Hamas Cleric Says Al Aqsa Cannot Remain Under the Control of Those Who Allah Described as Apes and Pigs

The Middle East Media Research Institute has transcribed troubling video of a Hamas preacher from Khan Yunis, Gaza, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV two weeks ago:

“We say loud and clear: The struggle for Palestine is not a political struggle. It is a purely ideological struggle. It is a clear religious struggle between Islam and Zionism. It is a struggle between Truth and Falsehood, between Islam and heresy, between light and darkness, between good and evil.

We cannot possibly accept [Al-Aqsa] remaining under the control of those whom Allah described as a bunch of apes and pigs, the scholars of whom Allah describe as asses carrying books, or as a dog that pants when you beat it and pants when you don’t. After all these descriptions of the base position that befits them – these contemptible people cannot lord over the great people, these slaves cannot lord over the masters. The masters today are all the Muslims.”

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas gunmen near Khan Yunis last year during a response to a Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli school bus the day before.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)