Palestinian Islamic scholar Baher Saleh said at a Hizb ut-Tahrir rally that was held in Ramallah that the Al-Aqsa Mosque will not be liberated through negotiations, or at the hands of "conspiring" and "treacherous" international organizations, but rather in the way of Saladin, with a vast army of Muslims shouting "Allah Akbar!" He said that the Muslims lack loyal leadership and that the corrupt Arab regimes have been preventing the Muslims from liberating Palestine. He added that the thrones of these regimes should have been turned into "shattered rubble beneath the feet of the faithful." Calling on Muslims to mobilize and liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Saleh cited a hadith stating that on Judgement Day, the Muslims will fight and kill the Jews, who will try and hide behind rocks and trees. The rocks and trees, said the hadith, will call to the Muslims and tell them to kill the hiding Jews. Saleh then led the crowd in a chant: "The Islamic nation wants and Islamic caliphate!" The video of the rally was uploaded to the Aqsa Call YouTube channel on October 9, 2021.
Baher Saleh: "The Al-Aqsa Mosque will not be liberated through negotiations, or by resorting to the 'international legitimacy' of the UN Security Council. It will not be protected by the Arab League, or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, because these are conspiring and treacherous institutions. It will be liberated the way it was liberated by Saladin – by a vast army, shouting 'Allah Akbar!'
"This will be an army of men who are like the mountains, carrying weapons that will terrorize the enemies. There are many armies in the lands of the Muslims, and the weapons are in abundance! However, they lack loyal leadership.
"It is the current collaborator regimes that prevent the Muslims armies from fulfilling their duty towards Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The nation and the armies should have toppled those collaborator regimes and should have turned their thrones – which protect the Jewish entity and normalize relations with it – into shattered rubble beneath the feet of the faithful.
"The nation should gather its armies and its forces and set out towards liberation. Mobilize your armies in support of your Al-Aqsa, oh Muslims!
"It will not be long before America abandons the Jewish entity, just like the European countries abandoned the Crusaders in Jerusalem, leaving them to face their inevitable fate. Similarly, the Europeans who abandoned their own sons and soldiers – won't they abandon the Jews, from who and from whose corruption they have wanted to get rid of for a long time?
"Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight and kill the Jews, and the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and the trees will say: 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'
"The nation wants an Islamic caliphate!"
Crowd: "The nation wants an Islamic caliphate!"