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Militant Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer in House Of Representatives

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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 founder 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. 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.

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.

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Suleiman prayed for peace and unity in light of the recent attacks against houses of worship, which include Islamic terrorist attacks that killed hundreds in Sri Lankan churches and an attack on a California synagogue that left one dead and several wounded. He delivered his prayer ahead of the first Friday of Ramadan prayers.

“Let us not be deterred by the hatred that has claimed the lives of innocent worshipers across the world, but emboldened by the love that gathered them together to remember you and gathered us together to remember them,” Suleiman prayed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced him.

Pelosi’s office said they are looking into how and why Johnson invited Suleiman, given his anti-Semitic history.

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3 comments

  1. It’s happening! the US in on track to becoming Britain! Stop it now or forever hold your piece.

  2. Take a look at Pelosi, this is all I need, let’s start the 2020 election now! Trump 2020.

  3. Pelosi is ” looking into it”? Seriously? Why bother, Nan? You already allowed it, condoned it, participated in it and now you’ll look into it?
    You are a joke Nan. Whether you can’t handle the actual socialists you now have, or you are just too old at 79 to keep up, but your quest for power has overridden your brain and skill.
    Democrats should be ashamed at their party’s hatred and complete lack of tolerance for anyone who disagrees with them, but appalled by the anti memorial that is now out of their closet and out there for all to see. Apparently their cramp about inclusive, tolerance, diversity, etc. really is the deal the rest of us knew it was. Glad the party is finally showing the little people who they really are

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