Did the person from the Utah Senate who invited Yussuf Awadir Abdi to deliver this prayer know that he was on the terror watch list? Did he or she care? Or was virtue-signaling the paramount imperative here, overriding all other considerations?
“Imam on terrorist watch list delivers opening prayer during Utah Senate Session,” Deplorable Kel, May 8, 2020 (thanks to George):
Yussuf Awadir Abdi, an Imam who is on a federal government terrorist watch list, delivered the opening prayer at a Utah Senate Session in February 2020.
After delivering the prayer, Abdi took to Facebook to praise “allah”. He wrote:
All praises is due to Allaah who gave me to mention his name and his prayer front of our state senators. Thank you UTAH Muslim Civic league for giving me this opportunity.
Abdi is the imam of Salt Lake City’s Madina Masjid Islamic Center.
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