Speaking on October 31 at a fundraising forum for Palestine in Doha, Kuwaiti cleric Tareq Al-Suwaidan said that the struggle between Islam and "the filthy and savage civilization of barbarism of the sons of Zion" is a struggle until one of the two civilizations reigns supreme. "Our struggle with them requires Jihad," he said.
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Tareq Al-Swaidan: I do not believe in the "clash of civilizations," but I do believe in the integration of cultures, with one exception: our struggle with the sons of Zion. It was their choice for our struggle with them to be a clash of civilizations, a clash for survival, a clash that pertains to our very existence. Allah willing, we are ready for this clash, until the State of Israel, that geographic and historical anomaly, is erased. This state is an anomaly in geography and in history.
All the wars throughout history – from the time of our Prophet Muhammad and to this day – were started by the sons of Zion. All of them!
Our struggle with the sons of Zion requires more than crying and making donations. Our struggle with them will continue until one of the two civilizations reigns supreme. It will either be civilization of Islam, with its peace, compassion, humanity, and its respect for all religions – a faith devoid of insolence or barbarism – or else it will be the filthy and savage civilization of barbarism, which the whole world has witnessed. But in their insolence, they do not care what anybody says. Our struggle with them requires Jihad and not plain efforts.
We are not raising money for the sake of the Palestinians. This must be clear. We are not raising money for the people of Gaza. The people of Gaza are the spearhead in this war, but the spearhead is worthless without the spear.