‘Has a long history of…comparing Israel to the Nazis, accusing Israel of being a terror regime…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, scolded Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, for allowing a “radical imam” to pray before the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Zeldin made the comments about Omar Suleiman, an Imam from Irving, Texas, on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York.
“On Thursday, the noon prayer was given by an imam from Texas who has a long history of, not just supporting BDS, but comparing Israel to the Nazis, accusing Israel of being a terror regime, calling for a Palestinian intifada in the past and inciting violence, supporting the Muslim brotherhood and the list goes on,” Zeldin said Sunday according to the New York Post.
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, invited Suleiman, and in a series of tweets she praised him.
In his prayer yesterday, Imam @omarsuleiman504, as he has time and again, used his voice to call for peace & justice — especially in times of struggle.
— US Rep E.B.Johnson (@RepEBJ) May 10, 2019
Yet, Suleiman has made comments that don’t show love.
“The Zionists are the enemies of God, His Messengers, sincere followers of all religions, and humanity as a whole,” Suleiman said.
He also has strong words about homosexuality.
“If as Muslims we don’t take a clear stance on this, we will be forced to confirm and watch this disease destroy our children,” he said.
Pelosi did not comment on the situation.
“I was caught off guard by it quite honestly,” Zeldin said. “There was no announcement it was going to happen. The Speaker either… failed to vet the Imam, or, worse, they did vet the Imam and thought it was a good idea to bring him anyway,” he said. “A bad call either way.”