Michigan Imam: Solemani Brought "Fear to the Enemies of Islam"

The enemy within.

Dearborn imam eulogizes Soleimani, calls his killing a ‘cowardly and heinous act’

Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni prays for the soul of Qassem Soleimani; tells congregants that “he brought hope to the marginalized and fear to the enemies of Islam, particularly the U.S.”

Iraqi-American Sheikh Ibrahim Kazerooni of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich., said in a Jan. 3 sermon that America’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis earlier that day was a “cowardly and heinous act,” and that the only countries celebrating his death were the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Iraqi maybe. American? Nah.

In the Memri video and transcript, Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni prays for "the soul of the late General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, who were assassinated together. 'In the name of Allah the Merciful and Compassionate...'

"Who was this general?" the Imam intones. "His presence brought hope to the marginalized and to those who were afraid, and it brought hatred and fear to the enemies of Islam – particularly the United States."

This is the enemy within. Literally. Any sane country would treat comments like these as grounds for deportation.

"These people are not afraid of death. The panic is on the other side. Immediately, we have to send Hercules airplanes to evacuate everything, shut down the embassy, and give a warning here and there to all the [U.S.] citizens to get out. [Ali Ibn Abi Talib said:] 'Are you threatening me with death, oh son of a freed slave? Death is inevitable, and martyrdom is an honor for us from Allah.'

"The verse is clear: 'There are two good alternatives for us, and two equally bad and cursed alternatives for you. For us, there is either martyrdom or victory. For you, [there is either] punishment from Allah or defeat in our hands.' Let's wait and see what happens next."

For us there is having to watch our country being invaded and occupied by the enemy who openly prays for our deaths at the hands of his religion's terrorists.


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