PM to A-G: Investigate J'lem mufti for incitement
LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2012 12:59
Sheikh Muhammad Hussein says he was only quoting a passage in the Hadith that calls for killing Jews, not calling for it himself.
Prime Minister Netanyahu at cabinet meeting Photo: Emil Salman / Pool / Haaretz
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday called on Attorney-General Yehuda
Weinstein to open an investigation into Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein
for incitement after he was recorded quoting a passage by the Islamic
prophet Muhammad in the Hadith that calls for the killing of Jews.
"These are grave words that the world needs to condemn," Netanyahu said.
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to the allegations of incitement on Israel Radio Sunday, Sheikh
Muhammad Hussein denied inciting the murder of Jews, saying he was just
quoting the Islamic text. "I can't change the Hadith," he added.
Uzi Landau, speaking at the cabinet meeting on the occasion of
International Holocaust Memorial Day noted, "this is not coming from
Hamas, which we are used to - this is coming from Palestinian Authority
television. If that is not anti-Semitism, then I don't know what is."
Netanyahu, on Holocaust memorial day, said that "today, like 70 years
go, there are people who wanted to exterminate the Jewish people." But
unlike in the past, he continued, Jews have the means to defend
"The Jewish people and the Israeli government have the right, the
obligation and the capability to prevent another extermination of the
Jewish people or an attack against its country," Netanyahu said.
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