“It is a war of Truth against Falsehood, and both sides have supporters.” That is actually true: this is a war of truth against falsehood. And that’s why we will eventually win. “Preacher on Hamas TV: The Jews Are the Enemies of Mankind,” MEMRI, August 31, 2014:
In an August 31, 2014 TV interview broadcast from Gaza, Palestinian preacher Bahsir Al-‘Ashi said: “The Jews are the enemies of all the nations… The Jews are prepared to sow corruption in the world, and to ignite strife and wars between the nations.” Al-‘Ashi further said: “The killing of children brings joy to the Jews.”
Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV.
Bashir Al-‘Ashi: The people occupying Palestine are the enemies of Mankind. The Jews are not the enemies of the Palestinians alone. If I could, I would say this in English, so that the people of the whole world would understand that the Jews are their enemies.
The Jews are the enemies of the Christians worldwide. They are the enemies of the Americans and of all the nations, not just of Palestine and of the Arab and Islamic nation. The Jews are prepared to sow corruption in the world, and to ignite strife and wars between the nations.
The claim that the Jews “sow corruption in the world” comes from the Qur’an. Ironically, it is part of the passage that also contains the oft-cited prohibition against killing. The politicians who quote it to show Islam’s compassion never mention that the passage is actually indicting the Jews and saying that they should be killed in horrible ways for sowing corruption in the world: “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment” (5:32-33)
[…] All the nations need to understand that the most important thing for the Jews and their leaders is to appeal to the sentiment of their people by quenching their thirst for sucking the blood of others. This is what happened [in the war].
The killing of children brings joy to the Jews. The killing of children brings joy to the Jews. The Jewish people rejoice at the killing of children, women, and the elderly, at the uprooting of trees, the plundering of money, and the burning of lands. This is true of all of the Jews, of the entire Jewish people.
All the nations of the world should know that sucking the blood of non-Jews and killing them is in the very nature of the Jews. After all, they are the slayers of the prophets. It is a war of Truth against Falsehood, and both sides have supporters.
The claim that Jews are the slayers of the prophets is also from the Qur’an: “They have been put under humiliation [by Allah ] wherever they are overtaken, except for a covenant from Allah and a rope from the Muslims. And they have drawn upon themselves anger from Allah and have been put under destitution. That is because they disbelieved in the verses of Allah and killed the prophets without right. That is because they disobeyed and [habitually] transgressed.” (3:112)