Sayed Hassan al-Qazwini, a Dearborn, Michigan imam, is attempting to help Bernie Sanders win today’s Michigan primary despite Sanders trailing Joe Biden by double-digits in eight recent polls.
However, the radical imam’s long history of spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric won’t play well with most Democratic primary voters and undoubtedly hurts Sanders’ prospects should he advance to the general election.
Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher reports:
Imam Sayed Hassan al-Qazwini, who spoke at a Bernie Sanders rally this week, has said that ISIS is “somehow connected to Israel” and acts as an “arm” of “Zionists,” and on another occasion described Bernie as an “honorable man, even though he is a Jew.”
Qazwini spoke at a Dearborn, Michigan rally on Saturday, one of several speakers to precede Sanders. He decried President Donald Trump’s promotion of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and praised Sanders in colorful terms.
“You have heard the expression that says politicians are like human sperm,” Qazwini said, then for those unfamiliar with that old saw, added “One out of each one[million] human sperm becomes a human being. One out of each one million politicians become a human being.”
Qazwini added that Bernie transcends politics as a man of honor. However, he included a bigoted caveat during a sermon in September 2016: “I truly consider him an honorable man, even though he is a Jew.”