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2.04.05>>> Interviwer: Please, can you state your full name and title,Mufti Arabic 2.04.45>>> Interviewer: What is the- what does Islam say about the connection between Islam and Jerusalem? What is the Islamic connection to Jerusalem? The main one.,Mufti speaks in Arabic 2.06.16>>> Translator paraphrases: Muslims are connected to the city by two of our main canals. Which is faith and belief. Muslims have 500 prayers for each payer in Jersusalem. They are very concerned about the connection between Jerusalem and faith and belief as well. ,Muslims have this city since 15th centuries and they took it without war from the -,Have taken the keys of the 2.07.17>>> Interviwer: What is the connection of Islam to all Palestine, the whole land,Mufti speaks in Arabic 2.08.24>>> Transaltor: The place of Palestine as they call it is exactly from the Quran from chapter on Islam which states that the land of Palestine is all of the land around Jerusalem, surrounding Jerusalem which is Palestine, is blessed by God, so we consider Jerusalem as Palestine and Palestine as Jerusalem. We can't differentiate between both of them, there is no separation, they are both one.,Mufti in Arabic 2.09.07>>> Translator: So when we talk about Jerusalem we talk about Palestine and when we talk about Palestine we talk about Jerusalem. Visa-Versa.,They are both one, no separation 2.09.20>>> Interviewer: Does Islam say anything about who can rule in Jerusalem?,Mufti in Arabic 2.10.39>>> Translator As we said in the Quran Palestine is as Jerusalem, (Muhammad ) Said that though the first of government will go to paradise, so the second President of the Islamic state, who is ( ) was the first government of Jerusalem, this is why he came and took it. And also he wrote his oath, which states the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, which considered in history as one of the most important and most famous agreements between ( ancients ).,Mufti in Arabic 2.11.44>>>Translator As a matter of fact, when he ( ) say that the first ruler of Jerusalem will go to paradise, he wish that he would be that, and what happened but God made it true, his wish. 2.12.03>>>Interviewer: What is the right of non-Muslims to live in Jerusalem, and what is the right of non-Muslims to rule Jerusalem?,Mufti in Arabic, 2.13.34>>>Translator: Islam, first of all, has stated the multi-religion mindand multi- lives in Jerusalem, and (quran is very clear on the idea of that, especially in education with the non-Muslims, because Islam is a comprehensive religion for all life aspects, its not only for the Mosques, its not only religious teachings, so Islam gave non-Muslims the freedom for religion and freedom for living and freedom for transport and who should govern Jerusalem, should be a Muslim. But, that does not mean that non-Muslims cannot be officials participating in government. 2.14.29>>>Interviwer: And who should govern Palestine as a whole? And what should be the right person ( )?,Mufti in Arabic 2.15.40>>>Translator: As we said before, Jerusalem is Palestine and Palestine is Jerusalem, so it's the same. But we have emphasize that Muslim has ruled this country for 15 centuries and there were no Muslims living in it and they had their rights, their political rights, their religious rights, their economic rights, and this is not new, it has been like this, books have talked about this. And it's has been like this ( ),Mufti in Arabic 2.16.34>>>Translator: And non-Muslims as a matter offact, have stood fast with Muslims against the crusades, during the crusades era, because they were comfertable and they were feeling very free in the Islamic world.,Mufti in Arabic 2.17.25>>>Translator: ( )in Jerusalem, in the ( ) era, there were Arab living there, Christian Arabs, but when ( )they stopped being ruled by the Arabs and they started being ruled by the Romans, ad maybe ( ). 2.17.50>>>Interviewer: Would there be peace in Palestine if it were ruled entirely by a Muslim government?,Mufti in Arabic 2.18.10>>>Translat
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2.04.05>>> Interviwer: Please, can you state your full name and title,Mufti Arabic 2.04.45>>> Interviewer: What is the- what does Islam say about the connection between Islam and Jerusalem? What is the Islamic connection to Jerusalem? The main one.,Mufti speaks in Arabic 2.06.16>>> Translator paraphrases: Muslims are connected to the city by two of our main canals. Which is faith and belief. Muslims have 500 prayers for each payer in Jersusalem. They are very concerned about the connection between Jerusalem and faith and belief as well. ,Muslims have this city since 15th centuries and they took it without war from the -,Have taken the keys of the 2.07.17>>> Interviwer: What is the connection of Islam to all Palestine, the whole land,Mufti speaks in Arabic 2.08.24>>> Transaltor: The place of Palestine as they call it is exactly from the Quran from chapter on Islam which states that the land of Palestine is all of the land around Jerusalem, surrounding Jerusalem which is Palestine, is blessed by God, so we consider Jerusalem as Palestine and Palestine as Jerusalem. We can't differentiate between both of them, there is no separation, they are both one.,Mufti in Arabic 2.09.07>>> Translator: So when we talk about Jerusalem we talk about Palestine and when we talk about Palestine we talk about Jerusalem. Visa-Versa.,They are both one, no separation 2.09.20>>> Interviewer: Does Islam say anything about who can rule in Jerusalem?,Mufti in Arabic 2.10.39>>> Translator As we said in the Quran Palestine is as Jerusalem, (Muhammad ) Said that though the first of government will go to paradise, so the second President of the Islamic state, who is ( ) was the first government of Jerusalem, this is why he came and took it. And also he wrote his oath, which states the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, which considered in history as one of the most important and most famous agreements between ( ancients ).,Mufti in Arabic 2.11.44>>>Translator As a matter of fact, when he ( ) say that the first ruler of Jerusalem will go to paradise, he wish that he would be that, and what happened but God made it true, his wish. 2.12.03>>>Interviewer: What is the right of non-Muslims to live in Jerusalem, and what is the right of non-Muslims to rule Jerusalem?,Mufti in Arabic, 2.13.34>>>Translator: Islam, first of all, has stated the multi-religion mindand multi- lives in Jerusalem, and (quran is very clear on the idea of that, especially in education with the non-Muslims, because Islam is a comprehensive religion for all life aspects, its not only for the Mosques, its not only religious teachings, so Islam gave non-Muslims the freedom for religion and freedom for living and freedom for transport and who should govern Jerusalem, should be a Muslim. But, that does not mean that non-Muslims cannot be officials participating in government. 2.14.29>>>Interviwer: And who should govern Palestine as a whole? And what should be the right person ( )?,Mufti in Arabic 2.15.40>>>Translator: As we said before, Jerusalem is Palestine and Palestine is Jerusalem, so it's the same. But we have emphasize that Muslim has ruled this country for 15 centuries and there were no Muslims living in it and they had their rights, their political rights, their religious rights, their economic rights, and this is not new, it has been like this, books have talked about this. And it's has been like this ( ),Mufti in Arabic 2.16.34>>>Translator: And non-Muslims as a matter offact, have stood fast with Muslims against the crusades, during the crusades era, because they were comfertable and they were feeling very free in the Islamic world.,Mufti in Arabic 2.17.25>>>Translator: ( )in Jerusalem, in the ( ) era, there were Arab living there, Christian Arabs, but when ( )they stopped being ruled by the Arabs and they started being ruled by the Romans, ad maybe ( ). 2.17.50>>>Interviewer: Would there be peace in Palestine if it were ruled entirely by a Muslim government?,Mufti in Arabic 2.18.10>>>Translator: He wants to continue something first.,Mufti in Arabic 2.18.35>>>Translator: That was in the seventh century, BC. (cough) sorry, it was ( ) who asked for Omar to hand to him the keys of Jerusalem.,Mufti in Arabic 2.19.15>>>Translator: ( )to you a question. Actually, the Quran is the guarentee for the non-Muslims to live under Muslim rule now. It is not me, it is the Quran and the religion. And it's the most important guarentee that it is the Quran and the Islamic religion, not me. Mufti in Arabic 2.20.14>>>Translator: I want to add here, or he is adding that God orders us to make peace and fairness and justice on Earth. As we fast and pray for God by his orders so we have to obey his orders by making peace and justice on this Earth. So a Muslim should obey God's orders. 2.20.38>>>Interviewer: We talk about the Quran recognizing Muslim governers. What legitimacy does the Quran give to Jewish governers, rulers, in Palestine? 2.20.51>>>Translator talking in Arabic, (Interviewer:to govern, not to live),Mufti in Arabic 2.21.24>>>Translator: The Quran indicates the government should be a Muslim. Otherwise, it will be against the Quran, and will be ( )the Quran and what is written in the Quran. 2.21.38>>>Interviewer: Where in Palestine can there be Jewish or Christian rulers, under the Quran? Where in Palestine? Mufti in Arabic 2.22.12>>>Translator: Yes, that is not script in the Quran saying that they should rule, but there is script saying they have the right to live, and of course they can be governors, but not the first governors of the area, or Palestine. Mufti in Arabic 2.22.52 >>>Translator: all the Arab states in their constitutions, except for (lebanon )of course, stating in their first item or second item that the President of the state should be a Muslim. Mufti in Arabic 2.23.18>>>Translator: So its not strange that it should be in Palestine as well. Like the other countries, where it states in the first item of the constitution, that the President should be a Muslim 2.23.34>>>Interviewer: So if I am to understand, Israel today is not legitimate rights to this area as rulers of the state. Mufti in Arabi 2.24.12>>>Translator: Relating to the Quran there is nothing in the Quran scripts stating about this. We can't because the Quran is not stating thus. 2.24.30>>>Interviewer: When should the struggle against Israel end? ,Mufti in Arabic 2.24.57>>>Translator: This question should be addressed to Israel, and not to me, because it is the country that occupies, it is the country that kills and it is the country that tortures, and should not be addressed to me. 2.25.08>>>Interviewer: Where in Israel does Israel have a right to occupy? Where in Palestine does Israel- maybe not the West Bank- but where does it have a right to ( )? Mufti asks a question, then answers 2.25.45>>>Translator: This question is out of context for me. 2.25.51>>>Interviewer: What is the legimtimacy of the (el aksa ) intifada today? Mufti in Arabic 2.26.03>>>Translator: Originally, the Intifada had emerged from the ( el aksa ) when Sharon had tried to invade, or break in the campus of ( el aksa ) so the people upraised against his practices, and they started to ask for an end for the occupation. They had a feeling there was an agreement between Sharon and (barak ) and they were agreeing on one position so the people wanted to say they could and they would live in harmony about their ideas. But asking me what it is not, I don't really know what it is not, and when is it going to stop. Mufti in Arabic Translator: Because, the Palestinian street defines when it stops. 2.28.00>>>Interviewer: Why do some Palestinians,- all of you think some Palestinians support Saddam Hussein? Why do you think there is some support? Mufti in Arabic 2.28.45>>>Translator: Yes. First of all, it is not some Palestinians, it is all the Palestinians. They side Iraq and they don't side Saddam against the American aggression against Iraq. They don't support Saddam, they only support Iraq as a country. Mufti in Arabic 2.29.49>>>Translator: It's not that people like Saddam. No, on the contrary. Every Arab and every Muslim are against the American aggression towards Iraq, as a ( secure ) country and towards the Iraqi people. And they are really against the war, which is considered as aggression, and not only this but considered terrorism. Mufti in Arabic 2.30.44>>>Translator: Ok, there is songs, and people asking to stop this aggression and not to permit it, in the states, in Germany, in Britain, in France, and other parts of the World, and they ask to put a stop to the war. 2.31.03>>>Interviewer: --Bring peace, while only one state a ( ). Only a two state solution can bring peace to Palestine.,Mufti in Arabic 2.31.25>>>Translator: No, of course, two states not one states will bring peace ot Palestine. 2.31.32>>>Interviewer: So he supports the two state solution? Mufti in Arabic 2.31.44>>>Translator: Yes, this is what the Palestinian leadership is looking for. 2.31.50>>>Interviewer: Two states will require the recognition of the legitimacy of Jewish governors to rule in half of Palestine,Mufti and translator briefly talk, Interviewer: like the 42nd partition mark,Mufti in Arabic 2.32.18>>>Translator: This is considered as a political method. And it is ( ) negotiations see that they should be this way, it should be this way,Mufti in Arabic 3.32.38>>>Translator: Whatever brings end in the negoations. 3.32.44>>>Interviewer Which actions of the resistance are justified by Islam, and which actions are of this resistance are maybe not justified by Islam? Mufti in Arabic 2.34.00>>>Translator: Islam calls for peace as the notion part of life. It should be the notion. If peace was lackened, some of its light was taken away there should be some resistance to injustice and aggression. (inaudible) Interviewer: Even against civilians?,Mufti in Arabic 2.34.49>>>Translator: First of all, fighting is for the militants, and for the military people, and not against civilians. 2.35. 01>>>Interviewer: Which Israelis are considered civilians for these purposes? Mufti in Arabic 2. 35.21>>>Translator: I don't know who are civilians and who are military, but they know, themselves who is military and who is civilian. 2.35.28>>>Interviewer: President Bush calls Osama Bin Laden the most evil man in the world. Do you agree that Osama Bin Laden is an evil man?,Mufti in Arabic 2.36.14>>>Translator: I have any relation with bin Laden and I don't know about bin Laden. But when we ask Bush how many civilians were killed by him in Afghanistan and how many mosques were destroyed by him in Afghanistan. Mufti in Arabic 2.36.37>>>Translator: Man before commits ( criticizing others ) should criticize himself and count to himself. 2.36.42>>>Interviewer: What is the difference between the Osama bin Laden attack of September 11th, and what the Hamas Jihad does today inside Israel? Mufti in Arabic 2.37.43>>>Translator: First, I don't know if it was Osama bin Laden who committed the attack in America, because the America itself or the United States itself did not reveal there is ( ) I really don't know who committed this crime in America or in the States, there are many ( probability ). But I will proceed after this is translated.,Mufti in Arabic 2.38.38>>>Translator: If the aggressor or the one who committed the aggression against America was from abroad from outside America, he is aggressor, there is no doubt about this. But if it was internal differences- some American had done this- I have nothing to do with it. Mufti in Arabic 2.39.36>>>Translator: However, against- this action against America, but America must ask itself why it was exposed to such action. 2.39. 49>>>Interviewer: Isn't it the same as Hamas coming from outside Tel Aviv and doing action in Tel Aviv, isn't it the same, kind of aggression. If America's was committed from outside, Isn't it the same? Mufti in Arabic 2.40.21>>>Translator: Those questions are considered in some way as indicate of a ( ) and not a generalism, or in ( ). 2.40.30>>>Interviewer: What will happen that will be peace in all of Palestine forever, and no more conflict. What can end this conflict, for it has taken so many lives, forever? Mufti in Arabic 2.41.21>>>Translator: I wish that this question is asked to the Israeli government, because it is occupation, it is the the ( occupier ) and it kills people, and it is the mass destruction weapons and those questions asked to her, to Israel. 2.41.45>>>Interviewer: Does Maybe it would be- would it achieve peace maybe, if the resistance tried non violence to achieve its goes, maybe violence is not the most legitimate way to achieve freedom from occupation. Mufti in Arabic 2.42.55>>>Translator: Maybe answer is two questions: who was the cause for stopping negotiations and who was the cause to not the implementation of the agreements? Mufti in Arabic, Interviewer seeks to ask another question 2.43.40>>>Translator: Israel and the occupation is responsible for the violence, and I bear them the responsibility for this, whatever and whoever started the violence, but the occupation is the reason for it. 2.43.52>>>Interviewer: Does that justify the suicide bombings?,Mufti in Arabic 2.44.04>>>Translator: Um, The interview is over., (background conversations about settlers, and the Mufti) 2.45.37>>>End Tape
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