The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America and Extremism

The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America (MECCA) claims that its goals are "to guide young Muslims" and "build bridges of understanding with other cultures and faiths."  Yet the Chicago-area mosque's willingness to promote hate preachers and anti-Semitic demagogues reflects the continued influence of its Islamists founders and leaders.   The Center's soft talk has duped some politicians into attending the mosque's events.  Some of them are Burr Ridge mayor Gary Grasso and Dupage County board member Julie Renehan, who attended the Center's open house last month.  Also, this month, on October 2, U.S. congressman Sean Casten spoke on immigration at MECCA. But a man is known by the company he keeps.  On September 20, the MECCA Center hosted Imam Zaid Shakir, who delivered the Friday sermon.  Shakir's writings and speeches show a man prone to conspiracy theories and extremism.  In 2001, Shakir argued...(Read Full Article)
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