A Dearborn Imam wants more than just a verbal condemnation of the film Innocence of Muslims. He wants the filmmaker to be punished. In essence, he’s advocating against free speech despite the fact that Bill Maher is also criticized for criticizing Islam.
As anger flared across the Muslim world Friday over an anti-Islam video from the U.S., the religious leader of Michigan’s largest mosque slammed Islamic extremists for attacking U.S. embassies and urged Muslims not to react violently to attacks on their prophet.
And he urged the U.S. to do more to stop the people behind the video and those who are promoting it.
"Somehow, they should be stopped," said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. "The U.S. response should be much more stronger than verbal condemnation."
Al-Qazwini attended the annual Eid dinner Thursday night at the State Department in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who spoke about the attacks on U.S. facilities that resulted in four deaths in Libya.