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    Top Saudi Imam Calls for Killing Shia, Jews, Christians in Prayer Broadcast

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    Video of a daily prayer service at the Saudi Arabian Masjid al-Ḥarām, the largest mosque in the world, reveals a top Saudi imam calling for the killing of Shia Muslims, Jews, and Christians. This as the West continues to send billions of dollars worth of military aid to Riyadh.

    Masjid al-Ḥarām, also known as the Sacred Mosque, or the Great Mosque of Mecca, surrounds the holiest place in Islam, the Kabba, in the city of Mecca. It is the center toward which Muslims globally pray, and the primary destination for pilgrimages.

    “O Allah, grant victory, dignity and empowerment to our brothers Mujahideen (Jihadists) in Yemen,” the imam sings in Arabic. “In Sham (Syria), and Iraq, and everywhere. O Lords of the Worlds grant them victory over the godless Rafidah (Shia Muslims).”

    The prayer was broadcast live on Egyptian TV channel Al-Qahera Wal Nas.

    “Grant them victory over the treacherous Jews, and over the spiteful Christians, and over the untrusted hypocrites,” the imam intones. “O Allah, grant them victory, help and strength.”

    Meanwhile, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir appeared on CNN on Tuesday, lecturing Syria on human rights, as Riyadh continues to bomb civilians and hospitals in Yemen.

    On August 15, at least 11 people were killed and 19 injured in a Saudi-led airstrike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital. The week prior there were attacks on a food processing plant and a school.

    “This is the fourth attack against an MSF facility in less than 12 months. Once again, today we witness the tragic consequences of the bombing of a hospital. Once again, a fully functional hospital full of patients and MSF national and international staff members, was bombed in a war that has shown no respect for medical facilities or patients. An aerial bomb hit the hospital compound, causing 11 people to lose their lives,” MSF desk manager for the Emergency Unit in Yemen, Teresa Sancristóval, told the Guardian.

    Since 2010, after then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a large donation from the Saudi government, the US authorized a record $60 billion in military sales to the nation. Over $48 billion in weapon sales have already been made. This is more than triple the $16 billion authorized under George W. Bush.

    In 2015 the Saudi government received permission to buy hundreds of air-defense missiles for $5.4 billion in September, four military ships for $11.25 billion in October, and 22,000 smart and general-purpose bombs for $1.29 billion in November, according to Reuters.

    Earlier this month, the Obama Administration proposed the sale of another $1.15 billion in tanks, machine guns and other US military equipment to Saudi Arabia, leaving many lawmakers asking who the regime would kill with the weaponry.

    "Saudi Arabia is an unreliable ally with a poor human rights record," Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), told Reuters. "We should not rush to sell them advanced arms and promote an arms race in the Middle East. I will work with a bipartisan coalition to explore forcing a vote on blocking this sale."

    House representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) of California is also vocally opposing arms sales to the kingdom.

    "I believe the Saudi military's operational conduct in Yemen and the killing of civilians with US-made weapons have harmed our national security interests, and I will continue to oppose any arms sale that contributes to its operations in that arena," Lieu stated.

    Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) called the arms deal “the last thing the US should do.”

    "Saudi Arabia's dangerous and reckless use of cluster munitions and other weapons has already harmed and killed countless innocent civilians. The last thing the United States should do is sell them more than a billion dollars' worth of additional arms and military equipment," he says.

    "As a world leader, America has a solemn responsibility to stand up for human rights and help protect the lives of innocent civilians," McGovern stated. "This arms sale sends the wrong signal to Saudi Arabia and undercuts the strong concerns expressed by the US, the United Nations and other countries about the Saudis' failure to take the necessary steps to avoid civilian casualties."

    Congress will have a 30-day window to block the sale after reconvening from a summer break next month.

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    • Zoanthropy
      Close the Borders...
    • michael
      at least he's not prejudist against any one group...(sarcasm)
    • karlof1
      Gee, sounds like a Daesh sermon; I wonder why?!
    • Martinoin reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1, Daesh has it's origin from Saudi. Like father, like son!!!
    • mounir.assi
      Look at that criminal, that croock,that asshole talking about Russia who will not save Bashar, stupid animal, stupid criminal,stupid puppet, Russia has broken your wings and the whole world wings, Bashar will stay and Bashar has won, with all the billions you paid like a donkey.
    • mounir.assi
      This is Saudis people of Shit, and this people supported by Us and all Europe. I hope that one day all countries supporting this Arabs will pay a good price for supporting animals.
      How the international community let a criminal like this one talks like that about Shia,Christians,Jews. That is not tolerated. The biggest animals are the Wahabbis, who are not even Muslims but criminals, they are Isis,they are al qaeda they are the whole terrorists in this world.
    • Alektrion
      A bunch of primitive childlike animals worshiping a black meteorite. Pathetic.
    • energy
      Vehhabism in Saudi Arabia and other perverted religious sects in others create very dangerous hatred against humanity.Peoples must follow only science as leading not religions.
    • Athanasios
      I am surprised you are surprised by the imam's call. About 1,5 million Christians have been the subject of genocide in the MENA in the last five years. This didn't just pappen by itself, but with the support of the Salafists.
    • horseguards
      If I (an atheist) went to Saudi and killed a few Sunni muslims, would I be prosecuted for murder (of course, separately, I would be prosecuted as an apostate)? Or, if I believe my fellow non-muslims' lives are threatened here in the UK by the fatwah would I have a legitimate defence to kill sunni muslims here in the UK? A pre-emptive strike the US calls it.
    • NATOisEVIL
      If I yelled things like this, like kill Muslims etc. The western MSM would immediately let me get the first side with big letters calling me racist, Nazi and a shame for humanity. And the Muslims would cry and scream, look at poor us how awful the world are to us.
    • v76
      Worried!? this scared, weak race can't even make inroads into Yemen armed to the teeth with merikan weapons (maybe thats the problem) yet they want to start a fight with basically everyone on the planet............... yawn.
    • Agus Nizami
      Wahhabi and Saudi Arabia should be destroyed. It's the source of terrorism. It's funny that US sell its advanced weapons such as F15, Abrams tanks, and missiles to Saudi Arabia.
    • nshahhsh
      That's what you call the wahabbism doctrines.. they think God loves only the wahhabis and/or Muslims ie, sunnies Syiahs.. bla.. bla.. bla..! They think Satan created the rest...! Guess.. the wahhabis are getting crazier..!Really hope someone will chopped off that idiot's tongue.. @ head..!
    • nshahhshin reply tokarlof1(Show commentHide comment)
      karlof1,
      Yes.. they are the father of DAESH.. DAESH don't even touch israhell.. and those inbreed wahhabis are their cousins..! These are the children of Satan that always go against humanity..!
    • nshahhshin reply toAgus Nizami(Show commentHide comment)
      Agus Nizami,
      No worries, these are the backwards inbreed nomads.. they can't fly it anyway..!
    • Drain the swamp
      There is enough evidence on video to kill this war criminal by dragging him through the streets of Damascus together with saud leadership. And it will happen someday.
    • hp
      How about someone kills you, instead?
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