Not that the Palestinian war against Israel has anything to do with Islam. Oh, no. A few land concessions on Israel’s part will patch things up. “Hamas TV sermon: Iceland volcano was Allah’s punishment of Infidels,” by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook for PMW, April 27:
A Palestinian cleric preaching on Hamas TV said the volcano in Iceland and the volcanic ash that paralyzed European air travel were sent by Allah to punish “Infidels and polytheists with fear and terror.”
Indicating that the volcanic eruption was Allah’s punishment, the Hamas cleric cited a chapter of the Quran: “We [Allah] never destroyed a city unless its people were unjust.” [Sura 28:59] He stressed this by comparing the eruption of the volcano to the flood sent by God in the times of Noah to punish humanity for its sins.
He also mocked the United States, saying its power is an illusion:
“As Allah lives, dear brothers, America – with its numbers and its equipment, with its might and its scepter, with its planes and its missiles, with its war ships and with its destroyers – it has no more power against Allah than do spider webs against His power.”…