New Cleveland Imam Spews Same Jew-Hatred As His Deported Predecessor

* But don’t wait for an admission or an apology: the inevitable whining and howling “Out of context”- (of course!) ‘Islamophobia’ accusations and the usual victimization- spin has only just begun: the new imam is shocked –SHOCKED!that the bloggers would rub his nose in his own sermon.

* Outrageous! What will these filthy kuffars think up next?

The MSM of course takes everything the imam says at face value:

“New Cleveland imam hopes to ease Muslim-Jewish relations,”

by David Briggs in the Cleveland Plain Dealer blog

No sooner did Ohio’s largest mosque announce Alzaree’s hiring last month, than bloggers posted a portion of a 4-year-old end-times sermon in which the imam quoted the Prophet Muhammad saying one sign of the approach of the Day of Judgment is that “the Muslims will kill the Jews.”

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‘Killing Jews is our religion, what’s wrong with that?’ sez Imam Ahmed Alzaree

“Dear brothers and sisters, the talk about the Day of Judgment is long and full of things that will confuse the human mind and put fear in the hearts of the faithful. Every day that comes is much more Worse than the day before it as we get closer to the hour. Among the signs of the approach of Day of Judgment is what the messenger of Allah PBUH said: “The hour of judgment shall not happen until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims shall kill the Jews to the point that the Jew shall hide behind a big rock or a tree and the rock or tree shall call on the Muslim saying: hey, O Muslim there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him, except the Gharqad tree which will not say, for it is the tree of Jews.” Agreed upon. This is seemed to be very soon and close now. We ask Allah SWT not to test us so hardly if we live till this horrible moment insha’allah..”

Alzaree was stunned by the ensuing uproar. The Islamic Center of Omaha took his sermons off its Web site as allegations circulated on the Internet that Alzaree associated with an Egyptian cleric suspected of having terrorist ties.

In interviews this week, the imam said he and his wife considered backing out of the Cleveland offer. He said he knew about the lingering tension in Cleveland, where his predecessor, Fawaz Damra, had been deported, but “I did nothing wrong to defend myself [against].”

Islamic Center of Cleveland leaders defended Alzaree. Abu-Shaweesh said the Islamic teaching was taken out of context, and the bloggers’ response is an example of anti-Muslim prejudice that undermines the mosque’s efforts to rebuild interfaith and community relations.

* Out of context. Are we ever going to be told the context in which such statements become harmless?

* ‘Interfaith and community relations’ = da’awa, nothing but da’awa…

The Northeast Ohio Jewish community is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Alzaree.

“We are reserving judgment . . . until we have had an opportunity to get to know him,” said Eric Bell, chairman of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, in a statement. “Rather than jumping to any conclusions, we are hopeful that we will be able to renew our relationship with the Islamic Center.”

Khalid Bahhur, a founder and co-chairman of Ishmael & Isaac, a Palestinian-Jewish co-existence group in Cleveland said, “It’s going to be incumbent upon us to give the new imam the benefit of the doubt.”

* The ever patient gullible Jewish community…

Steven Emerson, executive director of the Washington-based Investigative Project On Terrorism, said based on his study of Alzaree’s sermons and the mosque’s speaking invitation to Ghoneim, the imam “is a fairly typical Islamic fundamentalist who believes in a literal translation of the Koran. . . . In our parlance, he would be called a militant.”

* Investigative Project

* More: a two-faced jihadist?

* Imam Ahmed Alzaree and the Islamic Center of Cleveland Follow-up: Part 1

* Imam Ahmed Alzaree and the Islamic Center of Cleveland Follow-up: Part 2

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Update: New Islamic Center imam Ahmed Alzaree resigns/blames Bloggers 

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Imam Ahmed Alzaree, from left, sings the Muslim call to prayers as Rabbi Craig Marantz listens during an interfaith Service of Rememberance and Hope at the First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 11, 2002. Critics called him a “two-faced jihadist.” Alzaree said he was nothing like that, but said he and his wife concluded they could never have a good beginning in Northeast Ohio.

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Here’s how it went:

Today comes word that Imam Ahmed Alzaree has quit before he ever started—and guess who he’s blaming? Bloggers.

Imam Ahmed Alzaree announced Monday, three days before he was to start work as the spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, that he was resigning.

Alzaree said allegations by bloggers that he was anti-Semitic and was associated with individuals suspected of having terrorist ties so poisoned the atmosphere in Northeast Ohio that he and his wife, Marwa, decided to look elsewhere.

“Cleveland now is a nightmare for her,” Alzaree said. “It will never be a good start for me and the Jewish community.

* He’s being persecuted, you see. By intolerant people who just can’t understand why he would say something like this when the Americans weren’t watching:

Dear brothers and sisters, the talk about the Day of Judgment is long and full of things that will confuse the human mind and put fear in the hearts of the faithful. Every day that comes is much more Worse than the day before it as we get closer to the hour. Among the signs of the approach of Day of Judgment is what the messenger of Allah PBUH said: “The hour of judgment shall not happen until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims shall kill the Jews to the point that the Jew shall hide behind a big rock or a tree and the rock or tree shall call on the Muslim saying: hey, O Muslim there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him, except the Gharqad tree which will not say, for it is the tree of Jews.” Agreed upon. This is seemed to be very soon and close now. We ask Allah SWT not to test us so hardly if we live till this horrible moment insha’allah.

* What’s frightening about this whole thing is not that one  hate spewing PoS was exposed who had to pack up and move on, but that he has a great deal  of supporters: when you scroll down to the comments section you can find quite a few letters from his whiny fan club, and boy: their hearts are bleeding!

* Two thumbs up for the bloggers who expose these jihad swine for what they are! 

3 thoughts on “New Cleveland Imam Spews Same Jew-Hatred As His Deported Predecessor”

  1. * Day of Judgment

    AKA al-Qiyamah, “The Resurrection”, “The Last Day” etc. Another Islamic counterfeit.
    The “Winds of Qiyamah” may well be blowing, but for whom?

  2. Emerson, a Jew who gets it
    A perspective of a moderate Muslim

    At the risk of sounding anti-Semitic, I want to say this: either American Jews are completely clueless about the internal struggle inside Islam or they are so cowardly, that they are even afraid to voice their opinion. Or maybe it’s a combination of both.

    Every time there is a development that involves radical Islam, be it a Mayor of New York attending an Islamist parade, DOJ’s officials attending an Islamist conference, or a protester being sued for having the balls to expose an Islamist-sponsored event at an amusement park, the American Jewish community is as quiet as a church mouse. It’s like it is not even there.

    The effect of this silence is devastating. Not for the Jewish community, not yet. That time is still to come. The silence affects the American Muslim community. Every time moderate Muslims are ignored and Islamists are legitimized (by either direct support from government representatives or silent support of the ADL), radicals gain ground. In the current PC climate, moderate Muslims have pretty much no choice but to keep their mouths shut.

    Luckily for us, not everyone in the Jewish community is like that. There are some Jews that are speaking out. One of them is Steven Emerson, who has been warning the West about the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism since before PanAm 103. Most of his current work is focused on exposing the radicals masquerading as the moderates – those radicals who are embraced by the DOJ and the Pentagon, by the mayor of New York Bloomberg (Rudy would never get into bed with terrorist supporters) and the Treasury Department, by the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, by the Congress and the White House.

    There is a war of ideas within Islam, and moderate Muslims are losing. Most of Muslim clergy and Muslim establishment are paid for by the Wahhabis. Moderate Muslims are being run out of Mosques and community centers, and in many cases are physically threatened. Moderate Muslims have no place in the media or public debate, because the place reserved for Muslims is filled by Islamic radicals, who attempt to make criticizing anything Islamic a taboo. According to the Islamists, a Muslim can do no wrong.
    1. When a non-Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslims, he/she is an Islamophobe.
    2. When a Muslim criticizes Islam or Muslim, he/she is not a real Muslim, therefore see #1.

    This is a tactic used by “moderate” Muslims, the darlings of the government and the media. But how can you call someone who praises bin Laden, or has ties to Hamas, or calls for the elimination of Israel, or wants to replace the Constitution with the Koran a moderate? They are anything but moderates, however nobody except for a few people like Steven Emerson seems to notice that. But even when the Emersons of America appeal to the public, they are often being dismissed as alarmists and racists. Well, they are anything, but. You don’t have to be a clairvoyant to predict the future when it comes to expansion of radical Islam and extinction of moderate Muslims. All you need to do is get your heads out of the sand.

    Why our government is so forgiving and forgetful when it comes to individuals or organizations with known terrorist ties and anti-American views is beyond me. Why the Jewish leaders are so timid when it comes to the subject of radical Islam is incomprehensible.

    I thank God every day for people like Steven Emerson, because they are the last glimmer of hope for moderate Muslims.

    K.M.

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