NJ Hamas Imam Calls on Obama to Imprison Islam Critics

The levels of irony here are overwhelming. Imam Qatanani is a confessed Hamas member and terrorist supporter whom the government attempted to deport and would have been back in Hamastine if not for the intervention of prominent and prominently corrupt New Jersey politicians. And now the Imam from Paterstine is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to go after anyone who offends Muslims.

Only in New Jersey, or maybe Illinois, Michigan and California. (via Jihad Watch and Robert Spencer)

Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in New Jersey – even believes free speech that criticizes Islam poses a national security threat to the U.S. and that those responsible should be investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.“We, as Americans, have to put limits and borders [on] freedom of speech,”

Qatanani, leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC), told TheBlaze. He explained that while Americans may ”have the freedom“ to speak their mind, ultimately, they “have no right to [talk about Muslim] holy issues“ as it will incite ”hatred or war among people.”

Qatanani said the Obama White House should take legal action against the filmmakers.

“My position is that White House has to say strong in its condemnation [of the filmmakers] and take this person to court. If he is innocent, we will accept that… The government has strong case against this person.”

When asked what can be done to prevent future attacks, Qatanani invoked Homeland Security again, suggesting that the department actually step-in to prevent artists, composers, movie-makers, or satirists (among others), from producing works critical of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. He believes it is in America’s best interest to quell this kind of free speech as it “ruins” America’s image abroad and will ultimately hurt people.

“They [Muslims] think our [American] freedoms are too much,” Qatanani said. “The freedom of the American people is so different from their [Muslims’] freedoms. We believe freedoms have limits and rules, otherwise we will get people into trouble…Freedom according to Islam must be according to the Quran and Sunnah. You can do [anything] you like within the teachings of these two resources. This is the difference and main reason [for the conflict].”

There’s our options, folks.

We can end this conflict when we accept that our freedoms are limited by Islamic law and its little ugly black book or by forcing Muslim Jihadists to accept that their power to impose their theology on law is limited by our firepower.

But at least Qatanani continues to make himself into an election issue for corrupt Dem Congressman Bill Pascrell.

On Friday, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach released English translations of mosque lectures in Arabic by Mohammed Qatanani, imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which he contends contain anti-Israel messages.

He called on Qatanani, a Palestinian, to explain the statements. If he will not, he challenged Pascrell to disavow the imam, who federal prosecutors assert is affiliated with Hamas.

Not to mention this guy.

Christie had kind words for the same Muslim leader whom Shmuley wants Pascrell to denounce.

“In all my interactions with the imam, he has attempted to be a force for good in his community, in our state with law enforcement, with those of us who have gotten to know him over the years,” Christie told the crowd.

In related news

A man who was mauled by a tiger at the Bronx Zoo is facing arrest after telling investigators he wanted “to be one” with the 400-pound beast, police said Saturday.

Villalobos was alone with a male Siberian tiger named Bashuta for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials, who used a fire extinguisher to chase the animal away, said zoo director Jim Breheny.

“When someone is determined to do something harmful to themselves,” Breheny said, “it’s very hard to stop that.”

  • http://twitter.com/BobbyandPeg1976 @BobbyandPeg1976

    I have bee b lock of my comment by IE.

  • http://twitter.com/BobbyandPeg1976 @BobbyandPeg1976

    The IE will not allow me to say what I want about the muslim slime in NJ.

  • Leland64

    Interesting concept – we give up our right to free speech in return for which Muslim savages continue to Kill Christians and Jews and preach violence and hate against "non-believers" around the world. Free speech is not the problem. Islam is the problem. It is an aggressive totalitarian ideology disguised as a religion. Appeasement feeds the beast. Weakness in the face of aggression stimulates Muslim blood lust. If we permit ourselves be cowed into silence by threats of violence we are no longer free. It is time to turn the tables on Muslims. Make if clear they must behave like civilized human beings or face the consequences.

    • Peter

      Totally agree with you Leland64.

  • Robbins Mitchell

    Where does this unclean medieval third world barbarian get off talking about "WE as Americans" and "OUR American freedoms"?…what's the Arabic word for "chutzpah"?

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    • John_Kelly

      Muslim Arabs don't have Chutzpah …..only arrogance by the truck load.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Liberalsaredummies Floyd Geron Looney

    I fully expect Obama to accept the terms for surrender

  • John_Kelly

    Imam Qatanani is a typical product of Islam……."Ignorance plus arrogance" on Steroids.

    Where do these arrogant pigs get the audacity to think we owe them an apology.

    Hey Imam Qatanani you bucket of pig swill when will you apologize for 9/11 or Daniel Pearl's beheading.

    Go back to some Middle East dump and take Obama with you.

    • Jefferson Braga

      I'm afraid that those who have actually met him…would absolutely disagree with you.
      He is a good man.

      The lead government attorney drew criticism for reading passages from the Quran that indicated that God will cause unbelievers to “increase in illness." An attorney for the American Jewish Congress questioned the relevance of referring to Quranic passages in Qatanani's trial, explaining that the passages "showed no inclination towards violence" on Qatanani's part.[18]

      Rabbi Senter of Pompton Lakes, one of Qatanani's character witness who noted that Qatanani was “the most moderate individual you could imagine”[13] was "shocked" to see the government attorney "use the tactics of hatemongers in an effort to tip the scales of justice."[19]

  • stemtostern

    I'm sure he means well, he truly wants to stem the bloodshed. To that end, he states his belief in how to achieve this. Problem is, he is in the U.S. and he uses faulty logic according to our laws. This can never be reconciled.

  • Zeitgeist 51

    Call me infidel.

  • Jefferson Braga

    I'm sorry but hard evidence (though this is from wiki…the truth is out there) doesn't support this rubbish.
    If this was a Rabbi asking for sensitivity and civility to be upheld for the Jewish Community and problems, due to ignorance and HATE…I don't think we would be hearing so much …

    May God bless you all

    Rabbi Senter of Pompton Lakes, one of Qatanani's character witness who noted that Qatanani was “the most moderate individual you could imagine”[13] was "shocked" to see the government attorney "use the tactics of hatemongers in an effort to tip the scales of justice."[19]

    He further contends that he was convicted in absentia and faced severely harsh interrogation tactics that Israel's highest court subsequently banned as torture.[2] A U.S. Immigration Judge subsequently declined to deport Mohammad Qatanani and his family and granted them permanent residency in 2008.

    Qatanani did not dispute that he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan[13] and that he helped Palestinian students find housing and get into Jordanian university, but says that he was unaware of any links to groups like Hamas and that he was not a member of Hamas.[14]

    Character witnesses testifying for Qatanani included Roman Catholic and Episcopalian priests along with two county sheriffs who praised Qatanani for helping investigators become acquainted with cultural aspects of the Muslim community.