Like many Muslims who watched the Boston bombing memorial service so many months ago, I was flabbergasted at the last minute replacement of the famous American Muslim leader Suhaib Webb, with a little-known Mauritanian-American activist named Nasser Wedaddy.
Then, Jewish-American journalist Max Blumenthal released an expose on the NGO’s financial roots in anti-Islamic, pro-Israel funders. Suddenly, it all made sense.
I have been conflicted on how to respond to this intervention of politicians into the matter of who should represent a faith community. I am not sure the American Muslim community has responded at all on this dangerous precedent. I decided to ask Blumenthal what he thought: