The administration of Tennessee Tech University is sending a very clear message to parents, students, alumni and the community. They approve and support the presence of a documented Muslim Brotherhood supporter/member to appear on their campus, not just for a short presentation but for a day long event. The president of the university, Mr. Philip Oldham, and his underlings, have ignored and dismissed numerous calls and emails from concerned individuals most likely due to being ill at ease with the backlash from naïve students (Patel is seen by young females as the hot ticket) and organizations related to their Muslim Student Association and Saudi Club.
Perhaps Mr.Oldham who professes Christianity should understand what some of the passages in Mr. Patel’s book mean. One example would be on page 111.
” I cupped my hands, closed my eyes, and started reciting Sura Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Holy Quran : Bismallah ar Rahman ar Rahim. Alhamdolillah Ar Rabbil Al Amin”. It had been years since I had said it. But somehow it came back to me, came pouring from my heart onto my lips and out into the world, as if carried on the breath of god.”
Perhaps Mr. Oldham should know what Sura Al Fatiha states: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). . Guide us to the Straight Way The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
Imagine that, praying to god to guide them not to be like the Jews or the Christians, at least 5 times a day. Perhaps He should read page 126 where Mr.Patel states this of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist that killed over 3000 Americans :
“But there is an oft overlooked dimension to bin Laden’s personality, a talent that is absolutely central to his macabre success, he is a brilliant youth organizer.”
Another deception can be found on page 136. where Mr. Patel speaks of Muhammed’s return to Medina and what would become known as the “Victory Sura”. Again, only a small portion is quoted making it appear how wonderful this sura is. However Patel leaves out a few lines that sum it up :
They are the ones who disbelieved (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism), and hindered you from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sacred mosque of Makkah) and the sacrificial animals, detained from reaching their place of sacrifice. Had there not been believing men and believing women whom you did not know, that you may kill them, and on whose account a sin would have been committed by you without (your) knowledge, that Allah might bring into His Mercy whom He will, if they (the believers and the disbelievers) should have been apart, We verily had punished those of them who disbelieved, with painful torment.
He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), that He may make it (Islam) superior over all religions. And All-Sufficient is Allah as a Witness.
Punishing disbelievers with painful torment and making Islam superior over all religions. Yes, that is a victory for sure.
The remainder of the book is just as duplicitous, with several mentions of the prophet Muhammed and descriptions of what Islam is. But “Acts of Faith” is acceptable in a public institution, after all we wouldn’t want the administration of TN Tech to offend the Muslim Brotherhood.
Calendar of “events” with Muslim Brotherhood Eboo Patel