Imam Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis in northern California was caught on camera allegedly encouraging American Muslims to eliminate Jewish people and praying for the death of Jewish people during a sermon on Friday.
According to Arutz Shiva, Shahin is a well-educated Muslim with a bachelor's degree in Islamic studies from Egypt. He came to America in 1999 and obtained a computer engineering degree. Arutz Shiva also reported that Shahin is an instructor at the Zidni Islamic Institute, a California-based organization that teaches Sunni Islam in the West.
During his sermon, Shahin seemingly sought to inspire Muslims to carry out the termination of Jewish people here in America by stating that the Prophet Muhammad said all Muslims will deal death to the Jewish people, not just those from specific countries, Arutz Shiva reported.
Allah does not change the situation of people "until they change their own situation." The Prophet Muhammad said: "Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Jews hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and the trees say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah …" They will not say: "Oh Egyptian, oh Palestinian, oh Jordanian, oh Syrian, oh Afghan, oh Pakistani." The Prophet Muhammad says that the time will come, the Last Hour will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews.
Afterward, Shahin is shown in prayer, asking Allah to eliminate the Jews around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, an Islamic holy site in Jerusalem. The mosque suffered a terror attack Friday, killing six, after Israeli officials placed metal detectors around the facility.
This led to protests from Muslim worshipers, some of which became violent. Israeli officials removed the metal detectors on Monday, and instead are replacing them with "smart cameras," capable of detecting hidden objects.
“Liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews,” Shahin prayed. “Annihilate them down to the very last one.”
“Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this," Shahin added in his prayer.
California Sermon: Imam Cites Hadith, Prays for Annihilation of Jews, Calls to Liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque from 'Filth' https://t.co/g7xsCtwcAw
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