Dr. Aslam Abdullah

In recent memory, the Emgage leadership in the United States display these two qualities in its leadership style. The organization has hypocrites among them, and the organizational leaders deceive their constituents. They wear hijab and beards, they quote the Quran and Sunnah and pretend to serve Muslim interests. But, in reality, they promote Zionism and Hindutva through their actions. When you confront them, they say, we are only protecting Muslims and how anyone can question their integrity. Their actions speak louder than their words.

In Texas-22 Congressional District, Emgage’s leadership has deceived the Muslim community and deployed tactics to endorse a Hindutva inspire and sponsored candidate, Sri Preston Kulkarni. Officially, the Emgage issued a statement saying that it would not support Kulkarni. But its leaders assured him in private that they were behind him, and events prove that they mobilized Muslims and raised funds for him.

ISGH President played a confusing role. Initially, when members wanted to disassociate with Emgage, he voted against the resolution. Later on, the President called a meeting at his home, where he invited both the candidates to dialogue with the city’s Muslim leadership. He explained the meeting was in his private capacity. He wanted to facilitate the community to reach a better understanding, he explained. If this was the intent, why hold the meeting privately. Why was the community not told about it openly? What was the point of keeping the meeting when Emgage announced its decision not to endorse Kulkarni? The President explained that he was not endorsing any candidate, and his organization is not legally entitled to support or endorse any political candidate.