“Damascus Friday Sermon by Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Malla: The World Cup Implements the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Distracting the Muslims from the Bloodshed in Gaza,” MEMRI, June 22, 2018:
In a Friday sermon delivered at the Lala Pasha Mosque in Damascus on June 22, Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Malla said that the World Cup was part of a plot, outlined in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, to distract the Arabs and the Muslims from the defiling of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the bloodshed in Gaza. According to Al-Malla, “the Europeans have taken upon themselves to distract the Arabs,” while the U.S. and China never qualified because their responsibility lies elsewhere – in the selling of weapons to the Muslims. The sermon was posted on the mosque’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Malla: “We find ourselves in the obsession and madness of the world of soccer. I was thinking what title to give this sermon, and I decided to call it: ‘No Voice Is Louder than the Voice of Soccer and the World Cup.’ This is the truth these days, to be honest.