Palestinian Islamic scholar Sheikh Issam Amira said during his weekly lesson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that it is a great honor for the Chechen youth to have beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty and it is a great honor for all of the Muslims as well. He said that the only terrorism permitted according to Islam, is "terrorizing of enemies". The lecture was posted on the Al-Aqsa Call YouTube channel on October 29, 2020, For more about Issam Amira, see MEMRI TV clips no. 7244, 6789, 6114, 5626, 5175, 5041, 5001, 4991, 4901, and 4890.
Sheikh Issam Amira: "Islam has nothing to do whatsoever with the term 'terrorism,' except for the terrorizing of enemies. The [Quran] says: 'Prepare for them whatever force and steeds of war you can, in order to strike terror in the heart of the enemy of Allah and yours, and others besides whom you may not know but whom Allah does know.' So terrorism is a reason for military preparation. In other words, it justifies military preparations.
"As for what people call 'terrorism'... When a Muslim of Chechen origin beheaded an infidel who slandered the Prophet Muhammad, people called this 'terrorism'... Well, it is a great honor for him and all Muslims that there was such a young man to defend the Prophet Muhammad. He is like the men and women who, throughout history, defended the Prophet Muhammad, his sanctity, and his honor. All these terms will be re-engineered, once the word of Allah reigns supreme over the word of the infidels."