Detroit Imam: Banning Burkini Causes (Islamic) Terrorism

Detroit Friday Sermon on Burkini Ban: The French Government Is Creating Breeding Ground for Terrorism

In a Friday sermon delivered at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit, Michigan, Iraqi-born Shiite Imam Hassan Qazwini said that “the first to be blamed [for extremism] is the French government itself.” “They are infringing on the freedom of over five million Muslims, further alienating them and creating the breeding ground for radicalization,” he said. “I do not justify terrorism in France, but… the French government is an accomplice, creating the ground in which extremism is promoted and encouraged.” The sermon, which was attended by several Iraqi dignitaries, was delivered on August 28 and posted on the Youtube channel of the Islamic Institute of America.  (Thanks to MEMRI TV)