Middle East studies in the News
Suhail Khan, John Esposito, Karen Armstrong, Tariq Ramadan, Feisal Abdul Rauf Appear at Hamas- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked ISNA Convention
by Robert Spencer
Imagine the outcry if a prominent Republican Party operative, an imam publicly dedicated to "building bridges" with non-Muslims, and three world-renowned Islamic scholars appeared at a convention of a group closely linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. You're right, there would be no outcry at all, for that is exactly what happened over the weekend, as Suhail Khan, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, John Esposito, Karen Armstrong and Tariq Ramadan appeared, along with Nihad Awad of Hamas-linked CAIR, at the annual convention of the Hamas- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
According to former FBI agent John Guandolo:
But none of that stopped these luminaries, who of course do not hesitate to try to tar the defenders of freedom with guilt by association at every possible turn, while not hesitating to associate with a highly unsavory group connected to violent jihadis and pro-Sharia Islamic supremacists.
From the ISNA convention program:
I owe at hat tip on this post to none other than Nathan Lean, the threatening thugwho works for another stealth Islamic supremacist, Boy Reza Aslan. Lean has his Tweets "protected," but has not, of course, reckoned with Zionist black arts:
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