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Palestinian cleric urges Muslims to rise up, nuke Israel

Sheikh looks to Pakistan, says his coreligionists should not expect Trump to bring about hoped-for nuclear wars

A Palestinian cleric urged the “nation of Islam” to bring down Muslim rulers and use Pakistani nuclear weapons to “eliminate the state of the Jews in one or two strikes.”

In a video posted online last week, whose translation was provided Wednesday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Sheikh Abd Al-Salam Abu Al-Izz warned Muslims not to expect US President-elect Donald Trump to bring about hoped-for nuclear wars. It wasn’t stated in which mosque Al-‘Izz was preaching.

“The Muslims’ reaction to Trump’s victory was: ‘Hopefully, he will destroy (the US) and sit on its ruins. May he engage in nuclear wars, from which (the Muslims) will emerge intact.’ This is not how things go,” he said.

“What is supposed to happen is that the nation of Islam will rise, and take its matters into its own hands. It should assume control and command over its armies. It should get rid of the governments, kings, sultans, sheikhs, and emirs. It should toss them into the garbage bin of history. It does not matter whether we hang them on the gallows or not. What matters is that we should kick them out and move forward.”

He urged: “We should take the armies and the weapons from them. We should take the Pakistani nuclear weapons from those criminals, and use them in the service of Islam. We should take these armies, and eliminate the state of the Jews in one or two strikes, and then bring Islam everywhere in the world.”

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