On Friday, December 8th, the Islamic Center of Jersey City, USA featured a Friday khutbah (sermon) given by Imam Aymen Elkasaby. In it, he rages at Israel for its control over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, calling the Jews “apes and pigs” and “the most cowardly of nations [and the] weakest of all peoples,” and says that fighting to regain control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a religious obligation for all Muslims.
Elkasaby closes his sermon with the following charming prayer: “Allah, make us among your armies…. Allah, we ask you to grant us martyrdom on the threshold of Al-Aqsa Mosque…. 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.”
Elkasaby is apparently new at the Center; the first video on ICJC’s YouTube channel featuring him is from this August. And his rabid extremism seems out of place at a mosque which just last month was host to the second annual “Interfaith Gathering of Unity,” sponsored by the Hudson County Brotherhood/Sisterhood Association.
Moreover, the president of the mosque, Ahmed Shedeed, is considered mainstream enough to be the invited guest of Cory Booker during President Obama’s final State of the Union address in 2016. One might wonder why the mosque brought on such an extremist as Elkasaby.
Ironically enough, Imam Elkasaby was a featured participant in the above mentioned Interfaith Gathering of Unity. Perhaps its organizers should take better care to identify the extremists who feign tolerance, all the while calling for mass murder.
USA has just survived a failed terror attack in New York city where a Bangladeshi jihadi failed to properly detonate a pipe bomb. We have seen a wave of IS inspired terror attacks across the Western World since 9/11.
And there is clear evidence of Islamists operating with impunity in US and Europe. Yet, the West fails to take cognisance of the hubs of Islamism across the word – Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These two countries continue to be trusted partners for USA, UK etc for their larger ‘strategic goals’. Those in Bharat living under the delusion of some larger global front against Islamism need to wake up. We need to work with our true partners to protect our civilizational interests – the West is not going to help us, in fact they will continue to harm our national interests through their support of rabid Christian evangelism.
— Dawn.com (@dawn_com) December 14, 2017
Should be most instructive for those Hindus who thought Trump was going to help them fight Islamic terrorism. https://t.co/Gz26h825Zz
— Purusha & Prakriti (@GreatHeretic) December 14, 2017
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