SAUDI ARABIA - Al-Qaeda Leader Calls for Killing Jews and Americans

Arno Froese

A senior Al-Qaeda leader has called on Muslims “everywhere” to rise up and kill Jews and Americans in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

In a video, Khalid Batarfi said Trump’s decision was “a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war” and every Muslim had a duty to “liberate” the holy city, the SITE Intelligence monitoring group reported.

“No Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens,” said Batarfi, a top commander with the group’s powerful Yemen-based branch. “Only a traitor would give it up or hand it over.”

“Let them (Muslims) rise and attack the Jews and the Americans everywhere,” he said, in the 18-minute video entitled “Our Duty Towards Our Jerusalem.”

“The Muslims inside the occupied land must kill every Jew, by running him over, or stabbing him, or by using against him any weapon, or by burning their homes.”

Batarfi is a senior figure with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), described by the US as the worldwide jihadist network’s most dangerous branch.

The group has abducted foreigners and claimed responsibility for the deadly 2015 attack in Paris on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted for its cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

-www.afp.com, 23 January 2018

Arno's commentary

Wikipedia identifies Batarfi with these words: “Khalid Saeed Batarfi is a Saudi Arabian militant and a senior member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He oversaw the Yemen-based group’s media network and led jihadist fighters in their takeover of Yemen’s Abyan Governorate in 2011, where he was accorded the position of emir.”

We do take notice that the most vicious terrorists and their movements originate in Saudi Arabia, a country on excellent terms with the United States.

We also remember that 15 of the 19 terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attack were citizens of Saudi Arabia. Interestingly, the United Nations has not found it necessary to issue a condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s lack of control of its citizens’ terrorist actions.

Newsreels show American Presidents Trump, Obama, Bush etc. having an extremely friendly relationship with the Saudi Arabian monarchy. When we ask the question why, the answer is simple: “For the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10a). Saudi Arabia’s multibillion dollar investments in the US are the deciding voice for politicians not to offend the leaders of this oppressive nation.

Wikipedia also reveals: “Currently there are no official churches in Saudi Arabia of any Christian denomination. The small number of Saudi Arabian Christians meets in Internet chat-rooms and private meetings. However, there are cases in which a Muslim will adopt the Christian faith, secretly declaring his or her faith.” Conversion to Christianity from Islam carries the death penalty.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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