Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

American Imam under Scrutiny

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

American Imam under Scrutiny

Article excerpt

Since the tragic events of 9/11 American Muslims have been living and working under stress. A very small group of men who caused the 2001 tragedy has compromised the safety and security of Muslims living in America, especially immigrants who came to this country for the level playing field and opportunities for growth it provides. While today their comfort level may not be the same as when they arrived, in most cases they are convinced that this is the place to raise their families.

Hundreds of mosques and community centers have sprung up throughout the country in recent years. One of the largest, ADAMS, an acronym for All Dulles Area Muslim Society, is located in northern Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. Time magazine assigned correspondent Douglas Waller to interview over a two-week period ADAMS Center director Imam Mohammed Magid, 40, an immigrant from Sudan. However, the three-page interview with Magid which appeared in Time's Nov. 21 issue has created a small controversy.

Waller attended ADAMS meetings that Magid addressed, covered his sermons at the Friday congregations, and was even present at the FBI's monthly meeting with imams, which included Magid. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.