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MEMRI: Egyptian Cleric: I Am 'Absolutely' Calling to Wage Jihad Against Jews

MEMRI: Special Dispatch | No. 2254 | February 20, 2009
Egypt/Antisemitism Documentation Project
Egyptian Cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar: The Arab World Is Ruled By the Scum of
the Earth and the Garbage of All Nations; I Am 'Absolutely' Calling to Wage
Jihad Against the Jews, Who Are Devils in Human Form

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Zaghloul
Al-Naggar, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 6, 2009.

To view this clip, visit www.memritv.org/clip/en/2033.htm .

To view the MEMRI TV page for Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar, visit
www.memritv.org/subject/en/638.htm . (1)


"The West Wanted To Avenge Its Defeat In The Crusades, So It Gathered These
Dispersed [Jewish] Communities... And Planted Them In The Heart Of The Arab
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "I have written about the conspiracy against the
Palestinian people, and about how this abominable conspiracy was hatched by
Britain and France, in collaboration with several Western countries. In our
days, this conspiracy has been adopted by the U.S.

"This conspiracy has many causes. The West wanted to avenge its defeat in
the Crusades, so it gathered these dispersed [Jewish] communities - the scum
of the earth and garbage of the nations - and planted them in the heart of
the Arab world, thus saying to us: 'We've returned, after you drove us out
of this blessed land.'

"The Jews used to live a life of squalor and humiliation, and were fought
and persecuted in Europe and the whole world. I lived in Britain from the
early 1960s, and many stores and restaurants still had a 'no dogs, no Jews'
sign. The Jews wanted to escape the humiliation imposed on them by the West,
and to shift it to the Arab nation. In this case, two goals coincided: The
Jews' goal was to have a state, which would protect them from their
humiliation all over the world, and the goal of the West was to avenge its
defeat in the Crusades, by returning to the region.

"This conspiracy began in the 17th century CE, when the Jews convinced the
British to form the Zionist-Crusader Committee. This committee devised the
general outlines of the conspiracy. Later, Europe, because of its hatred for
the Islamic Caliphate, launched a fierce war of attrition against the
Islamic countries, and the Caliphate eventually collapsed.


"In the tenth century CE, there was a kingdom called the Khazar kingdom,
near the Caspian Sea, which was called the Khazar Sea back then. This
kingdom was ruled by a tyrannical dictator, who fabricated lies about his
neighbors, just as Israel does today. Throughout history, the Jews have
excelled at getting close to rulers. They got close to Bulan, the king of
the Khazars, and convinced him to convert to Judaism. King Bulan converted,
and made Judaism the religion of the Khazar kingdom. Most of the people who
belong to Judaism today are of Khazar origin. They come from Mongol Tatar
races, which have nothing to do with the Arab region, or with Jacob,
Abraham, and Moses. Therefore, the Jewish claim to a right to this land is
totally groundless." [...]

I Am 'Absolutely' Calling To Wage Jihad Against the Jews
"The Jews have never been faithful to agreements."

Interviewer: "Right."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "That is how they are described in the Koran. They are
not faithful to treaties or agreements. They depend upon American and
Western aid. We - the Arab states, governments, and officials - made a huge
mistake in dealing with this as a political issue, when it is, in fact, a
religious issue."

Interviewer: "An issue of faith."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "The Prophet Muhammad said: 'If [the enemy] treads upon
even an inch of Muslim land, Jihad becomes a duty, and a child should set
out on Jihad even without his parents' permission, a wife without her
husband's permission, and a slave without his master's permission.'"

Interviewer: "So are you calling to wage Jihad?"

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Absolutely. There is no solution..."

Interviewer: "But who has the right to declare Jihad?"

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Let me be clear. Jihad is the only way to resolve this
issue. With the Jews, one cannot achieve anything by means of peace, or a
settlement, or open borders, or diplomatic and commercial ties. They are
devils in human form. Many people think that Judaism is a religion, but
today's Jews are not really Jews, and have nothing to do with Moses and the
Torah. They are a gang of evil thieves who stole this land. By nature, a
thief who knows he has no right to the land imposes his presence by means of
force, by bloodshed, by excessive massacres, by excessive killings, and by
destruction, in order to prove that he has rights in this region."

Interviewer: "True."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "This is the nature of thieves."

Interviewer: "Right."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "It is inconceivable that we deal with this band of
thieves as a state. We made a big mistake by treating them as a state. This
is not a state. These are gangs of evil thieves and murderers..." [...]

"The Arab World is Ruled by the Scum of the Earth and the Garbage Of All
Nations... Not a Single Arab Leader Understands or Implements Islam"
Interviewer: "Yes."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "There is not a single Arab leader who understands or
implements Islam

"By occupying the Arab and Islamic countries, the Western world has managed
to exclude Islam completely from the decision-making. All kinds of impure
scoundrels seized power. The Arab world is ruled by the scum of the earth
and the garbage of all nations. We pray that Allah will guide them. Either
that, or that He would relieve us of them all."

Interviewer: "Yes."

Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "There is not a single Arab leader who understands or
implements Islam.


"I blame the Islamic countries as well, not just the Arab countries. I say
to Iran: Where are your missiles? You raise the banner of Islam, but where
are your missiles? Where are all the soldiers you parade in military
marches? I say to Hizbullah: Where are your missiles? When will you use
them, if not now? I say to Syria, part of whose land has been occupied for
over 30 years: Where is your army? Where are your missiles?"
(1) See also MEMRI: Special Dispatch No. 2092, "Prominent Egyptian Cleric
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: Global Economic Crisis is 'War Waged By Allah'; Economy
Should Be Based 'On Healthy Islamic Principles'; U.S. Will Be 'Totally
Annihilated,'" October 23, 2008,
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP209208; MEMRI
Special Dispatch No. 2055, "Internationally Recognized Egyptian
Geologist/Cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar on Al-Jazeera: Old, New Testaments Are
Forgeries," September 18, 2008,
http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP205508, and

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