A radical imam called on Muslims to "kill the Jews" in a Friday sermon entitled, "Our Duties Towards Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." But this imam was not a spiritual leader in the Palestinian territories or a preacher with an Islamic State affiliation. This imam was preaching from the United States, alongside other U.S.-based Muslim leaders who have promoted anti-Semitism and incited violence against Jews following President Trump's Dec. 6 proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
U.S.-based Muslim leaders who explicitly glorify terrorism against Jews deserve more attention in American media and political circles.
Sheikh Raed Saleh Al-Rousan, the founder of the Tajweed Institute's Houston branch, used a Dec. 8 sermon to repeat a notorious Quranic hadith that radical preachers often invoke to mobilize Muslims against Jews.