Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saudi Cleric: Smashing Skulls for Allah Is an Honor

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi told his television viewers last month that "the desire to shed blood, smash skulls, and sever simbs for the sake of Allah is an honor for the believer." The transcript of this video is chilling. The transcript, below, is courtesy of Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Watch the brief video at MEMRI's website (English subtitles; playtime is 2:04). Following are excerpts from an address by Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on July 19, 2010. Muhammad Al-Arifi: There is no doubt that a person whom Allah enables to sacrifice his soul, and to fight for the sake of Allah, has been graced with a great honor. The Prophet Muhammad said that the dust of battle for the sake of Allah and the smoke of Hell shall never meet in a man's nose. [...] Devotion to Jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. [...] Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight [the Muslims]. By Allah, the infidel countries today – the US and its allies – dare to fight the Muslims, to rape their women and turn them into widows, and to inflict their corruption on Islam and the Muslims on a daily basis only because they see that the Muslims do not even consider fighting the infidels and conquering their countries. [...] The Koranic verses that deal with fighting the infidels and conquering their countries say that they should convert to Islam, pay the jizya poll tax, or be killed. If the Muslims had implemented this, we would not have reached the humiliation in which we find ourselves today. Although Al-Arifi may not be representative of all muslim clerics, he is hardly unique among them. Al-Arifi is the kind of guy that Wilders warns us about. Al-Arifi is the kind of guy who urges terrorists to fly jets into skyscrapers. RELATED: Geert Wilders Warns America About Jihad (Videos)