What is Truth at Wake Forest?

Truth at Wake Forest, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) that was started by a group of loyal Wake Forest alumni who are concerned about the growing height of political correctness at their beloved University. The current zenith being the hiring of an Imam with a radical, jihadist, shariah supremacist background to serve as an assistant Chaplain at the University to Muslim students. While we have no problem per se with the hiring of an Imam to tend to the religious needs of Muslim students, the hiring of a radical jihadist and Islamist, instead of a true moderate, is an issue of great concern.

There comes a time in life when reality gets so stood on its head, that one must step up and take a stand no matter the personal risk or cost. If future generations are to benefit from a Wake Forest that pursues truth wherever it leads, then it is the unending obligation of we who came before to preserve those qualities that endeared Wake Forest to us. If we cannot be passionate about this corruption of the Pro Humanitate values of our alma mater and children, then we would submit that there is nothing to be passionate about in this life. The time to step up and fight for the future of Wake Forest is now.

What are the troubling facts about Imam Griggs?

    Imam Griggs
  1. Imam Griggs is a jihadist. Grigg’s Islamic Movement Motto states that “Jihad, all out struggle, is our means.” While Imam Griggs is an avowed jihadist, he does not wear it on his sleeve while on campus. However, a cursory review of his background and writings (something the Administration should have done before his hiring) clearly reveals his radical Islamic views.
  2. Griggs is an officer in the Muslim Brotherhood organization of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). ICNA’s charter supports plans for Islam to overthrow of the United States, capitalism and all secular Western nations. It cheers “resistance” against U.S. “Imperialism.” ICNA was listed in a Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as a friend whose “work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands…so that…God’s religion (Islam) is made victorious over all other religions.” (For a renowned national security expert’s opinion on Khalid Griggs’ Muslim Brotherhood ties goes here: http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/wake-forest-universitys-radical-imam)
  3. Imam Griggs is a Shariah supremacist that believes Shariah law should supplant all man-made laws including the U.S. Constitution. He states: ”Shariah is Enduring and Incontrovertible. Shariah is the framework of the Ultimate Reality, a Path to Allah, a conceptual ideal that maximizes the well-being of all people in this life and the next… the Divine paramaters of the Shariah are immutable, not subject to change.” He goes on to state while discussing why women should wear burkas: “I think it's very important to understand that the parameters of dress for Muslim women and Muslim men are parameters that were established by the creator of the universe, by Allah, and those parameters do not change.”
  4. Griggs calls Al-Queda the “PRESUMED perpetrators of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon,” as if there were some doubt about it.
  5. Grigg’s helped spread “the Revolutionary Islamic political and social thoughts of Muammar Qaddafi” and other violent Muslim Brotherhood leaders to major cities in the U.S. When Griggs was in Libya attending the Zionism is Racism conference, Qaddafi gave Grigg’s Islamic Party of North America a $100,000 loan to help pay for their D.C headquarters.

What does Truth at Wake Forest want?

An open, honest, and civilized debate in Wait Chapel on the Shariah ideology that animates Imam Griggs and whether it is compatible with or contradicts American Constitutional principles. The Wake administration refuses to hold such a debate or even meet to discuss the seriousness of this issue.

How can you help?

  1. WITHHOLD ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS: Hold in abeyance all future donations to Wake Forest until the debate is held. Just write on the contribution forms “HOLD THE DEBATE” and send them back to Wake Forest. While we recognize this is a bold step, holding back donations is the only thing that will get the attention of the Administration and help return Wake Forest to its mission of following truth and honesty in order to advance human cultivation and learning… the definition of Wake’s mission of Pro Humanitate.
  2. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Write and email President Hatch and the Board of Trustees the simple message of “HOLD THE DEBATE” and encourage them not to shut down or stifle debate, but instead to be open-minded and welcome it as a chance for students, alumni and the general public to grow, learn and become educated to the greatest threat to the world today – Shariah Supremacism.

    President Nathan Hatch

    E-mail: nhatch@wfu.edu | Phone: 336.758.5212

    Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Donald E. Flow

  3. Email: dflow@flowauto.com | Direct line: 336-760-7028

  4. CONTRIBUTE TO OUR EFFORT: Send a portion of what you were planning to give to Wake Forest instead to Truth at Wake Forest, Inc., a 501(c)(3), at P.O. Box 8145, Charlottesville, VA 22906, (or go to the Donate page of this website) to help us combat the political correctness that detracts from and diminishes the value of a Wake Forest degree. Your donation is confidential and will not be disclosed to any one at any time, as there are no reporting requirements for donations of this type. All contributions are fully deductible.

Expert Opinion

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on the Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran.


Please help us convince Wake Forest to hold a public debate to discuss this issue.


To truly understand the Threat of Shariah to our Country and Constitution, please read the Executive Summary of “Shariah: The Threat to America” which was written by a former CIA director and other top national security experts. CLICK HERE