Miami, Florida imam Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi of the Masjid As Sunnah An Nabawiyya North Miami discussed the recent Quran-burning protest attended by Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan in his January 27, 2023 Friday sermon. He said that Christians do not care whether Jesus is ridiculed or the Bible or Torah are burned, therefore they do not understand why Muslims are angry when the Quran is burned. Kablawi added that the Christians want the Muslims to be just like they are and continued to claim that Christians burn the Bible themselves if they need fire for their barbecue, for instance. He said that it was Hitler, "whom they taught us [was among] the worst enemies in history, because he killed them" had burned books and added: "You come and you cry over the Holocaust, and you take advantage over every situation, and yet you do a Holocaust for the last seventy plus years to the Palestinians in Palestine." Dr. Kablawi, who is a dentist, immigrated to the United States from Jordan. The sermon was streamed live on the Masjid As Sunnah An Nabawiyya North Miami's Facebook page. For more of Dr. Fadi Kablawi's sermons, see MEMRI TV clips nos.8752, 8063, 8136, 8389, and 8404.
Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi: "You know who burned books before? Hitler. Hitler, who they taught us [was among] the worst enemies in history, because he killed them, as they say... And we denounce that genocide inside out.
"However, you are not the only people who were tortured. You are now doing the same thing to the Muslims in Palestine. You are doing the same thing to the Muslims in India. You are doing the same thing to the Muslims in Turkestan. You are doing the same thing to the Muslims in Kashmir, in Myanmar, in Palestine, in Syria, in Iran, in Yemen — you are supervising all that.
"You come and you cry over the Holocaust, and you take advantage over every situation, and yet you do a Holocaust for the last seventy plus years to the Palestinians in Palestine and [yet] we should cry, we should sympathize with you.
"They can tell [us]: 'Well, you know you [can] burn the Bible, burn the Torah, Christians will not care.' That's the problem. That's the problem. They make cartoons of us and fun of our Prophet, and we get angry. They say: 'What's the problem? Why do you have a problem? We make fun of Jesus all the time — [it is] not a problem.'
"Again your problem is that you want us to be like you, you want us to think like you, you want us to feel like you — and we are not you. You know why we get angry? Because we understand the value of the Quran. We understand the value of our God. We understand the value of our Prophet.
"For you, the Bible means nothing. You might [have] never even opened it. You say that you are Christian, but you never care. That's why you burn the Bible, you don't care, you might burn it yourself. You might need a fire for your barbecue, and that is the only thing you've got — you burn it, you don't have a problem. We Muslims do not have to think like you think, that's why we get angry."