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December 8, 2017
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Friday Sermon at Jersey City, NJ: Imam Aymen Elkasaby Prays to Be Martyred on the Threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Which Is “Under the Feet of the Apes and Pigs”

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby, imam of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, dedicated his Friday sermon on December 8 to U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Imam Elkasaby defied the assumption that Israel is invincible, quoting from the Quran to demonstrate that the Jews “are the most cowardly of nations.” “So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains prisoner in the hands of the Jews… So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains under the feet of the apes and pigs, this nation will remain humiliated,” he said. Towards the end of the sermon, Imam Elkasaby prayed for Allah to grant him “martyrdom on the threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and to annihilate “the plunderer oppressors” down to the very last one. At the end of the sermon, a community member stood up and invited the congregation to a demonstration in Times Square to protest the decision by the “lunatic” U.S. president.

Following are excerpts:

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Don't tell me that Israel is a superpower. Don't tell me Israel has an army that cannot be defeated. Says who? Says who? [The Quran says:] 'They will not fight you all except within fortified cities or from behind walls.'

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"They are the most cowardly of nations. They are the weakest of all peoples.

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"Do not ever doubt Allah's support. Do not ever doubt Allah's ability to grant this nation victory. Allah will grant this nation victory, and the Al-Aqsa mosque will be regained.

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"So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains prisoner in the hands of the Jews, this nation will remain humiliated. So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains under the feet of the apes and pigs, this nation will remain humiliated.

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"This nation must know that supporting the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a religious obligation that you will be asked about when you face Allah. So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains a humiliated prisoner under the oppression of the Jews, this nation will never prevail.

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"Oh Allah, bring Al-Aqsa back into the fold of Islam and the Muslims!"

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Allah, make us among Your armies."

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Allah, we ask You to grant us martyrdom on the threshold of Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Allah, we ask You to grant us martyrdom on the threshold of Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "We ask You to let us pray in [Al-Aqsa's] courts and to be martyred on its threshold."

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Allah, wreak vengeance upon the plundering oppressors!"

Congregation: "Amen."

Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby: "Count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one. Do not leave a single one on the face of the Earth."