June 8, 2012 Special Dispatch No. 4779

Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean Of Koranic Studies At Islamic University Of Gaza, On Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV: We Hope To Conquer Andalusia (i.e. Spain) And "To Raise The Banner Of The Caliphate Over The Vatican, The 'Rome' Of Today"

June 8, 2012
Special Dispatch No. 4779

Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Koranic studies at the Islamic University of Gaza; he is also a former head of the Palestinian Islamic Scholars Union in the Gaza Strip and former department head at the Ministry of Religious Endowments.

The interview aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 25, 2012:

Subhi Al-Yaziji: "The conquest of Andalusia (i.e. Spain) is an old dream, something Muslims proudly hope for and will continue to hope for in the future.


"We place our hopes in Allah and trust that the day will come when our triumph will not be restricted to Palestine.

"Our hopes go beyond that – to raise the banner of the Caliphate over the Vatican, the 'Rome' of today, in accordance with the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: 'Constantinople shall be conquered, and then Rome.'" [...]

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