Newsletter #35 – Update on Memphis Shariah fundamentalist Yasir QadhiPosted: August 7, 2012
“It’s not the big things that change America, it’s the simple things” – so said Dr. Bashar Shala, chairman of the Memphis Islamic Center (MIC), who along with Rev. Steve Stone of Heartsong Church, is promoting the “Friendship Park” in Cordova, TN. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jul/28/faith-matters-church-mosque-plan-to-build-park/
Newsletter #31 included the following information about Yasir Qadhi who was brought to the MIC to be their resident scholar:
Yasir Qadhi – Memphis Islamic Center and is Dean of Academic Affairs of the al Maghrib Institute; educated at Islamic University of Medinah, Saudi Arabia
-2006 – listed on terror watch list
-2007 video – “We are loyal to our countries insofar as it does not interfere with our religion of Islam”
-2008 published article about Ali al-Timimi who Qadhi said “played an instrumental role in shaping and directing me to take the path that has led me to where I am today.” Al-Timimi had been convicted on April 26, 2005 of soliciting others to wage war against the U.S.
-Holocaust denier; 2001 speech recommending a book “The Hoax of the Holocaust”
-al Maghrib Institute students – Christmas Day bomber and convicted terrorist Daniel Maldonado
-Qadhi’s media company was selling recordings by al Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awalaki
Right Side News just released a piece on Qadhi titled “ICNA Embraces America’s Favorite Salafi Preacher” (August 2, 2102) http://www.rightsidenews.com/2012080216780/us/islam-in-america/icna-embraces-americas-favorite-salafi-preacher.html
It was reported that ICNA, one of the unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial, had Qadhi speak at their 2012 conference themed “Defending Religious Freedom: Understanding Shariah”.
The article and its links are worth the time since they provide lots of video time of the fundamentalist political Shariah Qadhi espouses:
“To believe that it is permissible to follow a way of life, to follow a system of laws other than the Sharia, negates one’s testimony of Islam”… This type of thinking is clear kufr, clear disbelief, to believe that you know better, or any system of government knows better, any democracy or any…whether it be communism or socialism, any type of philosophy is better than Islam, or it is allowed legitimately, it is allowed to follow this sytem, this is a profession of the fact that you believe that Allah is not All-Knowledgeable”
Except of course for religious freedom which just happens to be protected by the very system Qadhi rejects as “kufr”.