A Tennessee imam delivered a conspiracy theory-laden sermon on Friday in which he warned that “Zionists” are planning to destroy Islam’s most revered site.
“Today, if we lose Jerusalem – know that it is not going to stop there,” Imam AhmedulHadi Sharif told worshippers on Friday at the Islamic Center of Tennessee in Antioch, TN. “The enemies of Allah will come and try to destroy the Kaaba.”
The Kaaba is a small shrine located at the Great Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Muslim faith holds this spot to be the most sacred on earth for its adherents.
Describing “the Zionists” as “the number one terrorists in the world,” Sharif said he nonetheless made a distinction between “the ethnic Jewish” and the “Zionist oppressors.”
“The Zionists exceeded all bounds in their oppression and tyranny,” he said, before calling for the violent elimination of Israel.