Toronto Star defends Islamist who preached for the Al-Aqsa mosque to be purified from the filth of the Jews
Today, the Toronto Star published an article alleging the innocence of imam Ayman Elkasrawy who during a sermon in Arabic last year called for the Al Aqsa mosque to be purified from the filth of the Jews.
The author is now maintaining that the Elkasrawy’s sermon was mistranslated and then used to spark anti-Muslim sentiments.
According to Nazir Harb Michel, a sociolinguist and “Islamophobia” researcher in Washington DC, the more accurate translation of “Purify the Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews,” is “cleanse Al-Aqsa from the Jews’ desecration.” The article then proceeds to justify such vitriol, as if the latter statement is any less anti-Semitic by claiming “Jews” is often used in Arabic as a representation of “Israeli Forces” and of course, the imaginary and non-existent Israeli occupation of the Al-Aqsa mosque.
According to the international, pan-Islamist political organization, Hizb Ut-Tahrir, the initial translation is accurate.
The organization, which describes its ideology as Islam, has the aim of re-establishing “the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate)” or Islamic state has on its site a collection of Arabic supplications along with their English translations.
There can be found part of what was spoken by Elkasrawy at the Toronto Masjid last year.
O Armies stationed in the barracks… Is it not time for you to rise and shake off the dust of humiliation off your Ummah… Is it not time for your large army chanting the Takbeer to liberate Al-Aqsa from the filth of the Jews…
So it begs the question, why did the Toronto Star go to such great lengths to defend Islamic Jew hatred being expressed in a Toronto mosque?
Amar Shahin: “Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews”
Ali Abu Ahmad: “Oh Allah, protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!”
Friday sermon in Gaza: “until this holy land is purified from the filth of the Jews”
Omar Abu Sara: “Allah, hasten the day when the Al-Aqsa Mosque is cleansed of their [Jews] filth”
Copenhagen Friday Sermon: “[Allah] will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Zionist”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “crush the Jewish entity and purify the holy land of their filth”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “Don’t you yearn for the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews?”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “preserving the holy sites, and liberating Al-Aqsa Mosque and ridding it from the filth of the Jews”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “… has it been purified by our armies from the filth of the usurping Jews?”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “…purifying for them the Earth from the filth of the oppressing Jews”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “We tell them, that the liberation of the blessed land from the filth of Jews is in your capacity”
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “Is it not time for your large army chanting the Takbeer to liberate Al-Aqsa from the filth of the Jews”