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Monday, February 7, 2011
What WND Didn't Report About Abdullah Adhami
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Aaron Klein has been pushing attacks on a newly named adviser to the Park51 Islamic center and mosque, Abdullah Adhami:

  • A Jan. 20 article stated that Adhami said that "Muslims have 'more of a right' than Jews to the biblical prophet Moses."
  • A Jan. 23 article claimed that Adhami said that "Those who leave Islam and preach against the Muslim religion must be jailed." As we detailed, Klein took this out of context.
  • A Jan. 30 article asserted that Adhami said that "'True' Muslims who enter the highest levels of Muslim paradise are those who pay the ultimate price of sacrifice for the goal of implementing Shariah Islamic law."

Curiously, Klein did not relay one attack on Adhami that has appeared elsewhere: that "an enormously, overwhelming percentage of people struggle with homosexual feeling because of some form of violent emotional or sexual abuse at some point in their life."

Why did Klein pass on this opportunity to pile on Adhami? Perhaps because This view isn't all that far from the WND corporate view.

And now, Klein won't have the opportunity; Adhami has quit the Park51 project. Yet Klein hasn't reported that either -- perhaps because Adhami's remarks on homosexuality, and not what Klein reported, have been cited as a reason why.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:45 PM EST

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