Sheikh Who Cheered Killing US Soldiers to Pray at Funeral of Hostage Beheaded by ISIS
This is a sick disgusting and tragic story.
Peter Kassig was a ex-Ranger who, like so many of the other hostages, was betrayed by Muslims he trusted into ISIS custody. He converted to Islam as a hostage and his parents have continued the farce of calling him Abdul Rahman.
Now one of America’s enemies has been invited to pray over his funeral.
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaquobi, former preacher of the Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, and one of the fiercest opponents of the terrorist group ISIS, will be leading funeral and Friday prayers at the Al-Huda Foundation in Fishers, Indiana over the soul of Abdulrahman Kassig, also known as Peter. Kassig, an aid worker who left his comfortable life in America to help the Syrian people, was brutally beheaded by terrorists of ISIS this week. Kassig’s parents, family, and friends will be in attendance at the prayer.
Al-Yaqoubi, who is considered a moderate, spoke approvingly of jihad in the battlefield, of “fighting in order to liberate your country, as the Iraqis are doing.” (Asked about this afterward, he told me that it is natural to fight against an invading army. As to why Arabs so rarely rise up against their own Arab oppressors, he said it was un-Islamic to use violence against a local government.)
From the pulpit, al-Yaqoubi claimed that the early Muslims who came to countries like Egypt and Syria and Iraq and North Africa did so “not to occupy land, but to liberate people who were oppressed by their governments.” As for spreading Islam by force, he said, Americans should understand the concept better than anyone, since “America feels she has the right to impose democracy all over the world” and “to throw away governments that don’t agree with her policy.” But whereas the desire to disseminate Islam “is based on the divine,” the American approach to spreading democracy “is based on greed.”
The sermon built to an impassioned, rapid-fire crescendo, in which, almost shouting, al-Yaqoubi seemed to divide jihad into foreign and domestic spheres, with appropriate action for each.“Wherever the American troops are — wherever they are, they are going to be defeated,” he yelped. But “here in this country,” he instructed Muslims to “leave jihad to those who are fighting jihad,” and “work peacefully” to represent Islam.