South Bay Muslim Leaders Harbor Mixed Emotions About 9/11 Anniversary

SANTA CLARA (KCBS) – Dozens of events are planned across the Bay Area to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, including a large interfaith memorial organized by the Muslim community in the South Bay.

The gathering will be held at the Islamic Center in Santa Clara. But some Muslim leaders like Junaid Shaikh, president of the Northern California Islamic Council, have mixed feelings about the anniversary.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

“Muslims condemn what’s happened on 9/11,” Shaikh said. “And what’s happened after that. Muslims condemn anywhere there is an unjust or non-peaceful thing that has happened.”

But Shaikh said with that feeling comes fear of an increased backlash against the Muslim community.

“If you see Islam for everything that is happening, how much (backlash) is there? It has increased in the last four years,” he said. “Just look at the fact that 24 states are thinking of banning Sharias.”

Sharias are a set of Islamic biblical laws much like the Torah is for Jewish people.

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  1. Sam Mallory says:

    um well you guys have that thing called Sharia law …

  2. mia says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  3. Mad Mike says:

    mia, your tin foil hat needs tuning….

  4. R. Singh says:

    Muslims will not admit it, but their holy book Quran advocates that Kaafirs (non-Muslims) shall be conquered and killed or coverted to Islam. Quran encourages to play deception to acieve this goal. Islam does not believe in secularism and democracy but only in brutal Sharia laws. Why can’t the world wake up to the obvious truth.

  5. Mad Mike says:

    There are only two types of Muslims. The ones who want to cut your throat, and the ones who wish someone else would cut your throat. That’s it, that’s all.

    1. ken roman says:

      Oh how right you are…Kill the Rag Heads

  6. Gabriele says:

    The opinions from R. Singh and Mad Mike clearly sprouts from ignorance. People, know that knowledge is power, so educate yourselves before making such false statements.

    1. Caldera says:

      Those two guys are right – you should educate self. Or just maybe you are one of the deceptive Muslims.

  7. Big Oil says:

    Lying to infidels is a valid tactic encouraged by the Koran, while they bide their time to convert.

  8. Big Oil says:

    Gabriele,
    Looks like we are the educated ones apparently.

    Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. – 2:191

    Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God’s entirely. – Sura 2:193 and 8:39

  9. Real says:

    The Christian bible is just as bad if not worse. Those poor Pagans. There are good people and bad ones in all walks of life. Which one are you?

    1. BigOil says:

      “The Christian bible is just as bad if not worse.”

      Could be, but the crusaders are very common now. Also look at the border of the Islamic world with the rest, there is a “ring of fire” there, as war with Europe, Russia, China, India, Thailand, Philippines. Clearly it’s the last large scale major holdout of the old school fanatics.

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