In a recent TV interview Salah Sultan, a prominent member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, cited the notorious anti-Semitic forgery the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as well as predicting the end of Israel and the United States. According to a MEMRI translation of Dr. Sultan’s comments:
Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Dr. Sallah Sultan, which aired on Sada Al-Balad TV on February 22, 2012:
Sallah Sultan: There are media outlets aimed at distracting our young boys and girls with all kinds of… All of this is mentioned in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Nothing is new. Interviewer: Ah, what happens is mentioned there… Sallah Sultan: It is a plot to completely distract the youth of our nation from the cause [of Palestine]by applying pressure on these young people through various means – through sex, drugs, play, and games on the Internet. […]
By the grace of Allah, we broke the backs of Hosni Mubarak and his henchmen. Can we not do the same with regard to this gang of cowardly sons of Zion? Allah said about them: “They will not fight you, save from fortified cities or from behind walls.” Interviewer: But if we fight Israel, we would be fighting the US as well… Sallah Sultan: Why not? Indeed, we will fight Israel and all those who are behind it. Even if Europe in its entirety is behind it… The people of Gaza are wretched, but they are lions. They are real men. Did they not humiliate the US, Europe, and anybody who ever gave weapons, money, and aid to the Zionist entity? They entered Gaza in order to defeat it, but they were defeated themselves. Wasn’t Israel defeated in Lebanon and vanquished in Gaza? Interviewer: True. Sallah Sultan: Allah is present in this equation, and He is capable of obliterating America and any other oppressor. This is a divine law.
[…] In a lecture in Dallas, America, I was explaining the Shu’ara chapter of the Koran, and I said: Allah destroyed the people in Noah’s time for the corruption of their faith, the people of Lot for the corruption of their morality, Jethro’s people for the corruption of their economy, the people of Thamud for the corruption of their industry, and Pharaoh’s people for the corruption of their politics, so what can we expect when all these forms of corruption are manifest in America? He will deliver a mortal blow at a time when no one expects it. […] “
In another recent TV interview Dr.Sultan called for young people to practice sports in order to prepare themselves for Jihad to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Another recent post discussed demands by Sultan for violent actions against Israeli by Egyptians, this time issuing a fatwa (religious ruling) calling for the killing of the Israeli ambassador on Alzajeera TV. A post from last week reported that Sultan had said it is permissible for any Egyptian to kill a Zionist met on Egyptian territory. 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 about his extremist statements 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 CV, now removed from the Internet, 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 expressed 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).