Naseeb.com, the online desi meat market made by outcasts for outcasts has now come full circle with MWU. In yet another example of tabloid pro-regressive Muslim journalism Umbreen Shah writes about "ISNA thugs," posted on both websites.
I have my own little criticisms of ISNA, for instance allowing the sycophants from "Muslims for Bush" to have their own stall in ISNA 2004. Its the standard pro-regressive tactics, ie attacking any and all Muslim organizations who dont pander to neocon-friendly extremist left wing politics. This sad excuse of an article goes on with the usual garbage about conservatives, immigrant leaders, cultural baggage blah blah blah. The sort of polemic which most of us answered and refuted long ago, you know stuff like this :
"These organizations are run by immigrants with cultural baggage"
So what if they are immigrants ? "Cultural baggage" is the adherence to the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet(pbuh). Speaking of immigrants, arent Ahmed Nassef, Omid Safi, Tarek Fatah, Irshad Manji, Raheel Raza, Monis Rahman(Naseeb CEO) all immigrants? And what about their western cultural baggage which they try to force on the community ? No, I dont think immigration is an issue.
"Only 10% of Muslim Americans attended ISNA this year"
Which is appox. 700000 people. This is roughly 699900 more then the people who attended phony Friday prayers with Amina Wadud. How many people showed up for the "naseeb meetup" ? 0.0001% of Muslim Americans ? Sounds like sour grapes to me.
"African-Americans are underrepresented"
Ever heard of the Muslim American society? Mahdi Bray? Oh but he's not a pro-regressive is he, so he doesnt count. So exactly how many African Americans are in the PMNUA or MWU ?
In conclusion, Umbreen Shah's tirade against ISNA is nothing but a hotch potch regurjitation of old refuted smear attacks against legitimate Muslim organizations. Its a shake down by extremists who are frustrated at their inability to implement "reforms" at the behest of RAND, neocons and those who mean the Muslim community no good. I dont know about ISNA, but I am sick of pro-regressive thugs and delinquents smearing Islam.