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Subj: RE: Defense of Siraj Wahhaj's Disney Adventure

As Salamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

The sister's intentions may have been good - but was not Siraj Wahhaj one of those Muslim leaders breaking bread with bush jr during Ramadhan and making the bush jr-oriented statement after the world trade center and pentagon destruction? So, what was her point? The Dawah conference did not have to take place in a many-starred, expensive hotel conference room with mention of it's proximity to DisneyWorld. The most appropriate place would have been in a Masjid or two, if necessary. Maybe the sister did not appreciate the criticism of her imam, Allah Knows Best. And maybe, Insha`Allah, he (Siraj Wahhaj) will say the one thing that will make her realize that he fears others (according to his actions and words, as I do not know what is in his heart) more than he fears Allah. Allah Knows, I do not.

Fi Sabilillah,

Hamdiyah [South Carolina]

2003-07-23 Wed 19:52ct