Arabic media is reporting that a Saleh Sultan, a prominent member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), has said it is permissible for any Egyptian to kill a Zionist met on Egyptian territory. According to a MEMRI translation of an Al-Shurouq report:
In an August 19 protest rally outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo, attended by some 200 Muslim Brotherhood members, Dr. Saleh Sultan, a shari’a lecturer at Cairo University and head of the Jerusalem Committee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), said that any Egyptian meeting a Zionist on Egyptian soil is entitled to kill him, just like Israel killed the Camp David Accords.
Source: Al-Shurouq (Egypt), August 19, 2011
An earlier post reported that Dr. Sultan is one of the featured speakers at a planned camp of new European converts to Islam sponsored by A Dutch organization with ties to the Global Muslim Brotherhood. In April 2010, Dr. Sultan accused Jews of using Christian blood for Matzoh (substitute for bread used during the Jewish holiday of Passover) in an example of what is called “blood libel”, the accusations that Jews use human blood in religious rituals. (Historically these are accusations that the blood of Christian children is especially coveted and date back to the 1st Century .)
Dr. Salah Sultan (aka Solah Sultan, Sallah Sultan) had left the U.S. following negative press reports in the U.S. media which led the authorities there to suspend his application for American citizenship and, as discussed in a previous post, relocated to Bahrain in 2007. Dr Sultan’s online resume indicates that he is or was a member of several important U.S. and European Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the European Council for Fatwa and Research, the Fiqh Council of North America, and the Islamic American University, closely associated with the Muslim American Society (MAS).This resume also expresses Dr. Soltan’s vision “To live happily. To die as a martyr.” Another previous post discussed some of Dr. Sultan statements including an appearance on Saudi TV where Dr. Sultan asserted that the US planned the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for terrorizing the world and praising Osama bin Laden confidante Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani. A recent MEMRI TV report identified previously virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American comments made by Dr. Sultan on Egyptian TV in late December. Another post discussed a seminar featuring Dr. Sultan sponsored by the European Assembly for Imams and Spiritual Guides, closely associated with the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe (FIOE).