David Wood explains:
Hassan al-Qazwini is the Imam at the Islamic Center of America, the country’s largest mosque. He is calling on the U.S. government to respond to criticism of Muhammad with more than words. But the only way the U.S. government can issue more than a mere verbal response to criticism of Muhammad is to take away the First Amendment Free Speech rights of Islam’s critics. And that’s exactly what Imam al-Qazwini wants the government to do.
Some of us have spent years telling people that certain leaders in Dearborn are trying take away basic Constitutional rights from U.S. citizens. And the media almost universally condemn us as racist, Islamophobic bigots for daring to question what goes on in Dearborn. And here we see Dearborn’s true colors being displayed. Ironically enough, the following report was written by Niraj Warikoo, one of the most vocal critics of anyone who dares question Dearborn’s pro-Sharia policies.
As anger flared across the Muslim world Friday over an anti-Islam video from the U.S., the religious leader of Michigan’s largest mosque slammed Islamic extremists for attacking U.S. embassies and urged Muslims not to react violently to attacks on their prophet.
And he urged the U.S. to do more to stop the people behind the video and those who are promoting it.
“Somehow, they should be stopped,” said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. “The U.S. response should be much more stronger than verbal condemnation.”
Al-Qazwini attended the annual Eid dinner Thursday night at the State Department in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who spoke about the attacks on U.S. facilities that resulted in four deaths in Libya.
Clinton said the violence was not justified, a view that was echoed by Al-Qazwini. He said Islam teaches that ambassadors and other guests should always be welcomed.
“This is not what Islam preaches,” Al-Qazwini said of the fatal attacks. “There is no way we can tolerate killing.”
At the same time, he said we can’t “sit and watch” as the anti-Islam video is promoted.
“We can do more to stop inciting violence,” he said. Allowing the movie has “broader ramifications for our troops, diplomats and Americans abroad.”
The filmmaker and those who support the movie, such as Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones of Florida, “have blood on their hands,” he said….