Monday, April 14, 2008

Are you awake?

Hamas Cleric Predicts 'Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam'
(From Fox News)
Monday , April 14, 2008

A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam.

The fiery sermon, delivered by Yunis al-Astal and aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe."

"Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion," al-Astal preached, "so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security and consolidation of power, and even to conquests through da'wa and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world.

"Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad," he added.

Al-Astal last June preached how it was the duty of Palestinian women to martyr themselves by becoming homicide bombers. "The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom," he said in a June 23, 2007 interview.

"When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties," he said, calling Jews "the brothers of apes and pigs" who should "taste the bitterness of death."

Friday's rant repeated that theme: "Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam.

"I believe that our children, or our grandchildren, will inherit our jihad and our sacrifices, and, Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them.

"Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls – and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire at whose brink they stand."


Ma Beck said...

[Starts, wipes drool with back of hand.]

Huh? Wha?
Religion of peace, small minori ---- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..."

KitBrookside said...

Interesting how this dude says he thinks his children or grandchildren will be the ones who make his dream of the sacking of Rome come true...yet over here, the liberals are screaming bloody murder when Bush - and now McCain - say that we may well be over in the Middle East for the next 60 or 100 years or whatever.

I mean, HEL-LOOOOO, these people are in it for the long haul, if this guy is to be believed. Turn tail, pull chocks, and let them have their way? No thanks.

DigiHairshirt said...

I am sharpening my broadaxe now.

she said...

we need santiago matamoros to ride once again!

kit, thank you for your comment to me at catholic caveman's lair. youre right of course. i didnt give up so easily, but i did let disgust put a wedge between me and holy communion. thanks for caring enough to send a swift kick to my arse. i am in atlanta ...i will be looking for possibly a latin mass and maybe an opus dei confessor....dont know, but i heard you loud and clear. thank you.

Kit Brookside said...

Hi She - thanks for dropping by, and you're welcome...I spoke from past personal experience with the same feelings of disgust since moving to the Diocese of Rochester, but as my dear friend, a Nigerian priest, put it, "Do not let your pride send your soul away from God, do not help Satan rejoice in you." Whoa.

Pride works in both directions - from a sense of emptiness AND from being "overfilled". My husband's ultra-conservative Catholic brother and brood will not attend Mass when they come here to see his parents, granting themselves what they smugly call "traveler's dispensations," which I consider an ultimate expression of their pride and vanity. (If you're on the road and can't make it, fine, but when you're hanging out by the pool slugging back bloody marys for 2 successive Sunday mornings because you don't want to dirty your knees in a church within Bp. Clark's domain, not so much.) Like the good Catholic police are sitting there taking down names.

Hang in there, and stop by anytime!

Kit Brookside said...

P.S. She - have you ever done a holy hour of eucharistic adoration? It helps me when the tank's on empty.

Ma Beck said...


I have family in Hotlanta.

St. Francis de Sales is an amazing parish and the music is great, too.

Anonymous said...

Hmmn...Okay SHE, check out St. Francis de Sales and let us know! Inquiring minds, and all that...