Philly Mosque Apologizes for Call to Impose "Islam Upon On The World."
Sorry, my mistake.
The mosque is instead launching an investigation to understand why it kept inviting an Imam to spew hatred against Jews and everyone else.
I can't wait for the investigation's result sometime in 2088. But it's good enough for the media and the ADL.
Al Aqsa Islamic Society said it was “shocked and outraged” by what it called a guest speaker's “reprehensible anti-Jewish remarks,” vowing to “make sure that this never happens again.”
“We expect that all guest speakers will respect and uphold our policy that hatred against any group of people or religion will not be tolerated,” the society said in a statement attributed to board of trustees secretary Chukri Khorchid and Imam Mohamed Shehata.
The Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia said in a statement that Al Aqsa Society leaders assured them they launched an investigation and that “hate against Jews or any group” would not be tolerated.
“We are grateful for Al Aqsa's rapid and resolute response, and we will continue to serve as a resource to the mosque as they work to combat anti-Semitism,” the statement said.
The only reason that the ADL doesn't count as a joke is because jokes are funny.
Does anyone really believe that the Al Aqsa Islamic Society was unaware of what being said?
Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab, who is of Egyptian origin, delivered several antisemitic sermons at the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society in Philadelphia, PA between November 2018 and February 2019. On February 15, 2019, he said that the Jews are the vilest people in terms of their nature and moral values and that the "nefarious" Jewish media causes people to see the Muslim as an "oppressive and predatory lion."
It's okay. Four out of Eleven 2020 Dem hopefuls agree.
On November 16, 2018, Imam Abouhatab said that an Israeli prime minister had once been asked about the hadith about the rocks and the trees calling to Muslims to kill the Jews hiding behind them, and that he had answered: "The hadith is true, but we are doing our best to prevent this."
While Abouhatab was not introduced by name in the sermons, a mosque official said at the conclusion of one of them: "We thank Abdelmohsen Abouhatab for his wonderful sermon." The videos were live streamed on the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society's YouTube channel
They had no idea. Not a single clue.
The mosque has worked with the mayor of Philadelphia, the FBI, the ADL, and law enforcement
Of course it has.
Following a December 2015 incident in which a severed pig's head was found outside the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society building, sparking a police and FBI investigation, then-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, City Council members, and interfaith leaders met at City Hall to speak against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign statements about Muslims; Mayor Nutter called Trump "an a**hole." Al-Aqsa Imam Mohamed Shehata, spoke at the meeting about the peaceful nature of Islam and of Muslims coming together with individuals of all religions in a peaceful community.
And then imposing Islam on the entire world.
Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab: "Allah sent down the best divine books to the Arab race. He sent them the best messengers, and He gave them customs and moral values that you cannot find in any other race: the [Arabs] are courageous, dignified, and noble.
"By Allah, if faith had taken root in our hearts, things would have been different. We would have imposed the word of Islam upon the world, like those before us did."
A peaceful community indeed.