Report: Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate’s Worrisome Friends

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This report originally appeared at the Clarion Project:

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed has been embracing a pro-Iran mosque to build support for his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination, a bid that is gaining steam with an endorsement from Democratic Socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Photos posted online show Abdul-Sayed repeatedly met with Mohammad Ali Elahi, the radical imam of the Islamic House of Wisdom mosque in Dearborn Heights. It is one of three Iran-linked mosques in Michigan to which Clarion Project recently brought attention.

The pictures appear to show the mosque was even being used for a campaign event.

Imam Elahi posted photos of El-Sayed and the event on his Facebook page on July 3. The candidate is seen speaking to an audience with he and his team offering campaign material to attendees.

The interaction seems to be part of a relationship, as photos uploaded on June 27 and June 10 show El-Sayed with the mosque’s radical imam on two additional occasions.

Read the full report at the Clarion Project.

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