The Department of Justice has hired a Muslim imam who called for Ayaan Hirsi Ali to be put to death a few years ago. Fouad ElBayly, the leader of the Islamic Center of Johnston, Pennsylvania, was hired to teach prison inmates about Islam. Because that’s what we want is a bunch of ex-cons trained in reactionary Islam.
According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md.
The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide the inmates “leadership and guidance.” One of the contracts is dated Feb. 20, 2014, and the other is dated Dec. 8, 2014.
It was April 2007 when ElBayly, the imam at the Islamic Center of Johnston, protested Ali’s scheduled appearance at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown…Those comments have angered many, including ElBayly, who called Ali’s statements “poisonous.”
“If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws, and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death,” the imam told a local newspaper ahead of her university visit.
The right, of course, will use this as proof that Obama is trying to create radical Muslims, blah blah blah. But you don’t have to go all conspiracy theory to find this appalling. The DOJ needs to void this contract immediately and do a much better job of vetting people. Come to think of it, why the hell is the DOJ paying for religious counselors at all?