Muslim Brother Feisal Rauf Blames 'Zionists, Racists & Bigots'

The Global MB Daily Report:

Fesial Rauf Advisor Blames “Zionists” For Problems of US Muslims; Has Ties To Global Muslim Brotherhood

Nobody does victimhood better (Bunglawussi Watch)

Hey Rauf, It’s Just a Tiny Minority of Extremist Americans Who Do Not Want Your Magic F*&#@g Mosque At Ground Zero

OnIslam, the Islamic news portal associated with Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, has posted an interview with Dr. Jasser Auda, a key advisor to Imamn Feisal Rauf, best known for his attempts to build an Islamic center two blocks away from the site of the 911 attacks. In theinterview , when Dr. Auda is asked about the main challenges facing American Muslims, Dr. Auda replies replies alleging that racists and bigots, some with “Zionist agendas” are the main challenge facing American Muslims:

Watch slumlord & snake oil salesman Feisal Rauf spew his taqiyya with his fake accent, here:

I think the challenges are mostly political. Of course there are cultural challenges where they have to kind of develop the initiatives that they took, in mosques being more family-friendly and women-friendly, and I think this is very important to develop. But I think the major challenge is political because there are so many people who have a political agenda against minorities in general, on racial basis or partisan basis or something. And these people are very powerful in the media, some of them have some Zionist agendas, some of them are pro-Israel and they think that the American Muslims are going to be a problem for their political views, and political agendas. So this is the main challenge in America for Muslims from my perspective.

In December 2008, the International Institute of Islamic Thought reported that Dr. Auda accompanied Dr. Rauf on a visit to IIIT in order to explain the Shari’ah Index Project, part of Rauf’s Cordoba Initiative organization. Dr. Auda was member of the Advisory Council of Scholars for the Project.

An online biography reveals that Dr. Auda has ties to a number of Global Muslim Brotherhood organizations including being:

-A founding member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Youssef Qaradawi and whose board of directors is comprised of many leaders of the global Brotherhood.

-A member of the Academic Council of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood founded 1980 by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders who wished to promote the Islamization of Knowledge as conceived by and who were also early leaders of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

-A member of the Executive Board of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK, founded in the US in 1972 as an outgrowth of the Muslim Student Association by important members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and part of the Islamization of KNowledge Project. AMSS has close relations with IIIT.

In the OnIslam interview, Dr. Auda also discusses the support provided to the Shari’ah Index Project provided by Dahlia Mogahed and the Gallup organization. Ms. Mogahed is a Faith Advisor to President Obama who is the daughter of an Egyptian immigrant with ties to US Muslim Brotherhood organizations. She is also the executive director of  the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies that also includes Georgetown University academic Dr. John Esposito, a longtime supporter of the Global Muslim Brotherhood.

2 thoughts on “Muslim Brother Feisal Rauf Blames 'Zionists, Racists & Bigots'”

  1. Rauf explains how “radicalization” happens, insulting Muslims in the process by implying they have no self control.

    This television appearance (thanks to Awake) is not the first time Rauf has turned the prospect of Muslim rage into a veiled threat against those who speak critically of Islam or behavior by Muslims, and implied that Muslims cannot control themselves in response.
    Note how, in his remarks below, “radicalized” Muslims are only reactors to provocations. It is automatic, and it is always the West’s fault. Essentially, his argument depends on the idea of a one-way, almost gravitational pull by which all supposed “extremism” swirls — “spirals,” he says — into what he ultimately portrays as an insensible hive of easily enraged drones who have no free will, and no self-restraint to keep from escalating the situation from words to physical violence.

    It’s not Islam… it’s The Spiral.

    In his attempts to defend Islam, he finds it necessary to insult the intelligence of his co-religionists. Where’s the outrage about that? A transcription of his comments on radicalization follows below.

    (1:16) “It’s a cycle. The radicals fuel each other and feed on each other. So when something happens like this, it arouses hostility among the other, the non-Muslim community. You have a Christ[ian]- evangelical leader, for example who says Islam is an evil religion. That becomes the banner headline in the Muslim world, both domestically, and more important, overseas. It arouses hostility there. The Danish cartoon — the Danish paper commissions cartoons. It creates hostility in the Muslim world. People in the West begin to say, oh, look, there’s no freedom of speech, and you create this cycle, this spiral. It is this spiral that we have to stop.
    A call to curtail free speech:

    “If you really want to understand how, what creates radicalization, is the radical extremist discourse that comes from all sides. And this is what we have to stop.”
    (2:30) “Terrorism in all its stripes, and what fuels Islamic terrorism is extremism and terrorism and radical ideologies from all sides.”
    “Extremism and terrorism and radical ideologies,” oh my!

    Martin Bashir, to his credit, appears to be having none of it.

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