Just yesterday we shared the efforts of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to enlist the help of the IRS to crack down on churches. In case you missed it, “the Internal Revenue Service has settled a lawsuit brought by a secular activist group (FFRF), reportedly agreeing to adopt standards for determining and investigating whether churches and religious organizations have violated restrictions on political activity. The precise terms of the settlement are still unclear, as is how the IRS will amend its policies to enforce tax law on churches in a way that is palatable to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which has long decried “rogue political churches.”
Well, I’d like to submit to FFRF and the IRS a recommendation for determination and investigation about blatant “political activity” emanating form a pulpit in Chicago (imagine that, Chicago).
As reported by the Times of Israel, “An American Muslim preacher has been calling for jihad against Israel, amid the Jewish state’s war with Hamas in Gaza, in his weekly Friday sermons at a Chicago mosque.”
What is going on in Chicago? I mean Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Tony Rezko. And I assume FFRF and the IRS will probably reject my recommendation because, well, technically, it’s not a church, it’s a mosque — well, an Islamic center. And it wasn’t on Sunday, but Friday, so I am quite sure FFRF will grant a waiver.
I hope you’ll take a few moments to watch this clip.
In the video clip released on Thursday, Sheik Mohamed Elimam can be seen declaring that “global Zionism is unadulterated evil besetting all people,” and “Oh, those of you who want to wage jihad for the sake of Allah, Palestine is calling you and Gaza is crying out for your help,” according to the translation by MEMRI, which posted the video. “If you are true believers, real mujahideen, hasten to Palestine.” Elimam appeared to call for the removal of the Jewish state from the Middle East.
Now, I just gotta tell ya, that sure does seem like “political activity” to me — whaddya think?
But not just political activity, this fella isn’t delivering a sermon about saving anyone’s soul — kinda like what I am used to. He’s advocating killing souls. Now isn’t that incitement to violence and a hate crime? Oops, forgot, this is the new “protected class” — really mad Muslim jihadists and this Mullah or Imam are just exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech, freedom of religion, and the free exercise thereof.
So will FFRF investigate this Imam? Methinks not, because they just want to wage their own little war against Christians. Furthermore, it would require them to have some courage to go after these guys — and you all know that is not happening. I presume FFRF will excuse this radical jihadist sermon and, yes, apologize and sympathize.
Sheik Elimam is clear in his desires, but historically inaccurate, “This enemy was planted in the midst of the Arab nation, and they chose Jerusalem, Palestine, the most important area – in order to be a thorn in the side of the Arab and Islamic nations,” he said. “May Allah pull this thorn out, and stick it down their [Western] throats. May they be sent back to their countries in shame and disgrace, Allah willing.”
I wonder what will be the topic of his sermon this Friday?