Recently, we had Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, who said that the Holocaust was a lie and that the U.S. is responsible for 9/11. And who can forget Salafi Shaykh Muhammad Hassan’s statement that Islam prefers immoral men…or Shaykh Sa‘id ’Abd-al-’Azim’s belief that democracy is a “retarded” idea?
Now, to add to our list of “Egyptian Leaders Behaving Badly,” we have Egyptian Shaykh Safwat Hegazy who can be seen, below, threatening Jews, Christians and the entire human race. According to Translating Jihad (TJ), he says:
“Jerusalem belongs to us, and the whole world belongs to us.” He states the Islamic caliphate will return, and that “every land upon which Islam has set foot will return to us.” He makes poignant references to Qurayza and Khaybar, which are clear threats against the Jews, and also states, “we will kill anyone who has polluted the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Importantly, TJ explains that Hegazy is not an unknown figure who is randomly spouting hate; he’s influential:
It is important to note that Hegazy is not some kooky, fringe shaykh with no following. He is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and has been involved with several satellite television shows, including his show “Age of Glory” on the al-Nastelevision network…
While this video dates back to October 2009, this translation provides insight into the mind of a man who could play a key role in Egypt’s future. Watch the video, complete with subtitles, below:
He allegedly led the following protest on the Egyptian parliament back in February 2011:
(h/t Translating Jihad)