The video shows Dearborn Imam Husham al-Hussainy condemning the Saudi royal family as “impure,” calling for them to be executed for the Saudi campaign in Yemen against the Houthi rebels backed by the Iranian regime, and is filled with conspiratorial anti-Semitism.
Speaking in Arabic, al-Hussainy said that the Saudi leaders are “agents of the Jews” and that the so-called Zionist conspiracy should be blamed for any Saudi transgression.
Al-Hussainy even went so far as to claim that the Saudi airplanes bombing Yemen “are Israeli airplanes with Israeli policy and Israeli targets.”
He then urged Muslims to “stand together” with Christians against the “oppressive Saudi-Zionist airplanes.”
Al-Husainy, an Iraqi-American Michigan imam who founded the of the Karbala Islamic Center in 1995, has a history of supporting the Hezbollah terrorist group, Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in Iran and radical Shiite militiamen in Iraq backed by the Iranian regime.
For example, last year, al-Hussainy visited Iraq and was a guest speaker for a crowd affiliated with the Iranian-backed militia Saraya Ashura. Iranian regime operatives have directly trained and armed many of Saraya Ashura’s fighters and the militia threatened to attack U.S. personnel in Iraq.
Only two months after he gave this sermon (which was posted in 2015 to the Facebook page of the Karbala Islamic Center in Dearborn), al-Hussainy participated in a Detroit-area civil rights award dinner sponsored by the Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) and the Detroit branch of the NAACP.
In 2017, Hussainy was invited to speak at a memorial service to remember the victims of 9/11 with Detroit community leaders. In 2018, a judge determined what many suspected all along — that Hezbollah and the Iranian regime (both of which Imam al-Hussainy supports) are culpable for the 9/11 attacks because of their material support for Al-Qaeda and the hijackers, specifically.
Yet, al-Hussainy is a well-respected imam. In 2007, he gave the invocation prayer at the Democratic National Committee’s Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Al-Hussainy and his mosque are also embraced by other Shiite groups and mosques in the Detroit area and nationally. The Karbala Islamic Center conducts activities with the Islamic Center of America and the Islamic Institute of Knowledge, among others.
Al-Hussainy’s preaching endangers both Saudis and Jews, as the sermon legitimizes violent retaliation against both. If you believe that the Saudi leaders deserve death, then the Jews supposedly commanding the Saudis are likewise deserving of death.
The conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia has spilled over onto American soil in the past. In 2011, Iran hatched a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. by blowing up a restaurant in Washington D.C., an attack that would have killed perhaps dozens of American civilians.
The tension between the two countries is much higher today than it was then, with Iran now attacking Saudi cities and oil fields.
If Iran’s network of supporters in America, like Imam Al-Hussainy, believe that “the Jews” and Israel bear responsibility for the Saudis’ actions, then synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, Israeli governmental buildings and similar sites may be potential targets for Iranian retaliation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – After a three-week long investigation into hazing allegations against its chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, Troy University found the fraternity was in violation of the university’s policy against hazing.
“We did find some things that were consistent with fraternity policy, fraternity rituals, university policies that would be construed as hazing. So, therefore, the chapter has been sanctioned,” Herbert Reeves, Troy University’s dean of student services, said.
The fraternity will remain under suspension for the remainder of the university’s fall semester.
“It did consist of some things like sleep deprivation, excessive calisthenics, the use of alcohol, those type of things,” Reeves said.
As a part of the suspension, fraternity members will not be able to participate in any on-campus or social activities.
“Anything social, anything intramural or athletic in nature. Things such as their new member swaps with the sororities, but also the fraternity can have no social events. They can’t participate in intramurals. They can’t participate in homecoming activities. Basically, they can exist, or they can have a business meeting if it’s in regards to, you know, chapter business,” Reeves said.
This is the second fraternity this semester to be suspended at the university. In September, the university’s chapter of Sigma Chi was suspended for similar allegations.
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette fraternity is under investigation for a possible hazing incident.
Lt. Billy Abrams, UL Police Department spokesperson, confirmed Thursday the department is investigating a hazing allegation against the university’s Theta Xi fraternity chapter. He was unable to provide more information, including when the investigation was launched, but said more information could be forthcoming.
Eric Maron, senior communications representative for the university, confirmed an investigation into possible hazing is ongoing. No other details, including the current status of the Theta Xi chapter, were provided as of Thursday evening.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood. Spiritual forces would wish to rob man of the only source of inspiration outlining the road to salvation. In the Battle of the Bibles hard evidence is provided for how the enemy has worked behind the scenes to create the stage for the final attack on the Word of God itself. The history and affiliations of those who have dared to reshape God’s Word to suit their occult philosophy is clearly exposed.