At this event organized by the Muslim Students Association (MSA), the General Union of Palestinian Students, and the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Imam Abdul Malik Ali, a convert to Islam who lectures frequently at MSA events, delivers a speech in April of 2002 in support of suicide bombing operations against Israeli targets.
Malik Ali: Brothers and sisters. Stop calling them suicide bombers!
When a person commits suicide, they are depressed! When a person commits suicide, they are without hope! When a person commits suicide they are losing their patience. They are in a state of despair! These brothers--and sisters-- before they go out on their martyr missions, are doing videotapes, and they are saying "Yeeeuuhh! I'm doing this! I'm doing this!" And their mothers are right next to them saying, "Go ahead and go!"
Their mothers--the mothers are telling their children--although of course they're gonna miss them--"But you do what you have to do." And just like that last sister, when she's standing with her son, and she's all proud of him, and they're doing the videotape, and the son is all proud, he's standing there, you know with his weapon, he's standing there, and she's standing there all next to him, and she's proud, and then he goes out, and he is martyred. And then she sees his body--she sees his body, and what does she do? She puts her forehead to the ground, thanking Allah, because he gave me a martyr!
You cannot win against a people like this! Because you have Israelis whose ideology is so bankrupt--You never hear an Israeli talkin' about "I hope I'm going to die." They want to live, they want to live. And once you go up against a people who love death, more than you love life, you in trouble man! You in serious trouble!