Iraqi Shiite cleric Sheikh Muhammad Al-Lami gave an address in which he said that the Jews were involved in "everything that is happening in the world, especially in the Middle East," including car bombs, "religious and ideological deviations," economic ruin, destruction of infrastructure, and Sunni-Shiite hostilities. "As long as Tel Aviv, New York, and Washington live in peace, we will have ruin and destruction," he said, adding: "We are being destroyed and these countries are safe, which means that they are our destroyers. The Jews!" Mentioning the antisemitic hadith about the Prophecy of the Rock and the Tree, Sheikh Al-Lami said that the Jews would "suffer merciless humiliation" at the hand of the Muslim believers. He declared: "Our Lord does not need to strike the arrogant nations with TNT or nuclear bombs, in order to destroy them. All the tyrants met their end by simple means." The address was posted on Sheikh Al-Lami's Youtube channel on October 1, 2018.
Following are excerpts:
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Lami: "The strongest people in enmity towards the believers are the Jews." That is why as soon as the Prophet Muhammad appeared, legions of Jews moved in to kill him. In another lecture, I enumerated 15 assassination attempts against the Prophet Muhammad, of which more than half were carried out or planned by the Jews.
Ever since the advent of Islam and to this day, the Jews have never been friendly towards it. To this day, everything that is happening in Iraq and the region… Everything that is happening in the world, especially in the Middle East, and particularly in the city of Kufa and its environs – Kufa being the capital of the Mahdi… I'm not talking only about car bombs, but also about religious and ideological deviations, about economic ruin, and about the destruction of the infrastructure… You can be sure that the Jews are involved in all of it. It's not America or anyone else. Absolutely not. All the momentum and the support for the destruction of Iraq and the region, and especially [the destruction of] the Shiites… I'm not saying that they left the Sunnis to their own devices. They brought three or four Sunni buffoons and gave them TV channels to clown with, just like they brought five or six Shiite buffoons and gave them TV channels to clown with, and eventually, the Sunnis started blowing up the Shiites, and the Shiites started to wish ill upon the Sunnis. This was all done by the Jews. It's as simple as that. Nowadays, Damascus is in danger, Baghdad is in danger, Beirut is in danger, Cairo is in danger, Tehran is in danger, Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina are in danger, Sanaa is in danger, Doha is in danger, and Sharjah is in danger, while Tel Aviv enjoys the best stability and security ever. Right? In all the cities I've mentioned there are explosions, car bombs, demonstrations, and destruction, but have you heard of anything like that happening in Tel Aviv? As long as Tel Aviv, New York, and Washington live in peace, we will have ruin and destruction. We are being destroyed and these countries are safe, which means that they are our destroyers. The Jews!
The Prophet Muhammad said the Jews would suffer merciless humiliation at the hand of the believers – Allah willed it – until the rocks would call upon the believers: "Oh believer, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him." This will happen when the Mahdi appears, and you will be among his soldiers, Allah willing. I can see in your faces that you will be among his soldiers.
You are the ones to whom the rocks will call: "Oh believer, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him." The Jews will suffer merciless humiliation at your hands. Allah willed it! I'm not talking about the Jews of the Jewish religion, but about the Jews who are called Zionists, and who want to conquer the world.
Why do you think that if Allah wants to fight America, He will send missiles? Our lord does not need to send missiles. Allah destroyed nations by means of frogs, by means of lice, by means of mosquitoes, by means of winds. Our Lord does not need to strike the arrogant nations with TNT or nuclear bombs in order to destroy them. All the tyrants met their end by simple means.