Everyone’s “favourite” neo-con Muslim and self-styled sufi and protector of Muslims against “radicalism”, Stephen Schwartz is at it again in another attack on Shaykh Hamza and Zaytuna College with a swipe at Imam Zaid. This is becoming tiresome and boring.
Disappointingly, he is joined this time by Dr. Irfan Alawi (not the same as the Marifa.net webmaster who is a different person entirely) who had previously denied, on a number of occasions, any slandering and maligning of Shaykh Hamza and of any direct association with Schwartz. However this time he has written a joint article, in which Schwarts spews his bile and regurgitates the same tired old and firmly debunked myths about Shaykh Hamza. The whole piece reeks of envy, diseased hearts and obsessed minds. Continue reading Schwartz Again with Dr. Irfan this time!
Indigo Jo, the latest person to be threatened with legal action by Stephen Schwartz, has written a piece analysing Stephen Schwartz’s vitriol and hateful spewing. There are many interesting and telling things in this piece and one such is:
Schwartz had a poem published in The Muslim Magazine entitled The Ballad of Imam Shamil, intended to be sung to the tune of Pretty Boy Floyd by Woody Guthrie, praising the Muslim jihadist who fought the Russians, at a time when Chechens were doing the same [Indigo Jo Blogs]”
considering that “jihad” is now a dirty word especially amongst some of Schwartz’s buddies. Is it safe to now assume and accuse that Schwartz himself is a closet jihadist and a supporter of “Islamo-fascism”, and is into a “death cult” and has “re-invented” himself blah blah blah….
Over on Indigo Jo’s Blog Stephen Schwartz threatens legal action (what else is new, he sent me an email a few years ago as well) against the blogger and calls him “illiterate and dishonest” and a “jahil mentor”. He accuses Indigo Jo of hiding behind his non de plume but anyone with half a braincell just needs to click on the link “About Me and My Blog” and it is stated quite clearly:
“This is the blog of Matthew Smith, also known as Yusuf, a convert to Islam who lives in New Malden, in south London or Surrey depending on your point of view.”
Wow great journalism, but I guess establishing true facts has never been part of Mr. Schwartz’s game.
He also has a few choice words reserved for Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (Hafidhullah) (now there’s a surprise) calling him “Handsome Hanson” (masha’Allah – Shaykh Hamza is beautiful both outwardly, inwardly and by word and deed,? he calls my good friend Aftab Malik “another munafiq” and yours truly is labled a “loudmouth slob”! SubhanAllah all this from a “professional” journalist. Poor bloke, we should all make dua for him.
Could I suggest that everyone who has a blog link up to the comments section on the specific post on Indigo Jo’s blog as it demonstrates quite clearly why people should not take Mr. Schwartz seriously, this should be communicated far and wide. No one needs to give a commentary on the words as the words and tone speak for themselves.
I’m filing this post under “Scams, Hoaxes and Misinfo” which, if you read any of Schwartz’s pieces, you’ll realise it is all misinfo.