”Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention” 2010
Fri. Dec 24 + Sat. Dec 25 + Sun. Dec 26
Twenty four (24) Speakers and Entertainers Listed on RIS Website, on Dec 12th, :
*Note: Names of the Participants were searched on the Internet. Since there may be more than one person with the same name, the following list may not be the individual who is participating in the Conference.
**Note: Names with asterisks participated in the Muslim Conference in Toronto 2009.
Shabazz – Attallah Shabazz
Attallah Shabazz, eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Betty
**Adawiya** – Aisha Al Adawiya
Aisha Al Adawiyyah (USA)
”U.S. Justice Department co-sponsors convention held by unindicted co-conspirator in terror funding case”
**Ali** – Shaykh Abdallah Idris Ali
Shaykh Abdalla Idris Ali (Canada) http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1361
“Abdullah Idris Ali served as president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 1992-1997. ISNA enforces Wahhabi theological writ in some 1,200 American mosques, determining who will speak at every Friday prayer, and which literature will be distributed there. Ali is a member of the board of trustees for the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), a Saudi Wahhabi financial institution that, according to a CAIR report, owns about 27 percent of the estimated 1,200 mosques in the United States. Wahhabism is the most extreme, intolerant, violent form of Islam. Ali is also on the board of advisors for the American Muslim Council (AMC), whose founder and leader, Abdul Rahman Alamoudi, has publicly proclaimed his support for the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Moreover, Alamoudi was arrested in September 2003 for illegally failing to notify the U.S. State Department of his numerous trips to Libya; illegally accepting $10,700 from the Libyan mission to the United Nations; and using two American and one Yemeni passport for at least ten of those trips. “
AlJifri - Habib Ali AlJifri
‘Habib Ali al-Jifri – In this interview with the Washington Post, Habib Ali answers (questions about)… Jihad, suicide bombings, and womens rights in Islam.’
“Islam does not sanction armed struggle except when opposing an aggressor who occupies another’s land …“
“Habib Ali is not just a spiritual teacher detached from the concerns of Muslim communities. At a major public lecture in London last December he took a strong political line, calling on people of justice to oppose the occupation of Iraq and Palestine”
Allah - Dr. Umar F. Abd Allah
“… may have resonance with Abd-Allah, who converted to Islam after reading the biography of Malcolm X. Abd-Allah subsequently drifted from the Nation of Islam to radical Saudi interpretations of religion; for more than fifteen years he taught at King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. Like Webb, he is an American convert to Islam who seeks to propagate its spread.”
Ataie - Ali Ataie
David Wood vs. Ali Ataie: “Who Was Muhammad?” debate at the University of California.
**Badawi** – Dr. Jamal Badawi,
Dr. Jamal Badawi (Canada)
“Islamist bigots as Jamal Badawi, author of a famously-retrograde volume, The Status of Woman in Islam, which recommends that females be excluded from political leadership. Badawi, who taught religious studies and is professor emeritus at St, Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada, has also endorsed wife-beating and polygamy.”
Bhikha - Zain Bhikha
Film (drama?) by Zain Bhikha
“there is no food to feed the children, because Israelis have cut off all roads for 6 days…”
Ceric – Dr. Mustafa Ceric
“Mustafa Ceric and Prof. Dr. Aref Ali Nayed, … were among the 138 ‘scholars’ who signed off on the ‘A Common Word’ da’wa letter sent, in October 2007, to the leaders of most of the world’s different branches of Christianity.
Mustafa Ceric is on record [see Jihadwatch, August 17 2009] as having called for Shari’a law to be incorporated into the Bosnian Constitution. “Ceric made the controversial suggestion when he conducted Bosnia’s first Sharia mass wedding on Saturday in the central city of Zenica. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly paid for the weddings for the 20 couples and some 500 guests.”
**Fazaga** – Imam Yasir (Yassir) Fazaga
Imam Yasir Fazaga (USA)
[Fazaga] strongly disputes that ‘Wahhabism’ in itself promotes violence.
Hedges - Chris Hedges
……”The book in question is Chris Hedges’ “American Fascists”, which argues that America as we know it is under threat – not from Islamic jihadists, but from a small group of evangelical Christians who are determined to remake the United States as a Christian state.”….
**Jackson** – Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson
Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson (USA)
“If one were to list all of Guirard’s contributors who are associated with, for example, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), one might be able to glean a web of Muslim Brotherhood associations. From the TrueSpeak list, it turns out that the following CSID members are also members of identified Muslim Brotherhood entities: Dr. Aboul-Hakin (Sherman Jackson). Trustee of NAIT and the MSA (Muslim Student Association), Board Member of the Fiqh Council of North America (ISNA affiliate)”
**Jamshed** – Junaid Jamshed
Jandali - Ameena Jandali
…“Jandali said she believes that each generation of Americans seems to identify a particular enemy, contrived to fit ideologies or economic necessities. “During the Cold War the Russians were our enemies and now it is the Muslims,” she said. “Our memory of history is short….”
Jooma - Shaykh Ali Jooma
Grand Mufti of Egypt
**Khaled** – Dr. Ustadh Amr Khaled
Ustad Amr Khaled
“Televangelist Preaches Hip Islam – Orly Halpern
He talks about the glory of God and hands the microphone to a young woman in the audience, asking her to talk about her feelings. His shows are broadcast around the world on satellite channels. He’s preaching Allah and he’s the hottest Muslim televangelist in the Arab world. Islam a la Amr Khaled is spreading a different message: You can be hip, modern, and Muslim. Instead of preaching politics, he “focuses on personal piety.” Instead of dictating the dos and don’ts of Islam, Khaled gives advice and talks about real-life situations. Among upper-class Muslim families in Cairo, his is a household name.” (Jerusalem Post)
**Malik** – Imam Johari Abdul Malik
Imam Johari Abdul Malik (USA)
“a Virginia imam, Johari Abdul Malik, who declared in November 2004 that “you will see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America — to being the first religion in America,” and who told Muslims in 2001 that they could “blow up bridges.”
Mattson - Dr. Ingrid Mattson
…“Dr. Ingrid Mattson’s ISNA has been linked with a “charitable” group that has funded millions of dollars to the Hamas terrorist organization.” …
Nyang - Dr. Sulayman Nyang
“After careful examination of the content, I feel that Bridges TV is going to benefit the Muslim community in the United States, North America and Europe.” – Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Project MAPS, Howard University
“Nyang: Yes, I think most of the Muslims would certainly condemn the terrorism associated with Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida network. What is most important for us to recognize is the fact that in Islam, the kind of terrorism that we now see perpetrated by the Osama bin Laden network is unacceptable, because it does not really go in accordance with traditional and classical Islamic understanding of jihad. They throw the word around, jihad, but the jihad concept is certainly not what we are now seeing. This in my view really is anarcho-fascist behavior.”
Host: Anarcho-fascist behavior.
Nyang: Yes, because you see the point is, the manner in which these people organize themselves is certainly not Islamic. And secondly, the manner in which they try to use weapons in secrecy — because in Islam you fight in the open; you don’t hide…..”
Patel - Dr. Eboo Patel
“Eboo Patel in Washington Post forgets about jihad terrorism, blames “fear of Muslims” on antijihadists”
**Ramadan** – Professor Tariq Ramadan
Tariq Ramadan (Switzerland)
by Stephen Schwartz – August 28, 2009
”Born in Switzerland, Ramadan is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, founder of the radical Muslim Brotherhood….Ramadan has been barred from entry into the U.S. since 2004…….Early in July of this year , however, given the new atmosphere of outreach to Muslim radicals under President Barack Obama, the Second Circuit U.S. Appeals Court reversed the lower-court ruling, effectively nullifying the prohibition on an American visa for Ramadan …”
Rhodus - Ustadh (Ustad) Yahya Rhodus
Saul - John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul is married to Adrienne Clarkson, a Canadian broadcaster, former Governor General of Canada.
**Shakir** – Imam Zaid Shakir,
Imam Zaid Shakir
MOYERS: I’d like to know a serious question: what is it that Allah might find illegitimate about America?
ZAID SHAKIR: I think that as a Muslim, I would say the … ability ultimately to enact strictures and legislation that might be inconsistent with what we have generally…
MOYERS: With Islamic law?
ZAID SHAKIR: As general religious law, would be objectionable.
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“A copy of the pamphlet [written by Shakir] was found in the apartment of a suspect in the first World Trade Center bombing, in 1993. Mr. Shakir says he was questioned by the F.B.I., but had no link to the man, and that was the end of it.”
**Yusuf** – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
“The “Sufi” Master of Deceit: Hamza Yusuf Hanson
by Stephen Schwartz – Family Security Matters – April 11, 2007
“Hanson’s bigoted declamations are well recorded and widely-known”
JDL Blog – 2009 List of Speakers who participated at the “Reviving the Islamic Spirit”