Saturday, September 09, 2006

Congress' Imam

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:
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.

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