Congressman Garamendi’s Statement on Anti-Semitic Sermon by Imam Ammar Shahin

Jul 26, 2017 Issues: Social Justice

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), issued the following statement in response to the sermon delivered in Davis on Friday by Imam Ammar Shahin at the Islamic Center of Davis:

“The sermon apparently delivered on Friday by Imam Ammar Shahin is outrageous and unacceptable. Hateful, anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere in America, and certainly not in Davis. The Islamic Center of Davis has a long tradition of cooperation with other faith groups, and I am extremely disappointed that this tradition appears to have been flagrantly violated by this hateful rhetoric.”