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Hizballah top dog Nasrallah: “Death to America! Death to Israel!,” Trump’s move beginning of the end for Israel

Nasrallah mixed his incitement to jihad violence with some conspiracy paranoia, claiming that “America created ISIS and the takfiri groups.” “Takfir” is the act of declaring some other group non-Muslim, such that they can lawfully be killed. Sunni jihad groups such as the Islamic State and al-Qaeda are often called takfiris by other Muslims — those whom they declare non-Muslim. In any case, the Islamic leaders of all sects and perspectives are doing their best to stir up Muslim rage over Trump’s refusal to bow to their intimidation, figuring that maybe if they try to intimidate him even more, he will eventually cave in. Intimidation is the only tool in their box.

“Hizbullah Sec.-Gen. Nasrallah Leads Masses in ‘Death to America’ Chants; U.S. Jerusalem Declaration ‘the Beginning of the End’ of Israel,” MEMRI, December 11, 2017:

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would “spell the beginning of the end for Israel, Allah willing.” In a mass rally held in Beirut on December 11, the masses repeated his cries of “Death to America!” “Death to Israel!” and “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!” The rally was broadcast by the Lebanese Al-Quds TV channel.

Hassan Nasrallah: It is time that everybody knows that America is not the sponsor of peace in Palestine and the region. America created Israel and supports it. America is the sponsor of terrorism, of occupation, of Judaization, of deportation, of burning, of destruction, and of civil strife. America created ISIS and the takfiri groups. America created ISIS and the takfiri groups. The only position that the Islamic nation can take vis-à-vis America can be summed up in the following words: Death to America!

Crowd: Death to America!

Death to America!

Death to America!

Death to America!

[…]

Hassan Nasrallah: Together let us turn this stupid and oppressive American decision into the beginning of the end of this plundering entity for all eternity. Let our slogan, our path, and our agenda be: Death to Israel!

Crowd: Death to Israel!

Death to Israel!

Death to Israel!

Death to Israel!

Death to Israel!

Death to Israel!

[…]

Hassan Nasrallah: Our path must continue to be focused on Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the eternal capital, which we shall never relinquish. This is the Jerusalem about which the Palestinian people say – and we Lebanese and all the Arab and Islamic peoples should repeat this along with the Palestinian people: Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

Crowd: Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!

[…]

Hassan Nasrallah: Trump’s decision will spell the beginning of the end for Israel, Allah willing.

Crowd: We respond to your call, oh Nasrallah.

We respond to your call, oh Nasrallah.

We respond to your call, oh Nasrallah.