al-‘Arifi prays for the Annihilation of Egyptian President Mubarak

The controversial Saudi cleric Muhammad al-‘Arifi in his weekly Friday address criticizes Egypt’s stance of keeping the Rafah border crossing closed, thus aiding the Israeli blockade of Gaza. A message sure to ring in the ears of Muslims in Saudi and in Egypt, alarming leaders of both countries. This is what the ageing autocratic Arab leaders are most fearful of, the rising tide of Islamist sentiment that is manifesting itself in anti-establishment views. To view the full clip, click here

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