In the early 1990s he sponsored talks by Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman in mosques in New York City and New Jersey; Rahman was later convicted for conspiring to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993, and Wahaj was designated a "potential unindicted co-conspirator."Iman Wahaj has also suggested “if only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate.” It would be nice if there were prominent imams with more convincing claims to being moderate.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
In 1991, Imam Siraj Wahaj became the first Muslim to give an invocation to the U.S. Congress. Robert Spencer talks about Imam Wahaj's other activities: