Hollow because he believes that according to the Jew hating koran, everything he said about the Jews is correct.
Once you read the koran in chronological order and with a healthy understanding of the koranic doctrine of abrogation, you will fully understand the dangers that book represents to the world.
NOTE: The Santa hat on his head tells us that he learned his trade at al-Azhar university, Sunni Islam’s most respected seat of learning and great influence. These imams are given the red carpet treatment wherever they go in the Islamic world. This is no self made imam, he was trained among the best in his ideology.
A HOLLOW APOLOGY FOR AN ANTI-SEMITIC RANT
California imam is very sorry for his “hurtful” call to “annihilate the Jews.”
Ammar Shahin, the California imam exposed nationally for an anti-Semitic rant he delivered on July 21, finally apologized last week for his hateful remarks at an interfaith press conference on July 28. Shahin, who is the imam at the Islamic Center of Davis, claimed that he allowed his “emotions” to get the better of him and acknowledged that his words were “hurtful.” He added: “Over the past few days I have had the opportunity to discuss the content of my sermon with several individuals inside and outside the Muslim community, and have come to realize the harm it has caused.”
The belated apology should be rejected outright. It took Shahin a full week to issue his faux apology but not before he along with the ICD issued nonsensical explanations claiming that his screed was “taken out of context,” and “misconstrued.” I wonder how one can contextualize references to Jews as “filth” and pleas to Allah to “annihilate the Jews, every last one,” among other gems.
Seeking to deflect attention away from Shahin’s egregious conduct, the ICD initially sought to besmirch the reputation of the Middle East Media Research Institute, the watchdog group responsible for exposing Shahin. It adopted the tired practice of attacking the messenger by referring to MEMRI as “an extremist agenda-driven organization that supports Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.” Even if that were the case, and there is no evidence to suggest that it is, it would still not excuse the repugnant nature of Shahin’s comments.
Moreover, Shahin’s July 21 sermon, which gave rise to the instant controversy and subsequent fake apology, is not the first time Imam Shahin delivered a sermon laced with anti-Semitic invective. According to MEMRI, Shahin issued an almost identical sermon at the ICD on July 14. MEMRI correctly points out that Shahin does not lash out at “Israelis” or “Israel” but reserves his vitriol for “Jews,” though in the final analysis, genocide is genocide whether directed against Israelis or Jews.