Gohmert: Obama’s Praise for Radical Muslim Cleric is ‘Truly Unsettling’


‘This, by no means, sounds like a moderate Muslim leader’
Louie Gohmert / AP

Louie Gohmert / AP

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September 25, 2014 11:30 am

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) said that it is “truly unsettling” and “utterly appalling” that President Obama went before the United Nations on Wednesday and praised a controversial Muslim cleric who endorsed a fatwa encouraging the murder of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Obama came under scrutiny yesterday after the Washington Free Beacon reported on his commendation of controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, who the president referred to as a moderate Muslim capable of helping to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) extremist ideology.

Critics noted that the cleric endorsed a 2004 fatwa advocating for the killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and has called “for the death of Jews,” according to terrorism analyst Patrick Poole.

Read More: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/gohmert-obamas-praise-for-radical-muslim-cleric-is-truly-unsettling/

 

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