Yemani sermon: "O God, destroy the aggressive Zionists and the tyrant
[FBIS (US Government service) Translated Excerpt]
[With thanks to www.mideastweb.org/mewnews1.htm ]
Sanaa Republic of Yemen Television in Arabic, official
television station of the Republic of Yemen, on February 6, 2004 at 0926 GMT
carries a 21-minute live sermon from the Grand Mosque in Sanaa.
Shaykh Ahmad Abd-al-Razzaq al-Ruqayhi delivers the sermon. After
praising God, the messenger, and his companions, he urges Muslims to obey
and worship God, stressing that faith without virtue is useless. Although
some countries have discovered the atom and controlled energy, he says,
their civilization "is fragile because it has not been built on global
pillars but on domination and competing to make tools of destruction." The
imam asks: "Has Western civilization achieved peace, stopped destruction,
and protected human rights? Has it provided security and refrained from
concocting conspiracies and spreading sedition?" Everything around us,
he says, shows that humanity "is looking for a solution, and the solution
lies in faith, or Islam, simply because spiritual vacuum produces anxiety
In conclusion, the imam beseeches God: "O God, have mercy on Muslims.
O God, support those supporting Islam and disappoint those disappointing
Muslims. O God, destroy the aggressive Zionists and the tyrant Americans
and shake the ground under their feet."