"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them."
Following last week's "Texas Muslim Day" kerfuffle, Austin police chief Art Acevedo held a press conference with local Islamic leaders to "condemn radicals in [the Islamic] Faith":
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So far so good, who doesn't condemn Islamic radicals?!?
Where this gets interesting, however, is when you consider the local 'leaders' Acevedo invited:
It was a show of unity. Muna Hussaini with Nueces Mosque of Austin said they want the community to know they are regular people doing regular things like everyone else in Austin. Hussaini was joined Tuesday by others from Austin's Muslim community to condemn radicals who claim to be followers of the same faith.And who, pray tell, founded the Nueces Street Mosque?!?
[Author's Note: Emphasis added.]
"The Mosque on Nueces St. was established in March 1977 by the Muslim Student Association at the University of Texas."Furthermore, the UT-MSA's website reveals a joint event between the two organizations scheduled for next week:
The history of the MSA speaks from itself, as good friend of this website Erick Stackelbeck explained in 2011:
Next, let's take a look at the Imam of Nueces mosque:
And in which "parts of the world" did he study "for thirteen years"?!?
"He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under some of the greatest living scholars of our time."So he studied "under some of the greatest living scholars of our time in Karachi, Pakistan?!? Gee, how reassuring. But wait, it gets better....
"Puneet Madaan, a frequent commenter here on Money Jihad and no stranger to our readers, recently sent in a link about IjaraLoans.com, a Michigan-based sharia compliant lender.[Author's Note: This post is long enough without getting into a separate dissertation on Sharia compliant finance; suffice to say it's really, really bad news.]
After clicking on IjaraLoans.com’s online tool to “Chat With A Scholar”, Puneet noticed the name of their scholar is Sheikh Mohammed-Umer Esmail. He also found that Sheikh Mohammed-Umer Esmail has led prayers with UT Austin’s Muslim Student Association."
Bottom Line: In a press conference called to 'rebuke' Islamic extremism, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo invited a representative from a local mosque with ties to terrorist front groups whose Imam studied in Pakistan; way to go Chief....
One final note: Cahnman's Musings would like to congratulate Fox 7, KEYE, and KXAN for missing this obvious angle in their reporting on yesterday's event.