A Miami-based imam criticized those who seek peace and normalization with Jews, whom he referred to as “the offspring of apes and pigs” that are behind all corruption worldwide, in a Friday sermon.
Imam Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi’s speech at the North Miami Islamic Center was posted to the mosque’s Facebook page and translated this week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“Some people talk about peace and normalization and say that these are good people… Are you crazy? You are fools, that is what you are,” Kablawi said, likely referring to the recent signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel and various Arab and Muslim-majority states.
Israel established ties last year with the UAE and Bahrain in a US-brokered deal known as the Abraham Accords. Sudan, Morocco, and Kosovo followed suit shortly after.
Miami Imam Dr. Fadi Yousef Kablawi: There Can Be No Peace, Normalization with the Brothers of Pigs and Apes; Jews Refuse…
“You sold your religion, your people, your creed, your nations, and your nationalism, and you stand for nothing, because you are losers,” the imam said, adding that “you have nothing to stand up for, so you seek your honor from others… Who do you go to? The brothers of the apes and pigs. Huh? The offspring of pigs and apes – that’s who you seek you honor from?”
Extremist Islamists have often referred to Jews as pigs and apes, based on their interpretation of certain Quranic verses.
Kablawi’s Friday sermon also blamed Jews for spreading “corruption” upon the land.
“Criminals — [those] people are criminals. There is no corruption in the world that the [Jews] are not behind. [You should] know it for a fact,” he said.
According to MEMRI, Kablawi is a dentist and had immigrated to the United States from Jordan.