zaytuna college

More insanity from the “diversity-loving” Left:

A Muslim college, founded by three pro-jihadi Muslims, has been accredited by California, and is now eligible for federal grants, and can accept foreign Muslim students on visas.

Really, what could go wrong?

Via Investor’s Business Daily: California Accredits Nation’s First Muslim College .. . Founded By Jihadists

The same California college board that accredited Stanford and Berkeley has certified the nation’s first Muslim college in what the left is cheering as a breakthrough for diversity. In fact, it’s a breakthrough for jihadism.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges last week officially — and naively — recognized Zaytuna College, making the Islamist school eligible to receive federal grants and accept foreign Muslim students on visas.

But before liberals celebrate too loudly, they should know that Zaytuna was founded by pro-jihadists who hate America and Jews and want to turn America into an Islamic state.

Located in Berkeley (where else?), Zaytuna was founded by three extremist Muslims: Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir and Hatem (yes, that’s actually his name) Bazian.

At a 1996 Islamic conference, the Clarion Project notes, Zaytuna President Yusuf bashed America as “a country that has little to be proud of in its past. I reside in this country not by choice but by conviction to spread the message of Islam in this country. I became Muslim because I did not believe in the false gods of this society, whether we call them Jesus or democracy or the Bill of Rights.”

According to the Washington Post, the FBI investigated Yusuf after 9/11, because just two days before the attacks, he made an ominous prediction to a Muslim audience that America would soon suffer a severe — and deserved — punishment:

….Just last year, Hamza Yusuf signed a letter endorsing violent jihad, Shariah law and brutal “hudud” punishments, including beheadings, amputations, lashings and stonings.

Then there’s Yusuf’s partner, Shakir, who has lauded the “armed struggle” that brought about Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Shakir also once confided to the New York Times that he’d like to see the U.S. “become a Muslim country” ruled by Islamic law….

Will they offer courses in Advanced Stoning?

Just wondering.


FrontPage Mag: New York Times Whitewashes Islamist Zaytuna College

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  1. Kitten says:

    Unbelievable. Those who have allowed this to happen, even in Berkeley, have rolled out the red carpet to terrorists in our country. These educational elitists live in theory, not reality. Political correctness, diversity, and moral equivalence were key in causing this to happen, aka liberalism.

  2. deaves1 says:

    This crap is out of control. These students will get here, get even more radicalized while becoming Americanized and learn their way around the country. This is merely a training ground for jihadists.

  3. Alain41 says:

    “…funded largely by donations from a growing number of American Muslims who trust and love these scholars. Knowing, in their words, that “Islam has never become rooted in a particular land until that land began producing its own religious scholars,”…”

    Al-Zaytuna (Mosque of the Olive) is the oldest largest Mosque in Tunisia and home to one of the oldest Islam universities.

    Wikip. on Hamza Yusef: …Yusuf was born as Mark Hanson to two academics in Washington State and raised in Northern California. He grew up a practicing Greek Orthodox Christian and attended prep schools on both the east and west coasts….

  4. […] Bruce notes that the first accredited Muslim college, in the U.S., was founded by three “jihadists,” and she asks if Zaytuna College, in where else–wait for it–Berkley, will offer courses […]

  5. […] Bruce notes that the first accredited Muslim college, in the U.S., was founded by three “jihadists,” and she asks if Zaytuna College, in where else–wait for it–Berkley, will offer courses in […]

  6. dennisl59 says:

    What flag will they fly on campus?

    We need a contest for what courses will be in the curriculum.

    ‘Advanced Stoning’ is a starter. How about ‘Sharia Law, it’s not ‘that” bad’?

    posted 3/18 604am Texas[Student Visa]Time

  7. Dave says:

    This rotten government is trying to gain absolute control over every human soul. Why don’t they control these jihadist death cult swine?

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