At Democrats’ Behest, Terrorist-Friendly Imam Gives Prayer In Congress

  
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At Democrats’ Behest, Terrorist-Friendly Imam Gives Prayer In Congress
As Rep. Lee Zeldin (R–NY) pointed out following Suleiman’s prayer, with regards to anti-Semitism, “You should be more sensitive to it, not less sensitive. You’re seeing a desensitizing right now that is hugely dangerous if that takes over more and more of the Democratic Party.”

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MAY 15, 2019 By Erielle Davidson




Last week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) introduced Texas-based imam Omar Suleiman to deliver the noon prayer in the House of Representatives. The imam had been invited by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX).

But the choice was far from benign. Suleiman has a long history of advocating for the destruction of the state of Israel, home to half of the world’s Jews. In 2014, he posted on Twitter celebrating a possible Third Intifada. For those unfamiliar with the nature of recent intifadas, they generally are marked by a series of terror attacks against Israeli civilians, goaded on by the terrorist group Hamas.

Unsurprisingly, Suleiman has also expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, sharing a video on his Facebook in 2015 that compared Israelis to Nazis. He has also referred to Zionists as “enemies of God.”

Suleiman’s social media activity is not confined to support for the destruction of the Jewish state. Suleiman has also posted at least one image in support of the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood, an organization Sen. Ted Cruz and others have fought to designate as a terrorist group for its interest in establishing sharia under the auspices of a global caliphate. The Trump administration is in the process of making that terrorist designation. The Muslim Brotherhood has various offshoots throughout the Muslim world, including Hamas, the terrorist group that seeks genocide against the Jews and violently oppresses Palestinian Arabs living in the Gaza Strip.

This is the individual Pelosi decided was appropriate to introduce to deliver the noon prayer. Whether the invitation was the result of a deliberate choice or merely “failed vetting,” Democrats’ continued fraternization with those advocating for the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state speaks volumes about the far left’s capacity to swallow the party.

As Rep. Lee Zeldin (R–NY) pointed out following Suleiman’s prayer, with regards to anti-Semitism, “You should be more sensitive to it, not less sensitive. You’re seeing a desensitizing right now that is hugely dangerous if that takes over more and more of the Democratic Party.”

As I have written several times in the past, criticism of Israeli policy is a healthy exercise; advocating for the eradication of an entire country is not. The recent invocation Suleiman delivered reveals much of the left’s willingness to normalize a radical position, one that favors the destruction of one of our strongest allies.

I will not call anti-Zionism a “political position,” because I don’t believe an ideology that resurrects Nazi imagery should be granted legitimacy. Meanwhile, House Democrats are seeking to do just that.

The Corbynization of much of the American left has occurred with particular alacrity following the induction of freshmen Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D–MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY), and Ilhan Omar (D–MN), but it has been given the leeway to foment under Pelosi. The left continues to offer a safe haven for those who spew vitriolic hate towards the Jewish state, all while lecturing Americans about the perils of anti-Semitism. This reeks of the utmost hypocrisy.



Erielle Davidson is a Senior Contributor at the Federalist and a law student at Georgetown University Law Center. She previously was an economic research assistant at the Hoover Institution and a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A in Russian, with a focus on Eastern European security issues. Find her on Twitter at @politicalelle.

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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

The democratic party has now made it official:  Anti-Semites are welcome!

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
1.1  XXJefferson#51  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 months ago

Democrats are the party of them.  

 
 
 
Cerenkov
1.2  Cerenkov  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 months ago

The DNC is embracing terrorists openly now.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2  Ed-NavDoc    2 months ago

Disgusting!

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  Tessylo    2 months ago

'The Corbynization of much of the American left has occurred with particular alacrity following the induction of freshmen Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D–MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY), and Ilhan Omar (D–MN), but it has been given the leeway to foment under Pelosi. The left continues to offer a safe haven for those who spew vitriolic hate towards the Jewish state, all while lecturing Americans about the perils of anti-Semitism. This reeks of the utmost hypocrisy.'

Vitriolic hate against the Jewish state?

When?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4    2 months ago

It's true and you know it...if you're keeping up.

It's been going on since the state/nation of Israel was founded.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5  Tessylo    2 months ago

I flagged your comment as dishonest because that is not true.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5    2 months ago

It's an opinion.

I suppose disputing an opinion is easier that disputing the facts contained in the article.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1    2 months ago

Sounds like a declarative statement rather than an 'opinion'

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    2 months ago

An opinion based on the facts in the article. Why don't you address those facts?

Why not start with this:

 "Suleiman has a long history of advocating for the destruction of the state of Israel, home to half of the world’s Jews. In 2014, he posted on Twitter celebrating a possible Third Intifada. "

 
 
 
Cerenkov
5.1.3  Cerenkov  replied to  Vic Eldred @5.1.2    2 months ago

Liberals are unfazed about antisemitism or terrorism, as long as it supports their political goals. The evidence can be seen just above.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
5.1.4  Jasper2529  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.1    2 months ago
Sounds like a declarative statement rather than an 'opinion'

Opinions are offered as declarative sentences (statements) all the time, Tessy. Vic and everyone else have the right to state theirs.

A declarative sentence (also know[n] as a statement) makes a statement and ends with a period.

https://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/declarative-sentence.html

Please see the examples in the link I provided.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Jasper2529 @5.1.4    2 months ago

I know what it means dear.  

I don't need an English lesson dear.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
5.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @5    2 months ago

Are you saying you support their view favoring the destruction of Israel? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  Tessylo    2 months ago

No need, just another anti-Democrat diatribe.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6    2 months ago

That's right Tess, "no need" to contest the FACTS!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1    2 months ago

Proof positive above that there are none so blind as those who will not see...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.1    2 months ago

True!  Somethings cannot be disputed, so the some are forced to close their eyes & ears. Rep Zeldin had it right:  "The recent invocation Suleiman delivered reveals much of the left’s willingness to normalize a radical position, one that favors the destruction of one of our strongest allies."

 
 
 
XXJefferson#51
6.1.3  XXJefferson#51  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.1    2 months ago

You are both 100% correct.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.1    2 months ago

Oh, how profound!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.1.5  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.4    2 months ago

It certainly was wasn't it? The truth usually is...jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @6.1.5    2 months ago

What truth?

I thought this was an opinion piece.  According to Vic that is.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.7    2 months ago
I thought this was an opinion piece.  According to Vic that is.  

Twisting again?  Vic was only referring to his own comments, you know from Post #1.  Remember?

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1.8    2 months ago

Are you talking about yourself in the third person now????????????

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1.10  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.9    2 months ago

Um-hum

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.1.11  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1.10    2 months ago

What does um-hum mean?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
6.1.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.11    2 months ago

Nodding yes

 
 
 
Cerenkov
6.2  Cerenkov  replied to  Tessylo @6    2 months ago

So, no defense? We thought so.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Cerenkov @6.2    2 months ago

We?

Voices in your head?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
6.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @6    2 months ago

There's a good reason there are so many anti-democrats!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
7  Thrawn 31    2 months ago

Lol, that's funny.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thrawn 31 @7    2 months ago

What's funny? 

That Nancy Pelosi would invite such a hater to deliver a prayer?  That a young woman can be stubborn?  That the democrats can't condemn anti-Semitism?

I hate to sound like Joe Pesci, but "what's so funny?"

 
 
 
Cerenkov
7.1.1  Cerenkov  replied to  Vic Eldred @7.1    2 months ago

To some, normalizing antisemitism is funny I suppose...

 
 
 
Jasper2529
7.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Thrawn 31 @7    2 months ago
Lol, that's funny.

Not many people believe that condoning the murder of millions of people is funny.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8  FLYNAVY1    2 months ago

If I counted right, there are 22 members of the House that are Jewish, with only 2 of them being republican.  If we hear that any of the 20 some democratic Jewish House members bitching..... we'll consider this as valid point.  As it stands right now, I call bullshit on the right's mock-rage.

 
 
 
Cerenkov
8.1  Cerenkov  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8    2 months ago

So no factual arguments? Just more identity politics? Fail.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
8.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Cerenkov @8.1    2 months ago

What... your saying that the 20 democratic representative of Jewish persuasion not griping isn't a fact?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8.1.1    2 months ago

It's called a straw man argument. If Jews who also are democrats in the House don't complain that why should anyone?   

Because it's Anti-Semitism!

 
 
 
epistte
8.1.3  epistte  replied to  Cerenkov @8.1    2 months ago
So no factual arguments? Just more identity politics? Fail.

If this Iman is such an anti-semite then why is he is a professor of Islamic Studies at SMU? Is SMU a hotbed of anti-semitism?

Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist, writer, and speaker. He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University.

What is identity politics because I only hear this cloams thrown around by conservatives who oppose equal rights for minorities? 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  epistte @8.1.3    2 months ago
If this Iman is such an anti-semite then why is he is a professor of Islamic Studies at SMU?

That's an odd defense. Like saying if Hitler was anti-Semitic, how would he get to be Chancellor?

I know, how about going by what he did?

Back to the article:

"Suleiman has a long history of advocating for the destruction of the state of Israel, home to half of the world’s Jews. In 2014, he posted on Twitter celebrating a possible Third Intifada. For those unfamiliar with the nature of recent intifadas, they generally are marked by a series of terror attacks against Israeli civilians, goaded on by the terrorist group Hamas.

Unsurprisingly, Suleiman has also expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, sharing a video on his Facebook in 2015 that compared Israelis to Nazis. He has also referred to Zionists as “enemies of God.”





 
 
 
epistte
8.1.5  epistte  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.4    2 months ago

If he is such an anti-semite then why did a religious university such as SMU hire him?

I support BDS.

 The partisan bias of The Federalist is well known and understood. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  epistte @8.1.5    2 months ago
If he is such an anti-semite then why did a religious university such as SMU hire him?

Are you claiming there is no anti-Semitism in the universities?

I support BDS.

I'm sure you do.

The partisan bias of The Federalist is well known and understood. 

Nope, not according to the meter being used by Newstalkers!

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  epistte @8.1.5    2 months ago

Yes it has a far right bias.  

 
 
 
epistte
8.1.8  epistte  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.6    2 months ago
Nope, not according to the meter being used by Newstalkers!

Au Contraire, The Federalist has a far-right bias by Media Bias Fact Check. 

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-federalist/

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.1.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  epistte @8.1.8    2 months ago

Nope, far-right was your own misrepresentation.

Here:

RIGHT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong [...]

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=the+federalist


just like the Washington Post has a:

LEFT-CENTER BIAS These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to [...]

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=washington+post


We get to use both, since they don't cross a line


jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.2  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8    2 months ago
'As it stands right now, I call bullshit on the right's mock-rage.'

Seems to be all they have.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.2    2 months ago

We have the facts. 

 
 
 
Cerenkov
8.2.2  Cerenkov  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.2.1    2 months ago

And the Senate, the POTUS, the SCOTUS...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Cerenkov @8.2.2    2 months ago

And in 2020, we'll take the House back too!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
8.3  Greg Jones  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8    2 months ago

We're not talking about Jewish House members, but a couple of anti-Semitic Islamic terrorist sympathizing Muslim members.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
8.3.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Greg Jones @8.3    2 months ago
We're not talking about Jewish House members, but a couple of anti-Semitic Islamic terrorist sympathizing Muslim members.

Make that three "anti-Semitic Islamic terrorist sympathizing Muslim members" of the House. AOC isn't a Muslim as far as I know, but she defends Omar and Tlaib every time those two make anti-Semitic Islamist comments.

 
 
 
JBB
8.4  JBB  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @8    2 months ago

Actually, there are 27 Jewish Members of the US House of Representatives and 9 Jewish US Senators. Of those, a mere two congressmen are in the damn gop. None Zero Nada Zip of the nine Jewish US Senators are republicans. Jewish leaders in the Senate include Senate leaders Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer. A whopping 82% of all American Jewish voters voted Democratic in 2018 up from a commanding 73% in 2016. Which puts the lie to all those neocon's mendacious bullshit and their utter false grace up above. Doesn't It? Yes, it does...

 
 
 
Sunshine
9  Sunshine    2 months ago

These Anti-Semitics in Congress need to visit a concentration camp.

I know I was so withdrawn after I could hardly mutter a word for days, perhaps they will shut up.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sunshine @9    2 months ago

Yes all of the republicans/gop need to do that.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
9.1.1  Sunshine  replied to  Tessylo @9.1    2 months ago
Yes all of the republicans/gop need to do that.  

Your right everyone should.  

 
 
 
r.t..b...
10  r.t..b...    2 months ago

Why in the world do they still have prayer to open every session. Separation of church and state and all. Seems someone will be offended by every invocation...as if those folks don't have enough to defend/condemn and as if we don't have enough pablum to regurgitate.

 
 
 
JBB
11  JBB    2 months ago

There is a word for the irrational hatred of and fear of Muslims. It is, "Islamaphobia".

Islamaphobia is just like antisemitism. They are equal weight bookends of vile hate.

So, you will just have to pardon me for being appalled. And, right out in the open, too.

Have you no shame?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
11.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @11    2 months ago

Are Muslims who spew anti-Semitism insulated from criticism because they are Muslim?  We can't call out haters who happen to be Muslim?

 
 
 
JBB
11.1.1  JBB  replied to  Vic Eldred @11.1    2 months ago

And, absolutely nothing Omar has ever said was even 1/10th as antisemitic or as outright hateful and offensive Islamaphobic as some of the far righties have spewed about her above....

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
11.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @11.1.1    2 months ago

No way!  You and your president - Obama want too put Muslims in a bubble - NOT HERE YOUR"E NOT!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
11.2  Jasper2529  replied to  JBB @11    2 months ago
Islamaphobia is just like antisemitism. They are equal weight bookends of vile hate.

Before you blithely fling that bs again, I suggest that you read this article:

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Islamophobia-the-21st-century-weapon-to-silence-our-freedom-of-speech-588988

You will learn, as others already have, that Islamophobia and anti-semitism are NOT the same. There are many other articles that state the same. Further, please read articles written by Dr. Zhudi Jasser and Dr. Qanta Ahmed about this topic.

You're welcome!  

 
 
 
JBB
11.2.1  JBB  replied to  Jasper2529 @11.2    2 months ago

I cannot help it if you are wrong, again...

 
 
 
Jasper2529
11.2.2  Jasper2529  replied to  JBB @11.2.1    2 months ago
I cannot help it if you are wrong, again...

Please specify which portion of my comment 11.2 is incorrect. I await your fact-based details. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
11.3  Sunshine  replied to  JBB @11    2 months ago
Islamaphobia is just like antisemitism. They are equal weight bookends of vile hate.

Here is a list of Islamic terrorist attacks....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamist_terrorist_attacks

Here is a list Jewish terrorist attacks...

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=jewish+terrorist+attacks&title=Special%3ASearch&go=Go&ns0=1

There is no equal weight.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
12  Greg Jones    2 months ago

Pelosi is terrified of going against the far left lunatic fringe of the democrat party which has taken over since Trump was elected. She has lost any sense of control that would take them in a more rational direction. Every day the democrats become more divided and divisive. The democrat party is falling apart and we on the right couldn't be happier. jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Jasper2529
12.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Greg Jones @12    2 months ago

Pelosi, the self-designated "master legislator", has a hellova lot on her plate:

  • Her party is going further left/radical by the day.
  • She has 3 outspoken anti-semitic/pro-Islamist terrorism freshman she cannot control.
  • She has Nadler, Schiff, Hoyer, Swalwell, Waters, and so many others making utter fools of themselves every time they find a friendly camera or microphone.

And then she approves of a radical Islamist imam in her chamber. Go figger! 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @12.1    2 months ago

And one more thing - She isn't getting any legislation through congress. You see that means working with the other side. So come November, the House will have zero accomplished!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
12.1.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Jasper2529 @12.1    2 months ago

I forgot something important. She allowed her own San Francisco to be destroyed - record numbers of homeless people, illegal aliens. SF sidewalks are littered and infested with human feces and used hypodermic needles even in tourist areas, but she does nothing about this. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
13  It Is ME    2 months ago

"Last week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) introduced Texas-based imam Omar Suleiman to deliver the noon prayer in the House of Representatives."

Make sure you "Tell 'em your muslim, tell 'em your muslim. 

Nancy ……. Cares ?

 
 
 
charger 383
14  charger 383    2 months ago

Government functions should not start with any kind of prayer. it is a waste of time, money and causes problems like this

 
 
 
lib50
14.1  lib50  replied to  charger 383 @14    2 months ago

Exactly.  

 
 
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