Mohamed Magid is the Obama administration’s go-to guy for Muslim outreach and advise on international affairs and counterterrorism. He is a regular visitor to the White House (even when the administration wants to conceal it), attends important administration speeches on the US Middle East policy at the State Department, he counsels the Department of Justice to criminalize defamation of Islam, he entertains the deputy national security adviser at his DC-area mosque, and he serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. He also advises the FBI and many other federal agencies.
He has also been profiled by Time Magazine and the Huffington Post has even dubbed him “America’s Imam“. His ubiquitous presence across the Obama administration undoubtedly makes him the most influential and sought after Muslim authority in the country.
Imam Magid also serves as the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In that capacity last weekend he presided over ISNA’s “Diversity Forum” held in Dearborn (where Muslim residents were recently video recorded stoning Christian protestors).
One of the speakers at the ISNA Diversity Forum was CAIR-Michigan executive director Dawud Walid. Imam Magid even gave a “diversity award” to Walid, as seen in the photo below:
(Picture by Khadija of America)
Walid, too, is popular with the Obama administration, taking two taxpayer financed trips overseas on behalf of the State Department.
But just a little over a month ago Dawud Walid gave a sermon at the Islamic Organization of America (IONA) mosque in Warren, Michigan.
As noted by an Investigative Project report issued just days after Walid’s appearance, during the sermon he asked, “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” Answering his own question in Arabic, he replied, “They are the Jews, they are the Jews.”
Walid also took aim his imagined enemies, saying:
One of the greatest social ills facing American today is Islamophobia, and anti-Muslim bigotry. And if you trace the organizations and the main advocates and activists in Islamophobia in America, you will see that all those organizations are pro-Israeli occupation organizations and activists.
So not only are the Jews the cursed of Allah, but the Jews are also behind “Islamophobia” — reviving longtime Islamic blood libels.
As the Investigative Project report goes on to note, Walid has also taken to Twitter to correctly source and affirm Islamic authorities who called for killing Jews. (Andrew Bostom also recently noted here at PJ Media Walid’s rampant Jew-hatred from the same sermon and another one in January.)
Imam Magid’s endorsement of Walid’s outspoken Jew-hatred raises some serious questions about who Obama is getting his advice from, but it does answer some questions about the inspiration for the Obama administration’s ongoing “Islamophobia” witchhunt.
But handing a “diversity award” to an unashamed Jew-hater doesn’t make Dawud Walid a diversity hero. It does, however, say something about Obama’s shariah czar Mohamed Magid.