How many times is this sort of thing going to happen before officials learn how to ask the right questions — questions that will expose, insofar as this can be done at all, whether or not an imam holds to the jihad ideology? Of course, they probably don’t want to ask those questions, because they know what the answers will be. “Top Jail Imam In Hate Tirade,” from the New York Post:
March 9, 2006 — WASHINGTON – The head of Islamic chaplains in the New York City Department of Correction said in a recent speech that the “greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House,” Jews control the media, and Muslims are being tortured in Manhattan jails.
The outlandish remarks were made by one of the city’s most prominent Islamic leaders, Imam Umar Abdul-Jalil, the executive director of ministerial services for the city Department of Correction. He spoke at a conference of Islamic leaders in Tucson, Ariz., and was secretly recorded by the counterterrorism organization The Investigative Project.
The recordings capture Abdul-Jalil – speaking at two separate symposiums on Islam in America held by the Muslim Students Association on April 15 and 16 last year – making incendiary charges and espousing extremist views.
Abdul-Jalil, 56, who is also imam of the Masjid Sabur mosque in Harlem, initially denied making the comments – but later admitted to The Post that the tape was most likely accurate and said his words are being “taken out of context.”
Why of course they were. When has a man like this ever been quoted in context?