Following are excerpts
from a statement by Egyptian cleric Dr.
Sallah Sultan, founder of the American Center for Islamic Research,
Columbus Ohio, which aired on Al-Jazeera Network on August 26, 2011:
As someone who has studied Islamic law, specializing in Islamic jurisprudence,
I am calling to kill the [Israeli] ambassador, not just expel him. Our
sons were killed in our country, on our land, and our sons are being
killed in Gaza by an occupying enemy. Brothers and sisters, the genuine
rulings of Islamic law can no longer be silenced. I am prepared to confront
any Islamic scholar who says otherwise.
When General Issam Al-Tarsawi
headed the anti-narcotics unit, he said that heroin and other drugs
were first brought to Egypt in the suitcases of Zionist diplomats, which
are not subjected to search. That's right. Before the [Camp David] Accords,
Egypt did not have these drugs, these crimes, or these images.
Show me one good thing
that came out of the normalization of relations with the Zionist entity.
You may say: We got the Sinai. Did we really?! To this day, we do not
have authority over the Sinai.
Once I said: Any Zionist
– tourist or other – who enters Egypt must be killed. We will not
kill tourists from any [other] country. We stress that this fatwa
is directed only toward those Zionists, who destroyed our country, killed
our people, and shed our blood on our land.