In “Muslim Leader Condemns Terrorism” at FrontPage this morning, I note that an Islamic leader in Long Island is “angry” about the actions of jihadist Ibrahim Vinas. But what is he really going to do about it?
Nayyar Imam, leader of the Islamic Association of Long Island, is angry. “We are really angry “” this is the last thing that we need to happen to us.” What has angered him is that Bryant Neal “Ibrahim” Vinas, a convert to Islam and member of his mosque, has been charged with involvement in an attack on an American military base in Afghanistan and providing information about the New York City subway system to Al-Qaeda operatives.
Said Imam: “We definitely condemn this kind of action and if anyone in the mosque knew about this they would have been the first one to report it to the authorities.” He complained that “one bad apple is bringing a negative image to the whole community.” Muslims, Imam continued, “are Americans too and they are concerned about American security and American safety just as much as everyone else. We don’t want one bad apple to paint a false picture of the thousands and thousands of Muslims who live on Long Island.” According to Long Island’s Times Beacon Record Media, “the religious leader said Islamist extremism is universally frowned upon at the Selden mosque. “˜If it comes up in a discussion, it always comes in the negative sense.– Said Vinas, “I keep an eye like a hawk on this place.”
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