Cheers for Wolfowitz

(New York Post) Stephen Schwartz - Last week Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, widely identified (and denounced) as the main architect of America's Iraq intervention, won multiple standing ovations from an audience of hundreds of Muslims at the Shia national convention in Washington, held by the Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA). Until now, the discourse on Islam in America was dominated, from the Muslim side, by the "Wahhabi lobby" - groups toeing the extremist line of the Saudi regime - including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Agha Shaukat Jafri, a Shia community leader in New York and organizer of the UMAA convention, said, "We should thank the Bush administration for liberating the Shias of Iraq."

2003-06-03 00:00:00

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