Prominent Californian Imam Ahmed Billoo posted on Facebook a prayer to Allah on July 6 to kill the Jews. “Reduce their numbers, exterminate them, and don’t leave a single one alive,” he wrote.
He added the hashtag “Zionists,” adding that he was feeling annoyed at his location – Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport. During his trip to Israel, he visited the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Arriving in Istanbul after his departure from Israel, Billoo posted: “So good to be in a Muslim country” and “#TiredofSeeingZionists.”
Billoo serves as a “professor” at California Islamic University and as a teacher at the Institute of Knowledge, a seminary that offers religious advice to Muslim students and trains the next generation of imams. Its faculty includes prominent clerics from the hardline Salafi and Deobandi strains of Islam.
A 2007 article in the Jewish Journal, referring to Ahmed Billoo as president of the Muslim Student Association at California State University at Long Beach, quotes him expressing support for suicide bombings in Palestine on the grounds that “Islam justifies” such attacks.
His sister, Zahra Billoo, is director of the San Francisco branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization said to be linked to Hamas and that has compared Israel to ISIS.
Zahra often appears alongside her brother at events across California, writes Seth Westrop of Islamist Watch.
“Billoo is tasked with teaching young Muslims about Islam and training the next generation of American Muslim clerics,” notes Westrop, adding that “some might consider it rather alarming, then, that someone in such a position of responsibility is also calling for the mass extermination of Jews.”
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