TEL AVIV – An Imam from Gaza said in a sermon broadcast on Hamas TV that the coronavirus is a “Allah (God) soldier” sent to harm western countries without affecting Palestinians and Muslims.
A clip released by the MiddleRI Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows Gazan Imam Jamil Al-Mutawa saying that the virus was part of God’s revenge on the United States peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Imam on Hamas TV Sermon on Friday, the day before coronavirus cases confirmed in Gaza: This virus is an Allah soldier; Muslims are the least affected pic.twitter.com/Ww5PII9Dv0
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“See how someone who is opting for the A-Aqsa Mosque is being shattered to the very bottom,” he said. “This is the greatness of Allah!”
“They talk about 25 million people infected in only one of fifty states in the United States. Allah be praised,” he said.
“Look at the gaps in Israeli streets and see how this mosque is smashed,” Mutawa told a crowd of hundreds of the white mosque in Gaza.
“It unlocks the coronavirus against the people behind the (century) bad deal,” Mutawa said.
Two days after the video broadcast by Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, the first two cases were confirmed in the Gaza Strip.
Sixty cases of virus have been confirmed in the Palestinian-governed areas of the West Bank.
Iran, a Muslim country, has one of the highest cases of virus in the world.
Mutawa is not the first Muslim cleric to refer to COVID-19 as “Allah’s Soldier”.
A preacher on Palestinian Authority official TV said the virus “is one of Almighty God’s soldiers” and said that God “linked him to those who attack his believers.”
For his part, the Tunisian cleric Bechir Ben Hassen, who lives in France, also left no doubt about the damage to the deadly virus.
“The virus is a soldier in Allah’s army. Today, he is hitting people like insects,” he said.
It also goes without saying how the people in Muslim countries from Iran to Malaysia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and, of course, the Palestinian authority, are also affected by alarming rates.
“The true meaning of the epidemics is a judgment of God Almighty and a punishment. A judgment for believers and a punishment for a sinner,” the PA preacher said in a statement to the Palestinian Media Watch.
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“If they stand firm and trust in Allah, they will receive a great reward, and whoever dies in the epidemic deserves the reward of Martyrdom … If the epidemic hurts the non-believer, between the abusers and the aggressors, then this is the punishment … This virus (Crown) is one of the soldiers of Almighty God, and He linked it to those who attack his believers, “added the unidentified imam.
According to Ben Hassen, China was suffering from coronavirus because of the siege of one million Uyghur Muslims.
“Chinese authorities have laid siege to 1 million Uyghur Muslims, and now 50 million Chinese are bullied because of the virus and cannot find a cure for this because it is God’s will,” said Ben Hassen .
“Allah has soldiers, including angels, viruses and pests, and if he wants to present them to the public, nothing in heaven or on earth can stop him … Just as he drowned Pharaoh’s armies in the sea, he has given. victory over the Uyghurs by the Chinese authorities through the coronavirus, “he added.
Meanwhile, Canadian imam Hussein Amer said the coronavirus outbreak was due to the bat’s soup eaten by the Chinese who, he said, “eat everything that moves in the world …. including aborted human fetuses. “
“(I) in China believe they can eat anything in the moving world. I would have said that this excludes eating humans, but it turns out that they even eat fetuses.
“To Allah, this is freakish. They eat fetuses – aborted babies.”