Echoing the Nazi Holocaust, a senior staff member at Italy’s Islamic University is calling for a “final solution” and “complete extermination” of Zionists while Muslims in Jerusalem, meanwhile, are declaring that “every centimeter” of Jerusalem is Islamic.
Raphael Villani, the administrative secretary of the Islamic University Foundation in the southern Italian city of Lecce, made the comments in a Facebook posting Aug. 4, Israel’s YnetNews reported.
Villani wrote: “another final solution … but this time done well … that’s what should happen. but for the zionists …. just for them. complete extermination. The real Jews are the victims.”
The posts were discovered by the Israeli Embassy in Italy.
YnetNews said the city council and others opposed the construction of the university, which opened a year ago, fearing it would change the character of the city.
Meanwhile, Israel National News reported Palestinian mufti Sheikh Mohammad Hussein called on Palestinian people to gather around the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and protect it.
His comments, according to INN, came on the 47th anniversary of an arson attack at the mosque committed by an Australian citizen who later was found to be insane.
Hussein said, the Times reported, “It is not just Al-Aqsa and its domes which reflect the Islamic nature of the city, but each floor of the holy city, every remnant of the city, and every centimeter attest[s] to the fact that it is an Arab and Islamic city, whose roots like deep in history and culture.”
The report said Hussein declared Arab and Islamic ownership of the city.
Palestinian people, he said, will not give up on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the “holy sites,” nor will they give up on the Arab, Muslim and Palestinian character of the city.
Palestinians frequently have make outlandish claims about Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
“Just last week, a Palestinian Arab minister accused Jewish organizations of making plans to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and to establish an ‘imaginary’ Holy Temple in its place,” the report said.
“In his comments, Hussein accused Israel of trying to turn Jerusalem into its eternal capital and cleanse out any expression of Arab and Islamic culture from it. He stressed, ‘it is not just Al-Aqsa and its domes which reflect the Islamic nature of the city.'”
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter said at the time, “The idea that what was done in Saudi Arabia – where two cities holy to Islam, Mecca and Medina, are sites where only Muslims have the right to enter – will be done on the Temple Mount is a distorted idea that we will not let happen.
“We will respect the sanctity of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and will stand up for our rights on the Temple Mount.”
The Arabic Waqf now manages the Temple Mount site, where non-Muslims are not allowed into the mosque’s prayer hall.