Daniel Haqiqatjou is a scholar of Islam who was born in Houston, Texas.He attended Harvard University where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy.
In an article on “The Muslim Skeptic” titled “Hamza Yusuf vs. Omar Suleiman: The Perils of American Muslim Politics”, Daniel Haqiqatjou wrote (July 22, 2019):
The worst of the worst is Ilhan Omar. I am not going to rehash all the anti-Islamic positions she takes, all the animosity she generates in the American public against the Muslim community, all the embarrassing displays of immaturity and immodesty she projects into the world for naive Muslim youth to be influenced by.
This is a person who has literally rallied the US Congress to denounce the Sharia [Islamic Law] and sanction all Muslim countries who implement it. She has gone on record calling the hudud [fixed punishments] of Allah “anathema to our values as humans.” The bill she introduced in May also denounces those aspects of the Sharia concerning Ahl al-Dhimma [People of the Book], i.e., “religious minorities.” Overall, her characterization of the Sharia as brutal, barbaric, anti-human, etc., is clear-cut kufr [disbelief] and betrayal in the highest degree of Islam and Muslims around the world.
For the life of me, I cannot imagine how any self-respecting Muslim, let alone an imam, could possibly defend or associate with such a brazen defamer of Islam. Even those few community members who used to “stand with her” because she “opposes Israel” have gone silent. Even they cannot justify associating with such kufr [disbelief].
As one Palestinian brother told me, “I don’t care if she were literally on the ground in Gaza, physically fighting against the occupation. If she is going to spit on our deen [Islam], she is no different from our oppressors.”