Jihad Watch : Imam Omar Suleiman, founder and president of Yaqeen Institute in
Dallas was invited to give an invocation on the House floor.
Denunciations followed as they should have, given Suleiman’s
antisemitism and fierce opposition to Zionism. He defended himself
against his critics in stating….
But Suleiman’s reputation precedes him, like so many other Islamic
antisemites who verbally deny being antisemitic but their advocacy and
words send the opposite message.
Suleiman has made it a point in past to say that his parents were “displaced Palestinians due to the occupation”,
has proclaimed himself to be a champion “of the Palestinian cause”;
called Zionists “enemies of God”, references Israel’s military
operations as “massacres” and compared the Jewish state of Israel to Nazi Germany. Suleiman also proclaimed that “apartheid Israel, with American funding and cover, continues to terrorize with impunity.” His disdain for America is apparent, yet he was invited to represent Muslims on the House floor with prayers.
The Palestinian leadership’s mandate is to obliterate Israel and it
was their aim from the day of Israel’s birth, yet Suleiman insists that
he is not antisemitic in his declaration about being champion of the Palestinian cause. Aiming to obliterate Israel is not the same as criticism of Israeli
policies. To spell it out: to criticize Israel’s policies is not
anti-semitic but to support those whose aim is to obliterate the Jewish
state of Israel is.
We pray for peace, not war. Love, not hate. Benevolence,
not greed. Unity, not division. And we commit ourselves to not betraying
our prayers with actions that contradict them.
To be consistent with his words, Suleiman’s advocacy then should be
for his coreligionists to recognize Israel’s right to exist, remove the
documented aim to obliterate Israel from the Palestinian Authority,
Hamas, Fatah and PLO Charters and to end “pay for slay“. And
while he is at it, he should also preach to his coreligionists to end
the 1400 year global jihad and its supremacist doctrine and
entitlements; but of course this will not happen.Suleiman’s prayers were words of deceit. “Anti-Zionist imam hits back at critics of his invitation to House”, by Larry Jones, Avondale Advocate, May 18, 2019: