Monday, September 04, 2006

Adam Gadahn's Imam

After 9/11, the White House chose Muzammil Siddiqi of Orange County as the Muslim representative to lead the national prayer service at National Cathedral. Mr. Siddiqi's idea of US citizenship is a bit different from other immigrant groups that America has absorbed:
Islam will not allow a Muslim to be drafted by non-Muslims to defend concepts, ideologies and values other than those of Islam...
The US has had many religious groups that opposed military service because they were pacifists. Mr. Siddiqi's version of Islam is not pacifist. As for jihad and martyrdom, he had this to say:
“Those who die on the part of justice are alive, and their place is with the Lord, and they receive the highest position, because this is the highest honor”
So, it is not surprising that one of Imam Siddiqi's flock, Adam Gadahn AKA "Azzam the American," appears periodically on tape with Osama bin Laden. When choosing a representative of Islam for the national prayer service, I wonder who the other candidates were.

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