A radical Islamist imam, who had previously expressed support for various radical factions in the Middle East, opened the House of Representatives with a call to prayer for Ramadan. The Daily Caller reports:
A Muslim cleric who called for violence against Israel and expressed support for Hamas gave the opening prayer before the House of Representatives Thursday, angering several representatives.
Omar Suleiman, an imam and president of the Yaqeen Institute, delivered the invocation at the invitation of his congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency. Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is Jewish, decried the invitation in light of the fact that Suleiman has repeatedly called for a third Intifada against Israel, referred to Jews as “Zionists” and called them “enemies of God,” and defended the terrorist organization Hamas on social media.
Totally unacceptable that @SpeakerPelosi had Omar Suleiman give the opening prayer yesterday in the House. He compares Israel to the Nazis & calls them terrorists, supports Muslim Brotherhood, incites violence calling for a Palestinian antifada & the end of zionism, etc. Bad call pic.twitter.com/bZakjQVwsJ
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 10, 2019
Suleiman has also openly supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and Israeli businesses. The BDS movement has several financial and personnel ties with Palestinian terror groups.
Considering that many imams have a history of NOT supporting radical movements, why was such a man not chosen instead? Is it because a significant portion of House Democrats support jihadists in their struggle?
“Islamic celebrity?” The perfect oxymoron?
Why is this prayer accepted when a Christian or Jewish prayer is not. Nancy has shown her purpose which is to gain power using any means. I think she is an egomaniac.
When they get down and put their forehead on the mat, kick them right in the arse.
I do think that some do not know we have Constitution which says all religions have a right to practice their religion here in the USA. Rallying against Islam will do nothing to stop them from practicing their religion here, get over it accept it, less than 1% of Muslims are radicals about the same percentage of Christians who are radical or the 2,5% of Jews who are radical. Christian and Jews may not kill they just make your life a living hell, by passing laws to control how you live your life. I am very thnkful that it is slowly coming to an end, when Atheist out number both Christians and Jews in most of the World. Like Thomas Jefferson said many times If a man has ten Gods or no God at all neither breaks my leg or picks my pocket.
He did not want Christianity in this country because he had seen what it had sdone to other countries.