From the Investigative Project on Terrorism - U.S.-based Imam Advocates Violence Against Israel in A
What? Another one? How many imams in the United States are calling for violence against Israel and the Jews? We know that interfaith outreach is very popular among some Jewish clergy, but do they know whom they are reaching out to? From Steve Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism:
An extremist imam used his Friday prayer last week to call on Muslims and Palestinians to disavow non-violent protest against Israel. But the imam was not preaching from the West Bank or Gaza Strip. This imam was yet another spiritual leader espousing radical views from the United States, joining a long list of other U.S.-based Muslim leaders who have promoted anti-Semitism and incited violence against Jews and Israelis.
Mohamed Elbar – an imam at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge (a.k.a. Masjid Musab) – delivered a sermon in Brooklyn April 13 that amounted to violent incitement.
Elbar was not trying to keep this view secret in a private setting of committed individuals. On the contrary, his sermon was live-streamed on the Islamic Society's official Facebook page, broadcast publicly to its followers and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). It remained accessible as of this publication.
There is more, and yes, you should read it. Then ask yourself, how many more are there? Does anyone in our community leadership position care? Or are they too wrapped up in trying to appear virtuous to social justice warriors, damn the cost to the Jewish community? Would pointing out the calls for anti-Semitic violence or insisting on some research before outreach making one guilty of some kind of phobia?