Militantly Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer At House Of Representatives

by Joshua Gill


A Muslim cleric who called for violence against Israel and expressed support for Hamas gave the opening prayer before the House of Representatives Thursday, angering several representatives.

Omar Suleiman, an imam and president of the Yaqeen Institute, delivered the invocation at the invitation of his congresswoman, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency. Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is Jewish, decried the invitation in light of the fact that Suleiman has repeatedly called for a third Intifada against Israel, referred to Jews as “Zionists” and called them “enemies of God,” and defended the terrorist organization Hamas on social media.

Suleiman has also openly supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and Israeli businesses. The BDS movement has several financial and personal ties with Palestinian terror groups.

Suleiman prayed for peace and unity in light of the recent attacks against houses of worship, which include Islamic terrorist attacks that killed hundreds in Sri Lankan churches and an attack on a California synagogue that left one dead and several wounded. He delivered his prayer ahead of the first Friday of Ramadan prayers.

“Let us not be deterred by the hatred that has claimed the lives of innocent worshipers across the world, but emboldened by the love that gathered them together to remember you and gathered us together to remember them,” Suleiman prayed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced him.

Pelosi’s office said they are looking into how and why Johnson invited Suleiman, given his anti-Semitic history.

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5 Thoughts to “Militantly Anti-Semitic Imam Gives Opening Prayer At House Of Representatives”

  1. Jollygirlie7

    It’s another example of her philosophy of pass the bill first and then read what’s in it!
    This is hypocrisy at it’s worst.

  2. Jenna

    I don’t know what you’ll are reading but here in Texas Imam Omar Suleiman has worked tirelessly with all faith groups. Here is a video entitled “An Imam and A Pastor in Conversation in Loving Jesus.

  3. […] website Breitbart and a number of more obscure news sites, including the Ohio Star, which called Suleiman “militantly […]

  4. Tina Sperty

    I agree TOTALLY UNEXCEPTABLE that Nancy Pelosi had Omar Suleiman give the opening prayer yesterday in the House. He compares Israel to the Nazis & calls them terrorists, supports Muslim Brotherhood, & Palestinian antifada. WHAT are you thinking Nancy Pelosi. OUR USA was founded on “In God We Trust” not in Allah!!! Get it straight. You are not a supporter of the USA, maybe you should move to Saudi A. If people don’t want to assimilate to our laws & the Constitution , only Sharia then go back to Saudi.

  5. Virginia Forte

    Well I guess Ms. Pelosi should have “looked into” this before Omar Suilieman spoke, rather than after!