Imam

Nigeria: Mosque Fires Imam for Criticizing Government’s Failure to End Terrorism

Officials in charge of a mosque in Nigeria’s national capital, Abuja, fired the site’s chief imam, or prayer leader, on Monday after he recently delivered a sermon critical of Nigerian government officials, including Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, for failing to protect the West African nation from terror attacks, Nigeria’s Premium Times online newspaper reported.

Fulani muslim men pray in Masallacin Shehu Mosque, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on April 24, 2019. - Although it has lost its former political power, the Sokoto Sultanate Council continues to exist and the Sokoto Sultan -traditionally belonging to the Fulani People- is still a leading figure in Nigerian society. …

Palestinian Imam: We’ll ‘Shatter’ USA, Jews ‘Too Lowly’ for Muslims

Jerusalem Imam Yousef Makharzah said in a Friday sermon that Muslims will shatter the “head of America” and the “infidels” and “conquer” Rome, while describing Jews as “too lowly” for Muslim consideration. His remarks come while pro-Palestinian demonstrators in major cities have been accused of attacking Jews and Democrats cozy up to the Palestinians.

Palestinians pray by the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem Friday, June 9, 2017 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)