Saudi Shaykh Khayyat on Government TV calls on God “to deal with the tyrannical Jews and their supporters” and bring about their defeat.
# 1 Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV1 in Arabic, official television station of the Saudi Government, at 0928 GMT 17 May 2002 carries a live sermon from the holy mosque in Mecca.
Shaykh Usamah Ibn-Abdallah Khayyat delivers the sermon, which he begins by saying: “O Muslims, God has willed that the fire of the battle of destiny must not die down, but remain ablaze until He inherits the earth and all that is on it. For it is a battle of right against falsehood, guidance against deviation, and faith against infidelity. Indeed, it is the intifadah of goodness against evil in all shapes and colors, regardless of the different flags, many soldiers, big plots, and serious dangers. This battle is not a new development, but continuous chapters that go back in history, as related in the Holy Koran.”
The imam refers to the battles fought by the prophets; namely, Abraham against idol-worshippers, Moses against the Pharaohs, Muhammad against the Qurayshi infidels of Mecca, and, in recent history, Salah-al-Din against the crusaders in Jerusalem. He then says: “The intifadah by Muslims in Muslim Palestine today is a link in the chain of the battle of destiny. It is a living example of the confrontation between right, which is the defense of religion, holy places, freedom, dignity, and honor, and falsehood, which is usurpation, aggression, and violation of sanctities and holy places.”
Continuing, the imam says: “The battle of destiny is long and with continuous links. But, as in the past when God made right triumph over falsehood and gave victory to the faithful and humiliated the infidels, He would also give victory to Islam and make it raise the flag of right on Jerusalem and its vicinity and humiliate the criminal and tyrannical Jews so they would be a lesson for everyone.”
The imam continues with the theme of “victory of right against falsehood” in the second part of his sermon, saying that the hope for victory should prompt Muslims “to stick to their rights” until God fulfills His promise. He concludes with a prayer to God to support Islam, unify Muslims and guide their steps on what is right, and give victory to the mujahidin in Palestine, Kashmir, and Chechnya. He also prays to God “to deal with the tyrannical Jews and their supporters” and bring about their defeat.
#2 Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia TV2 in Arabic, official television station of the Saudi Government, at 0931 17 May 2002 carries a live sermon from the holy mosque in Medina.
Shaykh Ali al-Hudhayfi delivers the sermon, which he devotes to repentance, calling on worshippers to repent to God and atone for their sins. He concludes with a prayer to God to strengthen Islam and Muslims, humble infidelity and infidels, and destroy the enemies of religion. He also prays for the unity of Muslims and the victory of “our brethren in Palestine.”