New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) has issued a scorching rebuke to the Jersey City imam who delivered two antisemitic sermons in the last month exhorting hatred and violence against Jews.

In a letter to Ahmed Shedeed — the president of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, whose imam, Aymen Elkasaby, delivered the sermons — Booker spoke of his "anguish concerning the abhorrent remarks of Imam Aymen Elkasaby concerning our Jewish brothers and sisters."

In a December 8 sermon made available by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Elkasaby declared, "So long as the Al-Aqsa Mosque remains a humiliated prisoner under the oppression of the Jews, this nation will never prevail."

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