As some of you may know by now, there is a slander of me on another blog that I strongly believe to be placed there on the orders of that blog owner’s boss, Mr. Mahdi Bray.
Now one may wonder, why I would think that this SLANDER is planted by Mahdi Bray? First of all, I only met Mr. Bray’s proxy for the first time in the fall of 2007 (about 6 months ago) so he does not know me nor my history. It is very obvious to me that someone with an agenda fed him this false information because there are half truths involved.
Secondly, the proxy is an employee of MAS Freedom Foundation. Seeing as how the proxy does not know me, it is just not possible for him to have some of the (albeit VERY twisted) “information” because some of the events alluded to on the proxy’s blog took place before the proxy was even Muslim. So someone who was present during those times obviously fed him this false and misleading information.
Thirdly, the twisting of one of the events in particular (like the so called “war” I supposedly almost caused between Sunnis and the NOI) is further proof, for me, that only Mahdi Bray (and possibly assisted by Johari Abdul-Malik) could be behind this slander as I have known both Johari and Mahdi personally for many years (and not their proxy).
Johari was present during my conflict (however grossly inflated as it was by Mr. Bray) with the NOI. So putting 2+2 together, this leads me directly to Mahdi Bray who fed this “information” to his surrogate and employee.
This shows the cowardly nature of these men who will not dare to debate me in public, but would rather use a surrogate to attack me and spread malicious and completely FALSE rumors. These underhanded tactics only prove the point that I have been trying to make for weeks.
Some of the things which Mr. Bray mentions about my past associations (as I have already mentioned on my blog) are unfortunately true although the insidious quotes he attributes to me are pure fabrications, but allow me to begin with the title Mr. Bray chose:
“How do you say Steven Emerson in Arabic? Abdur-Rahman Muhammad”
Imam Bray, I must ask: Is this your way of making takfeer (calling me a non-Muslim)? By saying that I am Steven Emerson, are you saying that I am not Muslim? Is this a fatwa on my iman seeing that you are an “Imam”? Is this what “mainstream Muslim organizations” do to their critics?
Mr. Bray also falsely alleges that I made this statement:
“Justice is through the barrel of a gun…rivers of blood will flow through these streets one day”
This is a COMPLETE FABRICATION and it is shameful and evil for a community leader to stoop to this level. I challenge “Imam” Bray and his proxy to invoke the curse of God upon themselves if what they say is true. I will do the same because I never said such a thing. I state to you all here and now clearly that THIS IS A LIE and shows what kind of people are in the “leadership” that they would resort to such desperate tactics.
I will spare everyone the details (although I have them if need be) of the beginning of the story and his controversial tenure as a chaplain and imam at Howard University and how that period came to an end.
No, Mr. Bray! GIVE us the details you claim to have. I was never “chaplain” at Howard. Why don’t you tell us how the Muslim Brotherhood took over campus activities on the Howard campus? Please do so. Allow me to state for the record that I fiercely opposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s take over of the Islamic services at Howard University.
For the moment I will also spare readers from the story of how this one man single-handily almost caused an East Coast war between African-Americans Sunni Muslims and the Nation of Islam over false allegations,
Again, do tell Mr. Bray about this “war” I almost started. This is totally false.I did have minor altercations with members of the NOI (likely before your proxy was even Muslim) but that is a far stretch from causing a “war”. Please give us these “details” you claim to have “Imam” Bray.
I will not go into the reasoning he had to walk around with a bodyguard even though he was not famous
Of course you will not go into it, because I never had a bodyguard! Another complete fabrication designed to discredit me.
I will not go into the failure of the masjid that he founded,
No, let’s talk about it Mr. Bray man to manand not by proxy. Yes, some of us have struggled for years in the community to establish things in the community and we could not maintain our community masjid. Is that a crime? And it did not “fail” because of anything ‘evil’ that I did. By the way, when have you ever led a community “Imam” Bray?
and I will spare readers from the details of the number of personal issues sisters and others have brought to me.
Notice how Mr. Bray italicized sistersto make it more spurious. This was the most offensive thing stated by you Mr. Bray and it is highly disappointing. You are clearly implying here to your proxy’s readers that I have had some sort of sexual misconduct, which is completely baseless and false and a vicious calumny against a long time committed Muslim in the community. I vociferously deny any type of misconduct toward women. This is a truly evil and vile accusation and the depths of which I did not even expect for you to go. As you should know, as an Imam, that this is a great crime in Islamic law.
Again, bring these sisters that supposedly have brought my “personal issues” to YOU (or your proxy). Bring me the names, dates and EXACT accusations. But then again you know there are none because it is a lie that you have dreamed up through your employee.
In recent weeks AR has began attacking MAS and Imam Mahdi Bray along with other African-American imams for supporting the hunger-strike
Tell me, Mr “Imam”…what is the ISLAMIC ruling on hunger strikes and committing suicide? I’d like to know that. Further, I have never accused all the Muslims of being “guilty by association” (a straw man) and have simply repeated the statements made in court by people like Sami Al-Arian themselves.
Again, it is tactics like using proxies to SLANDER those who disagree with you that only prove my point. Is this Islamic??
This is a man who has consistently over the years given fiery lectures that are anti-American and pro-jihad and has been steadfast in his call for the overthrow of the Saudi monarch and yet today he is dissing African-Americans for supporting Sami? How did AR get from point A to point B?
Where is your proof Mr. Bray that I have given such speeches? You sir are a LIAR. Again, as I have already mentioned on my blog, I have associated with unseemly people in the past, however I have never made such statements and this is SLANDER. God knows that you are a LIAR trying to leave the impression that you have recordings to back up your claims (which I assure you do not). You are showing that you have no scruples whatsoever.
I do not run from my past, but Mr. Bray, you have lied on me. If he has tapes (and I assure you that he does not), THEN I CHALLENGE HIM to produce them.
Finally, I must add that NONE of Mr. Bray’s ad hominem arguments against me on his proxy’s blog address the FACTS which is perhaps the most revealing aspect of this episode. They had to resort to desperate tactics in an attempt to destroy my character.
Please be a man and debate me YOURSELF instead of having an employee do it on your behalf. I am willing to debate you any time and any place and bring whatever so called “proof” that you have. Just stop hiding behind other people. Let’s debate the facts and not resort to slander.