The Karbala Islamic Education Center, founded in 1995 by Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, is located in Dearborn, Michigan . It has been described as “a hub for Lebanese and Iraqi immigrants.”  The Karbala Center conducts activities with nearby mosques, including the Islamic Center of America and the Islamic Institute of Knowledge .
The mosque has been involved numerous anti-extremism and interfaith events . In 2007, al-Husainy was questioned about appearing at rallies that supported Hezbollah . When asked in a television interview if he believed Hezbollah (which means “party of God”) was a terrorist organization, he responded, “No.” He then expounded, “There is a biblical meaning of Hezbollah. It is in Judaism and Christianity and Islam meaning people of God.” At the end of he interview he stated, “You know what Hezbollah means. I support the people of God.” 
In 2015, the Karbalaa Center posted a video to their Facebook page featuring al-Hussainy condemning Saudi attacks on Yemen, describing (in Arabic) Saudi actions as terrorism and claiming they are “agents of the Jews.” 
Al-Hussainy spoke to a crowd in Baghdad affiliated with the group Saraya Ashura . Saraya Ashura is a Shiite militant group in Iraq that received training from Iran . In February, he posted a picture of the Iranian Islamic revolution’s leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and praised the revolution .
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