- Palestinian cleric who advocates the genocide of Jews
- “Everything wants vengeance on the Jews, on these pigs on the face of the earth.”
Sheik Ibrahim Madiras is a Palestinian Authority (PA) religious leader who openly advocates the genocide of Jews. He has not restricted his calls for the annihilation of the Jewish people to the confines of the mosque where he preaches, but rathehr has broadcast his murderous message on official PA Television, presenting the killing of Jews not merely as the will of Allah, but also as a necessary stage in history that should be carried out at the present time. To support these mandatory killings, he cites the Hadith – Islamic tradition attributed to Mohammed – expressing Allah’s will that Muslims must kill Jews before the “Hour” of Resurrection. Many times in recent years, Palestinian religious leaders and academics have taught publicly that this particular Hadith applies today. This teaching is a dominant motivating factor that drives terror against Israeli civilians, because it presents the killing of Jews as a religious obligation, not related to the conflict over borders, but as something inherent to Allah’s will.
In his Friday sermon of September 10, 2004, Madiras went on PA Television and told his listeners: “The Prophet said, the Resurrection will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice [in it], rejoice in Allah’s Victory. The Muslims will kill the Jews, and he will hide. The Prophet said: the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: oh servant of Allah, oh Muslim this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him! Why is there this malice? Because there are none who love the Jews on the face of the earth: not man, not rock, and not tree everything hates them. They destroy everything they destroy the trees and destroy the houses. Everything wants vengeance on the Jews, on these pigs on the face of the earth, and the day of our victory, Allah willing, will come.”
_This profile is adapted from the article “PA Religious Leaders Call for Genocide of Jews,” written by _Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on September 28, 2004.