‘Death to America, death to Israel’: Last words of worshippers in mosque attack

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An Islamic preacher was leading congregants in a chant against America, Israel and Jews last week when a terrorist with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant blew himself up in their midst.

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Some 142 people were killed and 351 were wounded in the attack at a Shi’ite mosque in Sanaa, Yemen for supporters of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

According to a video made at the scene and transcribed by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the preachers said:

“Our belief in Allah will increase after today. We will triumph over their deceit and their arrogance. Allah is with us.”

In response, the congregants recited: “Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allahu Akbar.”

Then the bomb exploded.

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