On August 17, 2022, a video of an address by Palestinian Islamic scholar Dr. Muhammad Afeef Shadid at the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque in the West Bank town of Tulkarm was uploaded to the Al-Aqsa Call YouTube channel. Dr. Shadid said that the Muslims constitute an offensive army, and he cited several Quranic verses about killing non-Muslims and spreading Islam. He said that the Muslims had attacked the Persian and Byzantine empires in order to conquer them and spread Islam, and not because they were plunderers, and he said that Palestine will only be liberated by those who brandish their weapons and kill all the Jews in Israel. In addition, he said that a caliphate will soon rise that will span the entire globe. Dr. Mohammed Shadid is a dentist by profession, and a graduate of the University of Baghdad. For more information about Dr. Shadid, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9690, 9589, 9560, and 9466.
Dr. Muhammad Afeef Shadid: "Our goal is to spread the religion of Allah throughout the land. The verses from the Quranic chapters 'The Repentance' and 'The Spoils of War' completely abrogated the notion of defensive Jihad. We constitute an offensive army. 'Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who do not comply with what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden.' 'Fight against them until there is no more strife, and religious [obedience] will be entirely to Allah.' 'Kill the polytheists wherever you may find them.' We did not set out from Medina to fight the Persian and Byzantine [empires] because they occupied and plundered our land. Rather, we did this in order to conquer their lands, to usher them into the Abode of Islam and nothing else, and to spread the religion of Allah. In the days of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, the Islamic Caliphate, the Abode of Islam spanned six million square kilometers. Under the Umayyad state, it spanned 11 million square kilometers. In the days of the Abbasid state, it spanned 33 million square kilometers. Then, under the Ottoman Caliphate, it spanned 10 million square kilometers. The Second caliphate, which will rise soon – in our own days, inshallah – will reach 510 million square kilometers, which covers the entire globe.
"Palestine and the holy land will only be liberated by those who brandish their swords and their weapons, in order to bring it back into the Abode of Islam, and, obviously, to kill all the Jews in it."