Radical messages coming from figures in the Middle East are nothing new. But two recent sermons from Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan (also spelled Salah Sultan), founder of the Ohio-based American Center for Islamic Research, are worth noting.
The messages, which, according to MEMRI, appeared on Al-Aqsa TV on July 27 and August 3, seemed to offer support to people around the world who "thirst for the blood of the Jews."
"I travel all over the world, and I met supporters of Al-Aqsa, of the prisoners, of Jerusalem, and of Palestine -- people who thirst for the blood of the Jews, and who are eager for the promised war against the sons of Zion, until Palestine is liberated in its entirety," Sultan proclaimed.
His statements went on to make some bizarre accusations about problems that Jews had purportedly caused within Egypt's borders during Hosni Mubarak's time in power. Among the claims, Sultan said that thousands of "Zionists" came unto the country every month.
They got drunk, started fights, sodomized young boys and engaged in other crimes, he said. Here's more from the transcript:
"Under the previous [Egyptian] regime over 30,000 Zionists entered Egypt every month, defiling its land. The Egyptian police were forced to protect them, while they were getting drunk and picking fights...
There was a great scandal, when [alleged Israeli spy] Misrati and some Jews entered Egypt, in order to commit all kinds of crimes here: counterfeit dollars, taking photographs of military bases, girls with AIDS seducing young Egyptians in order to infect them, and the vilest act of all – for the price of one Egyptian pound Misrati and his gang would seduce young Egyptian boys from Cairo, Alexandria and Upper Egypt. They took young children who did not know any better and sodomized them."
Watch video of these comments, below:
This isn't the first time that Sultan has made headlines. Back in September 2011, he said that "every Zionist who enters Egypt should be killed." Watch video of him spouting these disturbing words, below:
Considering these views, his alleged membership with the Muslim Brotherhood and sociopolitical happenings in the Middle East, there is reason for concern (especially as Muslims and Christians here in the U.S. call for a non-Shariah compliant constitution in Egypt).
Last year, TheBlaze provided more in-depth information about Sultan, including his connections to the U.S. and his former residency in Ohio. As we reported in September, Sultan, who has radical ties to Islamist figures across the globe, recently resided in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to living in the U.S., he has also allegedly lectured at a local, Islamic elementary school (Sunrise Academy) and purportedly still has family living in the house he owns here in America.
Since leaving the U.S., he has relocated to Bahrain. His application for U.S. citizenship, of course, has been denied (he appeared at a Hamas rally in Turkey and has made comments overseas that lay blame for 9/11 on the U.S. government).
Considering these latest comments, it seems Sultan hasn't changed his views about America, Israel and -- for that matter -- global affairs.