Outspoken imams to speak at St. Cloud State
March 31, 2008http://www.startribune.com/local/17160056.htmlSiraj Wahhaj
Wahhaj, while praised for combating drugs in New York and being the first Muslim to offer a prayer to open a session of Congress, has also appeared on a government list of unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
Another American-born Islamic cleric appearing at St. Cloud is Khalid Yasin. He will speak on “Islam: A Way of Life” at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
Yasin is known for promoting Sharia law, which is the use of Islamic teachings to govern civil life. His critics have contended that he teaches that, among other things, husbands can beat disobedient wives and that gays should be executed.
Islam Awareness Week is being sponsored by the school’s Muslim Student Association. For more on the conference, visit www.startribune.com/a4204.
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