Never one to miss an opportunity to bring attention to the Islamist cause, American Imam Zaid Shakir says that the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut should "serve as a reminder" of what's happening to children in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. The statement compares the massacre to U.S. and Israeli military operations.
Shakir is one of the founders of Zaytuna College, America's first Muslim college, where he serves as a lecturer and chairman of the board. He is a sought-after speaker for mosques and Islamic events, especially those put together by groups originating with the Muslim Brotherhood.
As RadicalIslam.org has documented, Shakir characterizes U.S. military operations as campaigns of murder, rape, oppression and disregard for civilian life. A poem he wrote in April serves as a perfect example.