The (Dem) Congressman and the (Hamas-linked) Imam (and Chris Christie)

Or as originally titled via The Congressman and the Imam | Washington Free Beacon.

New Jersey Democratic congressman Bill Pascrell is under fire for supporting a Muslim cleric who was convicted in Israel of having ties to the terror group Hamas and who believes Israel’s creation was “the greatest disaster which occurred on the face of the Earth.”

At issue is the veteran lawmaker’s longtime association with Imam Mohammad Qatanani, a prominent New Jersey spiritual leader who is battling the federal government as it attempts to deport him for allegedly lying about his ties to Hamas.

Pascrell has defended Qatanani, helping him to remain in the U.S. despite the imam’s ties to Hamas affiliates.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Pascrell’s Republican challenger, has publicly condemned Pascrell’s relationship with Qatanani in recent days and has circulated to reporters a research document detailing the imam’s anti-Israel rhetoric.

“On such a day, a human disaster occurred,” Qatanani stated during a lecture on May 15, 2009, the anniversary of Israel’s creation. “The 15th of May 1948 was the greatest disaster which occurred on the face of the earth.”

During a 2010 protest to defend Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, a major Muslim holy site, Qatanani regaled the crowd with an anti-Israel diatribe.

“Aqsa Mosque will stay for Palestinian people because they are the owner of the land,” he declared, according to reports. “You can’t say it is a holy land just to steal it.”

“Palestine will be free one day, and we will see it very soon by your actions, by your standing for justice, justice, freedom, the liberation of the land will be very soon,” Qatanani said.

The imam, who was born in the Palestinian area of Nablus, cites erroneous historical facts to purge the Jewish people’s connection to the land of Israel.

“We must understand that this land called Palestine has been an Arab land from 4,000 years ago before the presence of Abraham,” the imam said during a 2010 lecture, in which he also said Israelis are just “immigrants from Ukraine, Poland or New York.”

“We [Palestinians] have a historical and geographic right” to the land, he said. “We must teach this to the young and our children.”

“The State of Israel was established on the land of Palestine,” he said.

In a 2004 interview, Qatanani defended the practice of giving charity to the children of suicide bombers.

During a lecture in 2008, Qatanani said, “we expect the world to be a Muslim empire from Morocco to China,” and said that the “reason for the spread of Islam is because the West has been bankrupt spiritually.”

In a 2007 speech that could possibly influence Qatanani’s impending deportation hearing—a battle that has raged since 2008—the imam can be heard defending the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity that was shut down by the federal government for funneling money to Hamas.

“Assist our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land Foundation,” Qatanani says, according to translations of his Arabic speech performed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism and circulated by the Boteach campaign. “Remove the difficulty that they have been inflicted with … Oh Allah to prove them non-guilty.”

Pascrell has stood by the imam throughout his deportation ordeal.

And what Adam Kredo of the Beacon fails to mention is the Republican governor, then US Attorney, Chris Christie has also stood by the imam throughout his deportation ordeal, has defended him, and was possibly a factor in allowing him to stay here this long and possibly forever.

The Islamic Center of Passaic County, where the imam preaches, also has a history of association with Hamas. Established in 1989, it was soon discovered that founder Mohammad el-Mezain was financing Hamas—a crime for which he was later sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Pascrell has had “plenty of time to distance himself [from Qatanani] and read up on him. He didn’t do it. This is how the man feels and it’s politically convenient for him,” she said.

Republican challenger Boteach told the Free Beacon that Pascrell must renounce Qatanani publicly.

Then so must Chris Christie and Adam Kredo should ask him to respond.

11 thoughts on “The (Dem) Congressman and the (Hamas-linked) Imam (and Chris Christie)

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  2. I wanted to make sure you get these. please view and share. TY.

    AMERICA IN CRISIS: Intelligence Briefing On The Muslim Brotherhood In America by John Guandolo


    2nd :

    On July 24th John Guandolo gave this intelligence briefing on the MB in Georgia. This mini-brief is four hours of a usual 3 day briefing that Guandolo used to give to law enforcement and intelligence officials. Here are Guandolos credentials.

    About the Presenter — “Counterterrorism expert and former federal agent John Guandolo graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1989, accepting a commission as an Officer in the United States Marines. He served as a combat Infantry Platoon Commander with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and Airborne and Diving Officer in the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company between 1991 and 1996. John resigned his commission in the Marines in 1996 and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Washington, DC Field Office. He investigated numerous cases while at the FBI, and in addition to serving as Swat Team Leader for the Washington Field Office, was one of the Bureau’s Advanced Capability Medics. While working in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, John acquired substantial knowledge and expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Law (a.k.a. shari’ah) and teaching, and the Global Islamic Movement (GIM). His accumulated knowledge on these and related subjects earned him the FBI’s “Subject Matter Expert” (SME)” designation, a role that afforded him the opportunity to design and implement the FBI’s first counter-terrorism training”.

    Guandolo has been giving this same presentation, since 2003, to the U.S. intelligence community, before it was ‘outlawed” by our government. He obviously knows this material inside and out. The evidence for MB infiltration into our government is epically overwhelming. Not only that, the evidences of Al Quada and Hamas infiltration are also as overwhelming.

    Take for instance Aldurahman Alamoudi and Anwar Alawki. Aldurahman Alamoudi was the top advisor to Bill Clinton on Islam. Alamoudi also started over 20 MB front groups in America, our Military Muslim Chaplin Program and was instrumental in choosing textbooks on Islam in American public schools. It turns out that not only is he MB, he is also Hammas and is in prison now for plotting with Hammas to kill a Saudi Arabian Prince and providing financing to Hammas. Anwar Alawki was the top advisor to George W. Bush on 911 and was the go to guy about policy towards Islam after 911. After many months of advising the administration and even holding prayer events at the U.S. Capitol Building, it was determined that Anwar Alawki was Hammas. Years later Obama would order a drone missile strike to take Anwar Alawki out. And it is almost as bad now as it was then. COULD WE AT LEAST KEEP HAMMAS OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT?

    This briefing is also available on an 80 minute DVD entitled,,, “Understanding The Threat To America”,,, at

    Here is some description text from that site. “On August 20, 2004, two Baltimore County, MD police officers spotted Selim Elbarasse and his wife videotaping the 4.3-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge. When they reported the sighting to Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) Police at the toll plaza, officers stopped Elbarasse’s SUV west of the bridge. Police confiscated the camera, and afterward reported having seen the Elbarasses, who were accompanied by two children, attempting to hide the camera. The confiscated video contained close-up footage of Chesapeake Bay Bridge support structures. When officers ran a criminal background check, they discovered that Elbarasse was wanted on an outstanding material witness warrant out of Chicago in a case involving the terrorist group Hamas and Elbarasse was detained.

    When agents of the FBI’s Washington, DC Field Office raided Elbarasse’s Annandale, Virginia home and searched his basement, they found a hidden sub-basement containing the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. The seized documents, which revealed a secret Muslim Brotherhood strategy to infiltrate and overthrow the United States Government and replace the Constitution with Islamic Law, were subsequently entered into evidence in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing case in US history. Further investigation and discovery confirmed that the Muslim Brotherhood had not only penetrated the Federal Government at the highest levels, but had been running a sophisticated influence operation from within the Federal Bureaucracy for decades. Contrary to sound reason, the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of government and influence in the affairs of state has not decreased, but has grown much worse since.

    Understanding the Threat to America lays bare the danger posed by those who masquerade as “moderate Muslims” to gain our trust while they work secretly to overthrow of our way of life; exposes the individual actors, organizational infrastructure, and modus operandi of the “civilizational jihad;” and arms viewers with useful information and practical steps they can take to reverse the “Civilization Jihad” in America.”

    The same briefing, given years ago, is also available here

    After I watched both presentations of the briefing, I ordered the 80 minute DVD and sent a letter to Guandolo requesting an interview by email and for access to a brochure he mentioned and has produced called The Muslim Brotherhood Handbook.

    THIS INTELLIGENCE BRIEF IS SO POWERFUL that I am also buying video editing software to take the different sections of the brief, cut them up, and upload them everywhere I can. And when I get the 80 minute DVD, I will be making it available on ALL my YouTube accounts and I will self host the video on my server if it is taken down from youtube. THE BRIEFING IS THAT GOOD AND NECESSARY.


  3. I believe Israel is a false state, created in 1948 by the league of nations. Surely the Jews were a wandering tribe (like so many of old). They still are – all over the world!

    That said, Islam is a friggin farce.
    Would intelligent people accept such superstitious 7th century crap? It’s all about man controlling, repressing and brainwashing fellow man and doesn’t allow for freedom of thought. Pathetic.

    Better to believe in the tooth fairy – makes more sense :-)

    • It really does not matter at this point what anyones opinion is as to who was there first. The point is that ISRAEL IS OUR FRIEND and here is another one of Americas GOVERNMENTAL TRAITORS supporting a convicted terrorist and ignoring OUR OWN TERROR LIST and defending a murderous group of muslims who seek nothing but to destroy both countries. Also, why is our federal government ATTEMPTING TO DEPORT HIM?? HE LIED ON HIS IMMIGRATION PAPERS WHICH IS A IMMEDIATE GROUNDS FOR DEPORTATION! Why is it these government officials think those whom they are associated are the exception to the rule? HE has broken the laws of this land and must go back immediately! If he will lie about that they will lie about everything and he will not follow any of the laws of this land because he has already shown he has no respect for it! Why can’t our government sucks see that??

      • You REALLY need to go back and study SPELLING..A-HOLE. REALLY! However, you appear too ILLITERATE to do so. REALLY! I will RALLY for you to do so ..regardless! REALLY!

  4. Anonymous….

    Sorry…Jews were in Isreal long before 1948. They weren’t wandering….All you have to do is look back to Jesus’ time. They were building cities and towns even back then.

    Even before Jesus….did Moses not free the Jewish Slaves from the Egyptian Pharoah?

    I believe you are thinking of the Arab Bedouin tribes….they wandered around the desert.

  5. Israel? Surely you mean Palestine!

    Doesn’t really matter who was in the desert first as conquest throughout time determines ownership!

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