TwitterFacebook

Update on UTSA Muslim Student Association: The Satire Excuse

• Views: 1,235

The Muslim Student Association at the University of Texas at San Antonio is doing everything they can to distance themselves from that appalling video posted at YouTube by “dawahworks.”

They’re calling the video a “satire” and denying that it was connected to the MSA at all. Even though they invited the “filmmaker” on campus specifically to do these videos.

Last week I wrote, “the most likely explanation is that the Muslim Student Association at the University of Texas at San Antonio is feeling some heat today, and removed it themselves,” and that’s exactly what happened.

The student group invited an amateur filmmaker named SaadImam to campus to make a series of videos designed to educate students about Islam. In the process, however, he made a video of his own — one that implies that Jews perpetrated the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

The video, which first appeared on YouTube about a week ago but has since been removed, features SaadImam asking a Jewish student what he believes is the Jews’ greatest accomplishment in America. Before the student can answer, SaadImam repeats “9-11” several times, drawing a puzzled look from the student. SaadImam now says that segment was meant as a joke.

Called “The Missing Hijab 2 & the Jew,” the clip also features an antagonistic interview with a female Muslim student about her choice not to wear a hijab, or head scarf. In the video, SaadImam says he is helping out the Muslim Student Association.

Yusif Mohammad, president of the Muslim Student Association, however, said he knew nothing about the video until he was alerted to it by Barry McKinney, the university’s student activities director, on Friday.

“We have nothing to do with that video, and we don’t endorse that video,” Mohammad said. “In a time like this, when Muslims are under fire, it is not the type of video to be making, even if it is supposed to be funny. I feel it is inappropriate.”

So who is this “satirical filmmaker?”

Mohammad said he invited SaadImam, a personal friend who converted to Islam while serving a prison term for attempted murder, to campus to help film a series of man-on-the-street videos to see how much university students knew about Islam. …

On Monday, SaadImam said the 9-11 bit was not serious; he was merely poking fun at conspiracy theorists who blame the Israeli government for the terrorist attacks. He said he doesn’t personally believe Jews masterminded the attacks, but he isn’t sure if al-Qaida is to blame.

I don’t know who did it,” SaadImam said. “I don’t care if Irish leprechauns did it, it affects nobody but Muslims in a negative way.”

Previously at LGF:
Video: Muslim Student Association Harasses Women and Jews at UTSA
MSA Video Removed from YouTube

UPDATE at 9/12/07 12:50:31 pm:

Oh brother. Earlier today I received an email from dawahworks@gmail.com, and now he’s posted it at his web site as well. The BS Meter goes off the scale on this one:

The Jewish “victim” speaks…

i was in the Missing hijab and the jew

It is so horrible how 1 video created so much hate
even satire can cause hate
i hope no one at your misjad was harassed especially you
when you first did the interview i did not understand your satire later as I hanged out with your group i learned and realized that you use satire a lot
this fact resulted in a lot of hate as a result of people not thinking you were using satire people thought you actually were harassing me next time be more careful with your satire as people make take you seriously

p.s. next time better blame it on the scientologists

Notice: no signature or name attached. Oh yeah. I believe this.

Any UTSA students who read LGF: if you can find the Jewish student harassed by this ex-con, I’d love to know if he really sent this email.

UPDATE at 9/12/07 1:43:49 pm:

Here’s some more “satire” from dawahworks, an excerpt from a longer rant, in which SaadImam dresses up like an American soldier and does a mocking imitation of a redneck forcing Muslims to accept the evil Democracy.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Indy GOP Refugee
U.S. Lawmakers Shut Out Californians With Secret Water Deals Made in Secret - LA Times
That inclusive and generally open process stands in marked contrast to parallel talks currently taking place in Washington on a bill to -- well, to do what? We can't be absolutely certain, because a self-selected group of House members ...

12 minutes ago
Views: 21 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Randall Gross
Slowly Back Away From the Microphone: Wash. Student Penalized for Disruptions, Not Preaching
A high school student has filed suit against the Everett, Wash., school district, claiming that the administrators of Everett High School unfairly suspended for proselytizing to his classmates. Michael Leal has retained the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a Religious ...

12 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 241 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 25 • Rating: 3
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

22 hours, 17 minutes ago
Views: 88 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

1 day, 6 hours ago
Views: 187 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Lumberhead
Former Senator Jim Webb Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee
On Wednesday night, the former one-term Virginia senator and Navy secretary in the Reagan administration announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for 2016. While not a formal campaign committee, the move allows Webb, a Democrat, to raise ...

2 days, 8 hours ago
Views: 236 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 10 • Rating: 1
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

4 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 371 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week ago
Views: 581 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality
Uncomfortable Xi-Abe Handshake Spawns New Winnie the Pooh Comparison
Asian powerhouses China and Japan have not been on the best of terms lately, following disagreements over who has claim to some islands -- and possible undersea gas and oil fields -- in the South China Sea. So perhaps we ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,930 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
EiMitch
CollegeHumor: If Call of Duty Were Treated Like A Real Thing
Mildly NSFW (bleeped-out language) CollegeHumor seems to be doing a bit of cross-promotion with CoD: Advanced Warfare. Consider that disclosure. That aside, it was funny because... Actually I can't explain without spoiling it. As for the game being advertised, I ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 889 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Three Chord Monty
Michael Moore defends Bill Maher
"You may not agree with Bill on everything. Yet I'm guessing you love it when he goes after the Uterun Police/Protectors of Child Rapists (also known as The Vatican), or when he brilliantly satirizes the crazy Christian Right which ...

1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,299 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 83 • Rating: 1
 Frank says:

The last election just laid the foundation for the next 500 years of Dark Ages. -- From 1981