Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New controversial subway ads

An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.

The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of violence - but Siraj Wahhaj, the inflammatory imam who appears in a promotional YouTube video for the project, has defended convicted bomb-plotters and called the FBI and CIA the "real terrorists."

US Attorney Mary Jo White even named Wahhaj one of 170 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the thwarted plan to blow up a slew of buildings.



Anonymous said...

On July 21st, 2008 When asked about the inclusion of Imam Siraj Wahhaj on the list of 170 unindicted co-conspirators Former US federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said on CNNs situation room "I think the list is probably an interesting footnote to people. I get asked about it every couple of years when some story or another about Wahhaj comes up. I think the list is a tempest in a teapot."

Tempest in a teapot means "a situation where people get very angry or worried about something that is not important" (According to idioms.Thefreedictionary.Com)

Anonymous said...

Yesterday - "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." (Attributed to Lenin)

Today - "The MTA will sell us the advertising space so we can destroy the infidels."

Unknown said...

Siraj Wahhaj is on CAIR's advisory board. CAIR stands for Council on American-Islamic Relations and it presents itself as a civil-right group. However, CAIR has shown itself to be on the wrong side of the war on terror. If you are a concerned citizen, please see article by Daniel Pipes located at: www.danielpipes.org/article/394 to learn more about this topic.

Anonymous said...

Oddly, Wahhaj also has a reputation for having a "crime-free" block around his mosque, thanks to its muscular guards. Often, converts happen to be the faith's biggest fanatics, trying to prove their new faith by acting tough.

Sandman said...

Read Daniel Pipes, by all means, but be wary of his agenda. This guy sees terrorists in his alphabet soup. He was at the forefront of the Brooklyn Islamic School controversy, claiming it was a madrassa, and vilifying the school's founding principal, saying she was a jihadist. It was a smear campaign, so just be careful what you read about some Muslim leaders.

Anonymous said...

How come (was it?) "Project USA's"
billboards were attacked as racist and a radical Muslim's ads are permitted?

Go and read the Koran for yourself, where the killing of "infidels" is permitted (and apparently encouraged)!

Peace loving....my ass!