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Imams in North America calling for the murder of Jews

“Imams who advocate mass murder are only the tip of the iceberg of the hatred coming out of segments of Muslim society in the U.S.”

The same thing goes for Canada, while in Europe, Islamic anti-Semitism is on a steep rise since European nations opened their borders to multitudes of unvetted Muslim migrants.

The incendiary words of these imams are the kind of racism and hatred that is tolerated in the West. Even to call it out is deemed “Islamophobic.”

Ramadan Elsabagh

“North American Imams calling to murder Jews,” by Manfred Gerstenfeld, Israel National News, December 28, 2018:

Muslim immigration into North America has brought with it several religious preachers who call for the murder of Jews. This happens sometimes in mosques where these words are occasionally even cheered by the hating faithful. This type of incitement is also frequently found on social media.

The same extreme hatemongering by Muslim preachers in Western Europe has been previously exposed by this writer. The incitement by Muslims against Jews in the Western world has increased as a result of the nonselective immigration policy of these countries. Hate imams living in democracies calling for the murder of Jews is a reality which is not looked at systematically despite the fact that it should be subjected to extreme scrutiny.

A few examples of North American imams calling for the murder of Jews will illustrate this. In 2017, Ramadan Elsabagh head of the Islamic Services Foundation Quran Institute in Garland Texas, posted a recorded prayer to his Facebook page caling to “destroy the Zionists and their allies, and those who assist them and those who allowed them into the abodes of the Muslims. . . Oh Allah save [Al Aqsa] from the hands of the accursed violators. . . . Oh Allah destroy them.” Elsabagh is also a featured Quran reader on many internet sites.

When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017, Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of Houston, Texas preached that “Muslims should fight the Jews.” He spoke in Arabic. The Washington-based MEMRI Institute uploaded an English translation of his inciting words to their website. Al-Rousan then apologized saying that he is opposed to all forms of terrorism.

Around the same time, Imam Abdullah Khadra of Raleigh, North Carolina mentioned a Hadith – a traditional saying of Mohammed – about killing Jews.

In Jersey City. New Jersey, Imam Aymen El Kasaby called the Jews “apes and pigs.” He promoted their annihilation and was cheered on by people attending his sermon. He prayed to Allah: “Count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one, do not leave a single one on the face of the earth.” The worshippers responded “Amen.”

The Islamic Center of Jersey City suspended El Kasaby for four months without pay. Yet, the fact that his employers allow this extreme hate monger to continue to preach shows that the problem surpasses a few extreme individuals. These expressions of hatred usually go beyond even the extremes of right wing antisemitism.

At the Davis Islamic Center in Northern California, Imam Ammar Shahin preached in his sermon that the Jews were contaminating Muslim shrines with their filth. He said: “Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.” Afterwards, the Imam apologized to the people he had offended.

Canada is not spared either. In 2004, South African-born Sheik Younus Kathrada from Vancouver referred to Jews as “the brothers of the monkeys and the swine” in sermons posted on the Internet. He said that the Prophet tells: “Oh Muslim, Oh slave of Allah.., behind me is a Jew. Then come and kill him.” He added that Islamic scripture predicted an apocalyptic battle with the Jews. Kathrada said, “Unfortunately we hear too many people saying we must build bridges with them. No. They understand one language. It is the language of the sword, and it is the only language they understand.”…..

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by David Monje on Unsplash.

VIDEO: California imam who called for ‘annihilation’ of Jews denounced democracy in 2016

Ammar Shahin recently called for the “annihilation” of the Jews. In the ensuing controversy, the Washington Post ran interference for him. Now the Post may have to go to bat for Shahin once again: it has come to light that last year he denounced democracy and the Constitution as “idols.”

Now, only greasy Islamophobes are supposed to believe that democracy and Islamic law are incompatible. Is Ammar Shahin a greasy Islamophobe?

“California Friday Sermon by Imam Ammar Shahin: Democracy and the Constitution Are Like Idols Made of Dates – Archival,” MEMRI, November 11, 2016:

On November 11, 2016, Imam Ammar Shahin gave a Friday sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis, California, in which he compared democracy and the constitution to “idols that the infidels used to worship, which were made from dates.” Imam Shahin said that unlike the Quran, democracy is man-made and could be changed. “You are taking democracy, the constitution, and all these matters that they fool you with… as a sacred religion now?” he asked.

MEMRI recently exposed two antisemitic sermons by Imam Shahin (for his July 21, 2017 sermon, see https://www.memri.org/tv/california-sermon-antisemitic-sermon-kill-jews-liberate-al-aqsa-mosque; for his July 14 sermon, see https://www.memri.org/tv/california-sermon-ammar-shahin-prays-allah-turn-jerusalem-palestine-into-graveyard-for-jews/). Following the Islamic Center of Davis’s claim that MEMRI had mistranslated and taken Imam Shahin’s July 21 statements out of context, MEMRI published a response: see https://memri.org/reports/memri-responds-islamic-center-daviss-statement-following-exposure-imam-shahins-july-21).

Sheikh Ammar Shahin: “You want to go and protest in the streets, if it is going to change anything? Go ahead! You chose democracy and you chose… The ruling of people is the ruling of people that could change at any time because it is a law made by the hand of humans. Therefore it could be changed. You are taking democracy, the constitution, and all these matters that they fool you with… You are taking it as a sacred religion now? It’s not Quran. It’s a change. If they want a change, they will change it. One amendment they don’t like. There you go – let’s vote to change it. Finished! It is not Quran. It is not Sahih Bukhari. It is not Sahih Muslim. This is what Muslims should know. You know this. We follow the law. We live by the law wherever we are. But know that this law could change any time. If they want to change it for you, they will, and against you, they will.

“They are talking about people getting deported – if they want to do that, they will do it. Who cares if it is against the constitution? It is not revealed by God. Muslims now have taken these matters as revelation. And you know better – that it is not. Like someone described it before – he said: These things, these matters, democracy, constitution, all of these things that people make today, are like the idols that the infidels used to worship, which were made from dates. The infidels used to worship idols from dates. They’ll make their own date idol that looks very nice. But when they get hungry, what would they do? They eat it. This is what happened. They eat their gods. Yeah, because they need it… Omar said: ‘When I look back at what I used to do, I used to make an idol from dates, and I looked at it and I worshipped it.’ He said: ‘How dumb was I – that when I get hungry, I eat my god?’ This is what they do now.”

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