Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan, which aired on Sada Al-Balad TV on February 22, 2012:
Sallah Sultan: There are media outlets aimed at distracting our young boys and girls with all kinds of… All of this is mentioned in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Nothing is new.
Interviewer: Ah, what happens is mentioned there…
Sallah Sultan: It is a plot to completely distract the youth of our nation from the cause [of Palestine] by applying pressure on these young people through various means – through sex, drugs, play, and games on the Internet.
By the grace of Allah, we broke the backs of Hosni Mubarak and his henchmen. Can we not do the same with regard to this gang of cowardly sons of Zion? Allah said about them: "They will not fight you, save from fortified cities or from behind walls."
Interviewer: But if we fight Israel, we would be fighting the US as well…
Sallah Sultan: Why not? Indeed, we will fight Israel and all those who are behind it. Even if Europe in its entirety is behind it… The people of Gaza are wretched, but they are lions. They are real men. Did they not humiliate the US, Europe, and anybody who ever gave weapons, money, and aid to the Zionist entity? They entered Gaza in order to defeat it, but they were defeated themselves. Wasn't Israel defeated in Lebanon and vanquished in Gaza?
Sallah Sultan: Allah is present in this equation, and He is capable of obliterating America and any other oppressor. This is a divine law.
In a lecture in Dallas, America, I was explaining the Shu'ara chapter of the Koran, and I said: Allah destroyed the people in Noah's time for the corruption of their faith, the people of Lot for the corruption of their morality, Jethro's people for the corruption of their economy, the people of Thamud for the corruption of their industry, and Pharaoh's people for the corruption of their politics, so what can we expect when all these forms of corruption are manifest in America? He will deliver a mortal blow at a time when no one expects it.