|Ayaan Hirsi Ali - fierce critic of Islam|
Fouad al-Bayly called for the death of prominent women's rights activist and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali was hired to teach Islam in prisons.
An Egyptian born Imam who has publicly supported the death penalty for those who choose to leave Islam has since been hired by the US Department of Justice to teach Islam in prisons.
Fouad al-Bayly, the Imam of the Islamic Center of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, said in 2007 that Ayan Hirsi Ali, a Somalian women’s rights activist and fierce critic of Islam, deserves to die for her public attacks on the faith.
What a hypocrite! He knows there is free speech in America - it is the only reason he can get away with calling for Ali's death. Yet while he abuses that free speech, he deny's Ali's right to even use it. The man should be deported!
Ali was scheduled to speak at the nearby University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown in 2007, and al-Bayly was involved in protesting against her visit. He told local newspapers: “If you come into the faith, you must abide by the laws, and when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.”
Isn't it comforting to know that this is the "good Islam" that is being practiced in America? Not only practiced but encouraged by the federal government. Go figure.
This is a mainstream view among Islamists - hardline cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Ali has every reason to take death threats seriously. She has received multiple death threats in the past. Dutch Film Director Theo Van Gogh, who made the film Submission, scripted by Ali, which criticized Islam, was killed in 2004. A note pinned to his chest with a knife said that Ali was next.
Yet despite his extremist past, government records show that as of 2014 Fouad al-Bayly has been hired to teach Islam in prisons to the inmates.
Records state that he received two contracts, one for $10,500 for February of last year and another one for $2,400 dated to December. He was hired to provide “religious services, leadership and guidance.” The second contract was to provide “Muslim classes for inmates.”
This is not the first time Imams and Mosques with extremist connections have been allowed access to prisoners despite their records. Clarion Project previously reported that Dar al-Hijrah, an extremist mosque attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers, has engaged in prison outreach in Washington D.C. for 10 years.
In another example, the head of Islamic Affairs for the New York State Prison’s Department of Ministerial Services was later caught justifying the 9/11 attacks and terrorism to prison inmates.
Islamic radicalism inside our prison system is an ongoing and very serious problem. It appeals to the mentality of the aggressor. Imagine for example, an imam working in a federal prison approaches a felon incarcerated on rape charges. The imam explains that Allah created women to be the property of men. Suddenly the prisoner is a good person!
"Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they posses nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Quran." (Tabari IX:113)