A guest imam made anti-Jewish remarks which the leadership failed to recognize and condemn
Philadelphia, March 9, 2019: Al Aqsa Islamic Society has been recently criticized for sermons by a guest imam that contained anti-Jewish speech. We categorically denounce speech of this kind and apologize for not taking immediate corrective action. Al Aqsa rejects anti-Semitism in any form. It in no way represents our beliefs and policies, and is inconsistent with the interfaith work we have been doing for many years. As leaders of Al Aqsa Islamic Center, we pledge to be vigilant in ensuring that hate speech is neither heard nor tolerated in our mosque or community.
Chukri Khorchid, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Al Aqsa Islamic Society
Imam Mohamad Shehata, Al Aqsa Islamic Society