Skip to comments.Islam U. The troubling rhetoric of the men behind America's first Muslim university.
Posted on 12/11/2009 7:50:06 AM PST by Tigen
Zaytuna College, which plans to be the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, is set to open next fall in Berkeley, California. The college has been hailed as a victory for moderate Islam, a place to promote religious understanding by "blending traditional Islam and American culture and establishing a permanent place for the religion in American society," according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. But Zaytuna College may not be as moderate as it seems--or moderate at all.
The college's founders, Hamza Yusuf Hanson and Zaid Shakir, are similarly lauded as even-keeled Muslims who, according to the Chronicle, "have built a following with their inspirational lectures and willingness to take a critical look at Islam." NPR has promoted Hanson as a moderate Muslim; the New York Times featured both men as "middle ground" Muslims--and Hanson even met with George W. Bush following the attacks of 9/11.
Strange, then, that two days before September 11, 2001, Hanson said that America has "a great tribulation coming to it." Stranger still that Hanson called Judaism a "most racist religion" in 1995.
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There is no “moderate” islam.
Berkeley, of course it would open up there.
HA HA HA
Yep, Liberalism is always the door.
At least we have 'em all in one spot in the event we need to "talk to them".
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“There is no moderate islam.”
Nonsense, of course there is moderate Islam. Moderate Islamists believe in only slitting the throats of unbelievers, not cutting the head completely off. There are other differences too such as limiting suicide bombers to no more than six sticks of dynamite and they are not allowed to rape girls younger than ten years of age. I hope this will help straighten out your confusion.
So it’ll be just like every other college in the US?
There is no such thing.
Islam in America is as welcome and transient as polio in America, and will be treated exactly the same way, and will meet exactly the same fate: Extinction.
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