Boston, Mass., Nov 23, 2004 / 22:00 pm
An already underway $22 million project in Boston to build what will be the largest mosque in the US is under fire. The Islamic Society of Boston, who have commissioned the project, have been linked with ties to Islamic radicalism, though it insists that it does not tolerate muslim extremism, reports CBN News.
CBN News report that the “connections go right to the foundation of this mosque and the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB).”
They point out that the founder of the ISB, Abdurahman Alamoudi, is in federal prison after pleading guilty to involvement in an assassination plot on the Saudi crown prince that was planned by Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi. The ISB, however, notes that it hasn’t had any relationship with Alamoudi for several years.
Dr. Yusef al-Qaradawi has also been listed as one of the ISB’s directors in the past, and ISB claims he is a respected Muslim scholar. This claim, however, flies in the face of evidence that he has praised Palestinian suicide bombers and urged Iraqi Muslims to kill American soldiers.