By Ryan Mauro:
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim Brotherhood entity, has announced that the U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Rashad Hussain, will be speaking at its banquet in Dallas on June 15. Hussain will share the stage with at least three Islamists with a record of incendiary rhetoric.
Hussain is the Obama Administration’s liaison to the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a coalition of Muslim countries that lobbies for the outlawing of “defamation” of religions. The event he is speaking at is ISNA’s South Central Conference, even though the group was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in U.S. history. U.S. Muslim Brotherhood documents identify ISNA as one of its fronts.
The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Jamal Badawi. He is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator because he was a fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity that was shut down for financing Hamas. His name is listed in a 1992 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood phone directory.
In 1999, Badawi justified suicide bombings. Ten years later, he praised the “martyrs” of Hamas and in March 2010, he endorsed “combative jihad.” He is also closely linked to Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi.
According to the program, he will be teaching about Sharia and speaking on a panel themed, “Fostering Healthy Environment for Muslim Families.” He’s a peculiar choice for the panel, because an article titled “Does Islam Allow Wife-Beating?” quotes him and a former ISNA president. Badawi says a “gentle tap on the body, but never on the face” is permissible when “a wife persists in bad habits and showing contempt of her husband and disregard for her marital obligations.”
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