ICNA Embraces America’s Favorite Salafi Preacher

“Qadhi’s invitation to speak at the ICNA conference is puzzling, given the group’s campaign to cast itself as a moderate religious group whose values are fully compatible with life in America, and given Qadhi’s record of espousing a diametrically opposed viewpoint. The convention’s theme, “Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Shariah,” mirrors a national public relations campaign ICNA is waging.

Qadhi didn’t limit his comments to attacking America’s economic system. He argued that had the Muslims engaged OWS protesters, they might have taken control of the movement and made huge gains in converts.”