Earlier today Roy Green held a round table discussion on his radio show about Muslims & Islam in North America. The four guests were:
- Dr. Zuhdi Jasser - American Islamic Forum for Democracy
- Tarek Fatah - Canadian Muslim Congress
- Naseem Mahdi - Amadiyyah Movement in Islam (U.S.)
- Ahmed Rehab - CAIR Chicago
You can listen to the entire segment here.
It seems very clear to me that there is great division within the Muslim community in North America and this discussion exemplified that. I've heard Zuhdi Jasser countless times on both Roy Green and Dennis Miller's programs. I think he's a rock solid conservative and is trying to reform Muslims in America, not altogether different than Bill Cosby has tried to do within the African American community. Tarek Fatah, though he seemed to be off his rocker (read "beyond illogical) about Sarah Palin this past week, was nevertheless very much echoing what Jasser was saying in this discussion.
I'm not very familiar with Naseem Mahdi but Ahmed Rehab sounded like a nasty piece of work, which is par for the course with any past interviews I've seen with CAIR representatives. Here's some background info on Rehab and here's an interview he had with Laura Ingraham about 6 months ago. He excels at first insulting anyone he disagrees with rather than discussing the points; in other words, a typical Leftist.
Anyhow, please do listen to the segment and share your thoughts!