Sunday, February 14, 2010

Update from Dallas

It seems that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) isn't taking the critical article about military chaplain and ISNA official Louay Safi referred to in my previous post lying down. Jihad Watch reports that ISNA is urging its members to contact the editor of the Dallas Morning News, or staff writer Brooks Egerton, to demand a retraction.

Note that ISNA doesn't claim that Egerton said anything inaccurate about Safi, just that what he said created a negative impression. That, by the way, is the classic definition in Islam for defamation - not that what you said is false, but that the person in question doesn't like it.

As for whether ISNA is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood (a question Joe raised after my last entry), here's a paper from The Investigative Project pointing out that ISNA itself has essentially confirmed such ties.

Jihad Watch urges those interested in freedom of the press to contact the Dallas Morning News to tell them not to apologize or retract the article. I've already done so; if you want to as well, here's the contact info:

Maud Beelman,
The DMN News Editor

Brooks Egerton,
staff writer

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