PA sermon "O God, show us a black day for the Jews, the Americans, and their
[FBIS (US Government service) Translated Excerpt]
[With thanks to www.mideastweb.org/mewnews1.htm ]
Gaza Palestine TV in Arabic, official television station of the
Palestinian Authority, carries on 26 March 2004 at 0956 GMT a live sermon
from Zayid Bin-Sultan Al Nuhayyan mosque in Gaza.
Shaykh Ibrahim Mudayris delivers the sermon, which he begins by praising
God for "turning the execution of Shaykh Ahmad Yasin into a new life for the
Palestinian people and making his assassination a scandal for the alleged
misfit state, Israel." He hails the other martyrs who, he says, "were killed
by the US missiles, tanks, and planes in rancorous Zionist hands." He prays:
"O God, if we are unable to reply to the Jews, and if we are unable to
avenge for the blood of the martyrs, they are within your power, O Almighty
God. Show us the miracles of Your power on them. Show us a black day for the
The imam also hails the "blessing" of the martyrdom of Shaykh Ahmad
Yasin and says: "God made his assassination a call for the unity of the
Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian nation. His death or martyrdom turned out to
be a new life for this nation. How strange! The martyrdom of Shaykh Ahmad
Yasin has become a call for national unity on this land."
The imam continues: "It is not strange to see sparks coming out of the
eyes of President Yasir Arafat, as he announced a public general mourning in
all the institutions of this homeland for his comrade Shaykh Ahmad Yasin. It
is not strange to hear Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades threatening to reply and
avenge for Shaykh Ahmad Yasin before Al-Qassam Brigades. It is not strange
to find the brigades of all the other fronts threatening to reply even
before the sons of Yasin did." He says: "It is not strange to find the first
reply to his blood, assassination, and execution come from the Lebanese
Resistance men in Lebanon. Why not, after all, they are the brothers of the
Palestinian Resistance. Their reply came by making plans for the formation
of brigades named after the martyr, leader Shaykh Ahmad Yasin."
The imam continues with the same theme in the second sermon. He urges
Muslims to remain patience in face of Israel's crimes until the liberation
of Palestine. He also appeals to the Arab leaders who would meet in Tunis to
close their ranks.
The imam concludes with a prayer for unity. He prays to God to shake the
land under the Zionists and United States and its allies. He also prays: "O
God, show us a black day for the Jews, the Americans, and their supporters.
O God, avenge for the blood of our martyrs, besieged leaders, wounded,
prisoners, and deportees. O God, remove the injustice on us."