America’s Academies for Jihad

A radical imam threatened me with death—and was later hired to preach in U.S. prisons. I was surprised, but I shouldn’t have been.

Less than a year after I moved to the United States in 2006, I was asked to speak at the University of Pittsburgh. Among those who objected to my appearance was a local imam, Fouad El Bayly, of the Johnstown Islamic Center. Mr. Bayly was born in Egypt but has lived in the U.S. since 1976. In his own words, I had “been identified as one who has defamed the faith.” As he explained at the time: “If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws, and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.”

After a local newspaper reported Mr. Bayly’s comments, he was forced to resign from the Islamic Center. That was the last I would hear of him—or so I thought.

Imagine my surprise when I learned recently that the man who threatened me with death for apostasy is being paid by the U.S. Justice Department to teach Islam in American jails.

  • Alain

    Are we supposed to be surprised? This is exactly the same sort of thing that is happening in every Western country.

    • We have to make Muslim immigration an election issue, or else we will end up like Europe.

      • cmh

        the root of islam is the koran….we must concentrate on having it banned

  • How can this go wrong?

  • JoKeR
  • Gary

    I got a laugh when Imam Rockwell boasted how muslims have the lowest rates for prison populations , this right about the time that CAIR posted a notice that Correction Canada was hiring an Imam for the Prisons to deal with the growing population.

    These islamists and taqiyyah weasels really need to talk to each other and get their lies straight.