Imam who prayed for peace also wanted end of Zionism

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Imam praying in CongressHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi caused outrage by allowing a Muslim imam, known for his anti-Semitic views, to give the opening prayer.  

Iman Omar Suleiman delivered the opening prayer in the House of Representatives on May 9.

"We pray for peace, not war,” he stated. “Love, not hate. Benevolence, not greed. Unity, not division.”

Yet Suleiman has compared Israel to the Nazis and called the Israelis terrorists. He supports the Muslim Brotherhood and has incited violence, praising the 2014 Hamas-Israel conflict --- he called it the "3rd Intifada" --- as the “beginning of the end of Zionism here.”

U.S. Rep. Lee Zelden (R-New York) called it “a bad call” to have Suleiman in the House chamber.

“Either the speaker's office did not vet this imam at all, or worse, they did vet the imam and then decided that it would have been OK for the imam to come onto the floor of the House of Representatives anyway," the congressman told Fox News.

Suleiman was invited to deliver the prayer by Rep. Bernice Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, Fox News reported. The imam is also from Texas.

During an appearance on American Family Radio, Center for Security Policy president Frank Gaffney called Suleiman a “Sharia supremacist” who has a record of controversial views toward Jews and Israel.

“If they are tolerated at all,” Gaffney says of Israelis, “they are meant to be second class citizens or even enslaved people."

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, tells OneNewsNow that allowing Suleiman to appear in the chamber amounts to a “slap in the face” to Jews.  

“But I'm telling you let them keep doing this,” she says, “because the more they continue to do this and the Jews in America see their true colors, the Republicans will take back the House, they will increase within the Senate, and they're going to keep the presidency.”

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