The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned on Wednesday the anti-Semitic sermons by two imams in California who, following recent violence in Jerusalem and Israel’s decision to install security measures—that have since been removed—at the Temple Mount, "spewed angry and hateful invective toward Jews," as the ADL newsletter reported.
The ADL stated that Sheikh Ammar Shahin of the Islamic Center of Davis in Northern California prayed God would “liberate the al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews” and “annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”
Also last Friday, Mahmoud Harmoush, the imam at the Islamic Center of Riverside, spoke in his sermon about a plot set in motion between World War I and II to usurp the land of Palestine from Muslims through “killing, crime and massacres.” He went on to suggest that Jews are currently trying to extend the Israel-Palestinian conflict to “most of the Middle East, and even, as I said, Mecca and Medina.” He ended his sermon with a call for Allah to “destroy them … disperse them and rend them asunder. Turn them into booty in the hands of the Muslims.”