Monday, April 23, 2007

A Fatwa In Pittsburgh

The president of the Johnstown Islamic Center really doesn't like Ayaan Hirsi Ali. He not only wants her to shut up; he wants her dead. Via Little Green Footballs, which cited this source:
Islamic leaders tried to block the lecture, which was sponsored through an endowment from the Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series. They argued that Hirsi Ali’s attacks against the Muslim faith in her book, “Infidel,” and movie, “Submission,” are “poisonous and unjustified” and create dissension in their community.
Although university officials listened to Islamic leaders’ concerns, the lecture planned last year took place Tuesday evening under tight security, with no incidents.

Imam Fouad ElBayly, president of the Johnstown Islamic Center, was among those who objected to Hirsi Ali’s appearance.

“She has been identified as one who has defamed the faith. If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws, and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death,” said ElBayly, who came to the U.S. from Egypt in 1976. ...
But not to worry. ElBayle isn't publicly asking for likeminded Muslims to hunt down Hirsi Ali and kill her here in the States:
Although ElBayly believes a death sentence is warranted for Hirsi Ali, he stressed that America is not the jurisdiction where such a crime should be punished. Instead, Hirsi Ali should be judged in a Muslim country after being given a trial, he added.
See any similarities to what happened with Oriana Fallaci?

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posted by Always On Watch @ 4/23/2007 10:11:00 AM