On March 31, 2010, the Hamas-owned Al-Aqsa TV channel aired an address by Dr. Sallah Sultan, president of the American Center for Islamic Research; in the address. Dr. Sultan stated that every year on Passover, Jews kidnap Christians and others in order to slaughter them and use their blood for making matzos.
Sultan, who in 2004 founded the American Center for Islamic Research (ACIR) in Columbus, Ohio, has, according to his eight-page resumé, held many consulting and teaching positions in the U.S. Since coming to the U.S. in 1998, he has founded several Islamic institutes, including the Islamic American University in Southfield, Michigan, and the Sultan Publishing Co. in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Sultan has in the past appeared on Al-Risala TV praising Yemenite sheikh Dr. Al-Zindani, who in 2004 was classified by the U.S. government as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist because of his loyalty to Osama bin Laden and his support of Al-Qaeda.
MEMRI has previously published material on Dr. Sultan; see below for excerpts translated by MEMRI from a May 17, 2006 address he gave on Al-Risala TV.
To view this latest clip of Dr. Sultan on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/2443.htm.
"They Kneaded the Matzos with the Blood of Dr. Toma and His Nurse"
Dr. Sallah Sultan: "I want our brothers, and the whole world, to know what's going on these days, during Passover. Read Dr. Naguib Al-Kilani's book, Blood for the Matzos of Zion.
"Every year, at this time, the Zionists kidnap several non-Muslims [sic] – Christians and others... By the way, this happened in a Jewish neighborhood in Damascus. They killed the French doctor, Toma, who used to treat the Jews and others for free, in order to spread Christianity. Even though he was their friend and they benefited from him the most, they took him on one of these holidays and slaughtered him, along with the nurse. Then they kneaded the matzos with the blood of Dr. Toma and his nurse. They do this every year.
"The world must know these facts about the Zionist entity and its terrible corrupt creed. The world should know this."
MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1168: Columbus, Ohio Muslim Leader Says 9/11 Planned by Americans, Praises the Wanted Al-Qaeda-Linked Yemenite Sheikh Al-Zindani"
The following are excerpts from Sultan's May 17, 2006 address on Al-Risala TV. To view this clip, visit http://memritv.org/clip/en/1143.htm:
Sallah Sultan: "The film 'The Siege,' starring Denzel Washington, portrayed the Muslims in a very bad light. They are shown calling for prayer, performing the ablution, praying, and then planning multiple bombings – a government building, a security agency, the FBI, a bus carrying young men and women, adults and children. They bombed shops.
"The film came out in April 1999. It paved the way for 9/11, since it was filmed in Brooklyn, New York. The truth is that immediately after 9/11, I said people should view these events in the context of 'The Siege,' because these events were identical.
"This scenario... I still believe to this day... This scenario still baffles me. I share the view of many Americans, French, and Europeans, who say that 9/11 could not have been carried out entirely from outside [the U.S.] – by Muslims or others. The confessions by some people could have been edited. But even if they were not edited, I believe that these people were used in a marginal role. The entire thing was of a large scale and was planned within the U.S., in order to enable the U.S. to control and terrorize the entire world, and to get American society to agree to the war declared on terrorism – the definition of which has not yet been determined.
"The U.S. remains the only country to determine who is a terrorist, and what is the definition for terrorism, and it can pin it on anyone. The most recent instance is the case of Dr. Al-Zindani, who has been accused of terrorism, even though he is known worldwide for his refinement, virtue, and broad horizons."