Saudi cleric Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan said that even though a Muslim might possess “some of the despicable and nasty traits of the Jews,” they must not be taunted or cursed for this.

Describing these traits, Al-Fawzan said that the Jews are “the most envious of people and the most likely to use sorcery,” and are known “for arrogance and for sowing corruption upon the land.”

His statements aired on the Kuwaiti Al-Resala TV channel on Feb. 23.