Less than 50 miles from the White House during a lecture at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., the imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, Shaker Elsayed told a group of Ethiopian Muslims they should be waging violent Jihad against their enemies.
“The enemies of Allah are lining up. The question for us is, are we lining [up] or are we afraid because they may call us terrorists? Let me give you the good news: they are already calling us terrorists anyway. Whether you sitting at home, watching TV, drinking coffee, sleeping or playing with your kids, you are a terrorist because you are a Muslim. Well, give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be a good Muslim. Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line. … They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line.”
After Elsayed’s call for violent jihad, an emcee for the Ethiopian group got up to announce that Elsayed wasn’t really calling for violent jihad when he called for violent jihad.
“Just a disclaimer. Imam Shaker, he’s not advocating for armed struggle in Ethiopia. He’s just simply giving us a lesson. We’ll just continue with our non-violent struggle until these guys who are in prison [in Ethiopia] who did not bow down for this repressive government … are free.”
Sadly, the Egyptian born Shaker Elsayed is an American citizen; so he can’t be deported. But, if the FBI isn’t watching this guy like a hungry hawk looking at a baby bunny, then the FBI is not doing its job.