TOO LATE; Sanders Campaign Says Bernie’s Imam’s Remarks Are ‘Offensive And Toxic’


Geller Report has been reporting on this notorious imam for years. This was no surprise. Bernie threw in with the Jew haters and their Nazi imams. He hoped it would carry him to victory. His gutless backpedaling after the votes were cast is hollow and cynical.

Imam Hassan al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn protested my Human Rights Conference  against Honor Killings, AFDI/SIOA Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference,  back in 2012.

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Sanders Campaign Says Pro-Bernie Imam’s Remarks Are ‘Offensive And Toxic’

By Chuck Ross, Daily Caller News Foundation, March 12, 2020:

The Bernie Sanders campaign distanced itself Tuesday from “offensive and toxic” remarks from a Muslim cleric who spoke at a rally for the presidential candidate Saturday.

Faiz Shakir, the Sanders campaign manager, issued a statement responding to resurfaced video from November 2015 of Imam Sayed Hassan Qazwini asserting that the Islamic State “somehow is connected to Israel.”

“The campaign has been made aware of offensive and toxic past statements by Imam Qazwini,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir told Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin.

“These statements are dangerous, hateful, and violate the principles of our movement, which is based on values of equality and dignity for all people.”

Shakir has not responded to multiple requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation regarding Qazwini’s sermons decrying the legalization of gay marriage.

“Unfortunately, due to the lobbying of homosexual groups, the United States had to succumb to the pressure, and come to a point at which, instead of telling Americans that homosexuality is a form of disorder, they are telling Americans that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality,” the cleric said July 3, 2015.

On Saturday, Qazwini, the head of the Islamic Institute of America, spoke at a rally for Sanders in Dearborn, Michigan. Sanders has campaigned heavily in Michigan, which he considers a must-win state in order to remain competitive against Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.

“We need someone who does not promote anti-Semitism in this country, someone who does not promote Islamophobia in this country, someone who does not promote white supremacy in this country, someone like Bernie Sanders who loves all and supports all,” Qazwini said at the event.

Those remarks appear in stark contrast with the cleric’s sermons several years ago.

On Nov. 20, 2015, Qazwani preached at a Detroit mosque that ISIS was working with Israel to conduct terrorist attacks in the Middle East in order to undermine Islam.

“ISIS somehow is connected to Israel,” Qazwini said, “and ISIS is playing the role of the arm of the Zionist in the Muslim world to kill more Muslims and non-Muslims so it can define the name of Islam, so people can blame Islam for its atrocities.”

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