Monday, November 4, 2013

MPAC Conference in Los Angeles Nov 2, 2013

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Annaqed

On November 2, the Muslim Public Affairs Council held a meeting on the topic of  extremism at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. About 50 people attended. Below is a report complied by Chris Chrisman, who attended the event. I will let the report speak for itself, but what was notable was the criticism of the Saudi and Wahhabist  influence. Keep in mind that Chrisman, whom I personally know,  is an expert on Islam and not one to be duped.

The official release of MPAC's statement has yet to appear on their website.

List of speakers

Dr. Saleh Kholaki – dentist and officer of ICSC in various capacities for over 25 years

Haris Tarin – director of MPAC Washington, D.C., office

Asim Buyuksoy – current director of religious affairs at ICSC, candidate for masters degree in Islamic studies at Claremont University

Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Baset --   chemist and officer of ICSC in various capacities for over 25 years
Ahmed Younis, JD – adjunct assistant professor and PhD candidate at the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University.  Named as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims in 2009, 2010, and 2011

Dr. Gasser Hathout – Professor of Medicine at UCLA Medical School.   Active in the Southern California Muslim community for 35 years

Dr. Khalid Abou El Fadl – Professor of Islamic Law at UCLA School of Law.  One of the world’s leading authorities on Islamic law and Islam.

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