Abdelfattah Mourou In NJ Sermon: U.S. Muslims Should Serve As A Beacon And A Model For Islamic World
During a January 1, 2016 Friday sermon in New Jersey, cleric Abdelfattah Mourou bemoaned the state of the Islamic nation today, with its high rate of illiteracy and lack of scientific achievements. "I believe that you have a role to play," he told the congregation at the Islamic Center of Passaic County, in Patterson, NJ. American Muslims "should be able to instill new hope, and to serve as a beacon and a model for our nation in slumber, far away." Mourou, who is Vice-President of the Tunisian Parliament and was the co-founder of the Ennahdha Party, called upon Muslims in the U.S. to become "full citizens" and participate in the decision-making, while respecting others.