Traditional Islam regards Jews and Christians not with the respect due to the People of the Book, but as renegades from the true faith who deserve contempt — and also fear, because they are crafty devils. They must “feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29) as dhimmis in part because they will be, as has been noted in other contexts, either at your feet or at your throat. This view is abundantly on display in these sermons from Sudan, which were televised and thus duly noted by MEMRI‘s TV project:
Sheik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Karouri gave a Friday sermon from the Al-Shahid Mosque in Khartoum, which was broadcast on Sudan TV on November 19, 2004. The following are excerpts: […]
“Brothers, I got the following numbers from American sources: There are currently 1,000 Jewish soldiers in Fallujah. This is according to American sources. Among them are 37 rabbis. The rabbis raise the morale among the Jewish soldiers fighting in Fallujah. So America is fighting for Israel. It is not fighting for Iraq’s oil, since it has been drilling it for some time.
“The Jews are fighting now. Even before we read the information about Jewish presence in Fallujah we thought that storming houses with boots from one house and moving from one house to another by explosions are actions we have already seen in Balata, Jenin, and Rafah. The Jews came to conduct urban warfare on behalf of America, and America is supporting them in exchange….
If America wants to preserve the country it has established, it must listen to [Benjamin] Franklin’s advice,(1) who warned them against the Jews. Now the Jews are leading them into these battles and this mess.”(2)…
Sheik Abd Al-Jalil Al-Nazir Al-Karouri gave another recent sermon, from the Al-Shahid Mosque in Khartoum on August 24, 2004. The following are excerpts:
“All this talk about mosquitoes and microbes reminded me of a political parallel – the [relationship] between the Jews and their patrons in the U.S. The relationship between Israel and the U.S. is like the relationship between the mosquito and the malaria microbe. The mosquito’s interest is to suck blood, while the microbe’s is to corrupt. It rides on this mosquito and corrupts. We advise the U.S. from this pulpit, and it will do as it sees fit. The microbe settles in the mosquito’s stomach and tears it up… The malaria microbe settles in the mosquito’s stomach and eventually kills it.
“Our advice is like that of [Benjamin] Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers: The malaria microbe known as the Jews, which the U.S. carries in its stomach, will kill it sooner or later….
“Let’s move to another story about an American state called New Jersey. This official [in New Jersey] forced the governor to resign because this Israeli was planted in his office, just like they planted that woman for the former U.S. president. The governor of this state admitted in a press conference that he was depraved, and gave up his position in order to protect it.
“This microbe has reached the American bone marrow. Some journalists and intelligent people know this, but they can only write a few words. I must read between the lines in order to learn the truth about America’s sufferings from the Jews.
“When September the ninth comes [i.e. 9/11] we will again review the material we handed out about the Jewish thumbprint. Let’s say in brief, that whether the 9/9 events and the destruction of the two famous buildings in the U.S. were carried out by Israel’s enemies, as the U.S. claims, or by Israeli agents, as we claim, the outcome is the same – the Jews are the cause.
“These Jews hasten America’s death. The U.S. must beware. We offer this advice via the TV channels so they won’t wake up when it is too late. They must understand this now and dismantle this alliance with the Jews.”(3)
(1) For more on the myth of Benjamin Franklin’s alleged antisemitism, please see MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 339, January 31, 2002, ‘Egyptian Government Weekly Reproduces Nazi Propaganda Forgery,’ http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP33902 .
(2) Sudan TV, November 19, 2004. See MEMRI TV Project Clip No. 381, http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=381 .
(3) Sudan TV, August 24, 2004. See MEMRI TV Project Clip No. 224, http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=224 .