Iraqi-American Sheikh Ibrahim Kazerooni praised deceased Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a sermon on Jan. 3 following his assassination by a U.S. drone strike, calling him a martyr for Islam and a warrior against U.S. imperialism.
Kazerooni gave his anti-American sermon from the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich. last week after Soleimani was deposed. He called the killing of Soleimani a “cowardly and heinous act” performed at the behest of Israel and Saudi Arabia.
He led a prayer for Soleimani and claimed the Iran-linked militia leader “brought hope to the marginalized [and] hatred and fear to the enemies of Islam, particularly the United States.” He credited Soleimani for protecting the Assad government in Syria from “American and Zionist” destabilization attempts against the regime.
Kazerooni also spread a conspiracy theory that ISIS in Iraq was the “extended arm of American foreign policy,” and credited Soleimani for ousting ISIS from Iraq as well. He also cited Islamic teachings about martyrdom in reference to Soleimani, and issued an ominous statement of sorts about retribution.
“Let’s wait and see what happens next,” Kazerooni said.
Dearborn is a notorious haven for radical Islam, and the former home of Henry Ford has grown into one of the biggest enclaves of Muslims within the U.S.
Islam watchdog Pamela Geller reported on a large rally of Dearborn Muslims calling for the eradication of the state of Israel last year.
“We don’t point our fingers at the current idiot in the White House, but at all of the criminals and terrorists who held his position before him,” one speaker at the rally said.
“There is no doubt that not only will we witness the liberation of Palestine, but, Allah willing, we are going to play an active role in it with our own hands,” he added.
“Until we fight, struggle, and resist against the enemy, indifferent to materialistic calculations, and until we stop relying upon America, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and whoever else to solve this problem… until we start relying upon Allah, this problem will not be solved – this cancer will not be removed, and Palestine will not be liberated,” the speaker said, referring specifically to the destruction of Israel.
Right down the road from Dearborn is Detroit, where Islamo-socialist Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spreads her hatred of American values. Michigan is slowly slipping into Sharia, and Kazerooni’s anti-American eulogy is far from uncommon in the infamous Dearbornistan.
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