This has to be the least shocking headline of the day.
(MEMRI) — Following are excerpts from a public address by Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on June 10, 2011:
Jerusalem will not be liberated through conferences, accords, or agreements. Jerusalem will be liberated only through a sacred march by millions. Millions of young Arabs will set out from all Arab countries in order to liberate Jerusalem once again. This will happen in the near future, Allah willing, whether people like it or not.
Before the [Egyptian] revolution, we would say: “Never mind if we do not live to see victory and the liberation of Jerusalem. The important thing is that we lay another brick on that path. Our children, our grandchildren, or our great-grandchildren will liberate Jerusalem.”
After the Egyptian revolution, I do not say this anymore. Allah willing, we will be liberating Jerusalem ourselves, and we will pray in Jerusalem, Allah willing. We will be the ones to be martyred on the threshold of Jerusalem. We shall not wait for our children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. Time is pressing. We will be liberating Jerusalem, Allah willing.