Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Here is another tidbit picked up from the Shariah workshop at Loyola Marymount University on April 18. During a panel discussion, one of the panelists was Mr Zulfiqar Ali Shah, executive director of the Fikq Council. I was referring to one piece of information described in Frontpage Magazine by writer Joe Kaufman, specifically that which pertained to Shah's association with an Islamic charity called Kind Hearts, which was shut down by the FBI in early 2006 for raising funds for Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization.
So my question, which I posed to Mr. Shah was, "Could you explain your relationship to Kind Hearts, a charity that was shut down by the FBI in 2006 for raising funds for Hamas-a US-designated terrorist organization?"
Mr Shah replied that after the earthquake in Pakistan of 2005, he was asked to go to that country and head up relief efforts. His involvement lasted three months. Prior to that time and since that time, he has had no involvement with Kind Hearts. Furthermore, he stated, "I condemn Hamas."
I should also note that Shah was one of the 100 leading Muslim leaders who was sent a letter by Former Muslims United in 2009 asking them to sign the Freedom Pledge that Muslim apostates in the US would not be harmed. He never signed, nor did he answer it.