Waheed Khalid, a former president of Dar Ul-Islah/Muslim Society of Bergen County, expressed sympathy for Hamas in May 1998, saying, â€œThey are trying to get the occupiers out of their home.â€  In 2002, he refused to comment on the authenticity of the anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion but suggested it has credibility by saying that most people believe it. He also defended an Egyptian television show based on it, saying, â€œThey have the right to show it, and I think it is news and it is quite interesting to know what it says.â€
Khalid is the chairman of the Bergen County chapter of theÂ American Muslim Union.Â The mosqueâ€™s website indicates Saffet Catovic is a frequent guest speaker, as it has 14 sermons by him between 2009 and 2011. In a September 24, 2010 sermon about the burning of the Koran, Catovic preached that the First Amendment does not protect it because it is â€œhate speechâ€ designed to intimidate and incite violence.
Catovic used to be the New York representative of Benevolence International, a charity shut down for its ties to Al-Qaeda. In 1992, Catovic spoke at an Islamic Association for Palestine conference (a pro-Hamas Brotherhood entity) where he said the â€œlong-rangeâ€ goal is building a Caliphate. He also spoke at a military-themed â€œJihad Campâ€ in 2001.
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 As of February 1, 2013. â€œJummah Speeches,â€ Dar Ul-Islah website, https://www.darulislah.org/?page_id=739
 â€œCatovic: The Caliphate is Our Goal,â€ Investigative Project on Terrorism, https://www.investigativeproject.org/275/catovic-the-caliphate-is-our-goal.