"I was broken hearted;" Oklahoma City Imam reacts to Trump Jerusalem decision
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
For Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City Imam Imad Enchassi, President Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, was not one he wanted to hear.
"I was broken hearted," Enchassi said. "As an American it seems like we've broke our role as honest peace brokers. Basically we're siding with one side, rather than the other."
His family is from Jerusalem. He says his aunt still lives there.
"The Palestinian hope for a two-state solution just shattered. The Palestinian hope for Jerusalem, or East Jerusalem being their capitol is shattered," he said.
Enchassi said he's worried about the violence that could erupt there and against American interests. He said an Oklahoma interfaith trip to Jerusalem schedule for two weeks from now, has been canceled due to security concerns.
He says this decision combined with decisions of the past week, like the Trump travel ban, have been hard for him and his community.
"The last couple of weeks I have not been feeling the love, as an American Muslim, an American-Palestinian Muslim," he said.