According to a new report from Breitbart, a disturbing video clip shows Imam Jamil Al-Mutawa praising Allah for the coronavirus.
Breitbart reports a clip published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows Gazan Imam Jamil Al-Mutawa saying the virus was part of God’s revenge for the U.S. peace plan for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Look how anyone who schemes against the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being shattered to smithereens,” he said. “This is the greatness of Allah!”
“They talk about 25 million infected people in just one of the fifty [U.S.] states. Allah be praised,” he said.
“Look how empty the Israeli streets are and look how crowded this mosque is,” Mutawa said to a crowd of hundreds in Gaza’s White Mosque.
“Unleash the coronavirus against the people behind the evil deal [of the century],” Mutawa said.
Two days after the clip was broadcast by the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, the first two cases were confirmed in the Gaza Strip.
Sixty cases of the virus in the Palestinian-ruled areas of the West Bank have been confirmed.
Iran, a Muslim country, has one of the highest cases of the virus in the world.
Imam in Hamas TV Friday Sermon a Day before Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Gaza: This Virus Is a Soldier of Allah; Muslims Are the Least Affected pic.twitter.com/Ww5PII9Dv0
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) March 23, 2020