Saturday, February 26, 2011

Siraj Wahhaj at UCF

Gary Fouse

Knight has a report on last night's appearance by Siraj Wahhaj at the University of Central Florida.

It appears that Wahhaj had on his moderate face last night since he knew he was speaking to a mixed audience. During the Q and A, he stated that in a non-Islamic country, Shariah law would not be applicable. (Of course, the first step would be to change a non-Islamic country into an Islamic country.)  Apparently, Wahhaj left his more radical comments to other events when he doesn't have to worry about non-Muslims being present. In more unguarded moments, he has been known to loudly tell his audiences not to take non-Muslims for friends. He has also been quoted as telling his followers to go into the prisons and convert African-Americans to Islam so they can come back to the inner cities and carry out jihad with Uzis. And of course, there is that little matter back in 1993 when he was mentioned as an unindicted possible co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombing by US Attorney Mary Jo White. There is also that little relationship he had with Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (The infamous Blind Shiekh), for who he testified as a character witness.

"In time, democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam." -Wahhaj (The Rant)

"A little over a year later, addressing an audience of New Jersey Muslims, the same Wahaj articulated a rather different vision from his mild and moderate invocation in the House. If only Muslims were more clever politically, he told his New Jersey listeners, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. "If we were united and strong, we'd elect our own emir [leader] and give allegiance to him. . . . [T]ake my word, if 6-8 million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us." In 1995, Wahaj served as a character witness for Omar Abdel Rahman in the trial that found that blind sheikh guilty of conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States. More alarming still, the U.S. attorney for New York listed Wahaj as one of the "unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the sheikh's case."

-Daniel Pipes

In addition, Creeping Sharia has an audio of a Wahhaj speech:

I guess Wahhaj didn't say any of those things last night to his college audience.

It also appeared that the campus police were enforcing who could record the event as described in the linked article. In spite of that, a wonderful time was had by all as the gullible UCF students learned what a moderate and kindly old grandfather Wahhaj is. And why not? They paid for it out of their school fees.

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