Islamic lectures recorder, Islamic lectures, Muslim lecturer accused of ‘insulting’ Islam
Video of a lecture recorder allegedly insulting Islam was released to the media, prompting an online backlash.
The recording was made by the man known as Islam Lecturer in New York City, who claims he is an expert on Islam, and has made multiple appearances on American TV.
“I am not a professional, I’m not a professor, I am not an expert,” Islam Lecturing said in a YouTube video.
He told the New York Daily News that the recording was an attempt to make Islam more palatable to America.
“We’re a country that values the idea of freedom and the right to practice one’s religion, we don’t believe that we can say, ‘well, we are a democracy’,” he said.
“That’s just not going to happen.”
Islam Lecturing, who has since released a second video, has been accused of “insult[ing] Islam” by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League.
His claims are not supported by his teaching methods, which include an Islamic “litany” of the Prophet Muhammad’s life.
Islam lecturer: I am a professor not an Islamist https://t.co/Jn3HpFd4qWpic.twitter.com/5L3JyjKg6T — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 20, 2021Islam Lecturer, whose name has not been released, has made several appearances on television, including an appearance on Fox News.
In another interview, he claimed to be an expert in Islamic studies and said that he “is not an extremist” but was “one of the few scholars who teaches the Islamic tradition”.
Islam lectures on Islam: I have been on a tour of the Middle East, so I know what’s going on, I have seen the Islamic faith in the Middle east, but I have no idea what’s in the Quran.
Islam Lectured on Islamic Law in the US.
It’s not clear who made the recording.
ABC News has reached out to the Islamic lectures professor for comment.