A New York man admitted that he was behind an edict to Muslims in October 2000 calling for the killing of Jews “wherever they are found.”
That would be in line with the Qur’an, Sura 2:191 and 9:5 both of which say, “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.”
Ahmed Abdel Sattar said Wednesday that he urged a militant who had fled to Afghanistan to write a fatwa in the name of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, then edited the draft before it was released. On trial in New York with Lynne Stewart for charges of conspiring with Islamic terrorists, Sattar testified that he called for the message, without Abdel Rahman’s knowledge, because of Ariel Sharon’s September 2000 visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which enraged many Arabs because the site is also holy to them. Sharon, at the time the head of the Israeli opposition, was one of many Israeli politicians to visit the site.
“My intent was just to scream out loud, to cry,” Sattar said.
And evidently to make others do so as well.