Islamic waqf, by consensus of the scholars of the Islamic nation. Whoever relinquishes even a single inch of it is betraying Allah and the Prophet Muhammad. Mahmoud Abbas and his ilk can relinquish their right to their homes, but there is no doubt whatsoever that they do not have the right to relinquish the right of the Islamic nation to Palestine,” declared Samha.

“Palestine has been and will remain the land of Islam. It is the land of Islam – a sacred and blessed land. It is the land of the gathering and resurrection [on Judgment Day]. It is the land of the great battle, in which the Muslims will fight the Jews, and the trees and the stones will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.’”

The comparison of Jews to apes and pigs by Muslims is nothing new. In fact, in 2013, MEMRI released a video of then-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, depicting him saying three years earlier that there can be no negotiations between Palestinian Arabs and the “descendants of apes and pigs”.

The United States condemned those remarks and urged Morsi to immediately clarify his views, which he did - by claiming the remarks were taken out of context.