Oct 12 2013
Israeli-Arab MK, Ibrahim Sarsour, who recently called Jews ‘Prophet Killers,’ strikes again, with an outrageous statement saying that the Biblical patriarchs were Muslims, NOT Jews.
INN The Biblical patriarchs of the Jewish nation actually practiced Islam, MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Ra’am Ta’al) has claimed in a new statement. Sarsour made headlines last week for declaring that Jews are “prophet murderers”.
In his latest statement, Sarsour condemned remarks made by Ministers Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel about Israel’s rights to Judea, Samaria and the Temple Mount, saying that there was proof in the Quran that there is no Jewish connection to these areas. According to Sarsour, the Quran “proves without a doubt” that Abraham was a “Muslim” and that Isaac and Jacob were “hanifs” who “submitted” to Allah.
Hanif is an Islamic term for pre-Quranic figures who rejected idolatry in favor of monotheism.
Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour reintroduces legislation that would ban the publication of materials that disparage the prophet Muhammad
Support for Terror: This is not the first time Sarsour has courted controversy. He has met with several Arab terrorists who are currently serving time in Israeli prisons for murder, including senior Hamas leader Abbas Al-Sayed. Al-Sayed was involved in several attacks, including the notorious Park Hotel massacre in which 30 Jews were murdered as they took part in a Passover seder.
Sarsour has also repeatedly met with senior members of Hamas, and has openly expressed support for Hezbollah in its war on Israel.
Ibrahim Sarsour, an Israeli-Arab Knesset Member, calls for Islamic Caliphate centered in Jerusalem, and praises Hizbullah for defeating Israel
His comments come not long after Sarsour’s fellow party member MK Ahmed Tibi provoked public anger in Israel, after declaring that Jews have no right to visit the Temple Mount – the site of the First and Second Temples, and Judaism’s holiest site. “The Al-Aqsa mosque is a place of prayer for Muslims alone,” said Tibi, who also declared that Muslims must not allow Jews to “contaminate” the site.
Tibi also said that Jerusalem – Israel’s capital city, and the home of the Knesset he serves in – will become a Muslim city in the future, ending what he termed “the Israeli occupation.”
Other Arab MKs have been the focus of controversy as well. MK Jamal Zahalka of the Balad party has referred to Israeli policy as “apartheid,” and in April 2013 refused to condemn a terrorist’s slaying of an unarmed Jewish father-of-five, saying, “Settlers have no right to self-defense.”
MK Hanin Zoabi of Balad was briefly banned from running for the 19th Knesset due to her participation in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade on Hamas by force. The Supreme Court later overturned the decision and allowed Zoabi to run.
“Arabs who support terror against Israel ought to be banished from the Knesset and from the country,” says MK Effi Eitam
“Treacherous MKs who take refuge in the shadow of Israeli democracy tell the ‘martyrs’ in Gaza that [they] will continue their war. I think that no sane democracy can ignore this severe incitement, this treason in time of war,” Eitam said. “I am telling you that the day will come when we expel you from this house [the Knesset] and when we expel you from this national home.”
Miri Regev from Likud tells Hanin Zoabi: ‘Go to Gaza, you traitor… We don’t need Trojan horses in the Knesset.’
Zoabi accused the government during the parliamentary discussion of treating the Israel Navy’s bloody raid of a Turkish-flagged ship as a “pirate military operation”. MK Miri Regev (Likud) accused Zoabi of being “responsible for a double crime: Joining terrorists, and a moral crime against the state of Israel.” Regev then called at her in Arabic: “Go to Gaza, you traitor.” “She sat here over a year ago and pledged allegiance to the state of Israel and its laws,” Regev claimed. “I have no intention of stifling free speech, but in the case of MK Zoabi – it is not freedom of speech. The Gaza flotilla was a terrorist flotilla and MK Zoabi needs to be punished. We don’t need Trojan horses in the Knesset.”
Heated confrontation breaks out at Supreme Court after Arab parties appeal decision to bar them from running in upcoming Knesset elections. MK El-Sana tells Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, ‘You’re a new immigrant and inciter.’ Avigdor Lieberman replies, ‘You’re a terrorist representing terrorists’