By Pamela Geller ~
Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi goes on an epic rant against the “crooked-nosed” Jews, in which he accuses Jews of making up the “hoax of the Holocaust” and of wanting to destroy Muslims.
“Hitler never intended to mass-destroy the Jews… The Hoax of the Holocaust — I advise you to read this book, you’ll want to write this down — The Hoax of the Holocaust, a very good book. All of this is false propaganda…”“ — Yasir Qadhi, one of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow
Here is another astonishing anti-Jewish rant from Tennessee imam Yasir Qadhi. Charles Jacobs tells me that Qadhi tried to scrub it and another clip in which he said that the Christians are mushrikoon (those who worship others besides Allah) from the internet by filing a copyright claim with YouTube, but he filed a legal counter-notification and had it restored.
We are told we must “respect” this savagery. Anyone who respects this is a monster. Imam Yasir Qadhi lectured at the Boston jihad bombers’ mosque in April 2009, and has advocated replacing U.S. democracy with Islamic rule and called Christians …
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee William Killian has vowed to criminalize postings on social media that criticize or offend Islam or offend Muslims like the Memphis imam Yaser Qadi. Has Killian seen any of these clips? Can Bill Killian point to any other religion that so exhorts believers to hatred, genocide and violence? Will Killian vow to criminalize this vicious Jew-hatred that is commanded in the Quran? Will Killian ban the hate speech in the Quran?
CNN has this vicious jihadist on as a great Islamic scholar (like Reza Aslan). Christmas Day balls bomber Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a transatlantic flight with a homicide bomb he had sewn into his underpants, studied under Qadhi. In 2008, Abdulmutallab attended a two-week program put on by the AlMaghrib Institute. Yasir Qadhi is AlMaghrib’s Houston-based director of the 2008 program and national Dean of Academic Affairs. The AlMaghrib program offered “mainstream Islamic stuff,” Qadhi told CNN, which did not challenge the claim.
Qadhi’s hatred of non-Muslims, contempt for Western society, and glorification of jihad. Qadhi has also stated that he “owed a lot to” Ali Al-Timimi, who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of soliciting others to wage war against the United States. Even after Timimi’s conviction, to Qadhi, he is someone “who I can say (with pride) that fifteen years ago, back in the early 90s, he played an instrumental role in shaping and directing me to take the path that has led me to where I am today.”
While Qadhi professes to be part of the de-radicalization effort, CNN reports he enjoyed a starring role in the 2008 U.S.-funded Counter-Radicalization Strategy conference by the National Counterterrorism Center, his talks seethe with hatred for non-Muslims and the West. As part of a TV series named the “Fundamentals of Faith,” which was broadcast on the popular British Muslim TV ‘Islam Channel,’ Qadhi showed his contempt for all other systems of thought besides Islam:
Yet, those of us who oppose this genocide, oppression and subjugation are blacklisted from these news outlets.
New York Times reporter Andrea Elliott devoted nearly 8,500 words to Yasir Qadhi, in an “exhaustive profile of an Islamic cleric in Sunday’s New York Times magazine.” The article was entitled, “Why Yasir Qadhi Wants to Talk About Jihad.” It casts a picture of a very conservative but generally peaceful Salafi Muslim. As such, he is cast as the ultra-conservative Muslim antidote to al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is credited with inspiring everyone from Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and would-be terrorists Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Faisal Shahzad.
But Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at the Houston-based AlMaghrib Institute, rarely is shown aggressively challenging the radical ideas the fuel violent jihad. If anything, he agrees with them, including a notion that the U.S. is at war with Muslims. That message is considered among the most forceful in radicalizing young Muslims into supporting violence.
Like his students, religion is more than a personal belief system to Qadhi. He would like to see “the world … fully adhere to his faith,” the story says. He won’t say whether he considers attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be legitimate jihads.
This is standard scrubbing by the NY Times. Lest we forget, Anwar Awlaki was the go-to imam for The NY Times and The Washington Post until …. he wasn’t.
Read more excellent articles by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs
- Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi’s Vicious Jew-Hatred (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- (Audio) Tennessee Imam Yasir Qadhi: ‘Christians hold no value and are filthy, impure, dirty. Jihad is a command made permissible in the Koran’ (themuslimissue.wordpress.com)
- Tennessee: Memphis Imam Spews Jew-Hate During Sermon (midnightwatcher.wordpress.com)
- U.S. imam: Muslims can kill and rob Jews and Christians (thebritanistandaily.wordpress.com)
- Islamic Supremacist 911 Mega Mosque Imam Rauf’s “Muslim Leader of the Future” Hater, Anti-Semite, Jihadist (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- Aiding Islamist Propaganda (iranaware.com)
- Tennessee imam: Jews and Christians filthy, their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslim (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)