Trump Proposal To Move US Embassy to Jerusalem as Capitol of Isreal: Destructive Engagement!

December 5, 2017

Press Statement

National Press Club

December 5th 2017

Press Conference organized by American Muslims for Palestine.

My name is Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Although, I serve on the board of The Interfaith Conference of Greater Washington (IFC) my views here do not represent the IFC.

In recent days President Trump has stated that he intends to declare Jerusalem the capitol of Isreal and to relocate the US Embassy. There appears to be a consensus among US diplomats, career foriegn policy experts and US allies that this proposal leads in the wrong direction.

Jerusalem is a spiritual to Judaism, Christianity and a Islam. As Blackamerican Muslim who has I visited the Holy Land. It felt like the Jim Crow south years ago. I felt the tensions between Isrealis and Palestinians. But, I know people on the ground who are working for peaceful coexistence among the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and secular communities in the Jerusalem and beyond.

President Trump’s reckless statement is an warranted provocation to extremists on all sides of the political spectrum in the Holy Land derail peace in the region.

A Rabbi friend wrote me, “My bottom line (which I have tried without success to get Palestinian and Israeli leaders to mutually call for) is that the US should announce that it will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of each of two states, Israel and Palestine, and it looks forward to moving its official presence to Jerusalem to celebrate the signing of a peace agreement between them”.

Former Ronald Reagan’s imposition of the South African policy of “constructive engagement” failed. President Trump’s call to move the US Embassy and to establish Jerusalem as the political capitol of Isreal should be called “Destructive Engagement”.

We used to say back in the 60’s, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. Trumps foriegn policy once again is a big “part of the problem”.

The Group is growing

November 5, 2017

We played East Potomac Golf Course today.  For Ahned T. this was his 3rd outing and by the end of 18 holes he was driving like WOW!

Join us 9:00AM Sunday November 5th 2017

October 1, 2017

Join us 9:00AM Sunday November 5th 2017 at Langston Golf Course DC.

Hit the range at 8am. Make you own tee time or join a group by joining our WhatsApp group:

Today, we played our farewell round with attorney Melvin Bilal.



Swinging at Langston GC-Promotes WhatsApp Group

September 17, 2017

Saturday, Sept 16th 2017,  A few of us got together to hit a practice round and discussed the future efforts to get Muslim golfers together.  Jameel Johnson has created a WhatsApp group strictly for coordinating golf activities and to facilitate individuals ability to invite folks to play with.  Please text me (202-345-5233) if you are interesting in join the WhatsApp group.

☮ Salaam سلام : Great film by Muslim sister on Gun Violence Prevention A Mothers’ Cry – FilmFreeway

September 10, 2017

A Mothers’ Cry – FilmFreeway

Remembering Ramadan – Global Compassion 

August 6, 2017

Preaching at

My sermon 
Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness” (Q 2:183)

Remember Hiroshima 

World Refugee Day 2017

June 20, 2017

Ramadan Mubarak ‎ رمضان مبارك  Join us as we stand for refugees in front of the White House 5pm and broadcast to the WORLD.  

The Statue of Liberty reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”