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Subject:SHEIKH HAMZA YUSUF SIGNS STATEMENT CONDEMNING KABBANI'S ACCUSATIONS
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SHEIKH HAMZA YUSUF SIGNS STATEMENT CONDEMNING KABBANI'S ACCUSATIONS

In a statement released today on AMILAnet , Sheikh Hamza 
Yusuf, Director of the Zaytuna Institute , and 
eleven other Bay Area Islamic organizations joined eight national Muslim 
groups in condemning Mr. Hisham Kabbani’s recent accusations against the 
American Muslim community.
 
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and the other bay organizations stated: "We, the 
following Muslim organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, join our 
voices with the national Muslim organizations named above and condemn 
Mr. Kabbani’s statements."

The accusations were made at a January 7 State Department presentation. 
Mr. Kabbani, Chairman of the self-styled "Islamic Supreme Council of 
America," made a number of statements that painted a picture of American 
Muslims as an extremist community that poses potential dangers for the 
rest of society. The Muslim organizations demanded retraction and 
apology.
 
Another recent signatory to the statement condemning Kabbani is Imam 
Warith Deen Muhammad. Only two months ago, a Kabbani spokesperson 
claimed in a statement posted on Usenet and various e-lists that W.D. 
Muhammad had "taken initiation into the Naqshbandi way" (a claim that 
W.D. Muhammad denies). 

Other signatory organizations include CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, AMC, MPAC, AMA, 
ING, and IAP.

The entire transcript of Kabbani’s speech can be found at 
http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/Statements/islamic_extremism.htm. 
The text of the condemnation can be found at 
http://www.mpac.org/alerts/mpac16.html.

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