From Pam Gellar: Longtime readers of Atlas Shrugs remember the long hard fight we waged to save Rifqa Bary’s life. Rifqa was an Ohio teen who converted out of Islam in secret. Her mosque, the Noor mosque, spied on her and told her devout parents, who threatened to kill her. It was a long, ugly struggle. Rifqa’s parents were represented by CAIR-Ohio, which fought long and hard to return her to the family who threatened to kill her. Despite their money, power and influence, they did not succeed. Rifqa is alive and thriving.
Why am I bringing all of this up? Because one of of mosque’s former leaders, its scholar in residence, Dr. Salah Sultan, has been sentenced to death on terrorism charges in Egypt.
That is who is leading mosques in America.
Here is one of the legal documents that was part of the trial in Rifqa Bary case:
NOOR CENTER SCHOLAR AND TERRORIST LEADERS
Another extremist influence in recent years at the Noor Center is the Egyptian-born Islamic scholar, Dr. Salah Sultan, who maintains a home less than a mile from the mosque. Prior to his departure from the U.S., Dr. Sultan served as the de facto “scholar-in-residence” at the
Noor Center, spoke regularly at Noor Center se
rvices and events, and was featured prominently
on the mosque’s website. He remains a leading ideological voice at The Noor Center, and
several of his family members still attend services there. In his résumé he states that as his life
goal is, “To live happily. To die as a martyr.”
Dr. Sultan is internationally-renowned for his positions with Islamic organizations, such
as the Fiqh Council of North America, the Muslim American Society, European Council Fatwa and Research and the Islamic Association for Muslim Scholars – the last two organizations headed up by his mentor, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who is recognized as one of the top Muslim brotherhood thinkers and the spiritual leader for the terrorist group Hamas. When Sultan
founded the Islamic American University in the Detroit area, he named Qaradawi as the honorary chairman of the board and appointed him head of the school’s campus in Qatar, despite the fact that Qaradawi has been banned from the U.S. since 1999 for his Islamic rulings authorizing the use suicide bombing terrorist attacks. A dossier published by the Anti-Defamation League entitled “Yusuf Al-Qaradawi: Theologian of Terror” notes the close relationship between Qaradawi and Dr. Sulta.
In recent years, and during the time he was directly associated with The Noor Center, Dr.Sultan has appeared at international events with individuals listed as designated terrorists by theU.S. Government. He is also a regular figure on television networks located in the Islamic world,where he has been recorded inciting violence against Jews, praising designated Al-Qaeda leaders, and advancing a wide range of anti-Jewish and anti-American conspiracy theories.While still a Central Ohio resident he participated in the issuance of Islamic fatwas (legal rulings) authorizing attacks against U.S. military troops in Iraq through organizations he holds leadership positions in, and he has personally taken positions on Islamic issues in defense of extreme Islamic punishments, including stoning and amputations, in accordance with Islamiclaw
Top U.S. Islamic Cleric Dr. Salah Soltan Sentenced to Death in Egypt, Patrick Poole, PJN, March 27, 2015
Soltan sentenced to hang. His son Mohamed Soltan will be sentenced April 11.
A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder.
Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade.
He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure.
A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday for inciting murder in the now infamous case known in the media as “Rabaa control room.”
The 14 convicted include Muslim brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan, former Kafr El-Sheikh governor Saad El-Hossainy and preacher Salah Sultan. The court has also set the date of 11 April to announce its verdict concerning other defendants in the case.
The court has referred the death sentences to Egypt’s Grand Mufti for revision. The referral of the sentences to the Mufti is the first step in the legal process required to enact a death sentence. The Mufti’s decision is not binding. However, following his decision the court will issue a final verdict. Once a final verdict is issued, defendants can appeal.
Badie and another 13 Brotherhood figures are convicted of setting up an operation after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in mid-August in 2013 to direct the movements of Brotherhood supporters across the country as part of plans to defy the state and spread chaos, as well as plot attacks on police stations, private property and churches.
His son Mohamed, who has become a cause celebre for the American media and U.S. Islamic organizations, was also convicted in the current case and will be sentenced on April 11:
The story of Salah and Mohamed Soltan will not be unfamiliar to regular PJ Media readers.
Just last week, Mohamed Soltan was trying to paint himself in court as an innocent spectator swept up in the aftermath of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow. I noted here that multiple Western media reports at the time identified Mohamed as one of the top leaders organizing the violent Muslim brotherhood protests in Cairo following Morsi’s removal from office.
Salah Soltan has also been the subject of several of my reports here at PJ Media going back to January 2009 when he appeared on Al-Nas TV threatening America with death and destruction for its support of Israel.
At the same time the elder Soltan was threatening America on Middle East TV, his son Mohamed was seen leading anti-Jewish genocidal chants in front of the Ohio Statehouse (as I reported here last week):
—Courtesy of Pamela Gellar