In a bit of fast, temporary relief for the abject dhimmitude that continues to hamstring public discourse about Islamic terrorism, the imam Intikab Habib has resigned as a chaplain for the New York Fire Department following the furor over his 9/11 conspiracy theory remarks, which we just reported this morning. From AP, with thanks to Special Guest:
The fire department’s new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“It became clear to him that he would have difficulty functioning as an FDNY chaplain,” Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters an hour before Imam Intikab Habib was to be officially sworn in. “There has been no prior indication that he held those views.”…
Scoppetta said Habib, who was educated in Islamic law in Saudi Arabia and preaches at a New York mosque, had appeared qualified and passed a background check.
“It’s sad,” said Kevin James, a spokesman for the Islamic Society of Fire Department Personnel. “We had no idea those were his views. He’s entitled to his opinion but he’s not the right person for the chaplain.”