Calling the Arab rulers "despicable," Palestinian cleric Issam Amira said in Jerusalem that they should have received Donald Trump on his Middle East trip with the words: "Get lost! The only thing we have for you is our swords!" His sermon was posted on YouTube on June 26. Amira has been featured in a number of other clips on MEMRI TV including one in which he said that the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris were carried out by a Western intelligence service (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 5175 Palestinian Cleric Issam Amira: The Paris Attacks Were Carried Out By Western Intelligence, November 17, 2015). He has also said that friendship and tolerance toward infidels are unacceptable and that the notion of tolerance is very dangerous (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 5626 Palestinian Cleric Issam Amira At Al-Aqsa Mosque: Islamic Strategy Dictates Hostility Towards Infidels, Tolerance Is Un-Islamic, June 18, 2016), and was fooled by a parody article that said that then U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump had proposed moving Palestine to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 5041 Palestinian Cleric Fooled By Parody Article On Alleged Plan By Donald Trump To Establish Palestine In Puerto Rico, August 7, 2015).
Issam Amira: "Allah has guided us to Islam and made us stronger through it. So should we give [the Americans] our money? By Allah, the only thing we will give them is the sword, until Allah passes the judgment between us and them.
"If our despicable rulers were real men, they would have received Trump – when he came with his entourage and soldiers, and tricked them out of our money – with the words: 'Get lost! The only thing we have for you is our sword!' Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!"