A prominent preacher at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount taught worshipers this week that Jews will indeed build a new Temple in Jerusalem — dedicated to the devil.
“The Children of Israel will be forced — they will not concede — they will be forced to change their plans to build the Temple inside the structure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and will have to build it outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque… A Temple of heresy to worship the Devil,” Sheikh Khaled al-Mughrabi said in his lesson on Islam, which he teaches twice a week at the mosque, according to the watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch.
The reason for the devil-worship, he explains, is “because the Anti-Christ won’t appear unless this Temple is built and the Devil is worshipped there… [At the End of Days] we will follow the Jews everywhere. They will not escape us. They will not be able to escape us. The rock and tree will speak, according to the Hadith (tradition) of the Prophet [Muhammad]… and it is a reliable promise from the Prophet according to which the tree and the rock will speak and say: ‘O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’ The Children of Israel will all be exterminated, the Anti-Christ will be killed and the Muslims will live in comfort for a long time,” he said.
A video of the lesson was posted online at the al-Aqsa Mosque’s YouTube channel, and reposted with English translation to the PMW channel.
Mughrabi has a long history of anti-Semitic teachings from his pulpit.
Earlier this year, he was questioned by police after being videotaped telling his listeners that Jews kidnap non-Jewish children in order to extract their blood into barrels with nails. He has claimed Jews control the world’s wealth and use their control of the pharmaceutical industry to spread disease.
Mughrabi has also been caught on tape urging children in East Jerusalem to become “martyrs” by attacking Jews.
Israel has charged that Palestinian political and religious leaders are inciting the recent wave of Palestinian stabbings and other terror attacks against Israelis.