Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s stance against the “Ground Zero Mosque” has drawn fire from some members of Southern Nevada’s Muslim community.
The iman of Masjid As-Fabur mosque, Minister Fateen, said this morning in a press release, “I would like Mr. Reid to tell my members how he arrived at his decision and what facts did he base it on?”
A member of the Black Muslims, Minister X, stated, “It is not all right for a politician to make a comment because it’s his and not ours. Now he is representing himself not the people who voted him into office.”
Reid is scheduled to have a “meet and greet” with the African American Faith Community at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Culinary Training Center, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Minister Fateen added, “We hope that Friday is a defining moment. It’s time we take a stand and tell the world what the Muslim religion is about and it has nothing to relation to 911.”
In the same press release, Fateen included Reid’s well-traveled “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” remark from the book “Game Change.” Reid later apologized for what he called “such a poor choice of words.”
It sounds like that meet and greet will be an interesting place to be.