More peace and tolerance from the Islamic clergy of the world. From MEMRI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon at Al-Shahid Mosque, Khartoum, Sudan, delivered by Sheik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Karouri. The sermon was broadcast on Sudan TV on September 2, 2005.
Sheik Al-Karouri: From this mosque we send a message conveying our best wishes to America. If America wants to maintain what is left of its civilization, it must free itself, as we say in Sudan, from the curse of the Jews. Our Koran says that this (Jewish) nation is accursed - those who have incurred Allah's wrath.
Funny thing: when I have pointed out that his Qur'an says that (9:30), I have been called all sorts of names, accused of "Islamophobia." I guess Sheikh Al-Karouri is an Islamophobe.
The curse of Israel has afflicted America. In the south of the US.... The state (sic) called New Orleans is no longer "new" at all. Four-fifths of this state is underwater, like the relation between land and sea in the world....
All these are signs. If people want their countries to prosper, they must make peace with Allah and avoid disputing Allah and His prophet.