In an Al-Aqsa Mosque address that was posted on the Internet on March 19, Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad referred to King Abdallah as "the Traitor of Jordan," and lambasted the Hashemite Kingdom for its plan to install cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Sheikh Abu Ahmad claimed that the cameras would monitor the Palestinians, rather than "the crimes of the Jews," and said that the Jordanian army could humiliate the Jews "all by itself."
Following are excerpts:
Ali Abu Ahmad: The official spokesman for the Jordanian government declared that the cameras to be installed in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque will enable 1.7 billion Muslims to document the crimes of the Jews against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and against the men and women who are in ribat in it. This is only natural, because the Al-Aqsa Mosque
is under Jordanian custodianship. Oh servants of Allah, the so-called "custodianship," about which that spokesman was talking, includes nothing but the payment of (Al-Aqsa Mosque) employee wages. If Jordan had real custodianship over the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, it would (mobilize) its army, which can humiliate the Jews. How can the Traitor of Jordan (King Abdallah) allow the Jews to defile the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is under
his custodianship, while the Jordanian army fights so-called "terrorists" all over the country?
The Traitor of Jordan cannot do a thing for the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque without the permission of the Jews. By Allah, the installation of these cameras is not intended to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque, nor to document the crimes of the Jews, as the (Jordanians) claim, but to monitor the Muslims who confront the Jews, so that they can be arrested by the Israelis, by the Jordanians, or by the Ramallah "Authority of Disgrace." Oh servants of Allah, the Al-Aqsa Mosque does not need any cameras.
It does not need prayer rugs or maintenance. The Al-Aqsa Mosque
has been suffering under occupation ever since the defeat of the Caliphate in Istanbul. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is being defiled by the Jews day in and day out.
The Muslim Jordanian army is capable of humiliating the Jews all by itself, so what if the armies of the Islamic nation were to unite against the Jews, the most despicable of Allah's creatures? By Allah, they would not be able to withstand the Muslim forces for a single hour.
Oh Allah, annihilate all the Jews! Oh Allah, enable us to kill them! Oh Allah, make the ground swallow them up, along with their homes!