Voices of Palestine: Ibrahim Mudayris

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Editor’s note: Below is the latest profile of Frontpage’s new series, “Voices of Palestine,” which will illuminate the core beliefs, in their own words, of leading figures in the Palestinian death cult. Click the following to view the profiles of Ahmad Bahr and Mahmoud al-Zahar.

If, by some unfortunate happenstance, the Palestinians were ever to achieve statehood for themselves, the nature of the emerging government — its moral authority and the views of its leaders regarding its neighbors and the world in which it exists — will be of great interest to the community of nations. The international community need look no further to assess Palestinian attitudes toward Jews, the state of Israel, and Western powers than the sermons of Yassir Arafat’s favorite preacher: Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris.

Between 2003-2005, Mudayris was the most prominent religious figure on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV. His official title in the Ministry of Religious Trusts and Religious Affairs was “Head of the association for learning Koran by heart.” Since it is considered one of the most important duties of all Muslims to memorize the Koran, Mudayris held influence and respect beyond any relationship he had with Arafat. He was given the most coveted slot of any preacher in Gaza: delivering the traditional Friday sermon, broadcast live from the Shaykh Ijlin mosque. And for more than two years, his thundering sermons filled with images of blood and destruction for the enemies of the Palestinians were given the PA’s imprimatur by appearing on the official government television station.

Mudayris was not the first, and he certainly hasn’t been the last Palestinian cleric to incite violence against Jews and the West from a position of great influence among the faithful. But despite continued complaints from Israel about the nauseating anti-Semitism and hate-filled sermons from preachers like Mudayris, the Palestinians have never wavered in using extremist clerics to spread hate. Eventually, Mudayris fell victim to his own extremist views when one particularly rancid sermon in May of 2005 comparing Jews to the AIDS virus and including the claim that Muslims would take over America, set off a world-wide outcry against him and he was taken off the air. Little has been heard of him since, but it is presumed he is still at the religious ministry, still in a position of influence where his radical views can infect the Palestinian people.

There are several reoccurring themes that dominated Mudayris’s sermons. Besides continuous prayers for the destruction of America and Israel, there are references sprinkled throughout his talks to Jews being “the sons of apes and pigs.” This is not unusual and is a common theme among many Muslim clerics, as the description appears in the Koran (2:52-65; 5:59-60: 7:166). But in this case Mudayris was describing Jews (and Christians) as the offspring of animals from the PA-sponsored forum of a televised sermon. As a high-level official of the religious ministry at the time, Mudayris was also making an official statement sanctioned by a government agency responsible for promoting religious freedom and tolerance in the territories.

Referring once again to Jews as “pigs,” Mudayris explained in a sermon broadcast in September 2004 that even the “rocks and trees” wanted to kill the Jews:

The Prophet said [the Hadith]: ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them.’The Jews will hide behind rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: ‘Oh servant of Allah, oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!’ Why is there this malice? Because there are none who love the Jews on the face of the earth: not man, not rock, and not tree. Everything hates them. They destroy everything. They destroy the trees and destroy the houses. Everything wants vengeance on the Jews, on these pigs on the face of the earth, and the day of our victory, Allah willing, will come.

Joel Fishman, an expert in media warfare, explains that Palestinian incitement to violence does not end with televised sermons of anti-Semitic rants. The entire political society is geared toward keeping the embers of hate burning brightly:

Persistent reports based primarily on information from Palestine Media Watch describe the pervasiveness and intensity of Palestinian incitement against Israel. Such acts include the naming of public buildings, sports facilities, and streets after Palestinian terrorists who have murdered Israeli civilians.The public discourse, which encompasses the educational system, teaching materials such as textbooks and maps, television, billboards, and the media of popular culture (such as websites and crossword puzzles), conveys a message of hatred. It honors Palestinian “martyrs,” killed while perpetrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians and exhorts the youth to emulate such “exemplary role models.”

The sermons of Mudayris and other clerics can then be seen as part of a mosaic of intolerance and hate, as much a part of state planning as deciding where to put a road or where to build a hospital. It would be part and parcel of any new Palestinian state, inbred in society until it has become perfectly normal to celebrate murderers of children and admire the deeds of cold-blooded killers. When such incitement enjoys the sanction of the government, and when supposed holy men mix in their gory and anti-Semitic metaphors with religious faith, an incendiary mixture is created that easily and frequently explodes into violence.

And this is a society that wishes the world to grant it statehood?

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  • kafir4life

    Is this pig ibbie of the same faith as the terrorist supporters at the terrorist supporting hamas linked cair? Is it the sub human mohamat the inventor if islam, and shatter of the terror guide, the koran that ibbie (and cairorists) revere? questions, questions….Probably won't see anyone defend these lower than animals. Can any human even begin to imagine how horrible it must be to be a part of those low lifes?

    • Herman Caintonette

      Lets see, now … Muslims think that Jews are sub-human, and Jews think that Muslims are sub-human. Sometimes, I think they might both be right….

      Oy vey! ShEEEEEEsh, children!

      • Sallie G. Schaffer

        You are sub-human. Why don't you find something to do with your time insteading of reading front page mag and writing your hate filled filth.

      • lisa

        no, jews are taught do onto others as you would have them do onto you! jews dont hate anyone, except those that want to destroy her, and ther terrorists do!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if they were left alone,if that tiny nation was not condemned each day for defending herself, there would be peace there, she wants to be left alone, its the arab terrorists and fakestinians that are filled with baseless, vile rage! its in their mothers milk, the same mothers that strap them with bombs

        • Jennifer

          Jews fled persecution in Europe only to persecute an even weaker nation. Palestinians and Jews lived in peace prior to the Zionist movement to Palestine. It was the Zionist who fled to Palestine to claim what they thought belonged to them. With out violence and the displacement of hundreds of thousand of people Israel would not have been possible. Now you tell me who initiated the assault? Are Palestinians expected to suck it up and move over for these unknown foreigners? Would you be willing to give me 75% of your home, leaving you deprived of access to water, food, access to your room etc. It is in the same way that Palestinians are deprived of water, food, shelter, education, medical needs, movement etc. With the building of the annexation wall, Palestinians can no longer visit their grandmothers or sibling, would you be willing to be deprived from seeing your mother?! Even worst they can no longer farm their land, as it sits on the other end of the wall. Homes have been destructed to make way for settlements, leaving families homeless. Can you watch your home destructed and your children living on the streets? You obviously know nothing about Palestine. I am a Jew and I condemn Israel for their actions and there are many more like me.

          • satlan420

            many many more like you, called hellenists…..remember how we PROUD jews dealt with them…a nice reminder that hanukah is right around the corner

      • PatriotX

        No, you see, there’s a difference. To label one as sub-human simply because they’re Jewish, Muslim or Christian is one thing. To label someone as sub-human because their actions say and resemble that of a sub-human is something totally different.

  • StephenD

    It shouldn't matter what comes out from the "Palestinians" since they decided, of their own, to collaborate and join in unity with Hamas. From that point forward they have cast their lot. They have given up on any chance for 'Negotiations.' (Which, quite frankly, was useless.) Israel has no time left for "negotiations" with a people bent on their destruction. They can justifiably tell the balance of the world to pound sand and do whatever it must to secure its sovereignty, its people and its borders. There will come a time again when America will stand with Israel. I hope she can last until then.
    Viva Israel!

    • lisa

      amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! G-d bless israel and the usa,may this sick world one day, stop condemning her for breathing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BS77

    any doubts left about the nature of this scourge on planet earth? only the most deluded liberals will continue to "nuance" and rationalize the terror and the hate into something legitimate.

  • Marty

    During my visits to Israel I've found remarkably little hatred toward palestinians. Israelis are mostly disturbed by the many palestinian parents who delight in sending their children to murder other children. palestinians, on the other hand, grow up on a diet of hatred of Jews, human progress, individual rights, and overall toleration. It is no wonder they are a primitive and pathetic people living only to kill and die.

    • lisa

      couldnt agree more, when will this demented, liberal, anti semetic world see that israel wants t o be left alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its the terrorists, stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u cant negotiate with monsters

  • Moishe Pupick

    Tu., 11/01/11 common era

    Such Moslem religious clerics, when they are killed, should be buried in pig skins. Seriously, this tactic would prevent a lot of innocent deaths.

  • 080

    If you lived in the desert rocks and trees would talk to you too. It is even said that burning bushes speak out. Besides which AIDS and pigs are a distinct improvement over Mudayris.

  • Ghostwriter

    Well,that slug Mudayris has some fans in this country. Their names are Flipside,Herman Caintonette,muchiboy,and others like them. His Jew hatred is either on level with them or has surpassed it to a level that they would admire.

    • PatriotX

      Ghostwriter, minds like those that you mentioned do not like anything to include any religious faiths that promote peace, ethics or morals. What kills me is the progressive-liberals that constantly accuse conservatives of being bigots or intolerant. What a joke!!!

  • PatriotX

    Something else for all the other Jew hating bigots on this page, ISLAMIC MILITANTS HATE JEWS, PERIOD!!!!!! They hated Jews before Israel was established as a Jewish nation state, they hated them after and they will probably hate them forever after. So, in light of this what does Israel have to do with anything? Israel could be called the state of Texas and as long as there is one Jew in it, will always be hated. It’s written in the Koran, so please, please, please stop this pathetic futile attempt to villanize the U.S. and Israel as the oppressors. Since it’s birth in that region of the world, Islam have been at constant war with anything and everything that’s not of Islam.

  • timeklek

    The Dude says' Israel Destroys Houses, Tree's etc. Yet Palestine was only inhabited by Migrant Bedouin's except for the keepers of 2 mosques in 1900. It was when Jews returned & made that Desert to Bloom did migration of Islam occur; to work for' Jews. Between 1893-1947 the Arab population of "Palestine" increased by a factor of 2.7 and very few, so called "Palestinian Muslims" can claim more than 3 generations in that land. Israeli's have been constant occupants for 3,000 years.