This Hamas sermon is the latest example of a religious leader taking credit or assigning divine blame for a natural disaster. In this case, it turns out that the Iceland volcano was retribution by Allah.
We, of course, have our own religious fanatics who are quick to assign religious retributive motives for natural disasters. Pat Robertson is a good example of such divine post hoc forecasting. Then there is there is recent disclosure in Iran that earthquakes are caused by immoral women, here.
In this case, the sermon take full credit for Islam in the volcano:
“Praise Allah who says in His book [the Quran]: ‘Their houses were empty and in ruins, because they did wrong’ [Sura 17:52]… ‘And We [Allah] never destroyed a city unless its people were unjust.’ [Sura 28:59]…”
“Oh Jihad fighters, people of Ribat (religious war). We heard and we saw what happened at the beginning of this week in Europe [volcanic ash covering airspace]: Some of Allah’s brigades struck Europe with His force… this caused great loss of property and of life – only Allah knows their extent. A devastating volcanic eruption sent by Allah, paralyzed all movement, and a state of emergency was declared, and passenger flights were cancelled, and it struck the Infidels and polytheists with fear and terror…
As Allah lives, dear brothers, America – with its numbers and its equipment, with its might and its scepter, with its planes and its missiles, with its war ships and with its destroyers – it has no more power against Allah than do spider webs against His power…
It appears that, after trying locust, floods, and frogs, the Creator is now expressing his wrath by making travelers late in their air travel and disrupting the airlines.