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Saturday, May 11, 2019

"Peace and Justice"

It was a small thing really, but telling. A group of Democrats in the House invited Imam Omar Suleiman to read a prayer ‘for unity, not division’ in the House of Representatives this past Thursday morning. Dominic Green reports:
[the] prayer ... elicited a touching tweet of gratitudes from paragons of unity Ilhan Omar and Linda Sarsour.

Suleiman is the very model of a progressive preacher. That’s why Eddie Bernice-Johnson [a Democrat from TX and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus] praised him on Friday as someone who, in ‘times of struggle’, has ‘time and again used his voice to call for peace & justice’. He just hates gays, sexual equality, and the Jewish state. Imagine the outcry if he had been invited by a Republican.

Suleiman thinks homosexuality is a ‘disease’:
‘When Allah describes homosexuality as a repugnant shameless sin and details his punishment of a people that practiced sodomy, how can anyone who believes in Allah not find it immoral? …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.’
Homosexuality, Suleiman believes, is ‘wrong’,‘obviously harmful to society’, and ‘not natural, because of human reproduction and all the diseases and things of that sort that come as a result’. Muslims, he says, should try to cure homosexuals of ‘that wrong idea or wrong practice’. Suleiman compares homosexual impulses and acts to bestiality and incest:
‘Now what if someone says, “But what if someone is born that way, what is someone is a homosexual and they can’t help that?” Then we would say that not every impulses is to be acted upon. OK? We don’t allow bestiality. We don’t allow incest.’
Suleiman wants to keep the sexes separate:
‘Basically guys and girls cannot be friends… You have to understand this, especially girls, OK?
Suleiman threatens women by comparing the wrath of Allah to a father committing an honor killing:
‘Allah doesn’t just own 20 guns, Allah owns hell fire. So you’d better be careful. You’re overstepping your bounds. Sisters, the same thing happens too, because you know what happens with a really jealous dad? He kills you and he kills the guy. You are offending Allah… whenever you make yourself promiscuous or whenever you open yourself up to that relationship.’
And, to everyone’s amazement, Suleiman preaches hatred of Israel:
‘The Zionists are the enemies of God, His Messengers, sincere followers of all religions, and humanity as a whole.’
Suleiman talks about ‘Apartheid Israel’ and accuses Israel of ‘genocide’, two lies which meet the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism — a definition endorsed by parties in democratic states all over the world, though, not, curiously, by the Democratic party.
Gosh, you'd think that given the bigotry Suleiman espouses, the Dems would be outraged. You'd think they would NEVER invite a man like this to offer the opening prayer in Congress. You'd think the Dem leaders would publicly condemn the invite and Suleiman's positions.

You'd be wrong.

On issues like gay-rights and sexual equality, the Dems are on the right side—except when intersectional politics comes into play. When a person of color and a Muslim offer a bigoted take on those same issues, the Dems are cowards, silently looking the other way. And the Dems' trained hamsters in the media decided it wasn't a story—what a surprise.

And in the growing tradition of leftist Democrats Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib and dozens of others who are publicly "anti-Zionist"/anti-Israel, who promote and support the despicable BDS movement, who defend naked aggression by Islamist terror groups like Hamas and Hezballah against Israel, far too many Dems privately support anti-Semitic bigots like Suleiman.