Of course, wanting to enforce sharia laws could apply to virtually all mosques in the U.S. Source: Mantra at new mosque in Dearborn Hts.: ‘Islam for all’
Dearborn Heights — Inside a former church on Ford Road is a room that soon will be filled with high-tech equipment to broadcast the message of Islam to the world.
The room will be stocked with computers, video cameras and other media equipment to produce online sermons, radio programs and a comprehensive website aimed at reaching Muslims here and around the English-speaking Islamic world.
The project is part of the Islamic Institute of America, a new mosque in Dearborn Heights led by Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini — one of Metro Detroit’s most prominent Muslim leaders. Hundreds of people attended the first Friday prayers at the mosque last week.
Al-Qazwini, 52, led the region’s most prominent mosque, the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, until resigning nearly two years ago amid controversy. Now he has ambitious plans for a new community.
Among them: monthly interfaith seminars for non-Muslims, a social work outreach to those suffering from problems such as drug addiction and domestic violence, a youth speakers bureau to fulfill growing community requests, a Middle Eastern gift shop and numerous educational programs for youth as well as an arcade in the basement for kids.
Also envisioned by Al-Qazwini is the nation’s first seminary to train Shia imams — so American-born Muslims don’t have to leave the U.S. and spend years in the Middle East, like Al-Qazwini did and where his two sons are studying to be Islamic spiritual leaders.
Most important is Al-Qazwini’s new mantra: “Islam for All.” It’s a message he intends to spread especially to non-Muslims who may be familiar with the religion only through news coverage of Islamic extremist groups and federal policies such as the Trump administration’s travel ban.
“We as Muslims owe it to the American people to tell them what Islam is,” Al-Qazwini said. “Islam is not a cult. It is a religion followed by over 1.6 billion people around the world. … Yet many Americans don’t know basically anything about Islam. Many Americans have not met a Muslim in their life.
Under Al-Qazwini’s leadership, the Islamic Center of America grew into Metro Detroit’s largest Islamic community and moved into a new facility on Ford Road in 2005. But in June 2015, the imam resigned.
Al-Qazwini declined to discuss his departure, saying he wants to move forward.
Some say he left because of a clash of ideas with board members. Others say his departure was over anonymous letters that accused him of mishandling money and using donations for an orphanage and a soon-to-open hospital, both run by his father, in Iraq.
Qwazini is not only a fraudster, but a Hillary Clinton pal who places the Koran above the U.S. Constitution. Read: Imam at largest US mosque calls on U.S. to enforce sharia laws against free speech.
Hassan al-Qazwini is the Imam at the Islamic Center of America, the country’s largest mosque. He is calling on the U.S. government to respond to criticism of Muhammad with more than words. But the only way the U.S. government can issue more than a mere verbal response to criticism of Muhammad is to take away the First Amendment Free Speech rights of Islam’s critics. And that’s exactly what Imam al-Qazwini wants the government to do.
Now, in a former church, he’ll be working to convert non-Muslims in Michigan to his sharia ways.