Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself once said: “Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” Sheik Ali Al-Faqir, former Jordanian minister of religious endowment, said this on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2, 2008: “We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was conquered once…” Hamas MP and Islamic cleric Yunis Al-Astal said this, also on Al-Aqsa TV, on April 11, 2008: “Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad.”
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most prominent and renowned imam in the world, in writing about “signs of the victory of Islam,” referred to a hadith: “The Prophet Muhammad was asked: ‘What city will be conquered first, Constantinople or Romiyya?’ He answered: ‘The city of Hirqil [i.e. the Byzantine emperor Heraclius] will be conquered first’ – that is, Constantinople”¦ Romiyya is the city called today ‘Rome,’ the capital of Italy. The city of Hirqil [that is, Constantinople] was conquered by the young 23-year-old Ottoman Muhammad bin Morad, known in history as Muhammad the Conqueror, in 1453. The other city, Romiyya, remains, and we hope and believe [that it too will be conquered]. This means that Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor, after being expelled from it twice – once from the South, from Andalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.”
But never mind that it’s true. It’s “Islamophobic” to point it out. “Once again, the left wing demonstrates the inability to understand the danger of Islamic fundamentalism.” Indeed.
“Rome nixes naming street after journalist Fallaci, citing past statements on Islam,” Haaretz, September 17, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
A motion to name a street in Rome after veteran journalist Oriana Fallaci was rejected on Tuesday, after local raised concerned over statements she had made in the past regarding Muslims.
Both the Democratic Party (PD) and the Left Ecology Freedom (Sel) opposed naming a street after Fallaci, who had written in the past that “the Muslim world is attempting to conquer the West in the name of Islam.”
In the same way, the motion explained, “ISIS has already declared its will to conquer Rome in the name of Islam.”
However, local politicians objected, describing Fallaci’s writings as containing “religious hatred.”
The motion, proposed by New Centre-Right (Ncd) Counselor Marco Pomarici, will be filed again it is revised and avoids “equating Islam with extremists.”
Gianni Alemanno, member of the right-wing Brothers of Italy (Fdl), claimed that “Once again, the left wing demonstrates the inability to understand the danger of Islamic fundamentalism.”
Veteran journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci passed away in 2006. She became known for challenging interviews and her books were published around the world. During her journalistic career she interviewed world leaders such as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.