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Congressman Berman Denounces Sermon by Palestinian Authority’s Top Cleric

Berman: “I call on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn these comments at once, and relieve Mufti Hussein of his position within the Palestinian Authority.”

Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman issued the following statement in response to a recent anti-Semitic sermon delivered by the Palestinian Authority’s principal Mufti, Muhammad Hussein at an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah party. The statement follows:

“I condemn the offensive sermon delivered by the principal Palestinian Authority religious leader, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, who preached last week that the killing of Jews by Muslims will bring on a messianic era. The Mufti’s remarks are an invitation to genocide and cannot be tolerated. I call on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn these comments at once, and relieve Mufti Hussein of his position within the Palestinian Authority.”

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