Imam Rauf's World Trade Center Conquest Imagery

When Ground Zero Mosque promoter Imam Feisal Rauf's book, What's Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was published in Indonesian in 2007, it acquired a modified title - "Seruan Azan Dari Puing WTC: Dakwah Islam di Jantung Amerika Pasca 9/11" i.e., "The Call of Azan from the Rubble of the World Trade Center: Islamic Da'wa in the Heart of America Post-9/11". The Middle East Media Research Institute blog observed August 23, 2010, The azan is the muezzin's call to prayer. It consists of a number of sentences repeated several times: "Allahu Akbar," the Shahada (la ilaha illa Allah wa-Muhammad rasoul Allah - "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger") and the phrase "Gather for prayer." It is noteworthy that, in the period of Muslim conquests in the first centuries of Islam, this call was made from newly conquered sites. As a striking example of this phenomenon, according to the pious Muslim narrative, after the Muslim forces had conquered Mecca, in...(Read Full Post)