Below are excerpts from an interview with Abdallah Jarbu', Hamas deputy minister of religious endowments. The interview aired on Al-Aqsa TV on February 28, 2010 (to view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/0/0/0/0/0/0/2415).
Following that are excerpts from Friday sermon by Abdallah Jarbu’, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on November 7, 2008 (to view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/1904).
February 28, 2010: "The Jews are Foreign Bacteria... The Koran Itself Says That They Have No Parallel... May He Annihilate This Filthy People"
Abdallah Jarbu': "[The Jews] suffer from a mental disorder, because they are thieves and aggressors. A thief or an aggressor, who took property or land, develops a psychological disorder and pangs of conscience, because he took something that wasn't his.
"They want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria – a microbe unparalleled in the world. It's not me who says this. The Koran itself says that they have no parallel: 'You shall find the strongest men in enmity to the believers to be the Jews.'
"May He annihilate this filthy people who have neither religion nor conscience. I condemn whoever believes in normalizing relations with them, whoever supports sitting down with them, and whoever believes that they are human beings. They are not human beings. They are not people. They have no religion, no conscience, and no moral values."
November 7, 2008: Following U.S. Election, Jarbu' Attacks Obama in a Friday Sermon: We Must "First Check Whether His Heart is Black or White"
Abdallah Jarbu': "Barack Obama has won. Is he good or bad for the Arabs? Before you talk about this or that, you should know that no American leader has ever won their elections unless he pledged his loyalty to the Jews in advance.
" Obama went to the Wailing Wall, put on their skullcap, shed tears just like they do, and lamented their sorrow, but he did not mention the Palestinian people at all. He talked about the suffering of the Jews and about the Holocaust, but he did not even mention the people of Beit Hanoun, who were killed while sleeping in their homes.
"Before you talk about a black leader reaching such a high post, I say that you must first check whether his heart is black or white. His heart cried over the suffering of the Jews, but did not cry over our suffering."