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In 2011, popular Imam Siraj Wahhaj offered Muslims a recommendation: Don't talk about Sharia Law because "we are not there yet." He didn't argue for an interpretation of Sharia that is permanently compatible with the West. Instead, he advised that Muslims be quiet for now, in accordance with the Muslim Brotherhood's doctrine of "gradualism."

The most unsettling thing about Wahhaj's sermons is that he's extremely influential. He isn't on the fringe. These quotes are known, but major Muslim-American organizations still put him on stage as a voice of wisdom.

"The trap we fall into is having a premature discussion about Sharia when we are not there yet," Wahhaj said at the 2011 annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society convention.


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