Palestinian Hizb ut-Tahrir-affiliated Islamic scholar Issam Amira said in a sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that any form of Arab nationalism, including Palestinian nationalism, is a "colonial heretical innovation" that is the product of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. He said that all Arab states are "null and void" and were created by infidels on the ruins of the Islamic caliphate. He stressed that the only valid identity is the Islamic identity and that the only valid political system is an Islamic caliphate, and he said that the Palestinians will not be ushered into Paradise on Judgment Day simply because they are Palestinian. He further said that colonialism has filled Arabs' heads with such "filth" and "garbage" in order to prevent the rise of Islam. The video of Amira's sermon was posted to the Aqsa Call YouTube channel on October 25, 2022. It is noteworthy that Amira recently gave a recorded speech at the Hizb ut-Tahrir conference in Britain (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9749).
Issam Amira: "The fact is that we do not belong to Palestine. On Judgement Day, nobody will summon the Palestinians to enter [Paradise] from a specific door. Palestinian citizenship neither unites nor separates us. This national colonial heretical innovation was created by Sykes and Picot, who divided us into Palestinians, Jordanians, Algerians, Sudanese, and so on. A century has passed, and we are still suffering from this national-based division. This division is rotten. It stinks. Anyone who says that there is a Palestinian camp is deluding himself and does not know how things work.
"What is our identity? Muslims. We are Muslims."
"Jordan is null and void. Egypt is null and void. Algeria where [the Palestinian factions met] is null and void. They are all harmful and artificial mini-states that rose on the ruins of the Islamic Caliphate, which was destroyed a century ago.
"Even if they establish their state on Palestine's soil in its entirety, without a single Jew in it, they will be considered to be misguided and to be leading [people] astray, just like Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Indonesia, and Pakistan. There is no such thing as a Palestinian state. There is only Islam. The political system in Islam is a caliphate.
"When a Muslim calls for a nation-state, it is a disaster. A Muslim who says 'I am Palestinian, my blood is Palestinian, and I want a Palestinian state' is misguided and lost.
"National sentiment is not part of shari'a law. It emerged from the Sykes-Picot Agreement and has nothing to do with Islam. National sentiment means affiliation with soil. If the Prophet Muhammad was affiliated with soil, he would have remained in Mecca. Therefore, national sentiment and pan-Arabism are deplorable terms that cannot coexist with Islam. We are Muslim and nothing else.
"The Islamic land covers 20 million square kilometers. Listen to this: 20 million square kilometers! I'm talking just about the land, without the sea. Historical Palestine in its entirety is just 27 or 28 thousand square kilometers.
"Colonialism has filled our heads with filth. 'My homeland Kuwait, you have proposed to glory...' 'Palestinian, oh Palestinian...' 'Kuwait comes first,' 'Egypt above all,' 'Oh Jordan, our Jordan whatever...' Fairuz slaughtered us [with her songs about Palestine], which are as empty as can be.
"What is going through your mind and through the minds of the Muslims? This is all garbage that the infidels have instilled in our heads because they do not want this [Islamic] nation to rise."