Wake Forest University’s Radical Imam

Radical is a subjective term, he’s no more radical than Mohammed right? Semantics aside, couple this with terror-linked Muslims pushing sharia in elementary schools and pro-sharia Muslims rewriting textbooks and you can see how quickly a nation can be destroyed from within.

via Wake Forest University’s Radical Imam by Clare M. Lopez

When Wake Forest University hired Khalid Griggs in February 2010 to be its first Muslim Assistant Chaplain, President Nathan O. Hatch hailed the “broader dialogue among people of different faith traditions” and the “greater awareness of differing beliefs” that he apparently supposed would flow naturally from the appointment.

In the case of Khalid Griggs, Hatch’s failure has been and continues to be egregious. Even a cursory Google search readily turns up the information that Griggs is closely affiliated with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Had Hatch done even the minimal homework expected of a college sophomore, he would know that ICNA was included on a Muslim Brotherhood document submitted (unopposed) into evidence in the Holy Land Foundation trial titled, “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends,” which identified ICNA as an entity or affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. Further, ICNA was named by the Department of Justice (DoJ), which prosecuted the case, an unindicted co-conspirator.

To make things even worse, it turns out that Wake Forest’s new imam isn’t just “affiliated” with ICNA: he’s the Chairman for the ICNA Council for Social Justice. This means he’s a senior ranking official of an organization the Justice Department named over three years ago as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror case.

There’s more. Khalid Griggs is the Imam and a founding member of the Community Mosque in Winston-Salem, NC. Together with other founding members, including Ibrahim Hanif, Jamal Abdullah, and Salih Abdul Latif, Griggs is a member of The Islamic Party of North America. Its signature publication, “Taking Islam to the Street: The Da’wah of the Islamic Party of North America,” candidly describes its ideology as “a revolutionary Islam” grounded in the teachings of Maulana Abu’l a’la Maududi, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Muammar Qaddaffi, and Sayyed Qutb.

Maududi was the hugely influential Pakistani Salafist who founded Jama’at-i-Islami (Society of Islam) and effectively bridged the thinking of Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Sayyed Qutb, perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood’s foremost theoretician.

The Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution toppled the Shah of Iran and instituted a savage reign of jihadist terror whose reverberations continue to destabilize the Middle East and beyond.

Muammar Qaddaffi was the brutal, terror-sponsoring Libyan dictator overthrown and killed in early 2011.

The Community Mosque of Winston-Salem also features a direct link from its site to the Muslim Brotherhood’s IslamOnline.net website where Yousuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s modern-day senior “spiritual leader,” dispenses fatwas and jihad advice. These are the ideologues to whom Khalid Griggs and his Winston-Salem mosque colleagues look for inspiration. Is this the type of thinking that Nathan Hatch finds acceptable for Griggs to share with Winston-Salem students?

It gets worse. Griggs is also a member of the Shura Council for the Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), an organization co-founded and led by Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. MANA’s General Secretary, Ihsan Bagby, is also affiliated with self-identified Muslim Brotherhood front groups that the DoJ listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR—also known as HAMAS in the U.S.), the Fiqh Council of North America, and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). MANA’s website includes an essay by Imam Mohamed Balanonie entitled “The Role of the Masjid,” which explains that the Masjid (mosque) is the headquarters of the “Islamic State,” a “springboard” for the “implementation of Islam,” and “the starting point to the expansion of Islam and the Islamic conquests.” Ensuring there is no mistake about the offensive role of the mosque in the execution of jihad, Balanonie quotes Ibn Taimiyah, who wrote that the mosque is a place where “matters of politics were dealt with, troops and platoons were deployed” and “the war booties are divided.”

To sum this up, Wake Forest University’s Assistant Imam, Khalid Griggs, is also the Imam at a Winston-Salem mosque with an aggressively jihadist mission statement. He is a board member of ICNA, a Muslim Brotherhood front organization that the DoJ listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror funding case. He is a Shura Council member of MANA, which views mosques as Muslim community centers where Islamic conquests are planned and launched. All of this information is freely available on the Internet, as the numerous hyperlinks in this essay attest. The Team B II report, “Shariah: The Threat to America,” was published more than a year ago and the Holy Land Foundation trial documents have been posted to the Internet for three years now.

What part of a university president’s job is more important than conducting this kind of due diligence on the personnel who will be in direct, perhaps even daily, contact with the young students that parents send to Winston-Salem in the expectation that they will be guided in an academic environment that is professional, safe, and terror-free? There is none.

President Nathan Hatch owes the alumnae, parents, students, and the Winston-Salem University Foundation Board of Directors a thorough explanation of exactly how Khalid Griggs’ resume ever made it past the first screening, and how such an individual could have been permitted contact and interaction with Winston-Salem University students for almost two years.

Call To Action

Are you concerned about the appointment of Imam Griggs as Assistant Chaplain at Wake Forest University?

Contact the university to express your concern.

Write to:

Office of the President
Nathan O. Hatch
Wake Forest University
PO Box 7226
NC 27109

Or email hatch@wfu.edu

There’s more, including a response from Hatch. Read it all.

The last time we posted on  Griggs, he was quoted in this post, Will Islamic school planned in Winston-Salem be taxpayer funded?

10 thoughts on “Wake Forest University’s Radical Imam

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  2. The Democratic Party is comprised of Socialists like President Nathan O Hatch, who are guilty of knowingly adopting the Muslim Brotherhood and affiliate terrorist organizations into their anti-Christian/Semitic agenda in the USA, Israel and the world. This President should be put in a concentration camp and prosecuted for taking part in the Socialist plan to over throw Democracy in the USA and install a Socialist government that accommodates their Muslim Brotherhood terrorist cadres. He is a useless member of society.

  3. All parents whose children attend this college should be made aware of the appointment of such a Muslim. Do they have a rabbi, born again Christian, Methodist, Catholic, Lutheran, and all other faiths represented at this college? This is the way they take their filthy agenda into the colleges, to twist your young peoples minds. Throw them out, no need of their demonic gospel.

  4. Like a slow growing cancer that is untreatable by the time there are symptoms they will consume our country. They are not here because they like us and want to be like us. They are giving birth to muslims that are US citizens and giving birth to them at our expense. On 9/11 there were 1200 mosque in the US. Today there are over 2000 and growing fast.

    • time to change our immigration policy back to pre-1965 levels before they started all the multicultural diversification of our country.

  5. To a professionally trained/educated/certified Chaplain, this PC, partisan gesture is horribly offensive. Professionally trained, real-life Chaplains are taught to respect and be supportive of people with different faiths. This immediately puts the imam in dissonance with the Quran. More likely here, the term/title “Chaplain” is an honorary one to appease a growing mosque presence in Winston-Salem. Even as “honorary”, aka, a wastebasket designation, it is a desecration of both the title and ministry of the men and women in the daily practice of a highly specialized ministry, something else Mr. Hatch didn’t look into either. This brings Mr Hatch’s competence into question as it relates to his political orientation. and may well bring him more dissonance, especially with those who supported his appointment.

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