Sounds fairly innocuous--if you know nothing about Islamic supremacism and if you don't factor in the imam's membership in AMJA.
According to this FrontPage Magzine article, it's an organization of American Muslim "jurists" which has come up with a "multi-generational strategy to promote Islam, and relentlessly integrate (not assimilate) the core principles of Shariah law into mainstream American society."
Knowing that Magid belongs to AMJA, it is easy to glean the true meaning of this passage--that Muslims and only Muslims are "the most righteous" of peoples, the ones who are "the most honored" in the sight of an omniscient God.
Funny that no one in the Trump camp was sharp enough to figure that out.
Update: How did a Muslim Brotherhood-tied Imam end up at Trump’s inaugural prayer service? Good question. So glad at least someone (albeit not someone in the mainstream media) is asking it.
Update: Magid is one of those "interfaith" twinning bamboozlers, but according to this from The Gates of Vienna, his Islamism may have--you should forgive the expression--superseded his "interfaithiness" last fall:
On October 18, 2016, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Mohamed Magid was scheduled to participate in the “Exhibit & Lecture series: Moving From Indifference to Action,” a two-week program focused on the Holocaust. The program was sponsored by The Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Temple Ohabai Shalom, The Jewish Federation, Vanderbilt University, Family of Abraham and The Faith & Culture Center.
Magid was supposed to deliver a lecture at 11:00 a.m. at The Temple entitled “Standing Up Against Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial.” And that evening, he was supposed to participate in an interfaith Jewish holiday service with the Temple’s rabbi, Mark Schiftan.
Magid was billed as the “former President of ISNA,” a named Muslim Brotherhood front group. Magid first served as a regional representative, as Vice-President, and then as President of ISNA from 2010 to 2014. He currently remains on the organization’s Executive Council.
But Magid never showed up for the lecture or the interfaith service. Was he kept away by ISNA’s support for the new anti-Semitism called the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel?I definitely wouldn't rule it out.
Update: A few years back, NRO's Andrew C. McCarthy wrote this:
Magid’s organization, ISNA, is the most important Muslim Brotherhood organization in the United States. I have profiled it in these pages a number of times. As detailed in The Grand Jihad, it is the Islamist umbrella organization that traces its origins to the Muslim Students Association, the foundation of the Brotherhood’s American infrastructure.Update: Magid tells CNN's Don Lemon that the Koranic passage, which was approved by the Trumpers, was all about "diversity." And Lemon, being Lemon, buys it!