Miami Muslim leader posts Holocaust denial, support for KKK
A local Muslim leader in Miami, Florida, has been exposed for posting virulently anti-Semitic material online, including Holocaust-denial and support for the KKK.
Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, the Director of the Miami, Florida-based American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), posted his rantings on his Facebook page, which were then picked up by Frontpage Magazine.
In one post last February, Zakkout posted an article from the White Supremacist Realist Report website entitled "How the Holocaust was faked," which begins: "The alleged ‘Holocaust’ of ‘6 million Jews’ at the hands of Adolf Hitler and National Socialist Germany during WWII is the biggest lie ever foisted upon humanity."
As is common with most Holocaust denial sites, the same website has in the past celebrated Adolf Hitler as "the greatest leader in modern Western history, and offer unparalleled inspiration and guidance to us all," while simultaneously claiming the Holocaust never happened.
Later in February Zakkout took to Facebook to praise notorious anti-Semitic polemicist and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, hailing him as "David Duke, a man to believe in!"
More recent posts seen by Arutz Sheva have also included anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, including that Jews were behind the 9/11 attacks.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Zakkout has also repeatedly voiced praise and support for Hamas, celebrating Hamas leaders as heroes and posting pictures of armed Hamas terrorists to his Facebook page.
He has previously arranged anti-Israel demonstrations during which protesters chanted "we are all Hamas!"
According to Frontpage Magazine, in August 2015 he posted an Arabic Facebook status reading: "Hamas is in my heart and on my head."
Later, in December, he described Israel's Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot as "a Jew, the grandson of a monkey and a pig."
His hatred isn't purely reserved for Jews either. In February of that same year he called to murder ex-Muslims, writing: "It is an obligation to kill those who left our religion. It is an obligation to kill those who fight our religion and to intimidate our enemies and the enemies of the religion. Everything is from the Quran, not from me."
Despite his extremist position, Zakkout - who is an immigrant to the United States from Gaza - is a member of the boards of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers and Miami-Dade Citizens’ Crime Watch.
Matt Wanderman contributed to this report.