President Barack Obamas adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia Law.
By Andrew Gilligan and Alex Spillius in Washington
Published: 8:00PM BST 08 Oct 2009
Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood
Miss Mogahed, appointed to the Presidents Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, said the Western view of Sharia was oversimplified and the majority of women around the world associate it with gender justice.
The White House adviser made the remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party.
And I certainly dont get someone from the Administration showing up oh, but, for this Administration it shouldnt be a shock at all. By the way, Hizb ut Tahrir had a meeting in suburban Chicago this past July (See: Chicago Suburb Hosts Hizb ut-Tahrir Conference; Organization Aims to Re-Establish an International Islamic State (Caliphate), Supports Jihad).
Other remarks about the interview of Dalia Mogahed, Obamas Muslim faith-based advisor,
A few key points from the interview.
Mogahed deflects all responsibility by suggesting that someone else booked her on the program, apparently without her knowledge. Then claims she had no idea prior to participating in the television program Muslimah Dilemma, that it would feature a member of Hizb ut Tahrir a group thas has written about jihad as physical, offensive fighting.
We also presume this White House-advising team did not know the television stations CEO is a convicted terrorist who is wanted by Interpol or if they did, they didnt care.