Kuwaiti singer Dr. Monia Al-Hob said in a January 27, 2019 interview on Al-Rawdatain TV (Kuwait) that Muslims must not recognize Israel. She cited a hadith that said the Muslims will fight the Jews on Judgement Day and that the trees and rocks will call to the Muslims and tell them about Jews that are hiding behind them. Dr. Al-Hob also claimed that the Jews plant gharqad trees everywhere they go because this is the only kind of tree that will not call to the Muslims on Judgement Day. She further said that there will be eight gates to Hell on Judgement Day, and that one of them will be a special gate for the Jews. She emphasized that the "Zionist entity" is unacceptable, that relations with Israel must never be normalized, and that the legal punishment for doing so is hard labor and a large fine. Al-Hob, who was born Hoda Abd Al-Rahman, is a dental surgeon. She used to present a medical show on Kuwait TV.
Following are excerpts:
Interviewer: There are debates on social media about normalization of relations with Israel. What is your opinion regarding this issue?
Dr. Monia Al-Hob: Kuwait was labeled as "the icon of boycotting Israel and normalization of relations with it." Ask me why, sister.
Dr. Monia Al-Hob: First of all, as Muslims, we do not recognize the State of Israel.
One of these days, at the end of times – and this is one of the signs of Judgement Day – all the Muslims – me, you, everybody – will fight the Jews, until every rock behind which a Jew is hiding will say to you: "There is a Jew behind me." Only one tree in the whole world will not expose the Jews hiding behind it. This tree is called gharqad, and the Jews plant a lot of these trees. Wherever in the world they go, they try to plant this kind of tree.
On Judgement Day, there will be eight gates to Hell, one of which will be a special gate for the Jews.
The Zionist entity is absolutely unacceptable to us. We will never normalize relations with them.
I refuse to deal with the Jews. Not only the Jews… The Zionist entity.
The legal punishment [for normalization] is temporary hard labor and a large fine.