NJ Hamas Imam Calls on Obama to Imprison Islam Critics

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.”


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."

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