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In Friday sermons across the Middle East last week, Islamic leaders denounced American "plots" against Muslims and called on Allah to destroy Jews, the United States and its allies, according to the Israel-based Independent Media Review Analysis, or IMRA, a digest of media in the region.
On Yemen television, from the Grand Mosque in Sanaa, Sheik Akram Abd-al-Razzaq al-Ruqeihi prayed:
"O God, destroy the United States and its allies and let them suffer, particularly tyrant and arrogant Americans. O God, destroy the Jews, for they are within your power."
Yesterday, in Yemen, a gunman killed three American missionaries at a Southern Baptist hospital. Officials believe the suspect belonged to a militant cell that may be targeting foreigners and Yemeni public figures perceived to have strayed from the path of Islam.