Imam chants ‘Allahu Akbar” during 9/11 memorial at Catholic university

Imam chants ‘Allahu Akbar” during 9/11 memorial at Catholic university

Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Barry University, which is nestled in Miami Shores, Florida, hosted an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims on the of the 9/11 terror attacks.

According to Laura Loomer, a senior at the university, the service began with Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanting the ominous phrase “Allah Akbar” during his 10-15 minute address.

“We have to be very careful with exporting democracy, and democracy should not be exported at the point of a gun.”-Imam Nasir Amad (Palm Beach Post 9/12/2012)

The phrase Allah Akbar is arabic for “Allah is greatest.”

Loomer said that she, as well as other students and other members of the community, were offended by Ahmad’s use of the phrase during the service, and felt ” insulted that on a day like 9/11 they would allow for a man of Muslim faith to open the service and chant Allah Akbar, the words that suicide bombers and terrorists chant before blowing themselves up.”

Loomer also discussed her concern with two political science professors at Barry University who agreed that her concern was valid.

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