Nurturing a culture of violence and hatred. “Former Jordanian MP Yaq’ub Qarash Glorifies Jihad and Martyrdom on PA TV, States: The Israelis ‘Can Only Survive as Nazis,'” from MEMRI, November 1:
Following are excerpts from an interview with former Jordanian MP Ya’qub Qarash, a member of the Palestinian National Council, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV on November 1, 2013.
Ya’qub Qarash: Allah be praised, we, the Palestinian people in this age, were honored by God, who opened the passage to Paradise, by opening the gates of martyrdom to us. He opened those gates to us — the gates of forgiveness and repentance, the gates of struggle, Jihad, and resistance to the enemy.
He allowed us to become the first line of defense for the entire nation, against the attacks of the Zionist gangs on this nation, whose pioneering spirit is manifest in the Palestinian people on this sacred land.
Our Palestinian people is fighting a clear and overt enemy, and those of us who are killed in this fighting are martyrs indeed. We are not engaged in civil strife, as in Egypt or Syria, or some other Arab countries. We pray for Allah to protect Tunisia, Sudan, and so on.
Allah blessed the Palestinian people with a clear and well-known enemy, against whom the fighting is an undeniable right. Anyone killed by this enemy is a martyr beyond any doubt.
Allah absolves the martyr of his sins with the first drop of his blood. All his sins are absolved, except for the sin of heresy. He is welcomed by the angels. He enters Paradise from the moment he is killed and laid in his grave. He finds himself among the green birds of Paradise. He pleads on behalf of his relatives, and is married off to the black-eyed virgins.
The martyr does not just enter Paradise, but he helps others enter as well. He pleads on behalf of his relatives. He does not just enter Paradise. No, he helps others get in as well….
The [Jews] want everything, although they have no religious rights. They want to prove myths, elevating them above the truth, although these are nothing but myths that they fabricated and now believe in. By Allah, if that [Wailing] Wall really was part of a temple, I am certain that the companions of the Prophet would have honored that. The Islamic nation is known for never having desecrated a synagogue or a church. It is a fact, however, that they do not have any rights. We confront myths.
“The Islamic nation is known for never having desecrated a synagogue or a church”? A lot of smoking ruins in Egypt would beg to differ.