On this, Hamas-linked CAIR and I actually agree: Mohamed Magid should be nowhere near the National Prayer Service. He is the former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Federal prosecutors included ISNA on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas-financing prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). ISNA is listed among “individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.” ISNA’s conferences have featured pro-jihad rhetoric: at the 2009 convention, for example, panelists expressed extreme anti-Semitism and support for Hizballah.
Who on the Trump team chose Magid? Why wasn’t he more thoroughly vetted?
Meanwhile, note that both CAIR operatives, Ahmed Rehab and Hussam Ayloush, mention President Trump’s “animosity” toward the Muslim community. What exactly is the content of that “animosity”? He wants a temporary restriction on immigration so as to prevent jihad terrorists from entering the U.S. Hamas-linked CAIR consistently portrays any and all efforts to stop Islamic jihad terror as “bigotry” and “hatred.” The establishment propaganda media and the Obama government willingly abetted this view. Ultimately, followed to its full extent, it would lead to national suicide and surrender to the Islamic supremacist agenda.
“Muslims Angry Over Imam’s Decision To Pray At Donald Trump Inaugural Event,” by Christopher Mathias, Huffington Post, January 20, 2017:
A Virginia imam’s decision to take part in an interfaith ceremony for recently inaugurated President Donald Trump has sparked outrage among some American Muslims who believe Muslims should boycott the event.
CNN reported Thursday that Imam Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, also known as the ADAMS Center, in Sterling, Virginia, will deliver the Muslim call to prayer at the National Prayer Service this Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.
Magid will join 26 other faith leaders in addressing an audience that will include Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director at the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, wrote in a Facebook post on Friday that he was “thoroughly disappointed” by Magid’s “unilateral decision” to join the prayer service, which “goes against the consensus of our community’s leadership and grassroots.”
Rehab wrote that while he has “lots of love and respect” for Magid and his “long track record as an open-minded, loving imam,” the imam’s participation in the service will give “the appearance of normalcy and normalization to a President and an administration that is showing the Muslim community and many other communities alarming animosity.”
Hussam Ayloush, executive director at the Los Angeles chapter of CAIR, argued that Magid’s participation would allow Trump to say he has Muslim Americans’ support.
“In the face of unreluctant and unrepentant defamation and animosity toward Islam and Muslims (and many other communities) by this Trump team, a symbolic participation that does not involve any opportunity to preach or make a statement does not qualify as engaging or correcting the wrongdoers, but rather enabling them and providing them with a token cover for their bigotry,” Ayloush wrote in a Facebook post.
“Such participation also undermines the courageous and principled activism of so many Muslims and allies who chose to openly challenge this president’s bigotry and his promised unjust policies.”
Sana Saeed, a producer and host at AJ+ who is Muslim, wrote on Facebook that while she has always been “critical of [Magid’s] politics,” his decision to give the call to prayer on Saturday is a “new low.”
She added, “Part of me naively hopes he does some sort of protest but entirely doubt it.”
Magid, the former president of the Islamic Society of North America, has earned national attention for his work to deradicalize Muslim youth. The FBI has also praised the ADAMS Center, where he is the imam, for its “leadership role in building partnerships between law enforcement and the Muslim community to enhance mutual cooperation and public safety.”…