The following are excerpts from an interview with Qays Bin Khalil Al-Kalbi, an Iraqi-French cleric living in the U.S. Al-Kalbi is originally from Al-Faw in Basra Governorate, Iraq. He studied law in Lebanon and Iraq, and holds a Master's degree from Imam Muhammad bin Saud in Riyadh. He arrived in the U.S. in 1979, and is an imam in San Antonio, TX.
The interview aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on February 1, 2013.
Qays Bin Khalil Al-Kalbi: "They try to give the impression that the Israelis are the Chosen People, God’s favorites. But being chosen does not indicate preference. After all, Allah chose Pharaoh to massacre you, so who was better – you or him?
"Allah chose the Babylonians to kill you, so who was better – you or them? Allah chose Hitler to kill you, so who was better – you or him?
"Being chosen does not mean being better. Allah chose you to be the most wretched of all peoples. Allah transformed you into apes and pigs.
"You were chosen as the best to become apes and pigs. In addition, you are the slayers of prophets. No other nation on the face of the Earth has killed its own prophets like you. Third, you spread your corruption throughout the land all the time." […]