Kuwaiti Islamic scholar Tareq Al-Suwaidan criticized "defeatist countries" that recognized "their enemy" Israel. He said: "Shut up and let the mujahideen do their work." He made his remarks during an interview that aired on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) on May 12, 2021. Al-Suwaidan continued to say that the defeatist countries sent their condolences to Israel following the Meron stampede, but not to the "martyrs of Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades." He also said that if Arabs are not capable of confronting Israel now, they must not surrender, but pass the banner on to the next generation that might invent a nuclear bomb. Al-Suwaidan quoted a hadith, according to which the Muslims would conquer Rome and Constantinople, adding: "The Muslims will dominate the world once again." For more information about Tareq Al-Suwaidan, see MEMRITV clips 5816, 4638, 4361, 3394, 2980, 674.
Tareq Al-Suwaidan: "Some defeatists say: 'We are facing people who are supported by America and by the whole world, and who have nuclear weapons while we have nothing.' Fine. That is all true. If you are incapable of [confronting Israel], do not surrender. Persevere and hand over the banner to the next generation that may change the equation, and possibly invent a nuclear bomb for us – a generation in which the following words of Allah may be fulfilled: 'We would send against you some of Our servants of great might.' A generation will come that will make change, just don't recognize [Israel], don't give up, don't surrender. Just persevere. The new generation has hope. Do not make them lose hope. This is the message to all defeatists who lose hope. Be desperate and defeatists on your own, and shut up. Do not let the people down. Let them keep their hope alive.
"We should not let the defeatists extinguish the hope [of the youths], recognize the existence of their [Israeli] enemy, and surrender our lands and our cause to the enemy. Shut up and let the mujahideen do their work. Today we saw that some of the defeatist countries sent their condolences to the Zionists for the people who died [in the Meron stampede], but they did not send any condolences for the martyrs of Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades. What is this crime? What is this defeatism?
"Why don't you think about the destiny decreed by Allah: 'Judgement Day shall not come before Constantinople and Rome are conquered.' The companions of the Prophet were completely convinced of this. Can you imagine that the Prophet Muhammad said that the oppressed would conquer the whole world? Notice the conviction the companions of the Prophet had. What did the companion who heard this say? He said: 'Oh Messenger of Allah, which of the two cities will be conquered first?' They were convinced that this would happen and just wanted to know the order of the cities. The Prophet Muhammad replied, 'Constantinople will be conquered first.' Constantinople, which is Istanbul has already been conquered. The Muslims will dominate the world once again. This is Allah's destiny. So focus on the hope, not the surrendering."