The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, two supposedly "moderate" groups identified by the U.S. Justice Department as Muslim Brotherhood entities, are mourning radical Islamic preacher Dr. Ali Mazrui in light of his passing on October 12. Their statements point to his deep involvement in their organizations.
Dr. Ali Mazrui's Extremist Ideology
In 2007, Mazrui preached that the U.S. "empire" is a threat to Islam and Muslims must retaliate politically, economically and violently. A reporter at his lecture paraphrased him as saying:
"The U.S. today is an empire with no counter power as once offered by the U.S.S.R.. He enumerated four ways this empire can be minimized: reduce dependency on the U.S., as the Europeans are doing; make Americans pay the price when they misuse their power, as in oil embargos or the insurgency in Iraq; rely on the effect of countervailing powers, such as China and India; and—Mazrui's preferred solution—have American democracy control the empire." [emphasis mine]