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17 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston Promotes Hardline Salafi Cleric at Worcester Islamic Center

The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is promoting an event with Kamal El Mekki, a Salafist cleric notorious for his extremist ideas. Mekki is due to speak on the 20th August at the Worcester Islamic Center. What might young Muslims who attend expect to hear? Mekki advocates killing apostates –

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14 Aug 2016

Helping Hands Charity Promotes Hardline Cleric

From August 19-21, the Islamic cleric Sulaiman Hani is speaking at four events throughout New England organized by Helping Hands, a prominent Islamic charity. Hani is a hardline cleric, who writes that “‘Freedom of speech’ is a facade of a tool that is used inconsistently by those in power.” It is used,

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10 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston Hires Hate Imam

The Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) has announced the appointment of a new “associate imam”, Abdul-Malik Merchant. The ISB describes Merchant as a convert and former student of Umm al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. For those attending one of the largest mosques on the Eastern Seaboard, what can Boston Muslims expect

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05 Aug 2016

Islamic Society of Boston (Once Again) Shows Fondness for Sex Slavery Advocates

From August 5-7, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) is once again hosting the Islamic preacher Hussain Kamani, a notoriously extreme cleric who runs the Qalam Institute. In a pamphlet titled, ‘The Prophetic Code,’ published by the Qalam Institute, Kamani cites Quranic verse and commentary, in which he tells Muslims: “do

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11 Jul 2016

Boston’s Al Quds Day

On July 1, one hundred anti-Israel activists met in Boston to protest against the world’s only Jewish state. They were part of an international day of demonstrations, known as Al Quds Day. What is this? Who are the protestors? And should Massachusetts Jews be worried? Every year, on the last

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20 Jun 2016

From Baghdad to Boston

Published in The Nation, Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper http://nation.com.pk/blogs/15-Jun-2016/from-baghdad-to-boston-the-moderate-muslims-need-to-be-given-a-prominent-space-to-counter-the Whether in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe or the United States, the West’s failure to understand the extraordinary diversity of Islam hampers efforts to tackle the threats posed by Islamist extremism and terrorism. Kenan Makiya’s recent novel, The Rope, examines

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16 Jun 2016

Islamic Center of New England Promotes Anti-Jewish, Slavery-Apologist

– Joshua E.   On Saturday, June 18, the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, MA will host a Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, featuring the extremist cleric, Abdul Nasir Jangda. Jangda is a fundamentalist Texas Imam who is the founder and rector of the extremist Qalam Institute, and an instructor

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14 Jun 2016

CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly: Homosexuality “evil,” “a quick way to earn God’s wrath”

In the wake of the Islamist massacre at an Orlando gay club, CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly told Time Magazine that he wants to send his “overwhelming love and support and unity” to the LGBT community. Yet his social media history shows that Shibly is not quite as loving and

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