The arbiters of what is and is not “Islamophobia” in the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations, are planning to devote their 2005 Annual Conference to “Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism, Causes and Remedies.”
Among the luminaries speaking is the infamous Muzammil H. Siddiqi of the Islamic Society of North America. A Harvard educated, highly influential imam who serves on several boards of national Muslim groups, he was the Muslim representative at the prayer service for victims of 9/11 at the National Cathedral. He has visited with President Bush in the White House, where he assured the President that the Muslim community “unanimously condemns” the terrorist acts of 9/11.
Here is an interesting statement from Mr. Siddiqi, taken from Paul Sperry’s Infiltration:
“I believe that as Muslims, we should participate in the system to safeguard our interests and try to bring about gradual change” and in a 2003 fatwa, he said, “We must not forget that Allah’s rules have to be established in all lands, and all our efforts should lead in that direction.” In an anti-Israel rally across from the White House, he said, “America has to learn,
if you remain on the side on injustice,the wrath of God will
Well, aren’t we blessed to have such nice, sweet and moderate Muslims in the highest levels of leadership in the Muslim community in America?