Erick Stakelbeck at Hot Air reports on the continuing persecution of Jamal Miftah, a Muslim in Tulsa, who has been called “un-Islamic” by the imam of a U.S. mosque for daring to condemn Osama bin Laden. “It was not an express threat,” says Miftah of what mosque leaders were saying about him, “but it is an implied message to the others: that he isn’t Islamic, you kill him, you go to heaven.”
The Al-Salaam Mosque in Tulsa, which kicked out Miftah, said they would take him back if he apologizes for the op-ed he wrote against bin Laden — although now they say they only kicked him out because he was too loud during Islamic services. Sure. You’d think they’d put up with the inconvenience of his loud voice considering the fact that he was articulating the moderation that we’re constantly told that they all believe in, wouldn’t they? After all, Muslim leaders complain that moderate Muslims get no attention from the media — surely they would all want to stand behind Jamal Miftah, wouldn’t they? Wouldn’t they?