Linked at the bottom of this post is a video that most sober folks will probably find strange. The six minute and forty-five second video is largely an anti-Jewish rant, but it is also something else. It is a sermon delivered by a Muslim Imam. In fact it is a segment of a sermon entitled “Islam and the International Monetary System.” The gist of the video is that the international banking system is controlled by Jews (nothing most of us haven’t heard before from wack jobs from Osama Bin Laden to David Duke) and these banking Jews use their control over the banks to spy on people, Muslims in particular.
Before we talk about the Imam who delivered the venomous screed, we urge you to pay close attention to the last 3 minutes of the video, starting at about the 3:44 mark. It is at this point that the Imam identifies financial support of jihad as a religious obligation for Muslims. We have transcribed that portion below.
Lest you think that this Imam is some obscure nut, you are sadly mistaken. It’s too bad. It would be much better if this guy was some fringe person. But he’s not.
His name is Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein. He was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 and lives there today. He is a graduate of the Aleemiyah Institute in Karachi, Pakistan and has studied at the University of Karachi, Al Azhar University in Cairo and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Switzerland. He worked for several years up until 1985 as a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago but left that service to become an Islamic scholar. Sheikh Hosein lived in New York for ten years during which time he served as the Director of Islamic Studies for the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations of Greater New York. He lectured on Islam at several American and Canadian universities, colleges, churches, synagogues, prisons, community halls, etc. He also participated in many inter-faith dialogues with Christian and Jewish scholars while representing Islam in America. He served as the Imam at Masjid Dar al-Qur’an in Long Island, New York and also led the weekly Juma’ah prayers and delivered the sermon at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan once a month for ten years continuously. He is a former Principal of the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of Research of the World Muslim Congress in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of the Islamic Institute for Education and Research in Miami, Florida, and Director of D’awah for Tanzeem-e-Islami of North America. Hosein has also written more than a dozen books on Islam, including the following titles relevant for readers of SFW:
• ‘The Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham – Islam and Future of Money’
• ‘The Prohibition of Riba in the Qur’an and Sunnah’
• ‘The Importance of the Prohibition of Riba in Islam’
He also wrote another book that is available free online, called ‘A Muslim Response to the Attack on America:’
In that last book, Hosein calls the American overthrow of the Taliban in response to the September 11th attacks a “cowardly” act of “terrorism.” As for the September 11th attack itself, Hosain insists that it was the work of the Israeli Mossad. Given these views, his rant in the video below is hardly surprising, but the viewer must keep in mind that the person who has written and uttered these things, which we may view as “crazy,” is a highly educated, respected Islamic scholar with deep ties to the Islamic community here in the United States. He preached in the United States, including at the United Nations, for a decade. Did he instruct his worshippers in the US that it was their religious duty to fund Jihad, or was this an activity that he has adopted since leaving the US? While he was taking part in interfaith dialogue in the US with Christian and Jewish leaders, was he claiming that Jewish bankers were spying on us all? Was he blaming 9/11 on the Mossad?
If after viewing the video linked at the bottom of this post you are left outraged and bewildered, then all we can say is, “Join the club.” If this is what passes for mainstream Islamic thought in mosques, then we’re in worse trouble than we ever imagined. Notice also that the video bears the watermark of the website 1islam.net, a production company with an emphasis on educating children…
From 3:44 to 6:45 in the video:
…”But most important of all, they know how you’re using your money…Yes…If they see in the records that you’re using your money to buy whiskey, they don’t have any problem with you. Or you’re using your money to pay for prostitutes, they don’t have any problems with him. But when they see that you’re using that money to fulfill your obligation of participating in the jihad which is already in force to liberate the holy land and to liberate the land of [unintelligible] …and you have an obligation to participate in a jihad when it is in force…When you’re not called upon to go and fight yourself because the leaders of the jihad are not asking for that, they’re asking you to send money. They are asking you to assist with weapons and such, and now you want to send money and they see you do that, guess what they’ll do to your account? You don’t need a PhD to answer this one. They’ll declare you a terrorist and seize your account, or they’ll freeze your account. It happened about 2 or 3 months ago in Argentina. Do you know what happened? The government of Argentina froze all bank accounts for a whole month. And the Jews have a tremendous stranglehold over the Argentine economy, powerful influence over the Argentine economy. This is what happened. So we have a very dangerous future lying just around the corner and whoa unto a people who have eyes but cannot see, ears but they cannot hear, whoa unto a people who have hearts but they cannot understand the grave danger that is around the corner. Allah says of such people who have eyes but they can’t see, who have ears but they can’t hear, who have hearts but they cannot understand, he says of such people, “They’re just like cattle.” Rather they’re worse than cattle. They’re more misguided than cattle. How did this happen to us?”
H/T Money Jihad