In a special report distributed by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), one could get an impression of the harsh words of the Egyptian mufti, who is considered a central religious figure in Egypt. "Greetings to the Lebanese people, to the Lebanese government, and to the Lebanese resistance - to the small and beautiful country that has proved to the world that the ideals of determination, bravery and self-dignity still exist in this era that has been taken over by the blood-sucking murderers," the mufti writes.
"Anyone who follows the news will discover that the Hebrew entity has turned into a (source) of (empty) talk, while the Arab discourse, which was characterized in the sixties (as empty talk), has developed significantly. (The Arabs) have learned a lesson and have moved from talk to action, and from the fostering of illusions to honesty, transparency, realistic goal-setting and ability to change. The Israeli discourse, (on the other hand), has turned to false declarations based on illusions, with wishful thinking taking precedence over facts.
"These lies have exposed the true and hideous face of the blood-suckers who were described by Filmange in his book The Treasure Hidden in the Talmudic Laws (sic), which tells how (the Jews) planned (to prepare) a matzo (unleavened Passover bread) using human blood. If we follow events, the most important thing (that we discover), in my opinion, is that the war going on (today) plants hatred in the next generations, as though one of its goals is to perpetuate the conflict for many years to come."
The article continues, "(I convey my) greetings to Lebanon, to the resistance, and to the (Lebanese) people, so unified and dignified, and say to them: You are writing the pages of the nation's history, (pages of) jihad that will not be in vain. The blood of those you have lost will be a curse on your enemies. You are not only a model for people living (today), you are also lighting the path for the future generations and finding the way to repulse aggression and set priorities, teaching (us) how to fight honorably and fairly, and how to endure the crimes and sins that have taken hold of people's minds...
"All the Lebanese victims of the (Israeli) crimes were civilians, while those killed on the enemy's (side) were all soldiers. This is reality that speaks for itself, and not (empty) talk (that comes to) justify (actions), and will later be exposed as lies..." the sheikh concludes.