An Islamist imam spoke in support of armed jihadat an event held in a Virginia high school on January 26, a video from the event shows.
The event was put together by the First Hijrah Foundation and its purpose was to “to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of Ethiopian Muslims peaceful struggle for justice and freedom of religion and Fund Raising for the families of the unjustly detained scholars of Ethiopian Muslims.”
An edited video compiling the statements made at the event by Imam Shaker of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center is below:
The video shows Imam Shaker making the following statements:
“…the power of armament. You cannot defend yourself by wishful thinking.” He adds that colonial powers would not be driven from Muslim lands by asking them to leave.
“The world respects those who push back, the world only fears those who fight back.”