Rick Warren and ISNA
“As-salamu Alaykum. I come to you today deeply humbled and honored by this invitation. I truly mean that. I applaud your courage for inviting an Evangelical pastor. Thank you.” This was the opening statement of Rick Warren, the leading pastor of the influential Southern California Saddleback Church, as he stood in front of the attendees of ISNA’s 46th Annual Convention in July 2009.
In 2007 and 2008, ISNA was named by the United States Justice Department as a willing participant in the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.
At the convention, Warren’s fellow speakers included: Siraj Wahhaj, an “unindicted co-conspirator” of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the former South Asia Director of KindHearts, a Hamas fundraising group that was shut down by the FBI in February 2006; and Naeem Muhammad, a U.S. staff member of Islamic Relief, a “charity” that the Israeli government has claimed is a front for Hamas.
Fatih Mosque, Istanbul
Hussam Ayloush June 30 2018:
It was such a pleasure to meet at Jumuah and then for lunch with so many of our beloved Imams and teachers who are attending a program in Turkey. Our community is blessed with their leadership and knowledge. Many others are missing from the photo. It was like a short lovely reunion. — with Lobna Mulla, Ahmed Soboh, Nomaan Baig, Mustafa Umar, Mohammed Ahmed Faqih, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Emad Sabbah and Wassim Malak at Fatih Mosque, Istanbul.
Malcolm X Commemoration
February 21, 1990
Malcolm X Commemoration. The service was held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, in New York City.
- Speakers were Calvin Butts Pastor Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, NY),
- Benjamin Chavis, Jr. Minister United Church of Christ
- Deborah Robinson Representative National Malcolm X Commemoration Commission.
- Percy Sutton President Borough of Manhattan, NY
- Albert Vann State Representative New York, NY
- Siraj Wahhaj Imam Brooklyn, NY->Masjd At-Taqwa