Following are excerpts from a religious program featuring Egyptian cleric Mahmoud Al-Masri, which aired on Al-Nas TV (Egypt) on September 20, 2010:
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Mahmoud Al-Masri: "As the saying goes: 'A friend of my friend is my friend, and the enemy of my friend is my enemy.' Our mother 'Aisha was the Prophet Muhammad's most beloved person, so how can I hate somebody whom the Prophet Muhammad loved? How can I possibly hate my beloved mother, the Mother of the Believers? Can anybody on this Earth hate his mother and curse her? Even if you do not believe in Islam, you should at least have moral values. [...]
"Those Shi'ites are the most infidel creatures created by Allah. I don't want to use obnoxious language, but these people curse the Prophet's Companions day and night. [...]
"Let us pray that Allah rids our nation of such apostate dwarfs, who have nothing better to do than to curse the Prophet's companions and wives, as well as the Prophet himself. [...]
"Allah, send the Shi'ites annihilating earthquakes and burning volcanoes! Allah, unleash the Shi'ites on the Jews, and the Jews on the Shi'ites." [...]