Virginia: Dem AG up for re-election holds town hall at terror-linked mosque

Source: Va. GOP blasts Herring for visiting ‘terror-linked’ Falls Church mosque – The Washington Post

RICHMOND — The Republican Party of Virginia is demanding that Attorney General Mark R. Herring apologize for holding a town hall meeting at a “terror-linked” mosque in Northern Virginia.

Herring (D), who is running for reelection, made an appearance Friday at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church along with immigration attorneys and experts to discuss the Trump administration’s travel ban.

Herring is one of several attorneys general challenging the ban, which would block travel to the United States by citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. Dar Al-Hijrah’s 20,000 congregants hail from more than two dozen countries, including Libya, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Iran.

Republican officials, who have made appearances at other mosques, said they objected to this specific house of worship because of its controversial past.

A former imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, went on to become an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen, where he was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011. Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers attended the mosque, as did Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, who killed 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex.

“The Republican Party of Virginia does not object to politicians visiting mosques, in fact our own Chairman visited a Muslim house of worship quite recently,” John Findlay, executive director of the state GOP, said in a statement. “However, the Party does object to Mark Herring holding an event at a center with an extensive and well-documented history with anti-American terrorists.”

Findlay questioned whether the mosque’s ties to radicals were truly in the past. He pointed to a comment that Imam Shaker Elsayed made at a prayer service in October 2011, when he acknowledged Awlaki’s death and said that he would face Allah’s ­judgment.

He said that those who killed Awlaki “need to equally prepare for that moment” when they also will be judged by Allah, The Washington Post reported at the time.

“Mark Herring needs to state whether he agrees or disagrees with the current Imam who said, “[US forces that kill terrorists] need to equally prepare for that moment when they also will be judged by Allah,’ ” the party’s statement said.

The Virginia GOP also criticized the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which took part in the town hall event. The party’s statement described CAIR as “a Hamas-linked group.”

Democrats are making it very clear which side of the existential battle they are on:



4 thoughts on “Virginia: Dem AG up for re-election holds town hall at terror-linked mosque

  1. It seems, no, not seems, it is perfectly clear, that across the nation, politicians on the Left, are bowing to appease Islam and its bloodthirsty, sexually perverted Muslims. While, across the world, Muslims put in practice the tenets of the evil Quran, lying, raping and murdering whomsoever they choose.

  2. They are all operating under the “operation of error” because they have not sought the Truth. Thesallonians 2 They lie and believe lying. How did they get that way? Sin. Agreeing to Abortion, LGBT, so called ‘gay marriage’ (which isn’t marriage).etc. These sins are the first steps to stupidity. Let us HANG on to God, BEGGING Him to save us from this condition of the Spirit. The Soul. I’m speaking while I can, Creeping Sharia. Thanks for all the information you offer.

  3. I lived in the middle east and onlyy in states where there were autocratic regimes that were non religious did religions other than Islam exist without being tormented. Islam is a cancer and I defy anyone to defend it tennets.

    The usual excuse for Islams sins, is that those who commit them are not true Muslims. What amazes me is how Muslims tolerate such people while destroying other peoples who live peaceful and lawful lives but aren’t Muslims.

    I do not wish to see that repeated in America. I do not believe in diversity as a virtue, I believe in those who value American values and traditions. Does anyone really wish America to repeat the experiences of England, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Beligum, Sweden, Denmark and so on?

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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