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Islamophile Obama to Visit Radical Mosque

Can somebody say blinding Islamophilia?

Dan Gilmore · Feb. 2, 2016

Can somebody say “Blinding Islamophilia”? On Wednesday, Barack Obama is scheduled to visit a Baltimore mosque to show his support for the Islamic community. A White House staffer emailed The Washington Post saying Obama is going “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life. … As the President has said, Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, and sports heroes — and our men and women in uniform defending our country.” The Muslim Public Affairs Council told the Post that it helped the White House to pick which mosque to visit, and that the Islamic Society of Baltimore was an “average Joe mosque.”

But the mosque isn’t exactly filled with the “moderate Muslims” Obama and the rest of the Left like to say make up the majority of adherents to the Religion of Peace™ in the United States. As Investor’s Business Daily reports, the mosque is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, a group the Justice Department named in 2007 as an unindicted coconspirator for giving $12 million to Hamas. Furthermore, the mosque’s former imam of 15 years, Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, left to replace Anwar Awlaki — the al-Qaida leader who was influential for the Fort Hood jihadi, and later killed by an Obama drone strike — at a Virginia mosque where some of the 9/11 hijackers attended. El-Sheikh also founded a Muslim organization that U.S. prosecutors say is the U.S. franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood. If this mosque is what the Obama administration says represents moderate Muslims, will Muslim leaders condemn this visit?

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