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Palestinian Authority Hatred of USA Continues (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) by Itamar Marcus 09/11/03)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Introduction:
In spite of the hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid to the Palestinian Authority, the PA continues to teach that the US is the enemy who is doomed to destruction by Islam, while expressing joy as US deaths mount in Iraq.

Possibly timed to coincide with the anniversary of 9-11, the official PA TV sermon from Gaza attacked the US this week, teaching that the coming fall of the US will be similar to the fall of ancient Rome. The battle with the US is presented as Islam´s battle against Rome and the USA, like Rome, would fall.

In addition, a cartoon in the official daily this week showed a wife and child waving to the US plane as it leaves for Iraq, while crying as a flying coffin returns, draped in an American flag. This mocking of Americans crying over their dead, is a continuation of PA policy of supporting Iraq before and during the war, while calling for the killing of American and British soldiers.

The text of the sermon follows the cartoon below:

Official Sermon on PA TV, September 5, 2003, Ibrahim Madiras:
“If we go back 1400 years in time, we find that history is repeating itself, worshipers of Allah. The Prophet Mohammed … was besieged by two powers, Persia in the east and Rome in the west. These represent the Soviet Union and America of today. Persia represents Russia in the east, and America stands for Rome in the west. Persia fell first in the east, just as Russia fell first in the east, and America will fall, may it be Allah’s will, just as Rome fell in the west. However [the fall of] Rome necessitated further challenges, closing of ranks and Muslim sacrifices. The battle with Rome, in which its power ceased, necessitated challenges and resistance from the Muslims, just as America today, her allies and proteges, the Zionists and others, necessitate further sacrifices from our side and closing ranks, oh Muslims, and we will be victorious … By closing ranks the prophet succeeded in overcoming Rome, the strongest state, which is equivalent to America today, without the fall of even one Muslim Shahid [Martyr]…
The Prophet succeeded, through Muslim unity and arousing faith, in overcoming the America of then, just as we will defeat America, as long as it supports our enemy, as long as it adheres to its positions against our people, our issue and our holy places, and against our people and its leadership, as long as it adheres to these wicked positions. We will defeat her, may it be the will of Allah. We see America as the number one enemy, as long as it support our enemy. Aren´t we killed by American planes? Are our homes not being destroyed by American tanks? Are we not being bombed by American missiles..."


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