Monday, July 28, 2008

1995 ISNA Convention: Judaism “a most racist religion” (32 days until 2008 ISNA convention in Columbus)

Continuing our look at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in preparation for their annual national convention to be held next month in Columbus, we examine today an address delivered by Hamza Yusuf Hanson at the 1995 ISNA convention. In Hanson’s speech, he identified Judaism as “a most racist religion”:

The Jews would have us believe that God has this bias to this little small tribe in the Middle of the Sinai desert and all the rest of humanity is just rubbish. I mean that this is the basic doctrine of the Jewish religion and that’s why it is a most racist religion.
Ah, yes, those ISNA conferences draw such interfaith moderates! Wonder how the folks at the Columbus Jewish Federation will feel about that one?

Exposing Hamza Yusuf Hanson’s racist diatribes is essential as he will be a featured main session speaker again this year at the 2008 ISNA convention. But don’t worry folks! He says that he has “grown out of” his hatred for Judaism.

For some more of Hamza Yusuf’s greatest hits, including his recent extremist statements, check out the article at the Center for Islamic Pluralism, “The ‘Sufi’ Master of Deceit: Hamza Yusuf Hanson”. Stephen Schwartz says of our upcoming Central Ohio visitor:

Even in his alleged Sufi incarnation, Hamza Yusuf Hanson propagandizes for the Islamization of America. . . . It is Hamza Yusuf Hanson who is dishonest, when he calls himself, ridiculously, “the mufti of California,” and when he claims to be a Muslim moderate. He is neither. . .
Be sure to check out some of our other recent ISNA-related posts:
The countdown until ISNA occupation continues . . .