However, all one has to do is look at the other individuals exhibited within the ISNA “Speakers Corner” to understand that there is nothing legitimate about the group. They include Nihad Awad and Ibrahim Hooper, respectively the National Executive Director and National Communications Director of the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group, like ISNA, that has been named by the U.S. government as an accomplice to the financing of Hamas.
They include Hezbollah supporter Maher Hathout, violent jihad advocate Esam Omeish, terrorist defender Mahdi Bray, anti-woman author/lecturer Jamal Badawi, and so many other extremist members of the American Muslim community.
Chrzan went on, “While I do not wish to offer an apologia for ISNA, I would refer you to multiple articles that describe the organization’s goals in reaching out to other faiths, including Judaism, and denouncing terrorism[.]”
These goals of outreach must have been overlooked, when ISNA was considering posting to its official website an English language version of the Quran which labels Jews “strongest among men in enmity” and “men who will listen to any lie” and claims that there is a “heavy punishment” for Jews in the “Hereafter” — a version of the Quran which states that “Allah’s curse” is upon Jews and Christians and calls on Muslims not to take Jews or Christians for their “friends and protectors.”
As well, the ISNA Quran advocates beating women who are suspected of “disloyalty” to their husbands.
This Quran has been up on ISNA’s site for years, as it presently is today.
During Warren’s speech to ISNA, he told ISNA’s conference attendees that he loved them, and he stated to them, “[W]e need to work together.” But how do you work together with an organization that believes in and preaches hatred and violence towards others?
You cannot. That is, unless you are willing to become a party to the group’s actions.
By speaking at ISNA’s functions and by giving his consent to having his likeness and biography placed on ISNA’s website, Pastor Rick Warren has indeed become a party to ISNA’s actions. He has become a pastor of terror.
You can tell a lot about a person by the friends that he keeps, and Pastor Warren keeps the wrong kind of friends.
Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the founder of CAIR Watch. He has been responsible for the closure of at least one terror-related charity and has convinced a number of government officials to shun the Hamas front group, CAIR. In June 2009, he won a lawsuit brought against him by seven Dallas-area radical Muslim organizations.
Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor assisted with this report.
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