Head preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: US recognition of Jerusalem “as capital of the Jews,” will be “a new war against the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the Muslims”
Head of the Supreme Muslim Council and head preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri: "My sermon will talk about... the promise [by US President-elect Trump] to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I ask: Why did the American Republican [presidential] candidate promise this during the election campaign? The answer is clear: In order to please the Jews in America and the world at the expense of the right of the original people of Palestine, because transferring the embassy is an acknowledgement that Jerusalem is a capital for the Jews, and an annulment of the right of the Muslims to the city. This promise opposes the so-called international resolutions, which view Jerusalem as an occupied city and not an Israeli city. Worshippers, people of the land of [Prophet Muhammad's] Night Journey, if we assume that this [will happen], it means that America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the Jews. In doing so, America will declare a new war against the Palestinians and also against the Arabs and the Muslims, because Jerusalem is the place of Muhammad's Night Journey, and the place of his Ascent to Heaven. It is a gate between Heaven and earth. It is connected to Mecca and Medina, and Jesus, peace be upon him, lived in it. We say to those who run after America so that it will solve their problems - we say to them that this is the true face of America. It is not thinking of how to achieve peace for you at all. America equipped Israel with advanced fighter jets a few days ago. America has ignited wars in most of the countries of the Arab and Muslim world, and these wars continue to burn."
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Note: The Supreme Muslim Council, which Sheikh Ikrima Sabri heads, is an independent organization.
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