The headline on this WND story (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist for the link) is “U.S. Muslims demand Quran probe: Leader meets with GOP senator, wants Gitmo shut down.” The “leader” in question turns out to be none other than the slick and slithery Mahdi Bray, who identifies himself as “just a country Muslim from Norfolk, Virginia,” and who was exposed for what he is in this piece by Jihad Watch’s Hugh Fitzgerald.
The leader of a U.S. Muslim lobby group met with Republican Sen. John Warner this week to demand a full Senate investigation into alleged incidents of Quran desecration.
Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, also asked the Virginia senator to support Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., in calling on the Bush administration to shut down the U.S. military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Bray contends the Department of Defense’s denial of the May 9 Quran-in-toilet report by Newsweek, which the magazine retracted, contrasts with subsequent statements by both Defense and the White House, acknowledging various allegations.
Bray noted the White House attested to a “few isolated incidents” committed by a “few individuals” such as a soldier deliberately kicking a copy of the Quran, an interrogator stepping on a Quran, a Quran soaked in water, and in one instance, splashed with a guard’s urine.
“None of the above actions are acceptable within the Muslim American community and neither have they been found to be acceptable throughout the Muslim world,” Bray said. “Much needs to be done to ameliorate what has been an American image disaster within the Muslim world.”
It would be helpful if Bray would indicate clearly just which actions of the global jihadists are “acceptable within the Muslim American community.”