In his July 5, 2012 weekly sermon, Badi’ stated: “Every Muslim must act to save Jerusalem from the usurpers and to [liberate] Palestine from the claws of occupation. This is a personal duty for all Muslims. They must participate in jihad by [donating] money or [sacrificing] their life, in order to save [Palestine] and the men and women imprisoned [in Israeli jails], as well as [Jerusalem], the destination of the Prophet’s Night Journey and the first Qibla [direction of prayer] in [Islam], and in order to enable all those who were expelled to return to their homeland, their homes and their property…” Addressing all Muslims, Badi’ said: “Do not be ashamed to declare jihad for the sake of Allah, because your life and glory [depend on it], as well as the departure of the occupier from your country, the restoration of your holy sites, and the safety of your home…”
In another sermon, published on June 14, 2012, before the results of the Egyptian presidential elections were announced, Badi’ spoke in a similar vein. In a section of the sermon titled “The Perdition of the Zionist State,” Badi’ said: “The Al-Isra sura [in the Koran] mentions the magnificent [Night] Journey in one verse, and later speaks of the Israelites and their corruption of the land, and of how Allah lies in wait for them and prepares men from his army to cleanse the land of their corruption and save the servants of God from their evil: ‘We sent over you Our servants’ [Koran 17:5]; ‘And if you again return (to disobedience) We too will return (to punishment), and We have made hell a prison for the unbelievers [Koran 17:8].’ How lovely is the Koran’s use of the word ‘sent,’ which evokes the afterlife… God the Magnificent threatens to punish these murderous, criminal Zionists for their actions in this world, even before [they reach] the afterlife. ‘And (remember) when thy Lord proclaimed that He would raise against them till the Day of Resurrection those who would lay on them a cruel torment. Lo! verily thy Lord is swift in prosecution and lo! verily He is Forgiving, Merciful’ [Koran 7:167].
“How glad the Muslims will be if all Muslim rulers make the Palestinian cause a pivotal matter, and [if] the rulers and subjects rally around it with the single goal of restoring the Al-Aqsa Mosque, saving it from the filth of the Zionists, and enacting Islamic sovereignty over the beloved land of Palestine. Because, above all, the Al-Aqsa Mosque [guarantees] the national security of the Mosque of the Prophet [in Medina] and the Grand Mosque [in Mecca]. [On the Day of Judgment,] every Muslim will be asked about the Zionists’ takeover of the Al-Aqsa Mosque – why he did not act to take it back, and why he did not wage jihad for its sake, for there is a Muslim fatwa which states that ‘jihad with life and money to restore Al-Aqsa is a personal duty for every Muslim.’ Furthermore, we were ordered to save the Christian holy sites, and even the Jewish ones, from the filth of these Zionists…