Egyptian Islamic Scholar Zaghloul Al-Naggar said that the time has come to annihilate the Jews, and to purify the land of Palestine - from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea – "from all the Jewish filth." He made these remarks in an interview that aired on the Arabic-language Channel 9 (Turkey), which is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, on May 12, 2021. Al-Naggar, who is based in Jordan, said that the existence of a "foreign entity" is like a cancer that threatens the region, and those who made peace with this entity have committed a crime against Allah, the Islamic nation, and humanity. He said that the only solution for this situation is wiping this entity off the face of the earth. For more about Zaghloul Al-Naggar, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8815, 8457, 6903, 2479, 2033, 1915, 1881, 1849, 1642, and 1091.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Today's Jews are not really Jews. This was acknowledged by the reasonable people among the Jews themselves. They have nothing to do with Judaism. These people are a polytheist nation. The label 'Jews' was imposed upon them. These Poles, Czechs, Russians, Americans, and people from other ethnicities — what right do they have to Palestine?
"The existence of a foreign entity in this region is like a cancer that threatens the region in its entirety with destruction. Those who rushed to make peace with this entity that is plundering Palestine committed a crime against Allah, against the Islamic nation, against Islam, and against humanity in its entirety. Total annihilation is the only solution for this entity. It should be uprooted off the face of the earth. Therefore, I extol the role played by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip. Despite their meager capabilities, they humiliated this entity that is plundering Palestine. Allah willing, the land will be purified from them soon."
Interviewer: "Allah willing."
Al-Naggar: "Not only Jerusalem, but every square inch of Palestine must be purified from the filth of these criminal gangs, that defiled this region, and have been spreading strife and troubles for a century.
"The Prophet Muhammad said: 'Judgement Day will not come until you will fight the Jews — you to the east of the river and they to the werst of it.' The current situation is our decisive battle with the Jews. The Arab rulers that put their heads under the shoes of the Jews and recognized [the Jews'] right to be in this region — and this was totally unnecessary — should reconsider things, because the time has arrived for the annihilation of the Jews and the totally purification of the land from their filth.
"Allah willing, our Lord will help us to purify the land of Palestine — from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea — from all the Jewish filth. It should be noted that we believe in freedom of religion, and that any person can believe in whatever he wants, as long as he does not force his presence upon other nations."