Jerusalem will soon become the capital of a global caliphate, Muslim preacher has told a crowd of Muslim worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Rome will be conquered by Islam in the near future, Palestinian preacher Nidhal Siam told an enthusiastic crowd last week at an event in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque marking the anniversary of the 1453 C.E. capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire.
According to media reports, In a video recording of the event uploaded to the Internet on January 17, and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Siam can be seen telling the enthusiastic crowd that three prophecies would soon be fulfilled: that a rightly-guided caliphate will be established, that Jerusalem will be liberated and established as its capital, and that Islam "will throw its neighbours to the ground" and achieve world domination.
"Do not obey the followers of Satan (Non-Islamic Worship) and those who collaborate with America, Russia, and the West," he urged.
In response, the crowd chanted: "This Al-Aqsa [Mosque] will be liberated… The caliphate was promised by Allah… By means of a caliphate and the consolidation of power, your conquest, oh Rome, is a matter of certainty… Allah Akbar!"
He continued: "They know that each and every member of the Islamic nation constitutes a time bomb that will explode, as soon as the Caliph of the Muslims gives the order: Come to Jihad!"
"They have mobilized and deployed these forces in the Arabian Gulf, in the Red Sea, and in the Mediterranean Sea," he said. "Do you really think that they did this because of Iran? No! Even the lowliest political connoisseur knows that Iran is nothing but a seal ring on America's pinky toe. Even the connoisseur knows that Iran is drowning in collaboration from head to toe. They have mobilized these forces – according to their statements – in order to prevent the establishment of the Islamic State."
The crowd chanted "Amen!" as he called repeatedly for victory "soon."