Hamas Cleric Predicts 'Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam' - FOXNews.com
[QUOTE]Monday, April 14, 2008
A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam.
The fiery sermon, delivered by Yunis al-Astal and aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe."
"Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion," al-Astal preached, "so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security and consolidation of power, and even to conquests through da'wa and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world.
'Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad," he added.
Al-Astal last June preached how it was the duty of Palestinian women to martyr themselves by becoming homicide bombers.
"The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's sould by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom," he said in a June 23, 2007 interview.
"When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties," he said, calling Jews "the brothers of apes and pigs" who should "taste the bitterness of death."
Friday's rant repeated that theme: "Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam.
"I believe that our children, or our grandchildren, will inherit our jihad and our sacrifices, and, Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them.
"Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls – and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire at whose brink they stand."[/QUOTE]
I think it would be interesting and enlightening to hear former President Carter's opinion on this Hamas Rep, and this sermon from the "Religion of peace".
[QUOTE=Warfish;2479614]A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam.
[QUOTE=CanadaSteve;2479698]HA>....that's a good one.....study any history? Politics and religion go hand in hand my friend...always have, always will.[/QUOTE]
The mistake lies in taking a political organization seriously.
The second a religion becomes institutionalized its no longer has credibility as a religious vehicle and becomes a political machine that disconnects itself from the religion. The same applies for the catholic church and ever other religion.
[QUOTE=JetsCrazey;2479643]hamas is a political organization that got its money from the CIA. They have nothing to do with the religion of Islam.[/QUOTE]
They started as a registered nonprofit religious organization. There goal, unlike the PLO goal of establishing a secular Palestinian state is to establish an Islamic Palestinian State. They are very much an Islamic religious organization. Read their charter.
[QUOTE=Buster;2479754]If Yunis al-Astal said it, then it must be true.[/QUOTE]
Ah, I see.
So your initial reaction to these words is "eh, don't care, just posturing, means nothing" then, eh?
Why am I not suprised. Wonder if you'd have replied in an equally ambivalent manner if these words had been said, say, by the Pope, talking about reclaiming Jerusalem for Christ via the extermination of Arabs.
[QUOTE=Warfish;2479803] Wonder if you'd have replied in an equally ambivalent manner if these words had been said, say, by the Pope, talking about reclaiming Jerusalem for Christ via the extermination of Arabs.
Guess we'll never know, huh.[/QUOTE]
Warfish you are obsessed with the double standard.
The truth is they are animals and you want to know why we don't lower ourselves to their level? They are animals!
we tried to give animals the right to govern themselves. Great idea Bush.
By the way staying there doesn't make them any less animals.