Leaders of the terrorist organization Hamas are again calling on Muslims worldwide to rebel against the West by sending money to the group in the name of financial warfare. Ismail Haniyeh, who heads the Hamas political bureau, spoke at the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Qatar, a conference organized by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
Calling on Muslims to resume the momentum of the terror attack on Israel on October 7, Haniyeh said, “What was October 7 if not a frontline trench for an offensive by our nation? We must not let this moment slip away.” He then described October 7 as a “victory” and urged the Islamic faithful to donate to Hamas. “This is financial jihad,” he added.
It was the second time since the attack that Hamas leaders asked Muslims to rise up against the West. On October 13 last year, Khaled Meshaal said Muslims should “deliver a message of anger” and urged neighboring Muslim states such as Lebanon and Jordan to join a military battle against Israel as part of a global “Day of Jihad.”
Meshaal’s call prompted intense security measures in the United States. In New York, all members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) were on duty for the scheduled October 13 “Day of Jihad,” with a particular focus on protecting Jewish institutions, including schools and synagogues.
In Washington, DC, security measures were also increased, with extra Capitol Police officers on duty, and in Los Angeles, officials encouraged people to stay indoors as much as possible, especially Jews.
The war between Israel and Hamas passed 100 days in January. Hamas spokesmen say the Jewish state’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip has killed more than 20,000 people, and reports claim that Israel has dropped over 65,000 tonnes of bombs on the region. Despite criticisms, the Jewish state remained determined to continue its war until the Hamas terror organization is permanently destroyed and removed from power in Gaza.