Following are excerpts from an interview with Lebanese cleric Amin Al-Kurdi, which aired on Al-Quds TV on June 3, 2012.
Interviewer: Some people in our Arab countries do not feel as optimistic as the people in Gaza. Somebody from Gaza told you that Jerusalem has become within reach.
Amin Al-Kurdi: They are now talking about the liberation of Andalusia, because they consider the liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and of Jerusalem to be a done deal, Allah willing. They now have their sights set on Andalusia, which the Muslims lost. They are convinced, because of their faith in Allah – and we are with them – that the liberation of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a done deal. It will be liberated, and Jerusalem and Palestine in its entirety will be in the possession of the Muslims.
He may be referring to this earlier interview a couple of weeks ago:
Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Koranic studies at the Islamic University of Gaza, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 25, 2012:
Subhi Al-Yaziji: 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."
"First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people."