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June 2, 2017
Clip No.
6057

Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed against Peace Process with the Jews: It's in Their Genes and Blood

In the course of a sermon in Fairfax County, Virginia, Imam Shaker Elsayed warned the Palestinians that no agreement could be reached with the Jews, because they "will not deal with you fairly and squarely." History proves that "it is in the genes, it is in the blood," he said, and added that "they have killed three prophets before, and they sent the fourth to the Romans to kill him or crucify him." The Egyptian-born Shaker Elsayed has been the resident imam at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center since June 2005 and served as Secretary-General of the Muslim American Society in 2000-2005. His sermon was posted on Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center's YouTube channel on June 2. In a recent lecture at the mosque, Imam Elsayed endorsed FGM (https://www.memri.org/tv/dar-al-hijrah-mosque-fairfax-virginia-fgm-prevents-hypersexuality) and in March, he called the Jews "prophet slayers" (https://www.memri.org/tv/sermon-dar-al-hijrah-mosque-va-where-al-qaeda-leader-al-awlaki-was-imam-911-imam-shaker-elsayed). Dar Al-Hijrah was the mosque where top Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki served as imam, including on 9/11.

 

Shaker Elsayed: "One week before Ramadan, we finished with the story of the cow, and how the children of Israel have proven to have harsh hearts.

 

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"Those of you who have lived – like some old guys, like myself – through the 1967 war, and lived after to see U.N. Resolution 242: Is it withdrawal from 'the land' or 'land'? Just a three-letter word makes the difference, right? But it makes a world of difference. Why? Because they are good at it. They are very good at this. So do you want... Do you think they will trust you and will deal with you fairly and squarely? The answer is: No, you can't. Why? Because they did not do that even with Allah, even with His word. Much less... What would they do with an agreement that you signed with them? When they meet the believers, they say: 'We believed.' When they are with each other, they say: 'We are only mocking those fools.' We are only getting things done. We are only playing games.
 
 

"So thirty years for resolution 424 [sic] and before that Resolution 338... After that, Oslo, and 20-25 years after Oslo, you are still in one and the same place. So peace is not even an objective. Peace is a process. It is called the 'peace process.' Not a peace agreement, not peace negotiations – it is a process. So long as we are talking... And when we are angry, we are not going to talk to you. If you say something we do not like, we are not going to talk to you. This is a lifestyle, this is an attitude, you can't get rid of it.

 

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"Even if we don't know it from the political reality, we should know it from the spiritual world of Allah. He is telling us: 'For them, endless discussions, endless games.' In no point in time will you ever reach anything with them. Why? They are good at it. History... It is in the genes, it is in the blood. History proves that this is true.

 

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"Do you people, do you Muslims, want to believe that these guys will ever treat you in good faith? That is a question. You pick the answer that you like.

 

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"Five or seven [Jewish] tribes moved from Palestine to Medina, expecting the coming of the next prophet, because in their Book it says that he will come in Medina. Allah concealed from them some stuff about his coming in Mecca, because if they were to know where exactly he was going to be born, it [would] endanger his life. Why? Not because of our assumptions, not our allegations, not our misunderstanding, not because we are antisemitic at all. The whole issue is that they have killed three prophets before. And they sent the fourth to the Romans to kill him or crucify him. So not a good history to entrust them with the birthplace of the upcoming Prophet.

 

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"They think that their discussions... Because they whisper to each other and they close the doors and windows, [they think] that nobody hears them. No human hears them, but Allah knows what they are plotting and planning."