The founder of an Islamic institute in Houston, Texas claimed that Judgment Day “will not start until Muslims fight the Jews … in Palestine,” during a sermon condemning the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital earlier this month.
Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan of the Tajweed Institute suggested on Dec. 8th that Jews “killed the prophets and the messengers of Allah,” according to a video recording translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Al-Rousan cast doubt on claims that Jews “lived in Palestine for thousands of years,” alleging instead that Britain “brought Jewish [people] from different countries to live in Palestine. So do not tell me Palestine is the country of Jewish [people].”
These allegations contradict genetic and archaeological evidence linking Jewish populations to what is now modern-day Israel, where Jews have maintained a presence for centuries. Under British rule, Jewish immigration to the territory was at times limited, while Arab immigration faced no similar restrictions.
Al-Rousan — who studied in the Islamic University of Al-Madina in Saudia Arabia, and later received a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana — also cited a saying attributed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, which claims that “Judgment day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews.”
“The Muslims will kill the Jews,” the imam preached in Arabic, “and the Jews will hide behind the stones and the trees, and the stones and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him, except for the Gharqad tree, which is one of their trees.”
Al-Rousan reiterated this message in English, saying, “The hour [i.e. Judgment Day] will not start until Muslims fight the Jews there, in Palestine. And they know that fact. And the Muslims will have the victory.”
Al-Rousan declined to clarify whether his views were reflective of the Tajweed Institute when speaking with The Algemeiner on Wednesday, explaining that he preferred to consult with his attorney first.
A native of Jordan, Al-Rousan arrived in the United States in 2007 and established the institute’s first branch in Florida in 2013, in order “to spread the skills of Tajweed [proper recitation of the Qur’an] to all Muslims, young and old.”
He is the latest imam in the United States to be caught making inflammatory remarks about Jews in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
Also on Dec. 8th, Imam Aymen Elkasaby of the Islamic Center of Jersey City called Jews “apes and pigs” and urged his followers to “count them one by one, and kill them down to the very last one.”
Elkasaby has since been suspended for one month, and will be required to train with Muslim leaders “with more interreligious experience,” Ahmed Shedeed, the president of the Islamic Center, told The Algemeiner on Monday.
The suspension announcement came days after New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) — who had previously praised Shedeed’s interfaith work — expressed “anguish concerning the abhorrent remarks of Imam Aymen Elkasaby concerning our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
Jill Filipovic is a 34-year-old feminist who has never married and never had children, nor is it likely — given her advanced age and fanatical advocacy of abortion — that she ever will become a wife and mother. “The personal is political,” as feminists say, and Filipovic’s lifestyle is therefore relevant to her recent celebration of feminist rage:
Rage is a healthy reaction when a know-nothing woman-groping chump triumphs over an intelligent, hardworking, and much better-qualified woman. Rage is the only sane reaction when you start to put all the pieces together: That we wound up with Trump because we are a country in which the hatred of women is baked in; that this hatred, and the related objectification, is behind every ass-grab, every catcall, every attempt to regulate our uteruses and vaginas and ovaries, every rape joke, every online comment that we’re a bitch, every promotion denied because our actual work may be better but Steve shows so much promise.
American women have been the nice girls who waited our turn. . . . We assumed if we just worked hard enough and proved ourselves — if we were polite while we did it, if we smiled and remained helpful and magnanimous — we might find not only individual success, but success for this whole women’s-rights thing. Maybe we would get to the point where our daughters wouldn’t face the same problems. . . .
(Permit me to interrupt to note how Filipovic abuses first-person plural pronouns. She includes herself in a “we” of smiling, polite “nice girls” — a dubious assertion, to anyone familiar with her radical ideology — and she invokes “our daughters” when in fact she is childless.)
Maybe, if we went through the proper channels and made sound and logical arguments, we could stop debating whether birth control was health care and whether new parents should have the paid time to bond with a tiny baby; maybe we’d reach a moment when, finally, our bodies would finally be ours: our uteruses would be free of government intervention and our breasts and buttocks free of unsolicited grabs.
A lot of women, even those who didn’t previously and perhaps still don’t label themselves “feminists,” seem done with nice. And the explosions that come when nice girls let out years (or decades) of pent-up indignation are messy and chaotic. . . . A significant number of women are no longer worried about being nice or alienating men. . . .
Finally, a critical mass of women doesn’t seem to care what men think, and isn’t afraid of threatening their stranglehold on power. . . .
You can read the rest of that, but I think you see the point: Jill Filipovic hates men, and is encouraged by the anti-male “rage” she celebrates as “a healthy reaction” because she interprets this as evidence that her own man-hating ideology has now become mainstream. Whether this is true or not, Filipovic seems indifferent to the potential consequences of widespread emulation of her own rage. Filipovic has never “worried about being nice or alienating men,” nor does she “care what men think,” because she is a professional feminist who has devoted her life to the hatred of men. No husband, no babies, no concern for anything but her own career — yes, a woman can live that way, especially if her parents can afford to send her to elite schools like Filipovic’s alma mater, New York University ($68,128 a year for tuition, room and board). However, the vast majority of women can’t afford to attend NYU and, unlike Jill Filipovic, most women would like to have husbands and babies, desires which obligate them to “care what men think.”
Most women don’t have the luxury of devoting their lives to man-hating “rage,” just as most men don’t have a “stranglehold on power.” The average guy, working his crappy job to pay the bills, is insulted by feminist accusations that he unjustly benefits from “male privilege” because he possesses a “stranglehold on power.” The average guy is not Harvey Weinstein or Al Franken or John Conyers, nor is the average guy’s situation comparable to any of the other wealthy and influential men whose reputations and careers have been destroyed in the Sexual Harassment Apocalypse. The average guy is not a politician, a TV star or a movie mogul. The average guy resents being blamed for the wrongdoing of these rich men he never admired anyway. Perhaps the guys Jill Filipovic knew from NYU once admired Harvey Weinstein, but the average guy? No, he’s not surprised to learn that Hollywood is run by a bunch of creepy freaks, nor is the average guy shocked by stories exposing members of Congress as perverted psychopaths.
This is not to say that the average guy is innocent of “sexism,” but whatever his sins, they can’t be explained by feminist rhetoric about an alleged male “stranglehold on power,” since the average guy as an individual has little or no part in this collective “stranglehold.” Feminists like Jill Filipovic, who view themselves as guerrillas in an anti-male insurgency, have no interest in (or compassion for) the average guy working his crappy job to pay the bills. Feminists derive sadistic pleasure from imagining the hardships their hateful “rage” might inflict on the average guy. Jill Filipovic hates men, and delights in their misfortunes.
“President Trump ran a campaign of aggrieved masculinity, appealing to men who felt their rightful place in society has been taken from them. . . . Trump supporters didn’t just oppose Mrs. Clinton, they hated her with unchecked phallic rage.”
— Jill Filipovic, March 27, 2017
Feminism is an anti-male hate movement, and if Jill Filipovic is correct in celebrating 2017 as the year that feminist “rage” became mainstream, what consequences can we expect as a result? We can expect that more women will turn out like Jill Filipovic — unmarried and childless and permanently embittered toward men who, predictably, will continue to prefer the companionship of smiling, polite nice girls.
ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A Salvation Army bell ringer was attacked in front of Walmart for simply spreading holiday cheer.
We’ve all heard it; the jingle that means it’s nearly Christmas and ringing in sounds of hope for donations.
But not everyone is in the giving spirit.
“I greet everybody, ‘Merry Christmas,’” said Rev. Jamie Wolfe, Sr.
Sadly, those two simple words got this bell ringer knocked out.
“He haymakered me, hit me, got me down on the ground and we started wrestling, at that point I’m fighting for my life,” Wolfe Sr. said.
The man wasn’t after the kettle money, but instead, his cheer.
“Definitely unexpected,” he claimed.
It was a savage attack — not even a Grinch could compare.
“Store says they love him and he’s been the best bell ringer they’ve ever had, so an attack that’s unprovoked is very surprising and very unfortunate. It’s not the call we’d expect to get at night,” or ever said Lt. Steve Pavlakis with the Salvation Army.
Pavlakis has been with the organization for 14 years, and this hasn’t happened.
“It’s really saddening that one of our bellringers would be out there working day after day for us that’s met with hate and punches to the face and kicks to the face,” Pavlakis said.
The reverend is shaken up and suffered bumps and bruises, but says this won’t ever take away his Christmas spirit.
“It’s really rewarding,” he said.
And you can bet that bell will keep on ringing.
“I’ll be right back out there doing it again tomorrow,” Wolfe Sr. said.
He was checked out at Kaiser Permanente just in case.
Meanwhile, the suspect is still on the run. Police hope surveillance video can help put that man behind bars.