Muslim Scholar Hopes to Conquer the Vatican, Spain


St. John of Capistrano, with a Turk under his feet

From MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research institute), comes this clip from Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza. Here’s what he says:

The conquest of Andalusia is an old dream, something Muslims proudly hope for and will continue to hope for in the future… We place our hopes in Allah and trust that the day will come when our triumph will not be restricted to Palestine. Our hopes go beyond that – to raise the banner of the Caliphate over the Vatican,the “Rome” of today, in accordance with the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: “Constantinople shall be conquered and then Rome.”

Give it your best shot, pal.

Maybe this should be part of the next Muslim-Catholic dialogues?

H/T Weasel Zippers

 

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