Hassan Qazwini, an Iraqi-born Shi'ite Islamic scholar who is based in Detroit, Michigan delivered a Friday sermon at the Islamic Institute of America on January 8, 2021, following the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6. He said that Allah humiliated the "arrogant dictator" Trump because he had assassinated "one of the most distinguished leaders of Iraq," deputy leader of the PMU Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and a guest, referring to IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Qazwini said that Trump, who had portrayed himself as a hero, showed his true face as a coward. The sermon was posted on the Islamic Institute of America's official YouTube channel.
For more about Hassan Qazwini, see MEMRI TV clips No. 7508, 7241, 7192, 5710, and 5644.
Hassan Qazwini: "This man, Trump, a month ago, two months ago, had over 75 million people voting for him. He had congressmen and congresswomen, senators lining up – excuse my language – to kiss his boots. Overnight, the closest people to him turned against him.
"If you would have asked me a week ago how one person can lose all this popularity and leverage he enjoys, I would tell you it is almost impossible or [it is] difficult. But overnight... When Allah wants to humiliate an arrogant [person], when He wants to teach a dictator a good lesson, He can turn things around in a matter of hours.
"What happened Mr. President? You always acted like a hero. What happened over night? You showed your real side, you are so cowardly, you are afraid, and committing yourself to a peaceful transfer of power. Explain this for me, my dear brothers and sisters, there is one explanation.
"Do you remember last year... a year ago, exactly a year ago, what happened? When this man sent his drones to Iraq, causing a big carnage there, in Iraq, killing one of the most distinguished Iraqi leaders, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, along with a guest [Qasem Soleimani], a guest, who was protected by all international treaties – that was visiting Iraq. What happened? See how Allah teaches those dictators a big lesson. With so much arrogance he did what he did a year ago, but not even one year later, he is so humiliated. He is begging for support."