Khalil Gibran International Academy

‘Moderate’ Muslim Tag Ever-Murky For Community

Reaction to N.Y. imam at center of downtown mosque storm points up unresolved tension, even after years
of interfaith dialogue.

08/25/2010
Staff Writer

 An Islamic leader from the United States gives a lecture about the founding of Israel in the wake of the Holocaust. He recommends a book that denies that mass murder of Jews took place during World War II, calls the Holocaust a hoax and declares that “All this [information about six million Jewish deaths] is false propaganda.” Hitler, the leader says, “never intended to mass-destroy the Jews.”

An extremist?

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, moderate or closet radical? Renewed focus on nature of Islamic leadership. Getty Images
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