Sheikh Ibrahim Rida, an Islamic scholar at Egypt's renowned Al-Azhar University, said on a November 6, 2023 show on Sada Al-Balad TV (Egypt) that the Jews are quarrelsome people who killed many prophets and spread corruption on earth. He said that no one should find it strange that they are annihilating children, homes, and schools.
Interviewer: "How did the Jews and the Israelites conduct themselves with Allah and with the Prophet Muhammad?"
Sheikh Ibrahim Rida: "They are quarrelsome people. First of all, they killed the prophets."
Interviewer: "Are you basing this on the Al-Baqarah chapter in the Quran, or on..."
Rida: "The Quran in its entirety tells us that the quarrelsome people among the Israelites are the slayers of the prophets, I am sad to say. [The Quran says:] 'They slayed prophets unjustly.' They spread corruption upon the land.
"According to Ibn Kathir, there were over 24,000 prophets and messengers. Most of them were slayed by the Jews.
"The [Israelis] are a bunch of organized gangs, which have nothing to do with true Judaism.
"Biden was talking in religious terms, and so was Bush before him. They are saying that [Israel] is the homeland that was established for them. But how was it established? It was established by stealing land, occupation, slaughter, as well as slaughtering children in cold blood, which has always been a Zionist habit. These people slayed prophets, so you should not find it strange when you see them annihilating children, factories, homes, and schools with everyone inside them.
"If you hit a Palestinian, he will not go to the Sinai Peninsula. If you hit an Egyptian, he will not leave his country. But if you hit a Zionist, he will run to the airport. Why?"