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07 October, 2010 / theexpositor

Rick Warren and the Muslim Brotherhood

from World Net Daily.com, to me via Watchers Lamp

Has Rick Warren become a shill for Islamic terror?

That’s the charge of a well-documented article by an investigator published in FrontPageMag.com.

Warren is promoted on the "speakers corner" of the Islamic Society of North America, an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and a financier of the Hamas terror organization.

Fifteen months ago, Warren spoke to ISNA’s annual convention with these opening words: "As-salamu Alaykum. I come to you today deeply humbled and honored by this invitation. I truly mean that. I applaud your courage for inviting an Evangelical pastor. Thank you."

He shared the podium at that event with Siraj Wahhaj, an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the former South Asia director of KindHearts, a Hamas fundraising group shut down by the FBI in February 2006; and Naeem Muhammad, a U.S. staff member of Islamic Relief, a "charity" the Israeli government has claimed is a front for Hamas.

When Joe Kaufman asked Warren’s chief of staff, David Chrzan, why Warren’s picture and bio still resides on ISNA’s website 15 months after the speaking engagement, he received this reply: "The website you reference lists Pastor Warren as one of the speakers at the 2009 ISNA Conference held in Washington, D.C., this past July. Pastor Warren’s bio on the site does not represent an endorsement of ISNA or its activities, but rather as one of the speakers who was invited to address the conference."

Surely Saddleback Church and Rick Warren understand why ISNA is still promoting that appearance. It is a conscious effort to "mainstream" the Muslim Brotherhood front byassociation with a man who has been called "America’s pastor."

Yet, Warren does not seem to be concerned.

There is a striking double standard among some Christian celebrities regarding appearances before evil groups, including those promoting hate and violence and terrorism.

I can’t imagine that Rick Warren would accept an invitation to speak to a Ku Klux Klan convention or a meeting of neo-Nazis.

Of course, he could attempt to justify such an appearance the way he rationalized his high-profile speech to ISNA – by saying he was searching for common ground in addressing problems in the world, or perhaps even that he was doing as Jesus did – by preaching to the lost.

But that would be disingenuous, and the condemnation Rick Warren would receive would be universal. That’s why Rick Warren doesn’t speak to organized meetings of neo-Nazis or Ku Klux Klan members.

He does speak to Muslim Brotherhood front groups, however – and makes no apologies for it.

Read the entire article….

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One Comment

  1. Michael Acidri / Oct 10 2010 14 43

    Desiring God ended really flat. What do you expect if Rick Warren is up and about bewteen the emergency room and attending Islamic conferences.He hardly has time to purposeflly read his Bible. The least he can do is churn out a recycled whoop-whoop message and a quick ‘God bless ya’ as he scampers off to the next event. Count your self lucky to even see him on video….next time it will be a multi-faith hologram.

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