Chicago Imam Urges Muslims to Go to Gaza for Holy War

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Apparently Chiraq isn’t good enough for his Jihad. He wants his congregants shot up trying to murder Israelis.

In successive Friday sermons, a Chicago imam has urged followers to support the Palestinian jihad by joining the fight or by donation “weapons and money.”

In excerpts compiled by the Middle East Media Research Project (MEMRI) taken from sermons posted on YouTube, the Chicago Islamic Center’s Mohamed Elimam speaks to “those of you who want to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah, Palestine is calling you and Gaza is crying out for your help” during his July 18 sermon. “However, if you are collaborators with those who give you weapons and money, then keep indulging yourselves with this money of yours.”

This guy sounds like a patriot. I hope Obama invited Elimam to Iftar Dinner so he could praise him for building America’s core democracy.

Mohamed Elimam: Oh, those of you who want to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah, Palestine is calling you and Gaza is crying out for your help. If you are true believers, real mujahideen, hasten to Palestine. However, if you are collaborators with those who give you weapons and money, then keep indulging yourselves with this money of yours.

Where are the Muslim rulers? Where are all those deadbeat regimes? Where are all those stray [Jihadi] groups? Return to the battle of Jihad in Palestine. Jerusalem is calling you. The children of Gaza are crying for your help. I say to all the honorable mujahideen, to any believer who has ever waged Jihad for the sake of Allah, and to every child who was killed for the sake of Islam… Let the whole world know that the Zionist enemy is not fighting a well-armed army. Rather, it is fighting a defenseless people. It is killing children, and destroying homes. This is how they behaved towards the prophets of Allah as well.

The prophets. Because this is about the Jews, not the “Zionists. It’s good old-fashioned Muslim anti-Semitism.

Our buddy Mo appears to be a graduate of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s finest Islamic theological nuthouse, and has been the Chicago Islamic Center’s Imam since 1995. His likes include Jihad, beheading infidels and more Jihad. His turn-offs are ham sandwiches, women who don’t cover their faces and the Jews.

  • JKEllsworth

    There are laws about that kind of behavior:

    18 U.S.C. § 1091 : US Code – Section 1091: Genocide

    (a)Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time of war and with the specific intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such . . . . (c) Incitement Offense. – Whoever directly and publicly incites another to violate subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (d) Attempt and Conspiracy. – Any person who attempts or conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be punished in the same manner as a person who completes the offense.

    There are also laws about monitoring such behavior:

    22 U.S.C. § 2731 : US Code – Section 2731: Monitoring and combating anti-Semitism

    (a) The Ambassador at Large shall assist the Secretary of State in preparing those portions of the Human Rights Reports that relate to freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination based on religion. . . (1) Establishment of Office The Secretary shall establish within the Department of State an Office to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism.

    And if it finds blatant anti-semitism, the U.S. is required to report it in the annual Human Rights Reports, which generally has an excellent record on freedom of religion and lack of incitement.

    22 U.S.C. § 6412 : US Code – Section 6412: Reports

    “wherever applicable, an assessment and description of the nature and extent of acts of anti-Semitism and anti- Semitic incitement that occur in that country during the preceding year, including – (I) acts of physical violence against, or harassment of, Jewish people, acts of violence against, or vandalism of, Jewish community institutions, and instances of propaganda in government and nongovernment media that incite such acts; and (II) the actions taken by the government of that country to respond to such violence and attacks or to eliminate such propaganda or incitement, to enact and enforce laws relating to the protection of the right to religious freedom of Jewish people, and to promote anti-bias and tolerance education.”

    • dgala

      Thanks for the research & posting. But what the hay bales. Why have laws at all when this admin ignores them or only “enforces” laws when it pertains to someone that has pissed them off or voiced discontent with the admin.

  • wileyvet

    “Our buddy Mo appears to be a graduate of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s finest Islamic theological nuthouse, and has been the Chicago Islamic Center’s Imam since 1995. His likes include Jihad, beheading infidels and more Jihad. His turn-offs are ham sandwiches, women who don’t cover their faces and the Jews.”
    Priceless.

  • Toni_Pereira

    Traditional Catholics and Mormons are the real radicals,according to Obongo’s useful idiots.Move along,nothing to see here…

    • Americana

      Christians are radicals. Have you ever heard of the Moral Majority? They are against women priests. They are against gay marriage. Women are to be subservient to their husband. They are the real radicals.

      • Berferd

        Idiot or troll? I can’t decide…

      • Drakken

        So your a coc*sucker, well goody for you.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    It’s almost like some people have the impression that our “religion of peace” is an international political movement.

  • Gee

    Ah yes another Muslim coward that wants somebody else to do his fighting.

    Please come to Gaza – we can use more targets.

  • bob smith

    Well, the upside for the cult in cultivating Chicago’s finest is that money is thin and guns are thick.

  • liz

    Yep, sounds like a great candidate for “co-exist”, “interfaith dialogue”, and “enriching the fabric of our culture”.

    • Americana

      He is no different than jerry Falwell.

      • mossonrocks

        LOLOL!

  • Drakken

    Can’t wait until this savage gets his meeting with the devil for he will be welcomed with open arms and a smile. Get rid of this jihadist.

  • iluvisrael

    the religion of peace! I’d hate to see what they’re like when they’re not acting so peaceful.

  • Bob

    This clown is an Iman in the very same Chicago district where Obama was an assemblyman. Coincidence? i don’t think so.

  • Elizabeth capecod

    I hope these hapless idiots act on the imam’s urging and never come back…unless in a box.

  • 4arepublic

    I misunderstood. It is the religion of pieces.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    I challenge anyone to point to just one Muslim anywhere in the world who is openly a friend of Israel.

    • Zontas Hierospirit

      A Muslim follows the rules set down in their Quran therefore by definition they must not be a friend of Israel because then they would not be considered a Muslim. Only Judeo-Christianity really has the flexibility to do those kinds of things, like befriending enemies, and praying for enemies by via the Holy Spirit and the Creation of the Greatest Law, to love thy neighbor, even thine enemies.

    • hiernonymous

      Challenge accepted.

      Abd Al Hadi Palazzi

      Done!

      • Pete

        And?

        For every Abd Al Hadi Palazzi there is more than one Palazzi Mohamed Elimam.

        So if a betting man was playing percentages, they would not listen to you.

        • hiernonymous

          The question was asked and answered. If you don’t like the question, take it up with the person who asked it. If you think the answer was incorrect, let me know how or why.

          • Pete

            I have no problem with OYM. I consider them an embarrassing or a troll or an idiot. Triangulate among those possibilities and you will know what I think of OYM.

            My point is and my challenge to you is that for every Abd Al Hadi Palazzi, there is more than one Palazzi Mohamed Elimam.

          • hiernonymous

            If your point is that support for Israel is rare among Muslims, I wouldn’t take issue with that.

          • Pete

            My point is and my challenge to you is that for every Abd Al Hadi Palazzi, there is more than one Palazzi Mohamed Elimam when it comes to non Muslims in general.

      • Webb

        Oh sure, all based on what the ko-ran sez, he just left out the part about how the trees and rocks will call out to the muslim man to come and kill the Jews hiding behind them. A great friend of Israel! Simpleminded bag of pus.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Maybe you are gullible, naïve, and clueless enough to accept Abd Al Hadi Palazzi as being a Muslim moderate, but I can assure you that no mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world accept him as being anything other than an infidel. Indeed, he is no more Muslim than the members of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam are Muslims. Nice try though.

        • hiernonymous

          OYM: Name one.

          H: Names one.

          OYM: Doesn’t count!

          H: Names another: Fehd Fallah.

          Is Major Fehd also no true Scotsman?

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Dude you have an extremely rough time distinguishing Muslims In Name Only from actual mainstream orthodox Muslims. Heck, anyone can claim to be a Muslim and you would be gullible enough to take them at their world. Nonetheless, many but certainly not all Bedouins are Muslim In Name Only and harbor a deep resentment against Islam and mainstream orthodox Muslims because of past atrocities that were perpetrated against them by mainstream orthodox Muslims.

            In any event, by definition any Muslim that supports infidels as opposed to Muslims is guilty of blasphemy and would be summarily executed per the dictates of Islam. Thus, I know this may be very hard for you to digest, but not all people of Arab dissent and with Arab sounding names are Muslims.

          • hiernonymous

            So this is your approach to your challenge:

            OYM: I challenge anyone to name a single Muslim who supports Israel.
            Respondent: Okay, there is X.
            OYM: X isn’t a real Muslim. How do we know? He supports Israel.

            Repeat as often as there are responses.

            Feh. Google “no true Scotsman” and try again.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            I challenge anyone to name a single Muslim who supports Israel.

            What you mean? You haven’t named a single legit Muslim yet. Neither one of those two people are Muslims. Indeed, all Muslims in the world are jihadists in one form or another, either violent or non-violent, and neither one of those two people you named are jihadists. Hence, they fail the tests, since they are not mainstream orthodox Muslims.

            Not to mention that it isn’t my faulty that you are incredibly naïve when it comes to Islam and the threat that it is poses to the infidel world. Indeed, if we listen to you, Islam is a wonderful religion of peace.

            He supports Israel.

            It’s not difficult dude. Any Muslim that is friends with infidels as opposed to Muslims is guilty of blasphemy, and blasphemy in Islam is a capital offense. Thus, if your Bedouin friend was an actual Muslim living in an actual Muslim country as opposed to Israel and openly expressed his fondness for Jewish infidels and the state of Israel, he would be summarily executed. The same goes for your fake Italian Muslim buddy too.

            Now if you want to believe that those people are mainstream orthodox Muslims, then whatever floats your boat dude. I could care less what you believe.

            Perhaps I should reword my challenge by adding the word legit between single and Muslim to throw off fruit loops like you.

            Anyway, you miserably failed both times. Not to mention that I already knew you would.

          • hiernonymous

            “It’s not difficult dude.”

            You’re right. It wasn’t.

            Regards.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You’re right it wasn’t difficult to demonstrate that you are a loon.

            Regards,

      • Webb

        Try dressing Mrs. Humpy Hernio up in a burka and carrying the Torah scroll. You’d have more luck. And you could follow along behind her with goat and prayer rug.

        • hiernonymous

          Aaaand…seventh grade weighs in on the issues. Welcome!

          • truebearing

            Is “2jackets” your only friend, or is it just another name you call yourself? Just curious.

          • hiernonymous

            Interesting that those are the only options that occurred to you.

            Why would it matter?

    • Secundum quid

      OYM,

      You may be right over half the time. Your heart might be in the right place. You may not be dumb as a box of rocks, but you are foolish.

      Did you not hear the phrase “There is an exception to every rule.”?

      When you said “to point to just one”, it was like handing a loaded gun to hierno. What did you expect would happen?

      I could see debate team tryouts in high school or college. You would be the last person picked if picked at all.

      Whatever Hierno faults, one of his strength’s is he is Mr Logic. The axioms he believes or some of his facts are wrong, so in the long run his position is not tenable. In the short term, he will make hash out of you

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Damn dude…you are as naive, gullible, and ignorant as he is. When it comes to Islam there are no exceptions. Indeed, exceptions in Islam get executed for either blasphemy, apostasy, or both, per the dictates of Islam.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Damn dude…you are as naive, gullible, and ignorant as he is, and a heck of a lot dumber. Nevertheless, when it comes to Islam there are no exceptions. Indeed, exceptions in Islam get executed for either blasphemy, apostasy, or both per the dictates of Islam.

    • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

      “I challenge anyone to point to just one Muslim anywhere in the world who is openly a friend of Israel.”

      Or a friend of anyone but the “prophet” Mohammed (peace be upon him, unless we can avoid it).

  • Habbgun

    Saruman the White. Pretty cool actually.

    • Milton

      Yes, but then he goes full Saruman and becomes Saruman the multi-hued.
      We know how that turned out.

      • Habbgun

        Yeah, a lot of these guys actually taste the rainbow if you know what I mean.

        • mossonrocks

          Yeah he wore white but she wore black

          http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=176_1364022789

        • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

          “Yeah, a lot of these guys actually taste the rainbow if you know what I mean.”

          No, I don’t. What does it mean?

  • William

    Things are not looking good. Obama uses a 72-hour ceasefire period to authorize more arms sales to Israel.. basically giving them enough time to reload.

    • Webb

      Fantastic! Pusbag. You’re his towel boy. Tell him you don’t like it.

      • William

        You think Obama will listen to me? I’ve been calling for his imprisonment for years. He’s a war criminal.

        • Webb

          I guess it’s kind of hard to talk when you’re the one wearing the blue dress.

          • William

            Uh, it’s not the 1990s anymore. Obama’s hands are stained red by the blood of innocent Muslims. Let’s just say there’s a special place in HelI for people who slaughter innocent Muslim children.

          • Webb

            Let’s just say there isn’t!

          • Habbgun

            Yeah there sure is. It is a permanent Occupier rally and you have to live next to bucket crappers like you. I for one would despise it. By the way your mom called. She said your bucket is a health hazard and not a valuable family heirloom.

          • William

            The SEIU provided portapotties at the OWS rally I attended. People camped out in the park for weeks. It wasn’t some anarchist’s picnic like the TV made it appear.

          • Drakken

            It is too damn bad that while you were in one, that it wasn’t tipped over, accidently of course.

          • Habbgun

            It was a left wing white trash jamboree. That came through loud and clear you miserable piece of left wing white trash.

          • William

            Actually, there were a lot of college students and old hippies involved.

          • Habbgun

            Not mutually exclusive. Nice try though.

          • Habbgun

            Dumbass with a blue dress, blue dress, blue dress….
            dumbass with a blue dress on!!

          • truebearing

            Hey, that could make a great theme song for Americana

            She, She, Lie Lie, Dodo dumb
            lookin mighty bad, here she come

            Babblin up a storm as she haunts LoonWatch

            Cooking up more lies for a post she’ll botch

            Wearing her Burka and her best nose ring

            she defend any Muslim for anything

            Dhimmi with the burka, burka, burka
            Dhimmi with the burka on
            Dhimmi with the burka, burka, burka
            Dhimmi with the burka on

          • truebearing

            Obama’s hands are stained with the blood of Americans, from Benghazi to Afghanistan. His rules of engagement cost many American soldiers their lives or limbs, but I don’t see you decrying that fact.

          • William

            I’ve been protesting wars since Desert Storm in 1991. I was referring more to his drone wars and what might happen soon in Iraq. Yes, he does have the blood of American soldiers on his hands too, but they aren’t quite as innocent as the children he’s gotten killed.

          • Drakken

            Keep up the great work traitor, the day is going to come where kicking the stool out from under folks like you is going to be a pleasure.

          • Drakken

            Innocent and muslim in the same sentence is an oxymoron. Killem all and let allah sortem out is the mantra to follow, soon to be a reality.

          • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

            “soon to be a reality.”

            That sounds a bit too optimistic…

        • truebearing

          Obama is a criminal. I’ll give you that. He may also be a war criminal for firing drone missiles into Pakistan and killing civilians so he could pretend he was getting tough on Muslim terrorism. That is entirely possible, but giving Israel weapons and ammo that we agreed to supply long ago — so they can defend themselves from genocidal Muslims — is not one of Obama’s crimes. It doesn’t redound to his credit either, since those agreements were in place before Obama befouled the Whitehouse.

          Little Willie, you are a bit deluded and more than a tad naive. Add to that a lack of understanding and inadequate education. You should just read for awhile and skip the comments.

          • William

            I’m not saying that Obama’s support for Israel is criminal. I suspect he has a hidden agenda driven by deep-seated loathing of Muslims and a desire to kill them. But what he is doing is perfectly legal.

          • truebearing

            You aren’t thinking very clearly. Obama is a Muslim and hates Israel.

          • William

            I hope that was sarcasm. Otherwise, loL!

    • Americana

      I agree only Hamas should be able to reload during a ceasefire. the ceasefire should last long enough for the Gaza flotilla to reach Gaza or for the Iranians to send more rockets via ship.

    • Marvin

      Arms sales could not be authorized, when there is fighting going on, because it is physically impossible, the phone lines don’t work, pens won’t work, …?

      So if there isn’t a ceasefire in Ukraine the U.S. could not send aid, weapons, ammo, food, or anything else because,….?

      Let me ask you a personal question. Do you droll a lot?

  • mossonrocks

    I bet this guy wants more of this in the world:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=176_1364022789

    • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

      “I bet this guy wants more of this in the world:”

      Death by stoning – soon coming to a town near you.

  • Gerry B

    deport him to gaza asap

  • http://www.nrk.no/ Birger Skruddusvingen

    “Chicago Imam Urges Muslims to Go to Gaza for Holy War”

    Good. By all means. They can go to Gaza, but make sure they take all the other muslims with them. And never return. They might get discounted group-travel tickets. More specific, one way-tickets,