Mahdi Bray makes known his support for Hamas and Hizballah
But this comes from Islam Online, and they’re serious. CAIR is going to start a website, says Nihad Awad, to fight against the jihadist interpretation of the Qur’an. Mahdi Bray is going to organize a youth summit.
It all sounds great, and it is just what is needed. If Islam really were a Religion of Peaceâ„¢, Islamic refutations of the jihadist explanations of the Qur’an and Sunnah would be readily available, and we would be seeing Islamic groups fight against jihadists in various ways all the time. Instead, when CAIR says it’s going to do this, people who want to resist the jihad should be skeptical. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Honest Ibe Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements.
And as for Mahdi Bray, see here.
“US Muslims Fight Domestic Extremism,” by Aisha Qidwae for IslamOnline, December 10 (thanks to James):
WASHINGTON – Leading American Muslim organizations and community leaders are planning to launch a website and organize a summit where young Muslims can ask mainstream scholars questions as part of renewed efforts to combat extremism.
“The idea is really to refute and counter the misuse of certain ayahs [verse of the Qur’an] and hadiths [sayings of Prophet Muhammad] that are commonly misused by recruiters or young people who do not understand the depths and circumstances of revelations and just juxtapose superficial and disconnected meaning to justify their actions,” Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told IslamOnline.net.
He described the website as an online resource center for Muslims who are vulnerable to extremist ideologies….
In addition to putting together theological rebuttals to misused verses and hadiths, CAIR, along with Muslim organizations, is organizing a summit where young Muslims can ask mainstream scholars questions at this year’s conference of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society.
The annual conference will be held in Chicago from December 24 – 26.
Imam Mahdi Bray, the Executive Director of MAS Freedom, said the summit will also reach out to young Muslims to do peer mentoring.
“That will focus on positive solutions involving issues of hate, violence and intolerance,” he told IOL.
“One has to recognize that there are real issues here and abroad. We need their [youth] voices to see how constructively they want us to address these issues in a nonviolent way.”
Bray personally knows Zamzam, a dental student at Howard University.
“If you said to me, that person would have gone to Pakistan to allegedly do what they’re dong [sic], that person would have been the last person in my mind to think like that.” […]
He is shocked! Shocked!
Prominent Muslim scholar Dr. Jamal Badawi had refuted Awlaki’s claim that the shooting tragedy was an act of Jihad against the enemies of Islam.
“The Qur’an and Sunna allow the use of force only as a last resort and only in two cases; to resist oppression or in defense against aggression,” he explains.
“You don’t just sneak and attack without declaration. This is not in accordance with Islamic ethics,” Dr Badawi told IOL after the attack….
Indeed. First you invite the victims to accept Islam, as Muhammad directs.
Badawi, by the way, is another unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas jihad terror funding case.