Palestinian cleric Sheikh Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, the Hamas gunman who killed one Israeli and wounded four in a November 21, 2021 shooting near the Western Wall in Jerusalem, said in a Friday sermon in 2020 that "Jewish and Christian masters of heresy" are part of an effort to fight against shari'a law and spread injustice. He said that they, their followers, and other opponents of shari'a law are led by the devil and financed by "filthy money" from "those Bedouins" in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Shkhaydam's sermon was uploaded to the Faris Al-Fawaris Facebook page on September 9, 2020. Sheikh Shkhaydam was killed by Israeli security forces after he opened fire on Israeli civilians who were walking back from praying at the Western Wall.
Sheikh Fadi Abu Shkhaydam: "One of the fiercest forms of injustice are the repeated attacks against the shari'a – the opposition to the rule of the shari'a and replacing it with man-made [legal] systems. This is the epitome of injustice.
"[The Quran says:] 'And those who do not judge by what Allah has revealed, are truly the wrongdoers.' The arrows of evil atheism, the attack of spiteful communism, and the Jewish and Christian masters of heresy from the East and the West, along with their despicable followers, the tyrannical sultans and the evil ulama, those who sold their conscience, the most evil creatures, in addition to the women who abandoned modesty, chastity, and honor, and jumped on the bandwagon of CEDAW [UN Body against anti-woman discrimination] and thus declaring war against the shari'a, against Allah, and against those loyal to Him – all these are the masters and leaders of injustice in our days.
"They are led by the devil and they are funded by filthy money from those Bedouins in the UAE. Zionism devises sins for them, and they get their instructions from the prostitute Arab regimes and rulers. They are joined by people will ulterior motives, and the leaders of injustice, false bravado, and tribalism. All these unite for one thing only – in order to fight Allah."