Palestinian Cleric: U.S., Israel Attempt to Control Arabs with Drugs

Iranian Arabs who are members of the paramilitary Basij force march in a military parade marking the 35th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. President Rouhani lauded his country's military …
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The Times of Israel reports: A Palestinian cleric alleged that the US and India are involved in a global plot to harm Muslims and Islam through the use of narcotics, while pointing the main finger of blame at Israel, in a tirade mixing classic anti-Semitism with bizarre expressions of esteem for the Jewish State’s achievements.

Cleric Imad Hamatu began his address, which aired on Palestinian Authority TV last week, by calling on Muslim not to take allies among the Jews and Muslims. In his address, translated and edited by the NGO Middle East Media Research Institute, Hamatu called Israel an “alien state and cancerous tumor.”

He lamented that “many intellectuals are now talking about coexistence with it, and about extending a hand in peace, saying that Israel is a part of the region.”

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