Wiesenthal rabbi to Omar: Condemn antisemitic imam who spoke in Minnesota

The imam, Shaaban Aboubadria, reportedly delivered a radical sermon on March 15 at the Minneapolis Masjid Al-Huda Islamic Center.

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March 26, 2019 04:55
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a House Education and Labor Committee Markup on the H.R. 582

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a House Education and Labor Committee Markup on the H.R. 582 Raise The Wage Act, in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 6, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (photo credit: MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

 
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A spokesman for the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to condemn an imam in her district who preached antisemitism, according to an article published by the Jewish Journal last week.

The imam, Shaaban Aboubadria, reportedly delivered a sermon on March 15 at the Minneapolis Masjid Al-Huda Islamic Center during which he said that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is “carrying the Zio-Crusader agenda.” The term “Zio” is an anti-Semitic slur that has been popularized by prominent American white supremacist David Duke.
“Who is the one that is killing Muslims in Syria? Isn’t it Russia? Are the Russian planes dropping chocolate on the innocent and unarmed civilians? Or are they dropping lethal and destructive incendiary bombs on them?” said Aboubadria. His statements were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. 


“And what about the bombs that criminal Israel is dropping on Gaza,” he continued. “We went to sleep with the bombing of Gaza, and woke up with the crime in New Zealand.”


The Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, publicly asked the congresswoman to “let your constituents and concerned Americans know whether you condemn or endorse these views delivered to your community from the pulpit of a Minneapolis mosque.”


According to the Jewish Journal, Omar neither condemned the comments to date nor did she respond to Jewish publication’s request for comment. 

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