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Texas Imam Forced To Resign After Supporting Trump Muslim Ban...

Texas Imam Forced To Resign After Supporting Trump Muslim Ban...

by Haley Bull, FOX 4 Beaumont

A political conflict is playing out within the walls of the Muslim community in Southeast Texas. A man who was the leader of Muslims in the area said Thursday the conflict has resulted in his ousting.

"Don't get me involved in any political games in the name of religion. I am not here a political man," Dr. Nidal Alsayyed said.

But it's political motivations he said have forced him to resign as Imam.

"Sadly, it's Clinton versus Trump," he said.

Dr. Al Sayyed told KFDM News he was forced to resign as religious director of the Islamic Society of the Triplex after making comments Monday in which he agrees with Donald Trump's statements that the U.S. should temporarily stop accepting any new Muslim immigrants into the country.

While the religious leader said he expected the call to resign eventually, he said it was sped up by politics.

"I think any future candidates, presidents who do not support the fact that we need to be more safe and more cautious about whom to bring into this country, whether a Muslim or not," Dr. Alsayyed said.

His comments he said had nothing to do with politics, but the former Imam said Trump's comments are in line with the Islamic religion.

"The text of the holy Qur'an says the loss of one life is equivalent to killing the whole mankind," he said.

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