Top Turkish Cleric Gormez: We Should Not Accept Jerusalem As the Capital of Anyone but the Muslims

In a sermon delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on May 15 and posted on the Internet, Mehmet Gormez, President of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs, said: “We should not accept that Jerusalem be the capital of anyone else. It is the capital city of the Muslims. We ask Allah to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the aggressors.”

  • But there are too many Jews there.

    What exactly is their legal claim to Jerusalem?

    Oh wait…

  • Frau Katze

    That crowd in the AKP (this guy is no doubt politically connected to Erdogan’s party) are raving Islamic fanatics.

  • just a thought

    Fantasy, magical thinking, moral inversion – yes, they have a lot in common with leftists.

  • Maggat

    The filth he refers to is in his hands.

  • The_Infidel_01

    So, they are giving up mecca then are they?

    • Minicapt

      Not at all; Mecca is the Home of the Prophet, and thus the Supreme Holy Site for the Mohammedan world. Jerusalem is the Supreme Holy Site for the Mohammedan world because this denies any ownership claims by the Yehudis, who only arrived in the Supreme Holy Site after it had been established there by the People of the Prophet in 3200 BCA.


      • The_Infidel_01

        So the Jews let up camp there many centuries before Christ, yet it is a mohumadian sacred site because mohumad came along nearly 2,000 years later. rrrriiiiiiggggghhhhhttttt.

        • Minicapt

          The context must be nuanced.


  • Barrington Minge

    Filth?..well he should know…

  • Xavier

    Teach Moslems fear and there will be peace.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why does Israel allow this scumbag into their country, or at least not arrest and deport him forthwith?

  • DMB

    This Imam has a fatal flaw in his thinking and that is Muslims already have a capital and it is Mecca. Even the Muslims in Jerusalem pray towards Mecca. Now unless Iran and Saudi Arabia get into a nuclear war with each other causing the destruction Mecca which would be a great day. The major downside of that would be Muslims would than have a much greater motivation to invade Israel merely for the conquest of Jerusalem and the establishment of a new capital.