April 15, 2008
By FrontPage Magazine
On the weekend of March 29-31, 2002, MSA-TEMPLE hosted the MSA East Zone’s Annual Conference, which featured a presentation by Imam Zaid Shakir. A former Muslim chaplain at Yale University, Shakir is well known for having expressed his desire to see the United States a Muslim country ruled by Islamic law; for having said that “every Muslim who is honest … would like to see America become a Muslim country”; and for having asserted that true Muslims could never accept the legitimacy of the existing American order, because it “is against the orders and ordainments of Allah,” and because “the orientation of the Quran “pushes us in the exact opposite direction.”93
In recent years the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada has led a movement to push for the installation – in the rest rooms of universities and colleges nationwide – of foot baths for Muslim students who wish to practice the ritual washing of their feet before praying on campus. MSA-TEMPLE has supported the national MSA’s efforts in this regard and was one of at least 17 universities which had installed such foot baths.
The MSA-TEMPLE website provides links to the websites of a number of other organizations rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.