In the beginning of the video, Sheikh Salah Sultan says that the Payload Specialist of the Space Shuttle Columbia was a murderer who commanded the campaign against Jenin in 2003. The Payload Specialist was Ilan Ramon, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force and the first Israeli astronaut.
Sultan goes on to tell a “story” about the space shuttle being launched and just a few minutes later while the Shuttle was over Texas, exploded, which just happens to be President Bush’s home state, killing all aboard. He claims the Shuttle fell, “of all places” in the city of Palestine, Texas, obviously trying to say it was all Allah’s doing and a sign from Allah. [This theory seems to be a quite a wanna-be conspiracy theory, even with the Jews, that it was a call from God to the leaders of America, Israel and the world to repent for their intention to divide up Israel.]
Video and more about this man’s connections with Hamas!
There’s a few little problems with his story. Columbia did not explode on the way up, as he tells it, it exploded on the re-entry after being in space 16 days. For Ilan to be involved in anything with the Israeli Air Force during 2003 is impossible, as he had been at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX from July 1998 until the Columbia mission on January 13, 2003. I wonder ihow Sultan would feel, if he knew that 37 pages from the diary that Ramon had with him while aboard Columbia survived, with all the paper remaining white and not charred, which included a copy of the Kiddush prayer.
What he has to say about the US is that because America gave Israel everything it needs for battle, we will “suffer economic stagnation, ruin, destruction, and crime, which will surpass what is happening in Gaza. One of these days, the US will suffer more deaths than all those killed in this third Gaza holocaust. This will happen soon.”
SCARY STUFF ABOUT THIS MAN
But what is really scary about this man, is that he lived in the United States, and still comes to the United States! Sultan was brought to the area by the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus and was hired as their fiqh research. He was also the religious director for the Hilliard-based Islamic school, Sunrise Academy, where he also conducted teacher training. And later, Sultan served as the resident scholar at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard, working directly with Hany Saqr, a Muslim Brotherhood member.
He is also a former professor and president of the Islamic American University in Michigan. He previously worked at the Islamic Center of Greater Worcester in Massachusetts and at the Islamic Open University in Washington, D.C.
According to his resume, he also serves on the board of trustees of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, and is a member of the Council of Indian Scholars and of the Association of Scholars in Germany.
In 1999, Sultan said at the 1999 IAP conference in Chicago that he believes that Israeli soldiers make ash trays from Palestinian embryo skulls, and that the Talmud commands the Jews to kill all gentiles:
What does “the Cause” mean to you? And what does it mean to your children? … How much do they know about these tragedies? Did we mention to them that the Children of Zion over there cut open the wombs of mothers. As Khalid M. Klhalid mentioned in 1992 when he visited Shamir and saw on his desk a strange ashtray. He asked him, “What strange ashtray is this? Shamir told him that this was the skull of an embryo. The skull of an embryo? An Israeli soldier opened the womb of a Palestinian mother, took out the embryo, cut off his head, and gave it to him as a present. He gave it to him as a present! This is the method of the Jews. Killing a Muslim or any other non-Jew does not matter to them. Because their motto is, “If you come across a non-Jew kill him!”
He was also president of the American Institute for Religious and Cultural Studies, and active in the European Council for Fatwa and Research, headed by Yousef Al-Qaradhwai who he calls “our great scholar”. If ya didn’t know, Qaradhawi in listed by the US government since 1999 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Just a little thing there, ya know, nothing REALLY important.
I mean, its not like the time in 2006 that Sultan said that 9/11 was the work of Americans based on the movie “The Siege” as a pretext for terrorizing the world. One final quote from that interview, “The U.S. remains the only country to determine who is a terrorist, and what is the definition of terrorism, and it can pin it on anyone. The most recent instance is the case of Dr. Al-Zindani, who has been accused of terrorism, even though he is know worldwide for his refinement, virtue, and broad horizons.” Al-Zindani is Sheikh Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, a Yemeni mentor of Osama bin Laden who preaches jihad at Iman University in Sanna.
And its not like its important that he had an article on “The Muslim Brotherhood” Official Website, also in 2006.
Or its not important that according to his profile at Discover the Networks, he is an advocate for suicide bombing:
During the 1999 annual conference of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group which terrorism expert Steven Emerson has characterized as Hamas’ “primary voice in the United States,” Sultan encouraged young people to strive toward martyrdom. “I want every child,” he said, “to sleep on the wound of Palestine and the actions of martyrdom, just like that mother in the country whose son wrote to her that they are to meet in Paradise.”
On Solomonia, according to Soltan’s own webpage, he is for the violent destruction of Israel and the deportation (or worse) of its Jewish inhabitants. The original link on Soltan’s web site was here, however, it is now a 403 “Forbidden” access page.
… There is no doubt about the fact that the Jews usurped the Holy Lands of Palestine and it is not permitted to bargain with them over anything except the means of their departure from the lands that they usurped by means of violent force and through the killing of hundreds of thousands of people…
He also doesn’t have nice things to say about women.
Question: My husband does not want me to the store even when I need something emergently (sic). He likes me to be in close doors all the time. Is it permissible for a woman to go tot he market place without informing her husband?
Answer: … The husband and wife should cooperate with one another to fulfill the requirements and basic needs of the house. If the woamn likes to go to the store and does shopping with her husband or alone, when needed, then she should agree with her husband on that. It is not allowed for the woman to go to the store without informing her husband, who might mistrust her if he knows. Therefore, I recommend the woman to discuss this issue with her husband and try to get a general approval of getting her basic needs with or without him going with her. If the husband does not agree, she is supposed to listen to him.
Oh, and if you want to hug, kiss, or hold hands in public with your husband.. forget it.
Question: Some Islamic websites may publish photos of Muslim men kissing their wives on the cheek to demonstrate that Islam orders men to be kind to women. Of course both parties are committed to Islamic dress code in the phtos. Does Islam allow this kind of act in public? Kindly explain this to me in detail.
Answer: Islam stresses privacy of matrimonial life. It is not allowed to show what is supposed to be covered in the first place. Intimacy or even showing love between husband and wife in terms of kissing, hugging, etc. are to be covered and never exposed to any of the children inside the house – what about showing it in public or even over the internet?
I do not think it is a good technique of making Da’wah in this way. In Islam, even if our intention is to show the beautiful teachings of Islam towards women and family, the means used to achieve that must be in accordance with Allah’s laws.
And hey if you marry an Egyptian man, and converted to Islam, it is the husband’s right to have more than one wife…
1. It is the right of the Muslim husband to get married to another woman. Seeking the permission of the first wife is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended because of the harmony and unity of the family Islam is keen to preserve. So, if your husband married a second wife without informing you, then he did was was not proper to be done, and not what was forbidden to be done…
…4. If your husband still wishes to keep you, then I advise you to get pregnant as soon as possible as children give a different taste of marriage and strengthen the relationship between spouses…
In March of 2007 he fled to Bahrain when his U.S. citizenship application was denied after he appeared at a Hamas rally in Turkey in 2006 and where a kidnapped Israeli solder was praised. He has also been seen at a conference honoring HAMAS leader Yousef Al-Qaradawi, in Doha, Qatar.
According to his online resume, Sultan’s “vision” is: “To live happy. To die as a martyr.” [The man actually has his own website, which is in Arabic and English.]
WHY IS THIS MAN ALLOWED IN THE UNITED STATES?
What DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE, is that this man was STILL allowed to enter and move around the United States before this video was aired. In fact, in the month of December 2008, he was back in Ohio touring Columbus-area mosques. Umm HELLO, Department of Homeland Security? FBI? State Department? Are you paying attention? Is this guy REALLY going to be allowed back in the United States after these statements, as a known associate of Hamas?
But, this isn’t the first time Sultan spewed his rants. Check out “Central Ohioans Against Terrorism” for more info where you’ll find out this guy has more friends in Hamas and al-Qaida than Time Magazine has issues in circulation.
Can I call him a schmuck and get away with it? [A schmuck is an insult for a stupid person, or an unwanted guest, which he is BOTH. I can’t help it if in Yiddish (Jewish) the definition of a schmuck is a dick.]
- “Columbus, Ohio Muslim Leader Says 9/11 Planned By Americans”, 19MAY06, MEMRI.
- “Ohio Muslim Scholar/Leader Dr. Salah Sultan: Muhammad Said That Judgement Day Will Not Come Until Muslims Fight the Jews and Kill Them; America Will Suffer Destruction”, 30DEC08
- “Fatwa Fraud?”, FrontPage Magazine, 06DEC07
- “Hometown Jihad: The Hamas Connection”, FrontPage Magazine, 11MAY07
- “Hometown Jihad: The Return of Salah Sultan”, FrontPage Magazine, 29MAR07