By Brandon Hall
An Imam from Dearborn is backing Donald Trump for President.
Sheikh Mohamad Al Hajj Hassan-an Imam from Dearborn-sat behind Trump in Novi, enthusiastically supporting the Republican nominee.
The Muslim leader’s support has already drawn the eye of Middle Eastern news outlets as well as Dearborn area social media.
In another report, he called on “all Muslims to vote for Donald Trump.”
Dearborn residents say many in the area are backing Trump.
Afaf H Ahmad writes in the “Dearborn Area Community Members” Facebook group that “Many Muslims from the Dearborn community are voting for Trump… The Sheikh (does) live in Dearborn and been active in many occasions.”
Husseen Roomy said “Now every one says he has his own opinion and freedom that is true if he represents him self but by putting the Islamic turban and dress he isn’t representing him self he is representing Islam and we have a right to question him and address it. Idk this Shikh so I’m not going to disrespect him but what he did is unislamic if he met with him to discuss issues I can respect that but to stand behind him is just working after trump advocates killing Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs blood, and Muslim ban.”
Some started attacking the Imam regarding differences over various Muslim sects and countries, causing Abu Jayzon to write:
According to The Arab American News:
“It’s no secret that Arab and Muslim Americans have not rallied behind Hillary Clinton with the same enthusiasm as other presidential candidates.
In fact, Arab Americans were credited with tilting the scales in Senator Bernie Sanders’ favor during the state’s primary election in March, when he surprisingly claimed a victory here.
But now, the Clinton campaign is focused on assembling an Arab American movement for the Democratic candidate just months ahead of the general election, when she squares off against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
In recent months, Clinton’s Michigan campaign has staffed Arab American leaders in prominent positions to assist with community outreach.”