Fiveteen years ago, in one of San Francisco mosque, an Imam was sponsored from Egypt with his 5 children came in the month of Ramadan to do Taravi prayers. He belonged to Muslim Brotherhood group. His sermons were very much political, anti Shia, anti Iran and 100% pro-Al Qaida. His talks were always political, anti Israel.
Board of Directors warned him again and again. He kept silent until he got his GREEN CARD. He also created friends in the masjid who supported him and finally he was responsible for complaining to the police and also City Hall that our masjid was harboring radical, illegal immigrants.
We had to go through the courts to take him out and the Labor Dept asked the Masjid to pay him 2 years salary for breaking the 5 year contract. $400,000 were spend in lawyer's fees and payng off to the Imam money that he was owed.
The Imam was also against doing any interfaith peace-building work with people of other faiths. He also preached not to get involved in KAFIR political system of USA.
NEVER HIRE IMAMS FROM OUTSIDE USA. THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU ONCE WHEN THEY GET GREEN CARD. THEY ALSO DIVIDED THE MASJID BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE WORSHIPPERS WHO COME TO PRAY.
Sincerely reporting ...... so that we can all learn from our mistakes.