A Palestinian sheikh said during an address at the Al-Aqsa mosque uploaded to the internet in June that Jerusalem is the “heartland” where the banners of the caliphate will flutter, where military convoys and brigades will assemble, and where policies will be designed to herald the “dawn of justice” and the birth of the Islamic Caliphate.
Sheikh Abu Hanifa Awda: “Indeed, oh people of Jerusalem, this is the heartland. This is the land of the oath of allegiance. This is where the banners of the Caliphate will flutter. This is where the military convoys will gather, and this is where the brigades will assemble under their banners, heralding in a new dawn—dawn of justice—and the birth of a divine state: the Caliphate that will follow the guidance of the Prophethood. Policies will be designed here. From here, armies will set out to conquer the world—the mighty army of Islam, with all its brigades.
“One brigade will liberate Palestine. Another one will ‘ravage the homes’ [as is written in the Koran]. A third brigade will ‘destroy whatever would fall into their hands.’ A fourth brigade will take revenge against Bashar al-Assad and Russia. A fifth brigade will liberate all the plundered Muslim countries. A sixth brigade will cross the oceans and put the enemy to shame. A seventh brigade will lay siege to Rome. An eighth brigade will turn the White House black. A ninth brigade will impose the jizya poll tax on London. A tenth brigade will pray to fend off fear and danger on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes.”