Imam Rauf Should Apologize | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

By Jordan Sekulow1307651809000

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news for anti-terrorism efforts: "We are handing al Qaeda a propaganda coup, an absolute propaganda coup."

By many accounts, the man who could blunt the power of that coup is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the religious leader behind the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero. The imam has been surprisingly mum on the issue while he travels in the Middle East. What message of faith could he offer to Muslims and non-Muslims alike that could turn this moment of division into a time of healing?

It is Imam Rauf, and not the bipartisan majority of Americans from all walks of life who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque, who must apologize for fueling anti-American Islamic terrorism. As more information about Rauf becomes available, it is clear that he has spread the same kind of propaganda that al Qaeda uses to recruit new terrorists and is out of touch with reality when he joked about suicide bombers in front of a foreign audience.

You can read the complete article here.  Please leave your comments on the Washington Post site.

Please note that in discussing political issues, candidates positions and political party statements, Jordan Sekulow is offering analysis in his individual capacity as lawyer and commentator. He is not speaking on behalf of the American Center for Law & Justice. The ACLJ does not endorse or oppose candidates for public office. Nothing contained in this article should be construed as the position of the ACLJ.

Latest in

Time to Lead the World & Destroy ISIS

By Jay Sekulow1447694903343

Even after the horrific jihadist attack on Paris, President Obama refuses to change his strategy or even acknowledge the true threat of radical Islam. Enough is enough. A radical Islamic jihadist army terrorized Paris, France Friday night, slaughtering at least 129 people and wounding 352,

read more

“Death to America” Doesn’t Mean...

By Matthew Clark1446674031055

Iran’s Supreme Leader claims that his constant chant of “Death to America” doesn’t mean what you think it means. As NBC News reports , Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei just claimed that “Death to America” doesn’t mean death to America: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the slogan —

read more

DOD Reconsiders Self-Defense Policy

By Joseph Williams1438368343924

Over 50,000 of you spoke up after terrorism struck on American soil once again in Chattanooga, TN. Now, the Department of Defense (DOD) is responding, reevaluating dangerous priorities. After a jihadist murdered five unarmed soldiers at military installations here at home, we spoke up and you stood...

read more

Jihad Struck Texas Last Night

By Matthew Clark1430766930302

Jihad struck Texas last night. It’s just the latest skirmish in a global radical Islamic assault on free speech – on freedom. It’s a war. ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are just a few of the named brigades in this radical Islamic jihadist army. The two Islamic terrorists who opened fire...

read more