Dreck on Stilz: Khalid Yasin
By Patrick Poole
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, May 16, 2008
Khalid Yasin is one of the most notorious Islamic hate sheikhs in the world today. He had been widely condemned from the US to Britain to Australia for his virulent Wahhabist extremism, his intense anti-Americanism (despite the fact that he is an American-born convert), his justification of Islamic terrorism, his wild-eyed conspiracy theories, and his outright racial and religious bigotry. And an Australian news investigation found that Yasin had claimed academic degrees that the schools had no record or, and also discovered that he had engaged in outright fraud in his building his international Islamic media empire.
So it is troubling to see that Khalid Yasin will be lecturing at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio on May 16th, sponsored by Dayton’s Masjid-at-Taqwa.
For example, consider some of his stated positions and activities:
â€¢ Yasin says that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks.
â€¢ Yasin claims that AIDS was invented at a US government lab and spread by Western governments through UN agencies and Christian missionaries.
â€¢ Yasin advocates for the death penalty for homosexuality.
â€¢ Yasin justified the terrorist bombings in Bali because of years of Western oppression.
â€¢ Yasin says that the Quran permits wife-beating and that equal rights for women is a “delusion” and “foolishness”.
â€¢ Yasin calls the beliefs of Christians and Jews “filth”.
â€¢ Yasin says that Muslims cannot have non-Muslim friends.
â€¢ Yasin rejects any separation between Islam and the state and openly advocates for the reestablishment of the caliphate.
â€¢ Yasin visited Jemaah Islamiah terrorist leader Abu Bakar Bashir in prison.
â€¢ Yasin has lectured with Hizb-ut-Tahrir hatemonger Omar Bakri Mohammed, who was banned from the UK in 2006.
â€¢ Yasin was in Saudi Arabia on 9/11 soliciting the support of Al-Qaeda front Al-Haramain Foundation, which was designated a terrorist organization in 2004 by the US government, to help finance his Islamic Broadcasting Company,.
It is difficult to overstate the hatred, bigotry, misogyny and malicious conspiracy theories spewed by Khalid Yasin. So despicable is his warped ideology that he had been made a pariah by the international media and his views have been condemned by numerous government officials.
For instance, statements made on his DVDs were featured in the UK Channel 4 “Undercover Mosque” program, which were found available for sale in British mosques. Here’s the relevant part of that program’s transcript where he brands the Christian and Jewish faiths “filth”, rejects any equality for women, and blames the West for AIDS: