And together they're going to produce a whitewashed movie about Muhammad, so as to fool the ever-credulous kuffar. And why not? As head of Hamas-linked CAIR, Nihad Awad has been fooling the kuffar for years, as has Sheikh Qaradawi, who has won praise as a reformist from John Esposito and counts former London Mayor Ken Livingstone among his friends.
Qaradawi is the most popular Islamic preacher in the world. He said on al-Jazeera: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers….”
Qaradawi continued: “I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom.”
Awad is consistent, at least. In 2002 he was at a prayer service led by jihad terror mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, and now he is working with Qaradawi. He must think that nothing will shake the faith that government, law enforcement and the media have in Hamas-linked CAIR as a "civil rights" organization. And he's probably right.
One leads an organization that poses as a mainstream civil rights organization, defending individual rights and fighting discrimination. The other is an influential cleric who has repeatedly expressed his wish to kill Jews before he dies.
Together, they are promoters of a new film venture about the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), shared a stage with Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader, during a news conference in Qatar earlier this week.
The Muhammad movie project carries an estimated $1 billion price tag. It will be produced in in English to appeal to non-Muslim audiences and is backed by the al Noor Holding Group, Qatar's al-Sharq newspaper reported.
During the news conference, Awad complained that the American film industry had generated 750 movies "in which Islam and Muslims were noted in a negative way," the article said. The seven-part Muhammad film was an important step in countering the resulting image, Awad said.
Qaradawi, whose extremist rhetoric prompted France to ban him from visiting the country, essentially blessed the script as acceptable under religious law despite its portrayals of the prophet and his companions. He was joined by other trustees from Qaradawi's International Union for Muslim Scholars in supporting the project.
The union's board includes Tunisian Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi, a Hamas supporter who has praised Hamas rocket fire toward civilians and blessed mothers of suicide bombers, and Salah Soltan, a former Ohio imam who has repeatedly called for the killing of Jews.
"There is no excuse for anyone to refrain from jihad after God has removed the affliction, which obstructed us from jihad to liberate Palestine," he said last year. In a speech last week, he called on Egyptians to approve the country's heavily-Islamist constitution, saying it would help lead to Jerusalem's liberation....