Commission on Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah
According to the article Western Scholars Play Key Role In Touting 'Science' of the Quran written by Daniel Golden and published in the WALL STREET JOURNAL, January 23rd, 2002 :
The commission drew the scientists to its conferences with first-class plane tickets for them and their wives, rooms at the best hotels, $1,000 honoraria, and banquets with Muslim leaders -- such as a palace dinner in Islamabad with Pakistani President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq shortly before he was killed in a plane crash.
Mr. Ahmed also gave at least one scientist a crystal clock. Mr. Ahmed, who left the commission in 1996 and now operates an Islamic elementary school in Pennsylvania, says he reassured the scientists that the commission was "completely neutral" and welcomed information contradicting the Quran. The scientists soon learned differently. Each one was given a verse from the Quran to examine in light of his expertise. Then Mr. Zindani would interview him on videotape, pushing him to concede divine inspiration.
... Mr. Bahafzallah says the commission raises about $250,000 a year from individuals and businesses, besides its subsidy from the Muslim World League. It has operated five conferences since 1986, most recently in Beirut in 2000, each costing about $100,000.
To see some of the publications resulting from the efforts of the Commission on Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah, please read the response to It is Truth.
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