They already started distancing themselves from him a few days ago, so this is no surprise. Nor were his statements that got so much negative attention: that true Muslims implement Sharia, apostates should be imprisoned, that Muslims have more of a right to Moses than Jews have, and many more. These are not “extreme” statements. They’re just mainstream Islam. The one about imprisoning apostates, rather than killing them, is even “moderate.”
Sharif El-Gamal and his Ground Zero mosque henchmen will be hard-pressed to find an imam who doesn’t believe these things.
A Muslim scholar recently named as the new senior imam at the Islamic center being built near the World Trade Center has parted ways with the project.
Shaykh Abdallah Adhami said Friday in a joint statement with the center’s developer that he will no longer serve as a religious adviser to the center.
Adhami says he wants to devote his time to completing a book on the Quran.
Oh, I’m sure that one will be lofty.
The 44-year-old had been announced as the imam at the center last month after the departure of project co-founder Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
His appointment was followed by news reports questioning his views on homosexuality….