Jordanian Imam: Only Sword ‘Will Resolve the Struggle with the Zionists’
During a sermon at the Al-Zaytoonah University Mosque in Amman, Jordan, on November 3, Dr. Ahmad Shahrouri reprimanded politicians as being “fraudulent” and said violence is the only thing that will resolve the struggle between the “Islamic Nation” and Zionists.
“Nothing will resolve the struggle with the Zionists but the sword,” Shahrouri said, according to video taken from his personal YouTube page and transcribed by MEMRI TV. “The politicians can spare their efforts. Oh fraudulent politicians, thank you for wasting a hundred years of the life of the Islamic nation … Nothing will resolve this struggle but pure swords in humble hands. Blessings upon the Prophet Muhammed.”
Shahrouri concluded his sermon with, “Allah willing, the Zionists will not complete their century (in Palestine).”
On October 26, 1994, Israel and Jordan reached a peace agreement called the “Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” The treaty addressed land and water disputes and included a pledge that ensures neither country would allow its territory to become used for military strikes against the other by a third country.
Egypt became the first Arab nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel on March 26, 1979, following the Camp David Accords of 1978.
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