|From an article by Chris De Beneditti in the Argus, on the Bay Area's preparation for the holy month of Ramadan|
Wait, is that Oakland's Amir Abdel Malik? Hard to imagine anyone using the word "holy" in an article featuring him
Oakland's Amir Abdel Malik has traveled the California University circuit, spreading a unique brand of vitriolic intolerance, anti-Semitism and garden variety hate speech
From a biography of Amir Abdel Malik
Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali (also known as Abdul Malik Ali and Abd Al-Malik) is a black Imam associated with the Masjid Al Islam mosque in Oakland. A graduate of San Francisco State University and a former Nation of Islam member, he is a frequent guest lecturer at Muslim Student Union and Muslim Students Association events. A passionate supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, he helped organize a July 1999 rally in San Francisco at which Imam Abdul-Alim Musa proudly displayed a cashier’s check made out to “Hamas, Palestine.” Malik-Ali endorses suicide bombings as a legitimate “resistance” tactic: “Palestinian mothers are supporting their children who are suicide bombers, saying, ‘Go honey, go!’ That ain’t suicide; that’s martyrdom.”
Also among Malik-Ali’s notable quotes and positions are the following:
“The enemies of Islam know that when we come back to power we’re gonna check ’em.”
“Stay conscious and ask Allah to raise the Muslims and give us victory over the disbeliever.”
“When it’s all over, the only one standing is gonna be us [Muslims].”
“Sooner or later, today’s Muslim students will be the parents of Muslim children. And they should be militants.”
“Neo-cons are all Zionist Jews.”
Israelis ought to return “to Germany, to Poland, to Russia. The Germans should hook y’all up. You [Israelis] should go back to Germany.”
“In America, you’re mostly fighting with your tongue, but you should also learn how to fight with the sword.”
Watch this clip as Malik Ali announces his support for Iran , and for terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas. Listen how he proclaims the "Zionist Jews " control the media and are responsible for 9/11.
Malik proclaims, "We will fight you until we are either martyred or victorious"
while his minions scream "Allahu Akbar".
To Chris De Beneditti: Imam Amir Abdel Malik may not have been your best choice if your goal to portray a Ramadan message of goodwill.