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