HATE SPEECH FROM THE PULPIT; CHICAGO PREACHER CALLS FOR JIHAD AGAINST ISRAEL
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?
NEW RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ADOPTION BILL
The bill, known as the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, was introduced last week by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), who billed the measure as means to prevent faith-based organizations from being excluded from providing adoption and foster care services based on their religious beliefs. “Faith-based charities and organizations do an amazing job of administering adoption, foster care and a host of other services,” said Enzi in a statement. “Limiting their work because someone might disagree with what they believe only ends up hurting the families they could be bringing together.” -