This e-mail sent to Fox News this morning:
Subject: Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, the imam of the Islamic Society of Orange County.
Dear E.D. (Hill) and Brian (Kilmead),
My wife and I are loyal viewers of the Fox News Channel, and big fans of "Fox & Friends"; however, this morning we were stunned and disturbed by an interview you had with Dr.Muzammil Siddiqi, the imam of the Islamic Society of Orange County. He was discussing the recent anti-terror fatwah issued by U.S. Islamic groups.
Are you familiar with this man's history? If not, here are some examples of how tolerant and benign this man is:
**Siddiqi has accompanied visiting Saudi officials from the Muslim World League on fund-raising tours across America, and is listed on its Website as the organization's official representative in the United States. Offices of the Muslim World League in Herndon, Va., were raided by a federal antiterrorism task force in March 2002 because of suspected ties to al-Qaeda.
**During an anti-Israel rally outside the White House on Oct. 28, 2000, Siddiqi openly threatened the United States with violence if it continued its support of Israel. "America has to learn ... ifyou remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come. Please, all Americans. Do you remember that? ... If you continue doing injustice, and tolerate injustice, the wrath of God will come." By "injustice," he meant U.S. support for Israel.
**Siddiqi also has called for a wider application of sharia law in the United States, and in a 1995 speech praised suicide bombers. "Those who die on the part of justice are alive, andtheir place is with the Lord, and they receive the highest position, because this is the highest honor," he was quoted as saying bythe Kansas City Star on Jan. 28, 1995.
** "I can see there is already some impact of jihad in Afghanistan, in the intifadah movement in Palestine ...insha'allah, you will see, in a few years, we will be celebrating, insha'allah, the coming victory of Islam in Palestine ... We will be celebrating, insha'allah, the coming of Jerusalem and the whole land of Palestine, insha'allah, and the establishment of the Islamicstate throughout that area." – this is a quote from Muzammil Siddiqi documented in Steve Emerson's book "AmericanJihad".
My wife and I urge you to reveal this man's
radicalism to the general audience, and to have your producers do some
"duediligence" into the backgrounds of guests you choose to have on
your show. People like Muzammil Siddiqi are part of the problem, not part of the solution to radical Islamic terrorism.
hat tip: David, Liberal Hawk