Georgetown’s Interfaith Sham

Natana J. DeLong-BasGeorgetown University’s Saudi-funded interfaith center is in hot water. A speaking engagement with an Egyptian Nazi was cancelled but Islamists need not worry: Muslim Brotherhood supporters and 9/11 Truthers are still welcome, as is a senior Obama Administration official allied with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding is led by Dr. John Esposito, arguably the strongest non-Muslim defender of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. It receives significant Saudi funding, such as a $20 million donation in 2005.

On November 21, it held its 20th annual conference themed, “Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.” The chairman of the first panel was Natana DeLong-Bas, a known 9/11 Truther.

She said in 2006, “I do not find any evidence that would make me agree that Osama Bin Laden was behind the attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.” She is also a defender of Wahhabism, one of the most tyrannical practices of Islam, and disagrees that it bears responsibility for inspiring the 9/11 attacks.

DeLong-Bas also says that the Hamas terrorist group is a better promoter of democracy and human rights in the Middle East than the U.S. government. She says American efforts do “not rise to the level of what Hamas has achieved,” complimenting their work in health care and education.

One of the speakers on her panel was Dalia Mogahed, a former senior advisor to President Obama. She is the Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.

She has been described as possibly “the most influential figure guiding the Obama Administration’s Middle East oureach.” One of the reasons she supports the Syrian rebels is because Bashar Assad “cannot deliver…resistance to Israel.”

She and Esposito authored the 2007 paper that downplayed the extent of extremist beliefs in the Muslim world. She spoke at the 34th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and was booked as a speaker for 15th annual fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

She said in 2008 that the criticism of groups like CAIR is part of a “concerted effort to silence, you know, institution-building among Muslims. And the way to do it is [to] malign these groups. And it’s kind of a witch hunt.” She also believes that “[Islamophobia] presents a grave danger to America as a whole.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim congressman, was invited to speak on the panel but did not attend. He is a close friend of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. His pilgrimage to Mecca was sponsored by the Muslim American Society.

The Center also scheduled an event on December 5 named “Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy.” It is delayed to January 30 because of delays in getting visas for some Egyptian speakers.

Balance isn’t the event’s objective. None of the speakers are opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. Mogahed and Rep. Ellison are both scheduled to speak.

The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that most of the other speakers are known supporters of the Brotherhood. For example, Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery is a former member of Egypt’s parliament for the Brotherhood. Wael Haddara used to be a top aide to Mohammed Morsi and Mohamed Abbas is a Brotherhood backer.

The speaker representing Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority was Ramy Jan, a member of the country’s Nazi Party. He is a Brotherhood supporter that leads Christians Against the Coup. No segment of Egyptian society is more anti-Islamist than the Christians, but that’s not the impression you’d get from the event.

He was disinvited after attention was brought to his background. Esposito pleads ignorance.

Georgetown University has a history of affiliations with Islamists.

It was discovered two years ago that in 2006-2007, the Organization of the Islamic Conference plotted to fund the Center with $325,000 to put on an event about “Islamophobia.” The international organization is pushing hard for laws that restrict freedom of speech to stop alleged anti-Muslim sentiment. The money was to be routed through CAIR, specifically its executive director, Nihad Awad.

The Muslim chaplain of Georgetown University is Imam Yahya Hendi. In 2003, he testified on behalf of Sami al-Arian, who was convicted for being a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. He stated that suicide bombings are permissible under Islam during his questioning.

The Center’s conferences often bring together Islamists from around the world. It has also jointly sponsored events with the International Institute for Islamic Thought, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.

One of the Center’s Common Word Fellows is Louay Safi, the Executive Director of IIIT from 1995 to 1997 and the IIIT Director of Research from 1999 to 2003. He was also the President of the Associaiton of Muslim Social Scientists from 1999 to 2003, another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front that shares an address with IIIT.

Safi was also the Director of Leadership Development for the Islamic Society of North America. He was designated an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of Sami Al-Arian. He is also intimately involved with Syrian Islamists.

In 1988, the FBI had a spy inside the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network that explicitly warned about the IIIT’s plans to infiltrate the U.S. government and universities to “institute the Islamic Revolution in America.” A Clarion Project research report shows that IIIT has had success in this endeavor.

The recent reporting on Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding shows that the Muslim Brotherhood never quit its plan to influence American academia.

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The Institute on Religion and Democracy contributed to this article.

  • Aurelius

    Inter-faith understanding? Islam and Christianity are not compatible. There can be no peaceful coexistence with Islam on a large scale. Islam seeks to dominate and subjugate all other religious beliefs.

    • john spielman

      exactly. what can darkness(islam ) can have in comon whith light (Christ) except that the light wiil over come the darkness!

    • defcon 4

      No other religion is compatible w/islam0nazism — as is evidenced by the treatment of indigenous non-muslims in all islamic states.

  • john spielman

    John Esposito is nothing more than an academic whore, he is paid by the Saudi prince to speak his lies. He knows nothing OF Christ and certainly doesn’t KNOW Christ when he speaks as he does about muslim -Christian common roots. Christianity is the fulfilment of the old Testament promise of God in Christ Jesus while Islam was birthed in the demon possessed mind of that mass murderer thief liar adulterer and notorious pedophile-Muhammed!

  • Loupdegarre

    Judging from the eyes of that woman in the picture the place was not Crack-a-Lackin. The were doing Tootsky instead of Trotsky.

  • GinoMachiavelli

    What’s with De Long face?

    • defcon 4

      She’s all wide eyed and bushy tailed, or maybe she’s had some really strong coffee, or maybe a dose of meth.

  • http://fdnyretiree.com/ Ed FDNYRetiree

    American universities have become the purveyors of the worst kind of subterfuge and treason imaginable.

    • Veracious_one

      The buffoonery that goes on in American universities is just incredible..

  • nomoretraitors

    That woman in the photo looks EVIL

    • Veracious_one

      she’s mentally deranged and can’t handle the truth…She’s a Muslim supporting truther….she might as well convert and marry a Muslim man he’ll teach her all about Muslim love..

  • Seek

    “Interfaith” conferences such as these merely provide window dressing for their organizers; i.e., Muslim radicals and their academic apologists. Prof. John Esposito deserves a special place in hell for his role in all this.

  • Jerry G

    Please do not denigrate 9/11 Truthers simply because one happens to be a Muslim or Muslim Sympathizer. Thousands of patriotic American engineers, architects,firefighters, pilots and scholars belong to this movement seeking the truth of who is actually responsible for 9/11.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Jerry’s right, y’all shouldn’t denigrate Truthers. They make themselves look foolish enough without any help from others.

      • Veracious_one

        truthers suffer from Bush derangement syndrome…it’s the truth…

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        No. Troofer need to be laughed at by everyone.

        I wish there were stockades set up so people could throw rotten tomatoes at Troofers in the stockages.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Hey Jackass,

      Are any of the 9/11 hijackers still alive?

      That’s one of the claims of the 9/11 Troofer crowd.

      If so, where are they? When were the hijackers last on TV in the US, Eurabia or any islamfascist hellhole?

      Now go play hopscotch in rush hour traffic.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Please do not denigrate 9/11 Truthers simply because one happens to be a Muslim or Muslim Sympathizer

      Moonbat, whether you know it or not, a Muslim is the eternal mortal enemy of all infidels, and a self-hating Muslim Sympathizer, like you, for instance, is a mentally incompetent loser.

      Thousands of patriotic American engineers, architects,firefighters, pilots and scholars belong to this movement seeking the truth of who is actually responsible for 9/11.

      Self-hating loons are not patriotic Americans no matter what they falsely claim, as they obviously hate America so much that they can’t help blaming everything that is bad on America. Indeed, Muslims aren’t perpetrating terrorism because of America’s exploitative and imperialist foreign policies if you are a delusional self-hating Leftists, or in the case of Ron Paul self-hating kooks, because of America’s interventionist foreign policy, or in the case of Israel, because of Israelis settlements and harsh Israeli policies. Instead, Muslims are jihadists waging jihad (holy war) against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme.

      • smartypup

        this is wrong in how you attacked Jerry. I am not self hating, I recognize islam for what it is: a death cult. I have done a lot of studying of 9/11 and have questions about the Pentagon and the way they have never released any video footage, the size of the hole, lack of plane debrit.I have questions about the TWA flight 800 some years back too, and how the FBI intimidated witnesses. I don’t trust my government too much!!! I consider myself very patriotic and pro constitution. Shame on you for using alinsky tactics to denigrate someone who has a different opinion, you lose your argument by doing that, no better than an emotional libturd.

        BTW: I work in Georgetown. It is an evil institution where they are training students to be abortion rights activists. Pope Obama (I mean Francis,sorry) should be very proud of them for this interfaith stuff. Perhaps next they will start kissing the Koran at their meetings.

        • defcon 4

          The thousands of people who saw those planes hit the WTC, they were all just hallucinating eh? The disappearance of the flight crews, airplanes and passengers, all just one big conspiracy eh? Loonbat.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          In other words, you are more than just a little unhinged.

    • defcon 4

      And taking islam0fascist petrodollars to fabricate evidence to support that “truth.”

  • Suzanne

    It is such a disgrace about this “Saudi funded interfaith center”. I’d like to know where an actual “interfaith center” exists in Saudi Arabia. Parents go broke sending their kids to Georgetown only to have them indoctrinated by this evil. The low lives that run Georgetown know this very well but they just can’t seem to keep their slimy hands away from the slimy money of the Saudi Wahabbists.

    • Veracious_one

      True Muslim interfaith centers are Un-Islamic…and probably don’t really exist…

      • defcon 4

        They certainly don’t exist in any islamic state.

    • defcon 4

      One of my former friends went to Georgetown. He was fond of defending islam0nazism by telling me that “Christianity is just as bad.”

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Georgetown University’s Saudi-funded interfaith center is in hot water.

    An interfaith center idiotically assumes without all due scrutiny that Islam is actually a faith based religion. However, when you stick Islam under the scrutiny of the microscope one learns that there is no freedom of choice to believe or not to believe in Islam. As the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah” by all Muslims under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. Thus, a Muslim is either a Muslim or otherwise a blasphemous apostate that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed, and that does not make Islam a faith-based religion, but instead a very rabid form of totalitarianism.

    Furthermore, the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) in order to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world. Does this sound similar to other faith-based religions to you?

    Not to mention that in Islam waging jihad (holy war) is a holy fundamental obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. Hence, all mainstream orthodox Muslims, including the millions now residing here in America today, are also jihadists in one form or another, either violent or non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists. Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that according to the dictates of Islam must be executed. Indeed, what other faith-based religion similar to Islam make waging holy war in the name of their God and religion a holy fundamental obligation and punishes those that won’t comply via the penalty of death? The answer is none of them.

    Of course, to Muslims Islam is their religion, but that’s because Muslims don’t understand that faith-based religions in stark contrast to Islam don’t coerce belief via the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. In faith-based religions, in stark contrast to Islam, there is the freedom of choice to choose to believe or not to believe. In Islam that freedom of conscience choice is absent, and that makes Islam a rabid form of totalitarianism as opposed to being a faith-based religion as it falsely purports itself to be.

    Hence, any Saudi funded interfaith centers are obviously centers for waging non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, i.e., taqiyya, in order to dupe gullible useful idiot infidels into doing their bidding for them.

    • Seek

      ALL religions are “faith-based.” The problem is that Islam puts its full faith in violence as a cleansing force. Unlike Christianity or Judaism, it lacks any humanizing influences when dealing with a world that might not share the same beliefs.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        ALL religions are “faith-based.” The problem is that Islam puts its full faith in violence as a cleansing force. Unlike Christianity or Judaism, it lacks any humanizing influences when dealing with a world that might not share the same beliefs.

        Not quite. Islam is not a faith-based religion at all. As, indeed, in faith-based religions there is a presumption of the freedom of conscience for individuals to choose to believe or not to believe. In the case of Islam, however, there is no such freedom, as the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. Thus, Islam is not a faith-based religion but instead a very rabid form of totalitarianism and mind control. Indeed, the penalty for denouncing Islam or leaving Islam is death. Furthermore, the “will of Allah” that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy in essence is Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

        Thus, apparently like most gullible useful idiot infidels today in the world, you arbitrarily accept Islam’s false claim of being a faith-based religion without knowing any of the facts.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    A speaking engagement with an Egyptian Nazi was cancelled but Islamists need not worry: Muslim Brotherhood supporters and 9/11 Truthers are still welcome, as is a senior Obama Administration official allied with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

    If this writer naively believes that certain Muslims are Islamists, i.e., extremists and radicals, while at the same time he also believes other Muslims are moderates, then it becomes obvious that he doesn’t have the first clue about what Islam actually is and therefore is totally unqualified to write about Islam and Muslims. Indeed, until this writer abandons his blind adherence to political correct multiculturalism, which accords all cultures and societies as being morally equivalent and in which is also a very destructive form of Cultural Communism, then this writer will forever remain blind to the reality of Islam. Indeed, many people are adherents of political correct multiculturalism without ever realizing it because they fear being branded a racist or a bigot, but that fear prevents them from digging down deep enough to get at the truth.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    If this writer naively believes that certain Muslims are Islamists, i.e., extremists and radicals, while at the same time he also believes other Muslims are moderates, then it becomes obvious that he doesn’t have the first clue about what Islam actually is and therefore is totally unqualified to write about Islam and Muslims. Indeed, until this writer abandons his blind adherence to political correct multiculturalism, which accords all cultures and societies as being morally equivalent and in which is also a very destructive form of Cultural Communism, then this writer will forever remain blind to the reality of Islam. Indeed, many people are adherents of political correct multiculturalism without ever realizing it because they fear being branded a racist or a bigot, but that fear prevents them from digging down deep enough to get at the truth.

    • defcon 4

      At some point Daniel Greenfield explained what he meant by “islamists”, it had nothing to do w/the “moderate”-”radical” false paradigm. IOW, “islamists” were not synonymous w/”radical” and/or “extremist”. His explanation made sense, although I forget the details.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I didn’t know Ryan Mauro morphed into Daniel Greenfield.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Dalia Mogahed, a former senior advisor to President Obama. She is the Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.

    In other words, a non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists has been made the Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, and one wonders how it is the American people can be kept so uneducated and utterly stupid about the scourge of Islam.

    That reminds me of the stupidity of GWB when he appointed as Ambassador of first Afghanistan and then subsequently Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, another non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadist infiltrator, to over see the formation of each country’s respective constitutions. Thus, the inevitable result is that both countries’ respective constitutions were enshrined with Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, as the highest source of law. Thus today, the governments of Afghanistan and Iraq are both Islamic totalitarian hellholes as opposed to being democratic institutions as was initially sold to the American people. Indeed, this is a fraud perpetrated upon the American people just as bad as the fraud Obama perpetrated on the American people regarding Obamacare.

    Now Republicans will inevitably ding me for stating the truth, because the truth hurts them. However, the truth is the truth whether they like it or not.

  • Carabec

    Remove the Catholic affiliation. There is something wrong with the Jesuit Order. I still am wary of Pope Francis.

    • Drakken

      Speaking as a Catholic, the Jesuits are the communists of the Catholic Church, they need to be purged.

      • Carabec

        I too am Catholic. Our Pope is a Jesuit. Time will tell how is and what he does. So far Dogmaticly he seems OK!

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Georgetown University has a history of affiliations with Islamists.

    Any affiliation with Muslims is an affiliation with Islamists as all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world are Islamists because all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world are also jihadists in one form or another as well.

    Indeed, the idea that the extent of the problem with Islam is limited to only a tiny minority of radicals that also happen to perpetrate terrorism, as opposed to a problem of a worldwide global jihad (holy war) being waged by the entire Islamic world against all religions and all infidels to ultimately make Islam supreme, is a political correct multicultural exercise in self-delusion to reduce and minimize the extent of the problem. As a matter of fact, if the USA acknowledge this problem as a holy war instead, which is what it really is, as opposed to reducing this dilemma down to a small problem with stray radical extremist Muslims willy-nilly perpetrating terrorism here and there, I hardly believe that Muslims would be allowed to migrate to America in mass the same way they are today.

    Nevertheless, it is political correct multiculturalism, which is a very destructive form of cultural communism, and that has been embraced by both Republican and Dhimmicrat Parties alike, that is responsible for this current state of insanity.

  • Veracious_one

    One of the reasons she supports the Syrian rebels is because Bashar Assad “cannot deliver…resistance to Israel.”

    She’s clearly showing her Islamically inspired anti-antisemitism…She hates Jews and hates peace…typical Muslim…

  • cacslewisfan

    At first I thought this was a special lecture given by the mentally ill. I just couldn’t understand how people who think like this could even cross the street, much less write a speech. I thought about it for a little while and then I figured it out: they are evil. Good ol’ fashioned, uncomplicated, evil. They are like the Adam’s family: they love snakes, dead flowers, spiders, electric chairs. Only, they aren’t eccentric and funny, they love evil and death. Take it seriously folks, that is the wide-eyed stare of a soul in service to the devil.

  • Drakken

    It sounds like the perfect place to herd all these enemies of the west and be done with them in one fell swoop with expedient means.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Hey Jackass,

    Are any of the 9/11 hijackers still alive?

    That’s one of the claims of the 9/11 Troofer crowd.

    If so, where are they? When were the hijackers last on TV in the US, Eurabia or any islamfascist hellhole?

    Now go play hopscotch in rush hour traffic.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    No. Troofer need to be laughed at by everyone.

    I wish there were stockades set up so people could throw rotten tomatoes at Troofers in the stockages.