Imam Reda Shata may not be as cool as the Imam in "Little Mosque on the Prairie" but he remains The New York Times favorite Imam. The newspaper ran three long articles about him in March of 2006. I wrote about him then, wondering why do Muslims in America need a Muslim Imam from a small village in Egypt (Kufr al Bateekh) to guide them in their lives here.
Apparently, as a result of the publicity he gained some fame and some enemies ( his view that oral sex was allowed between married couples was too much for some groups). But he came up on top, leaving Brooklyn to the suburbs of New Jersey. Now, he shops at Costco and prays for its owners. His success provides the happy occasion for the NYT to write another long article about the Imam in suburbia.
What's next? Shata for president!!