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February 20, 2007

Video Of Incredible Interview Of Imam Abdul Alim Musa on Hannity and Colmes

You're not going to believe what this nutcase says about America and its enemies:

And they (whoever and whatever the hell "they" are) call this guy a "religious leader"? Apparently, anyone can claim himself to be an imam since there are really no standards or hierarchy of authority in Islam, no unifying body of religious doctrine, to keep jerks like this in check. (See "Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam")

Andrew Cochran at The CounterTerrorism Blog has more on Musa and the interview:

Musa has a long history of supporting terrorists and expressing hatred of America. On September 9, 2001, at the University of California at Irvine, he said, "You think Zionism and Palestine is the only dictatorial power in the world. We're telling you about apartheid right here in America. Not an apartheid of the 1960s, but an apartheid right now today. When you fight Old Sam, you are fighting someone that is superior in criminality and Nazism." Musa was there to speak at a benefit for Imam Jamil Al-Amin after his conviction of murdering an Atlanta police officer. At a July 1999 rally, Musa openly displayed a cashier's check made out to Hamas to protest the declaration of Hamas as a terrorist organization in 1996.

... Last night, Hannity showed a 2002 clip taken by the IPT of Musa supporting Palestinian suicide terrorists, saying at a rally, "They are not suicide bombers they are heroes," and Hannity challenged Musa in an interview to explain his views. Musa denied that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9-11 attacks and asserted that OBL "is on an American payroll." He denied that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization and said of Hamas, "They are nice people. Very nice people."

... three questions:

1. When will Abdul Alim Musa be arrested and charged with "material support" of terrorism?
2. Why did the Democratic Party invite Husham al-Husainy, another radical Imam, to give the invocation at the DNC winter meeting?
3. Will Democratic Party leaders now publicly condemn al-Husseiny and pledge to not have any more dealings with him?

You can read the full transcript of Hannity's interview of Musa here ...


Claude Salhani writes that the solution to the turmoil gripping Muslim society today may be found in reintroducing ijtihad. Reopening the gates of ijtihad will allow Muslims "to reinterpret Islam for the 21st century," states a comprehensive August 2004 special report produced by the United States Institute of Peace.

... Ijtihad -- or hermeneutics -- refers to the institutionalized practice of interpreting Islamic law (sharia) to take into account changing historical circumstances and, therefore, different views.

Ijtihad is the independent or original interpretation of problems not covered by the Koran (Islam's holy book), the Hadith (traditions concerning the Prophet's life and utterances), and ijma' (scholarly consensus). In the early days of the Muslim community, every adequately
qualified jurist had the right to exercise such original thinking.

Fearing too much change would weaken their political clout, religious scholars closed the gates of ijtihad to Sunni Muslims about 500 years ago. From then on, scholars and jurists were to rely only on the original meaning and earlier interpretations of the Koran and the Hadith.

Obviously, such "reinterpretation of Islam for the 21st century" would leave "imams" like Musa in search of another religion to base their hate on.

Posted by Richard at February 20, 2007 10:17 AM

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