Following up on our story about CAIR's quick and easy condemnation of the Ayman al-Zawahiri tape in which Al Qaeda's No. 2 man slurs President-Elect Barack Obama, blogger Abdur-Rahman Muhammad shows us some groups aren't even capable of taking such an easy shot. He asks:
"Where is the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), ostensibly the representative of Black Islam in this country, to stand up and defend the honor and reputation of the millions upon millions of Black folks, indeed all of Americans, who voted for this brilliant young man?"
Muhammad then lists a series of Black Muslim leaders including the Muslim American Society's Mahdi Bray, who, at the time of his posting, had not been heard from about Zawahiri's slur:
"The absence of any public indignation on the part of these so-called leaders is truly a disgrace, and if it were any people other than the Muslims would have been a scandal. In my judgment, if there are any "house negroes" around, it is these servile, supine, completely useless leaders who allow their people to be abused in this ugly manner without a word!"
Muhammad often confronts the conventional wisdom of self-proclaimed spokesmen for the American Muslim community. He read the evidence and court filings about Sami Al-Arian and challenged those defending him. Saying it was his "duty to tell the Muslims that they are blindly defending someone who admitted to helping terrorists." (Author's emphasis)
He even posted this internal Muslim Brotherhood document from 1991 defining the group's role in America as ""a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within."
It prompts some interesting debate and some name calling by Muhammad's critics. For those of our readers who view Islam as monolithic, Muhammad's blog, A Singular Voice, is an eye opener.