MEMRI Special Dispatch |2917| April 20, 2010
On Al-Jazeera TV, Calls for Jihad at a Kuwaiti Student Union Rally; Kuwaiti
MP: 'The War Foretold By the Prophet Muhammad... Is Drawing Near... This Is
a War Of Religion, Not Just a War Between Arabs and Israelis'
At a rally of the Kuwaiti Student Union in support of the Palestinian cause,
Kuwait poet Ahmad Al-Kandari led the crowd in chanting, "We are the soldiers
of Hamas, and Jihad is our path." Kuwaiti MP Jama'an Al-Harbash told the
crowd: "The war foretold by the Prophet Muhammad... is drawing near... this
is a war of religion, not just a war between Arabs and Israelis"; Kuwaiti
student leader 'Abd Al-'Aziz Dahi Al-Fadhli said "Today is the day for
declaring Jihad... There is no path of reconciliation and negotiations
Jihad and Jihad alone"; and Kuwaiti Salafi leader Hamed Al-'Ali called to
establish a Kuwaiti Hamas movement.
The following are excerpts from the rally, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on
March 29, 2010.
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Kuwaiti Poet: "We Are the Soldiers of Hamas, and Jihad is Our Path... We
Will Never Recognize Israel"
Kuwait poet Ahmad Al-Kandari: "We call upon the Arab rulers to stop being
naοve, to stop submitting [peace] initiatives, to stop tormenting the
Palestinian people, to stop being so feeble and weak, and to support the
mujahideen of Hamas, not [Mahmoud] Abbas, the traitor.
"I call upon everybody to repeat after me: [sings]
"The fortresses will never fall as long as our blood flows.
"The fortresses will never fall..."
Crowds: "As long as our blood flows."
Ahmad Al-Kandari: The fortresses will never fall
Crowds: "...As long as our blood flows."
Ahmad Al-Kandari: "We are the soldiers of Hamas, and Jihad is our path.
"We are the soldiers of Hamas, and Jihad is our path.
"Generation after generation we will never recognize Israel.
"Generation after generation we will never..."
Crowds: "...Recognize Israel."
Ahmad Al-Kandari: "We will never ever..."
Crowd: "...Recognize Israel."
Ahmad Al-Kandari: "Oh generation, strive for victory, and accept nothing
less than victory. Tell the night about the men on the battlefront, who
felled heresy with a deadly blow. We lay in wait, watching them advance,
with a well-planned ambush ready for them. A voice arose: 'Kill them,
inflict endless wounds upon them.'
"This is a message to the Zionists, the murderous, treacherous, and
occupying Zionists, the Zionists who rob our history and steal our
antiquities. Say to Zion: We have brought slaughter upon you, and we shall
watch you dying. You will encounter our army of Al-Qassam, for whom death
serves as a cloak.
"Say to Zion: 'We have brought slaughter upon you, and we shall watch you
dying. You will encounter our army of Al-Qassam, for whom death serves as a
cloak. We have turned your trickery back against you with soldiers who do
not hesitate to slaughter you.' A voice arose: 'Kill them, inflict endless
wounds upon them.'" [...]
Kuwaiti MP: "The War Foretold By the Prophet Muhammad... Is Drawing Near...
This Is a War Of Religion, Not Just a War Between Arabs and Israelis"
Kuwait MP Jama'an Al-Harbash: "Allah willing, a war will be waged between us
and them the war foretold by the Prophet Muhammad: 'Judgment Day will not
come before you fight the Jews with them on the west bank of the river,
and you on the east bank and the trees and the stones will say: Oh Muslim,
oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.' This war
is drawing near, Allah willing."
Crowds: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad has begun its
return. The army of Muhammad has begun its return."
Jama'an Al-Harbash: "That day draws near, my dear ones. As for the [Arab]
regimes, the obstacles, the countries of surrender and appeasement, and
those who have forsaken the holy places and the land, in their efforts to
cling to their seats and pass them on [to their sons] they will be
trampled underfoot by the mujahideen.
"The promise of Allah is more true than theirs. The word of Allah is more
true than theirs. The blood of the mujahideen is more true than their lies
and deceit. This is a war of religion, not just a war between Arabs and
Israelis, or a war between liberators and occupiers. This is an ideological
war, an Islamic war, which will end in victory only under the banner of
Jihad. The glory of this war will not be earned by Abu Mazen and the
collaborators. It will be earned by the mujahideen." [...]
Kuwaiti Student Leader: "Today is the Day for Declaring Jihad"
Kuwait student leader 'Abd Al-'Aziz Dahi Al-Fadhli: "History has proven,
ever since 1948, that peace with the sons of Zion is to no avail, and that
the only option is the Islamic resistance and support for the Islamic
"We say to our Arab regimes: Today is the day of support for the resistance.
Today is the day for declaring Jihad. There is no path of reconciliation and
negotiations Jihad, and Jihad alone.
"Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return!" [...]
Kuwaiti Salafi Leader: Establish Kuwaiti Hamas Movement; "Anybody With a
'Resistance Card' Is Welcome In Kuwait"
Kuwaiti Salafi leader Hamed Al-'Ali: "Why not establish a Kuwaiti Hamas
movement? With Kuwaiti youth and Kuwaiti activists, it would be considered
an extension of the resistance in Palestine. It would encourage this
resistance and extend a hand from Kuwait to Palestine, so that everybody
could unite around a single cause the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
"Dear brothers and sisters, mobilize the activists against the political
institutions and politicians, and pressure them to re-open the offices of
Hamas, not just in Kuwait, but through the Gulf. The Kuwaiti offices of
Hamas and of other resistance factions should be open. Let them come here
without visas. Why give in to American threats? Yes, let them come without
visas. Anybody with a 'resistance card' is welcome in Kuwait, while anybody
who fights the resistance is unwelcome in Kuwait." [...]
Little boy [singing]: "There is no god but Allah. Allah loves the martyrs.
You have taught us what it means to be a man. All the money in the world
will not make us forget." [...]
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