Friday, May 20, 2005

Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris: "The day will come when we will rule America"

Last Friday's sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, broadcast on Palestinian Authority TV, lifts the lid once again on the vile cauldron of hatred and aggression that Islamist thought has become. MEMRI TV provides a video clip of the speech, with translation into English, as well as a transcript. MEMRI TV deserves greater recognition for the valuable work they do. If the link does not take you to the page with the Sheik Mudeiris clip on it, do a search for clip #669. Here's an excerpt from the transcript:

We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world – except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquility under our rule, because they are treacherous by nature, as they have been throughout history. The day will come when everything will be relieved of the Jews - even the stones and trees which were harmed by them. Listen to the Prophet Muhammad, who tells you about the evil end that awaits Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.

It is mystifying how so many in the West persistently fail to comprehend the true nature of Islam when the ummah goes to so little trouble to mask it. To pretend that there is no worldwide Islamic community is to deny what Muslims themselves believe. And to pretend that the ultimate goal of the leaders of that community is a tolerant and peaceful one is sheer willful blindness. Such talk of world domination and vengeance against Jews is not reserved for "Muslims-only" Friday prayer sermons. In a 2003 address to a gathering of world leaders (including dignitaries from virtually all nations with any significant Muslim population), Malaysian Prime Minister Mohommed Mathahir expounded on the need for Muslim unity against the "enemy." This enemy remains somewhat vaguely defined, but from references to pogroms it seems clear that Mathahir's concept of enemy is closely associated with Jews. His thinly veiled anti-Semitism is disturbing. More so is his regard for human rights and democracy as infidel ploys "so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong." In fairness, some of Mathahir's assessments of the failure of Islam to adapt to modernity are correct. His "us versus them" approach--combined with Islam's innate expansionism--invalidates what little he gets right. Nonetheless, I recommend reading the speech in its entirety. Working links to the transcript are a little hard to find today, but Rob Hinkley's Sporadic Chronicle has preserved a copy that apparently came from the Toronto Star. Here's an edited quote, but so I don't get accused of Dowdification, read the speech in its entirety.

But the defence of the ummah, the counter-attack, need not start only after we have put our houses in order. Even today we have sufficient assets to deploy against our detractors ... In any struggle, in any war, nothing is more important than concerted and coordinated action. A degree of discipline is all that is needed ... But think. We are up against a people who think. They survived 2000 years of pogroms not by hitting back, but by thinking. They invented and successfully promoted Socialism, Communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so they may enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power. We cannot fight them through brawn alone. We must use our brains also. Of late because of their power and their apparent success they have become arrogant. And arrogant people, like angry people will make mistakes, will forget to think. They are already beginning to make mistakes. And they will make more mistakes. There may be windows of opportunity for us now and in the future. We must seize these opportunities.


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