By Lee Kaplan, investigator, communications director, ACD fellow
With all the hue and cry about Islamophobia, here's a tale that goes unreported. Shia Association of Bay Area (also known as SABA Islamic Center/Saba Mosque/Saba Center) preaches that Jews and Christians are lacking in moral character and that their religions are corrupt.
The SABA Islamic Center boasts that its so-called academy instills in its students "a high moral character." But what do they mean by "high moral character?" Apparently it means considering Islam, and Shia Islam at that, as the only moral path.
|Dr. Mazhar Khan of Morgan Hill, California|
Last February (2011), Dr. Mazhar Khan, a senior Mosque members, began his sermon reading from the Hadiths. He prefaced his remarks by commenting that Jews today "do not practice their true religion," which lost its direction and the Jews descended into materialism. Now, translate that to mean the Jews began worshipping money and you have the vision of the money worshippin' Jew. This guy continued that "Christianity was supposed to correct what the Jews lost, but Christianity had no moral purpose behind it."
|Dr. Mazhar Khan of Morgan Hill, CA, left, with the Khomeinist mullah Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi). Nabi Mir is the in-house mullah at Saba Center.|
I'll discuss the SABA Mosque's imam in coming the weeks. "High moral character," my ass...