As part of our Arab TV Monitor Project, MEMRI monitors Friday sermons from mosques throughout the Middle East which are broadcast on government TV stations. The following are excerpts from two recent sermons from Sudan. To view additional Friday sermons from the Middle East, visit www.memritv.org .
'There are 1,000 Jewish Soldiers in Fallujah… Among Them are 37 Rabbis'
Sheik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Karouri gave a Friday sermon from the Al-Shahid Mosque in Khartoum, which was broadcast on Sudan TV on November 19, 2004. The following are excerpts:
"The theory of social liberty was created in the 19th century. A number of writers and philosophers support it, and we won't mention them by name from this pulpit. Whoever studies science and visits libraries knows who they are. This theory evolved until the writers of existentialism in the 20th century. Various schools of thought stemmed form it, such as permissiveness and existentialism. Even economic schools of thought adopted social liberty. Socialism was also a school of social liberty. They put their trust in Man's downfall. They didn't say 'downfall,' but they said that society limits people. Especially in the case of sex.
"The first theoretician we mention on this pulpit is Freud. He is the one who claimed that all of man's urges revolve around the sexual urge. He even claimed that babies have sex when they breastfeed from their mothers, meaning they don't breastfeed out of hunger or thirst - no, they breastfeed due to a sexual urge. This is extremism. They claimed that the restrictions on this urge have created repression.
"Brothers, I got the following numbers from American sources: There are currently 1,000 Jewish soldiers in Fallujah. This is according to American sources. Among them are 37 rabbis. The rabbis raise the morale among the Jewish soldiers fighting in Fallujah. So America is fighting for Israel. It is not fighting for Iraq's oil, since it has been drilling it for some time.
"The Jews are fighting now. Even before we read the information about Jewish presence in Fallujah we thought that storming houses with boots from one house and moving from one house to another by explosions are actions we have already seen in Balata, Jenin, and Rafah. The Jews came to conduct urban warfare on behalf of America, and America is supporting them in exchange.
"What is America's interest in this mess? Many Americans, after their president won a second term, opened a small window toward Canada: The electronic escape window [sic] to Canada has become increasingly popular because they want to escape the land of freedom and democracy. If America wants to preserve the country it has established, it must listen to [Benjamin] Franklin's advice,[i] who warned them against the Jews. Now the Jews are leading them into these battles and this mess."
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'The Relationship between Israel and the U.S. is Like the Relationship between a Mosquito and Malaria'
Sheik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Nazir Al-Karouri gave another recent sermon, from the Al-Shahid Mosque in Khartoum on August 24, 2004. The following are excerpts:
"All this talk about mosquitoes and microbes reminded me of a political parallel - the [relationship] between the Jews and their patrons in the U.S. The relationship between Israel and the U.S. is like the relationship between the mosquito and the malaria microbe. The mosquito's interest is to suck blood, while the microbe's is to corrupt. It rides on this mosquito and corrupts. We advise the U.S. from this pulpit, and it will do as it sees fit. The microbe settles in the mosquito's stomach and tears it up… The malaria microbe settles in the mosquito's stomach and eventually kills it.
"Our advice is like that of [Benjamin] Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers: The malaria microbe known as the Jews, which the U.S. carries in its stomach, will kill it sooner or later.
"I also heard yesterday on TV that the new annual budget that the [American] president will present has a deficit of more than $300 billion. Allah be praised, the U.S. budget has a deficit of more than $300 billion. You have all heard what the price of an oil barrel was. When we in Sudan produced oil, some of the opposition said that it was a mistake because it was only ten dollars a barrel. Today, the price of a barrel is almost $50.
"Who suffers from this? The mosquito who needs 20 million barrels a day. The U.S. is the largest importer. It drank up all these barrels of oil from the Gulf and Saudi Arabia even when it was okay, but now the U.S. is not. The malaria microbe deludes it to think that its interest is to invade Sudan and carry out recurring invasions, because this is the age of imperialism. The microbe has penetrated the body to the marrow…
"Let's move to another story about an American state called New Jersey. This official [in New Jersey] forced the governor to resign because this Israeli was planted in his office, just like they planted that woman for the former U.S. president. The governor of this state admitted in a press conference that he was depraved, and gave up his position in order to protect it.
"This microbe has reached the American bone marrow. Some journalists and intelligent people know this, but they can only write a few words. I must read between the lines in order to learn the truth about America's sufferings from the Jews.
"When September the ninth comes [i.e. 9/11] we will again review the material we handed out about the Jewish thumbprint. Let's say in brief, that whether the 9/9 events and the destruction of the two famous buildings in the U.S. were carried out by Israel's enemies, as the U.S. claims, or by Israeli agents, as we claim, the outcome is the same - the Jews are the cause.
"These Jews hasten America's death. The U.S. must beware. We offer this advice via the TV channels so they won't wake up when it is too late. They must understand this now and dismantle this alliance with the Jews."
 For more on the myth of Benjamin Franklin's alleged antisemitism, please see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 339, January 31, 2002, 'Egyptian Government Weekly Reproduces Nazi Propaganda Forgery,' Egyptian Government Weekly Reproduces Nazi Propaganda Forgery .