Trenton, NJ - U.S. Israel Supporters Grow Increasingly Leery Of Christie's Close Ties To Muslim Community
Trenton, NJ - U.S. With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently making strides in both New Hampshire and national polls in his bid to win the GOP nomination, pro-Israel supporters are becoming increasingly concerned about his close ties to New Jersey’s Muslim community.
NEWSMAX.com (http://nws.mx/1S8fH3L) reports that among pro-Israeli supporters’ main concerns are Christie’s poor track record in New Jersey for taking on Muslim extremism, as well as his longtime support for some New Jersey Muslim leaders with ties and allegiances to terrorist groups, including Hamas.
A case in point is Christie’s continued support for Mohammed Qatanani, an imam who is currently locked into a deportation battle with the Department of Homeland Security over having failed to reveal a 1993 conviction in Israel for being a member of Hamas.
Christie has supported Qatanani both as a federal prosecutor as well as governor, and as recently as 2012 praised the imam at a Ramadan event hosted at the governor’s mansion.
The Jewish Voice & Opinion editor, Susan Rosenbluth, said, “Christie has honored imams with either terrorist ties or who have sympathies for radical Islam. He just doesn’t seem to know the difference as to who can be dangerous and who isn’t.”
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