Note the Islamic character of everything Sheikh Iyad Abu Funun says. He swears on the Qur’an that all the Jews will be expelled from Palestine, including those who are buried there. He refers to Muhammad’s massacres of the Jewish tribes in Media, the Banu Qaynuqa, Banu Nadir, and Banu Qurayza. He refers to the Battle of Mut’ah, in which the Muslims, led by Muhammad, supposedly smashed the Byzantines. What Washington policymakers refuse to understand is that this man and those who think like him will not be pacified by negotiations, or by a “two-state solution.” They believe they have a religious duty before Allah to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191). They will never accept a Jewish State of any size, and concessions to them only embolden them to demand more.
Hamas cleric and TV host Sheikh Iyad Abu Funun recently said that he would swear on the Quran “that not a single Jew will remain on this land.” He further said: “W will not leave a single one of you, alive or dead, on this land. By Allah, we will dig up your bones from your graves and get them out of this country.” He was speaking on Al-Aqsa TV on October 13, 2015.
Following are excerpts
Iyad Abu Funun: Let me say something clearly to the Zionists, something that should reach all those enemies – whether left-Wing, right-wing, secular, religious, or extremist. Regardless of their appearance or the color of their skin, they are on the land of Islam, and the Muslims, on the land of the Prophet’s nocturnal journey. Any of our enemies living on this land must understand that they have no place on this land.
Brother, could you bring me a copy of the Quran? I want to swear on the Quran that not a single Jew will remain on this land. Not a single settler will remain on this land. Absolutely not. The sheikhs who preceded me swore on the Quran [a producer hands Abu Funun a Quran] that not a single Jew would remain on this land and that you would not win any battle. I too swear on the Quran that by Allah the Almighty, who created the skies above and all creatures, who sent us the Quran and the messengers, who created Paradise and Hell, life and death, we will not leave a single Jew on our Islamic land – no child, no adult, no settler, no soldier, nobody of Eastern or Western origin. No Jew will remain on the land of Islam and the Muslims.
This is my vow on behalf of the entire Palestinian people, and of the Arab and Islamic nation in its entirety, from East to West. If the enemies do not understand this, they are stupid. They have not read the books of history. Go and read them, and learn what happened between us. In the days when the Prophet Muhammad was in Medina, the Jews of Bani Qaynuqa’, of Bani Nazir, and Bani Qurayza were there. What did you do? You betrayed the Prophet once and did not learn your lesson. You betrayed him a second, third, and fourth time, and did not learn your lesson. We trampled on you time and again.
Our nation is invincible. We are killed, martyred, wounded… When a thousand are killed, thousands come in their place. When one commander is killed, a thousand take his place. We are nation that cannot come to an end.
Read the books of history carefully, and learn who were the men who were educated by the Prophet Muhammad. Go back to the history books. When we set out to fight the Byzantines in the battle of Mu’tah, we had 3,000 fighters, while the Byzantine numbered 200,000. We, the men educated by the Prophet Muhammad, are invincible. Don’t talk to me about security forces, airplanes, tanks, intelligence agencies, about detentions, deportations, destruction of homes, missiles… This is all meaningless. The Quran is in our hearts, and you and all your forces cannot rip it out.
Therefore, you should study the books of history because history repeats itself. Our tragedies will not repeat themselves. This is where the equation ends. We and you are on the same land, but we have our complete faith in Allah and in the strength of the mujahideen, and will not leave a single one of you, alive or dead, on this land. By Allah, we will dig up your bones from the graves and get them out of this country. We will not leave any trace of you on this land.