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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Attorney General orders investigation into Mufti's incitement

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has ordered the police to open an investigation into incitement against Jews by the Mufti of the 'Palestinian Authority,' Muhammad Hussein. This is from the first link.
On Tuesday afternoon, deputy state attorney Shai Nitzan sent a letter to the police asking them to investigate the Mufti on suspicions of racism and incitement to violence.

The Mufti made the remarks during a conference in Ramallah to mark 47 years since the founding of the Fatah movement, when he cited a hadith (written recordings of sayings and deeds attributed to Islamic prophet Mohammed) that calls for the killing of Jews.

Known as Sahih Muslim, the hadith cited by the Mufti calls on Muslims to kill Jews: "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, servants of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him." Notably, the same hadith is also incorporated into Article 7 of terror group Hamas' 1988 covenant.

According to the State Attorney's Office, other harsh anti-Jewish statements have also been attributed to the Mufti. The attorney-general's request for a police investigation comes after prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Weinstein on Sunday to investigate the Mufti for incitement.

"These are grave words that the world needs to condemn," Netanyahu said.

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