Saudi cleric calls hurricane punishment for U.S. support of Israel, Jews

( Saudi cleric Nasser Al-Omar called Hurricane Sandy “divine punishment” for the U.S. due to the fact that America is “an infidel and tyrannical nation that is hostile to Allah and His Messenger, and fights the Muslims.”

Saying America “defends terrorism in the world,” the cleric specifically pointed out U.S. support for the Jewish state, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported. He asked: “Who supports Israel? Who endlessly defends the Jews?”

Muslims “must be glad and thank Allah” for the hurricane, Al-Omar said.

Posted on November 1, 2012 .