New York City”s mayor suspended the head imam of the city”s jail system.
The move by Michael Bloomberg regarding Umar Abdul-Jalil came after the New York Post reported that the imam made several anti-American and anti-Israel comments in an April 2005 speech, including saying that Muslims in America should stop letting “the Zionists of the media to dictate what Islam is to us.”
Abdul-Jalil has said the remarks were taken out of context. He also reportedly said that his mother converted to Judaism in 1959.
Yeah? So what??
UPDATE: He is suspended, yes. But Bloomberg will not fire him. (Thanks to The Growler.)