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Palestinian Authority’s Supreme Sharia Judge invokes Qur’an: “Kill them wherever you find them”

“Kill them wherever you find them” appears in the Qur’an at 2:191 and 4:89, and 9:5 says “kill the idolaters wherever you find them.”

Mahmoud Al-Habbash’s words here shows how seriously some Muslims today take these commands. 1,400 years have proven that individuals, groups and countries have been committing the worst abuses against humanity in the name of Islam. No other religion sanctions such abuses, which in the Islamic world are not only preached and acted upon by what Westerners call the most “radical jihadist groups,” but are propagated by the Islamic mainstream, including the highest authorities, such as Mahmoud Al-Habbash, in the Palestinian Authority, as well as those in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. Warfare against and subjugation of unbelievers is also taught at Cairo’s Al Azhar and by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the list goes on.

“PA: Quran commands fighting and permits killing Israelis,” by Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch, May 26, 2020:

Head of PA Islamic courts:

“If someone comes to attack me… my home… my land… my homeland… my property… my honor… my family… your existence… your rights… your souls.” What must be done? “I am commanded to fight him… I am allowed to kill him”

The radical Islamist ideology that one expects to hear from ISIS and Iran is taking over the Palestinian Authority’s religious ideology. One of the most important religious leaders in the PA has announced a list of 10 “transgressions” for which Palestinians are “commanded” to fight and “allowed” to kill the “transgressors.” The “transgressions” seem to have been carefully selected in order to turn every single Israeli into a target that every Palestinian Muslim is “commanded” to fight and “allowed” kill.

The set of capital transgressions was mentioned during a relgious [sic] lesson on official PA TV by Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas appointed to be both the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari’ah Justice, in addition to his being Abbas’ personal advisor on Islam until a year ago. His religious rulings are supreme in the PA.

The PA religious leader quoted from the Quran: “kill them,” and then defined who it is who should be killed. Feigning moderation, Al-Habbash first taught that people should not be killed without reason, whether “Muslims, infidels, idol worshippers, or people of the book [Jews and Christians].”

However, he said, there are 10 “transgressions” for which Muslims – and therefore Palestinians too – are commanded by Allah to fight, and kill if necessary. Although Al-Habbash didn’t mention Israel or Jews by name, it is clear from the context and from many years of demonization and libeling of Israelis and Jews by Al-Habbash and many other PA leaders that he was announcing to Palestinians that Israelis must be targeted.

The following are the PA’s 10 “transgressions”:

“If someone comes to attack me … my home… my land… my homeland… my property… my honor… my family… your existence… your rights… your souls.”

What must be done?

“I am commanded to fight him. I am commanded to confront him, I am commanded to resist him, and I am allowed to kill him if necessary as Prophet [Muhammad] said and as this verse said: “And kill them wherever you find them.” … as long as they are targeting… you are allowed to fight them, and also to kill them.”

[Official PA TV, Review, Feb, 2, 2020]

Palestinians who have been listening to the PA hate propaganda for decades undoubtedly understand that the “transgressors” who Mahmoud Al-Habbash is talking about are Israelis. The PA has been saying for years that these capital “transgressions” are exactly what Israelis are doing. The following are a few examples:

PA: Israel’s existence is an attack on “your land”….