Last winter, the local media was touting Imam Abdullah Khadra as a victim of President Trump's travel ban. Khadra, a Syrian, was here on a religious worker visa and was applying for political asylum.
The refugee imam living in North Carolina called Trump's move, "absolutely inhumane and ridiculous."
Jewish leftists agreed. Lucy Dinner, the clergywoman from Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, denounced "singling out an entire group of people based on their faith." Lucy Dinner had previously signed a letter in support of anti-Israel activism by Eric and Jennifer Solomon. Eric Solomon was affiliated with the anti-Israel hate group, T'ruah, and Jenny Solomon ran controversial educational programs at the NC Hillel.
But the local media's favorite Syrian refugee was soon caught preaching the murder of Jews.