Being in interfaith circles from the last 38 years I am reminded of a Shaikh who was invited 23 years ago at one URI retreat to Sanford University. He was from Iran. I was part of the reception committee. A complaint was lodged with me that the Shaikh from Iran was getting fresh (very fresh) with one of the volunteer worker. I confronted him, but he continued with his sexual overtures. He was immediately asked to leave the retreat, he was escorted by police to the airport and send back to Iran.
Second incidence happened in Utah. The year was 2001, Allama Chisti was invited from Pakistan to build bridges of understanding among religions. He never molested any females, but what he said was we American Muslims were fools to join the National and Global interfaith movement. He completed dominated our thinking telling us that we do
not know what is Islam, and that every one are non-believers or Kafir.
In front of people he behave differently and among Muslims he was totally different, abuse, insulting and always putting himself as the greatest scholar and that we (American Muslims should give allegiance to him) should listen to only Allama Chisti.
Later on he was arrested for lying on his application to visit USA. He stayed in jail for 4 weeks and was immediately deported after that.
WE ALSO KNOW ABOUT TARIQ RAMADAN. HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED BY WOMEN OF MAKING SEXUAL ADVANCES................THE INTERVIEW BELOW EXPANDS
THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR.............I URGE YOU TO READ.
Iftekhar A. Hai
UMA Interfaith Alliance