Friday, November 25, 2005

How could this happen?

How was this person able to lead a moderate, tolerant, religious community without their discovering and rejecting his "misunderstanding," his "hijacking" of their "great" religion?

To what extent did he work to instruct his people on their god's commands to fight against, subdue, and kill non-Muslims?

To what degree and with what fervor did his congregation take to heart and desire to put into practice Allah's commands?

How long will it be until Western governments recognize what their citizens are beginning to come to understand--that Islam cannot have "peace" with the West until it is destroyed?

From LGF:
"Federal authorities arrested an Islamic religious leader Friday as they began the process of deporting him for lying about ties to terrorist groups.

Imam Fawaz Damra, the spiritual leader of Ohio’s largest mosque, was convicted in June 2004 of concealing ties to three groups that the U.S. government classifies as terrorist organizations when he applied for U.S. citizenship in 1994. ...

The Palestinian-born Damra, who is the imam, or spiritual leader, at the Islamic Center of Cleveland, immigrated to the United States in the mid-1980s.

In Damra’s trial last year, prosecutors showed video footage of Damra and other Islamic leaders raising money for an arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which has been listed as a major terrorist group by the State Department since 1989.

Jurors also were shown footage in which Damra called Jews “the sons of monkeys and pigs” during a 1991 speech and said “terrorism and terrorism alone is the path to liberation” in a 1989 speech."