Our State Department has repeatedly promoted the works of this radical Muslim scholar! Bin Bayyah once called for a fatwa to kill U.S. soldiers so how is it that our State Department can keep promoting the works of this terrorist? It’s one thing if it was a one-time mistake but it keeps happening. This radical Muslim is an anti-semite and supports Palestinian aggression towards Israel.
The Department of State has again promoted the work of a controversial Muslim scholar who has endorsed a fatwa calling for the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, according to a series of tweets sent out by an official Twitter account that is tasked with combatting extremist ideologies.
In a series of five separate tweets on Wednesday, the State Department’s Think Again, Turn Away account, which works to combat radical Islam, promoted a recent NPR discussion with Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a one-time vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, an organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.,” according to reports.
Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one of multiple clerics who backed a 2004 fatwa, or religious decree, endorsing violent resistance against American soldiers fighting in Iraq.
The State Department was forced to apologize and delete a series of tweets from its Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau in 2014, after the Washington Free Beacon reported on its promotion at the time of Bin Bayyah.
The NPR interview promoted by the State Department features a panel discussion with Bin Bayyah and others who discuss ways in which Muslim clerics might combat the Islamic State’s (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) religious fanaticism.
Yet Bin Bayyah himself has often been associated with the promotion of controversial causes.
In addition to backing the fatwa calling for the killing of U.S. troops, the cleric has “urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy” and has spoken “out in favor of Hamas,” the radical terrorism organization committed to Israel’s destruction, according to reports.
Bin Bayyah also issued a fatwa in 2009 “barring ‘all forms of normalization’ with Israel,” according to a Fox News report.
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