A top imam in Saudi Arabia has called for the killing of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Jews in a prayer broadcast at the Masjid al-Haram mosque.
In a video showing a prayer service at the Great Mosque of Mecca, a top Saudi imam is heard praying to Allah to help the Yemeni jihadists achieve victory over Christians, Shia Muslims, and Jews. The Muslim cleric's prayer was broadcast live on Egypt's television channel Al-Qahera Wal Nas, Sputnik News details.
"O Allah, grant victory, dignity and empowerment to our brothers Mujahideen (Jihadists) in Yemen. In Sham (Syria), and Iraq, and everywhere. O Lords of the Worlds grant them victory over the godless Rafidah (Shia Muslims)," the Saudi imam is heard saying in Arabic in the video. "Grant them victory over the treacherous Jews, and over the spiteful Christians, and over the untrusted hypocrites. O Allah, grant them victory, help and strength."
In a similar incident, a video surfaced last month showing a young Muslim in Belgium walking down a street in the city of Verviers and praying to Allah to kill every Christian. The video has sparked outrage after the Middle East Media Research Institute translated the young man's prayer and posted it online, Haaretz reports.
The Belgian teen's prayer for the killing of all Christians, which lasted for more than a minute, emerged after a French priest was murdered in a church in Rouen. Because of this, his prayer made headlines across Belgium.
After Immigration Minister Theo Francken prompted the police to launch an investigation, they discovered that the young man in the video is Imam Sheikh Alami's 16-year-old son. Authorities then issued a deportation order for the local radical cleric and accused him of inciting hatred among young people.
In an interview with state television channel RTBR, Francken said the imam is obviously urging young fighters including his own children to join the jihad in Syria. Verviers mayor Muriel Targnion also denounced the Belgian teen's call to murder Christians.