The imam from the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Islamic Society of Boston mosque was invited to represent Muslims at Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston.
Imam Suhaib Webb was later replaced by another imam.
Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick attended the event.
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury Crossing, Mass., whose imam was replaced as the Muslim speaker for Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston for the Boston Marathon attack victims. Photo: Biruitorul/Wikimedia Commons.
The imam of a mosque that is managed by the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS) was initially invited to speak at Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston to honor the Boston Marathon attack’s victims, but that invitation was later rescinded by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s office, JNS.org has learned.
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The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center’s (ISBCC) Imam Suhaib Webb, according to a series of Twitter posts, was replaced as the representative of Boston’s Muslim community at the service—whose keynote speaker was President Barack Obama—in favor of Nasser Wedaddy, director of civil rights outreach for the American Islamic Congress and chair of the New England Interfaith Council.
Webb posted on his Twitter account Thursday, “Sorry, Muhammad Wedaddy from the American Islamic Congress will represent Boston Muslims.”
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who was arrested yesterday in Watertown, attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque (ISB) in Cambridge. The mosque is a sister organization to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and is also suspected of links to the Muslim Brotherhood.