ThinkProgress.org Strikes Out on Team B II Report (Part 2)
by Patrick Poole
September 22, 2010
(Continued list from Part 1 of "suitable" Islamic sources not practicable for article)
- Replacing Fawaz Damra as FCNA's "interfaith moderate" is Yusuf Kavakci, who who was criticized in an editorial by the Dallas Morning News for speaking at a Dec. 2004 Dallas conference honoring the Ayatollah Khomeini and for describing two of the world's most renowned Islamic radical clerics, Yousef Al-Qaradawi and Hassan Al-Turabi, as "exemplary leaders."
- As noted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, FCNA Executive Director Zulfiqar Ali Shah previously served as the South Asia director for designated global terrorist charity KindHearts, with much of the scrutiny by U.S. authorities coming from Shah's activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prior to that, Shah was chairman of a Florida foundation that came under fire for inviting notorious Saudi hate sheik Abdur-Rahman Al-Sudais to a conference dedicated to "Islam for Humanity". As president of the Islamic Circle of North America, the Investigative Project on Terrorism videotaped Shah at the group's 2001 conference praising jihadists in Kashmir and Chechnya, encouraging parents to send their children to jihad overseas, and leading attendees in chanting, "Our way, our way, is jihad, is jihad." No doubt he meant jihad as internal struggle.
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