Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guess Who's Coming to a CAIR-CAN Dinner? The Imam Behind NYC's 9/11 Mosque Project, That's Who

Just don't dare call it Raufamite!:
CAIR-CAN cordially invites you to its 2012 Gala Dinner with keynote speaker Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. While you may know Imam Feisal through his fearless work to dispel misinformation and Islamophobia during the so-called ‘Ground Zero mosque’ controversy in New York his list of accomplishments and accolades extend far higher and beyond his involvement in promoting the community's interests.

Imam Feisal is Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, an independent, multi-national project that works to "Re-connect the Muslim World and the West." In 1997, he founded the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), the first Muslim organization committed to bringing American Muslims and non-Muslims together through programs in academia, policy, current affairs, and culture.

For the past 25 years, Imam Feisal has been Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a New York City mosque. He has won awards from The Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution and the Interfaith Center in New York.

Frequently asked to comment on issues pertaining to Islam and the Muslim world, Imam Feisal has appeared regularly at the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum (Davos), and in national and international media such as CNN, BBC, The New York Times, Washington Post, Frontline and Foreign Policy.

Our dinner will also afford you the opportunity to purchase and have signed Imam Feisal’s new book Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America slated to be published on May 8, 2012...
Gee, I wonder if it has a different title for the Muslim market--like his last one did. That tome had the interfaithy title What’s Right with Islam: a New Vision for Muslims and the West. However, for the non-kafir market (it was initially published in Malaysia) it bore the name A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11. 

Update: Oops! I goofed. Seems he was already here back in March--and nobody noticed.

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