Spiritual Leader of Ayatollah Khomeini's Navy Backs Rev. Wright
Debbie Schlussel discovered this photo of Rev. Wright supporter Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi (on right) sitting with Hezbollah Spiritual Leader Sheikh Mohammed Fadlallah.
A prominent Muslim leader in Dearborn Heights, Michigan threw his support behind Jeremiah Wright and the “unfair treatment” he received by some media members.
A prominent Muslim leader from Dearborn Heights is calling for the support of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the controversial pastor from Chicago who was Sen. Barack Obama’s religious mentor.
Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, head of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, said that during his sermon this afternoon at his mosque he plans to “condemn the unfair treatment” that he says Wright “received by some media members who are ignoring this faith leader’s decades of dedication and services to this country and nation.”
Elahi said in a release that he plans to make his remarks during today’s Friday sermon, which is traditionally the most attended service in Islamic centers, ahead of Wright’s talk Sunday in Detroit at an NAACP dinner.
So who is Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi?
This prominent Muslim leader in Michigan also happens to be the former spiritual leader of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Navy in Iran.
Debbie Schlussel has much more on this Rev. Wright fan:
America backs Israel in its fight against Hezbollah.
But in the Detroit area–the heart of Islamic America–it’s a different story. Hezbollah supporters connected to Iran are feted by top federal officials.
Take Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, head of the shi’ite Islamic House of Wisdom–one of the largest mosques in North America. He was the spiritual leader of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Navy in Iran. Despite that, Elahi–who came here in the 1990s on a visitor visa to speak to a mosque in San Francisco–is now a U.S. citizen. Elahi’s ties to Iran are so strong that his former mosque, the Islamic Center of America, fired him–even though that mosque also backs Hezbollah.
Debbie has much more on Imam Ali Elahi.
This may not be the endorsement that Rev. Wright would like but at least they have a lot in common.