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Christie continues to prove he is either completely ignorant or lying through his teeth or both regarding the Hamas-linked imam who lied on his immigration papers. via A Ramadan Iftar to remember- actually two iftars | NJ.com.
At the NJ Annual Governor’s Iftar July 24, 2012, (held at the Governor’s Mansion in Princeton) Governor Christie covered three topics in his 15 minute speech to the close to a hundred Muslim leaders in attendance. He recalled his successful push to get Sohail Mohammed to become a Superior Court judge, making him only the second Muslim to reach this milestone. The other topic was his position on the NYPD spying-a view I took strong exception to in a prior posting. But more welcome and perhaps unrehearsed and very sincere were his remarks, unambiguous and most poignant, about his respect for and support of Imam Mohammad Qatanani, who is facing a witch-hunt legal pursuit by the US government: (Video)
“In all my interactions with the imam, he has attempted to be a force for good in his community, in our state with law enforcement, with those of us who have gotten to know him over the years. I hope that what you see is a constant strain of conduct for me. I will judge people based upon their relationships with me and the way I observe them conduct themselves, and while there may be other issues at play and I will certainly consider those if other facts come in, I will tell you the folks who are my friends will continue to be my friends as long as they continue to conduct themselves with integrity and honesty and faith in common values and the things that make our state a better place.”
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2008: When serving as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie embraced and kissed Mohammed Qatanani, imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, and praised him as “a man of great goodwill.” He did this after Qatanani had publicly ranted against Jews and in support of funding Hamas, a U.S. government–designated terror organization, and on the eve of his deportation hearing for not hiding an Israeli conviction for membership in Hamas. In addition, Christie designated a top aide, Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles McKenna, to testify as a character witness for Qatanani.
2010: After Derek Fenton burned three pages of a Koran at a 9/11 memorial ceremony, his employer, New Jersey Transit, got Christie’s approval to fire him. Protecting Islam at the expense of the constitutional right to free speech, Christie endorsed Fenton’s termination: “That kind of intolerance is something I think is unacceptable. So I don’t have any problem with him being fired.” The American Civil Liberties Union successfully represented Fenton to get his job back.
2011: Christie appointed an Islamist, Sohail Mohammed, to the New Jersey state superior court. Mohammed’s record includes serving as general counsel to the American Muslim Union (which has stated that a “Zionist Commando Orchestrated The 9-11 Terrorist Attacks”), acting as spokesman for Muslim prisoners who went on a hunger strike after being jailed during Ramadan, defending Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian (his indictment, Mohammed said, was “nothing but a witch-hunt”), and helping Qatanani’s legal defense. Mohammed established himself not just as the Islamists’ lawyer but as one of them. (continue reading)