Muslim leader says Dalia Mogahed ‘shares the outlook of Islamists in Egypt, Pakistan’
By Art Moore
She describes her role in the Obama administration as a communicator to the president and other public officials of “what it is Muslims want.”
But Muslims such as Steven Schwartz, a prominent American convert to Islam and ardent critic of Muslim fundamentalism, contend Dalia Mogahed, a scheduled speaker at the annual fundraiser Saturday in Washington for the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations, certainly doesn’t speak for them.
A senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Mogahed was appointed to President Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The Egyptian-born, hijab-clad adviser drew attention earlier this month when she defended Shariah, or Islamic law, on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist Muslim group, insisting the majority of women around the world associate Shariah with “gender justice.”
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