Islamic Scholars Condemn Terror Attacks and Speak Out about Islam

October 7, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On October 7, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "Umar Faruq Abdallah, an Islamic scholar and leader in the Muslim community in Chicago, said it is time for the followers of the Prophet Mohammed to start policing their own demagogues... Iftekhar Hai, a Bay Area leader of the United Muslims of America, couldn't agree more. 'We have to encourage moderate theology backed up by love and compassion and forgiveness -- not extremist interpretations backed up with rage and anger and wrath,' he said."