Aljabbary/Mohammed is running in the Republican primary for Tennessee Senate District 21 in Davidson County (Nashville), the seat previously held by Democrat Douglas Henry for over 40 years. Haslam has more in common with him than he has with our conservative legislators.
Aljabbary’s website says he has “experience in refugee resettlement and welfare laws.”
Haslam’s director of legislation, Leslie Hafner is the business partner of Chamber of Commerce lobbyist David McMahan. Chambers of Commerce like the Nashville and US Chamber support refugee resettlement for the exploitation of ‘serf’ labor from other countries while US citizens line up for work. Haslam also continues to explore expanding access to Medicaid (TennCare) in Tennessee, something else the TN Chamber of Commerce supports.
Aljabbary is a Kurdish Muslim who used to be president of his mosque. He follows the Quran and the Sunna of Mohammed. Memphis Islamic Center’s Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, described by the New York Times as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam,” says that the Quran “destroys” American capitalism.
Haslam says he is concerned about income inequality and that “Republicans should not deny evidence that wealth is being spread unevenly or write off such concerns as Democratic propaganda.”
Aljabbary was an original supporter of the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC).
Haslam and Dept. of Safety Commissioner Gibbons supported the formation of AMAC.
Activists from Aljabbrary’s mosque have their offices in the building owned by amnesty supporting organization, Conexion Americas.
Haslam is working toreelect pro-amnesty, our supposedly conservative senator, Lamar Alexander.
Aljabbary’s Quran tells Muslims not to take non-Muslims for their patrons or protectors. The former president of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Society of North America says this means that “It is the duty of Muslims to patronize Muslims.” It probably also means that Muslims in Aljabbary’s district will vote in the Republican primary for the first time.
Haslam also supports crossover voting; he admits it helped him get elected also.
Aljabbary voted Democrat in the past. He has voted Republican only one time. State Executive Committee (SEC) member Robert Duvall had to vouch for Aljabbary’s Republican credentials so he could be a Republican candidate. Robert Duvall is seeking reelection to his SEC seat in Aljabbary’s district. Political trade?
Seem like Haslam has more in common with him than with our real conservative legislators.
Tennessee’s voter registration forms are pretty straightforward when it comes to providing truthful information. Anything else is typically called fraud.
The Davidson County and Rutherford County Election Commissions may need to contact Drost and find out where she was registering people to vote and review the applications she solicited. Drost routinely makes her hatred of Jews and Israel publicly known. She should not, however, be permitted to abuse the voter registration process in this manner.
Alternatively, they Election Commissions could contact Drost’s supervisor, Remziya Suleyman, Director of the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO).
As she says, “I realised he is from Palestine but has to claim Israel ‘for his own good.’ Actually, he has to claim Israel because according to his official documentation of country of birth, it says Israel.
Anyone willing to report her?
(Drost registers voted on July 7, 2014)
Nashville’s Islamists and Hispanics Working Together For Change
Renata Soto and her alliance with the Islamists is especially interesting. Soto’s Nolensville Road Casa Azafran, a community center offering a variety of programming directed at Nashville’s immigrant communities, describes itself as the “Gateway to Nashville’s International District.” The building allocates space to political organizations that see themselves aligned against the big-bad-bigoted racists who oppose things like illegal immigration, open borders and the encroachment of sharia-like law in the public domain.
Suleyman’s organization, the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO), the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and TIRRC (TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition) have offices in Casa Azafran. These three organizations in particular are heavily cross-pollinated with individuals that have served interchangeably on each organization.
JFON (Justice For Our Neighbors) is also housed at Casa Azafran. JFON provides legal services for immigrants including “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) like those currently surging the border. JFON was started by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) that has its own close relationships with Muslim Brotherhood affiliate organizations. (See also the United Methodist building in DC that they comfortably share with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Society of North America).
Casa Azafran is a gigantic 28,800 square feet! It’s newest tenant is the Metro Nashville Public School’s Pre-K hub set to open at the start of the 2014 school year. Metro taxpayer’s are spending a minimum of $1.9 million of public money in construction and capital improvements to the building which is privately owned by Conexion Americas. This does not include money that will be paid in lease expenses. Your tax dollars at work.
Pro-amnesty Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper and Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, who do not think the illegals surging at the border should be deported. They are big supporters of Casa Azafran, Islamists and open border groups like TIRRC. Does this mean that they are looking at Casa Azafran as an emergency shelter for them?
Think of the dawa (Islamic proselytizing) opportunities! Don’t forget that AMAC is now a trained ING affiliate whose mission is to educate the non-Muslim public school students about Islam. AMAC board member Kamel Daouk’s wife, originally from Mexico works to convert members of the Hispanic community. Daouk himself served as president of the Islamic Center of Nashville in 2012 and was an officer in the Olive Tree Education Islamic propaganda organization that promoted writings by Anwar Al Awlaki, a top recruiter for al-Qaeda.
Who knows how the Metro Pre-K hub will evolve; Aljabbary/Mohammed might get his publicly funded Islamic school after all. U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, a Muslim convert agrees that public schools should be like madrassas (Islamic schools). But consider that the Minnesota charter school, the TiZa Academy, was sued into bankruptcy by the ACLU for violating the Establishment clause of the Constitution. TiZa made religious accommodations for the predominantly Muslim student population, thereby effectively turning the school into an Islamic madrassa.
Should Metro Schools be investing public money in a privately held political building? Will the students’ parents be told that they might get serving of dawa with their lunch? Maybe.
Why Nashville Kurds and Turks Find Common Ground
One would imagine that for Nolensville Academy’s Kurdish Muslim board members, Mohammed Kokoy, Ahmad Brifkani and Mwafaq Mohammed (aka, Aljabbary/Mohammed), the alliance with Gulen followers is acceptable and reflective of what is happening in their homeland.
Turkey is moving away from secularism and working politically to improve relations with Muslim majority countries, most notably Syria and Iran. For example, as Turkey revives its identify as a religiously Islamic country, it was reported that Sunni Islam religious classes are compulsory in the public schools.
Nashville’s Kurds likely support Erdogan’s claim that he supports an independent Iraqi Kurdistan, the place which many of Nashville’s Kurds still refer to as their real home.
Erdogan permitted Hamas to operate out of Turkey to organize the recent abduction of the three Israeli teenagers who were murdered. Why do these Nashville Kurds support Erdogan who has given sanction to Hamas? Is it a reflection of their anti-Semitism?
No doubt that Turkey’s political posture towards Israel appeals to Nashville Kurds like Drost Kokoye who regularly tweets out her Jew hatred here and here. Kokoye is a Jew-hating agitator that attends Aljabbary/Mohammed’s mosque and advises Muslim youth through MYNT. (See video here.)
Erdogan embraces the Muslim Brotherhood whose organizations and ideology are being actively promoted by Tennessee Islamists and Erdogan’s Islamizing of Turkey. Tennessee’s Islamists share Erdogan’s vision for a dominant world Islamic power under sharia law.
Kurdish Muslim Kasar Abdulla (deep in the Islamist politics of Tennessee, here and here, also a member of Aljabbary/Mohammed’s mosque where he served as president in 2010), recently traveled to Turkey with fellow Nashville YWCA board members Tom Negri (director Nashville’s Human Relations Commission) and Pat Shea (President and CEO YWCA). Renata Soto, YWCA honoree and founder of Conexion Americas and Casa Azafran, was also on the trip.
Do the traveling Islamic apologists understand what happens to individual freedoms and women in particular, as Turkey shifts towards sharia under Erdogan? Does Tom Negri understand that when Islamists refer to “human rights” they mean the Cairo Declaration of Human Rightswhich says that human rights are defined by sharia law?Dominated by patriarchal doctrine the Cairo Declaration’s sharia-centric rights will always deny equal rights to non-Muslims as well as Muslim women. Newsletter #96and #67.
Does Pat Shea know that women in Kasar’s mosque have publicly complained about their second class status in Nashville mosques?
Why do Nashville apologists listen to Islamists like Remziya Suleyman to educate them about human rights under sharia law when she openly admitted that she “never knew the concept of sharia?”
TN Senate Candidate Mwafaq Aljabbary (aka Mwafaq Mohammed), Wants Islamic Charter School
If elected, TN Senate District 21 candidate Mwafaq Aljabbary /Mohammed would fit right in with the Republican goal of more publicly funded charter schools. In fact, he tried to help start one himself.
In 2013, the Nolensville Academy for Math and Science had their application denied by Metro Nashville schools for the fourth time. Ismail Fidan is the lead applicant; Aljabbary/Mohammed is listed as a board member.
The Nolensville Academy’s “Letter of Intent” states that the majority of the students it planned to serve are from “minority-immigrant groups living in and around the Nolensville area.” It seems counter-intuitive to segregate “minority-immigrant” groups from the opportunity to integrate and assimilate in the more inclusive Metro Nashville school population. (read more about the proposed school here and here.)
Community agitators from Aljabbary/Mohammed’s mosque like Remziya Suleyman and AMAC members, (American Muslim Advisory Council), go to great lengths to keep Muslim youth separated from the mainstream American student experience. Muslim-centric “alternative proms,” high school Muslim Student Associations and Muslim scholastic competitions, are just what Muhammed prescribed:
“The Holy Qur’an declares that a believer should never prefer a non-Muslim over a Muslim. If a person did so, then they would put themselves in danger of rejecting their Iman. The Blessed Prophet once remarked that, “Whoever spends forty days with a people becomes like them.” Therefore we must realize that it is better to be with those who believe as we do.”
(p.365, “What Islam Is All About” – textbook used in Knoxville’s Annoor Academy private Islamic school).
Suleyman describesthis self-imposed separation as “otherness” and insists that it is a result of discrimination by racists and Islamophobes rather than a reflection of Quranic doctrine.
Aljabbary/Mohammed supports a publicly-funded Islamic school. Is this how we should spend our tax dollars?
Newsletter #127 – Zak Mohyuddin: Just Like Obama, Mohyuddin Wants to Bring “Change” to Coffee CountyPosted: June 30, 2014
Democrat Zak Mohyuddin, wants Coffee County’s District 15 to elect him as their County Commissioner. He is challenging the fiscally conservative Republican incumbent Mark Kelly.
“Nice guy” Democrats and Democrat-like Republicans across the country, whether in local, county, state or federal races, are having to justify deficit spending and their inclination to spend through tax increases. Is this the “change” Coffee County wants?
If Mohyuddin is elected to the County Commission, it would be his second political position in Tennessee.
In November 2011, Mohyuddin was a founding member of the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) on which he continues to serve.
Purpose of Muslim Advisory Councils in the U.S. Advisory councils with almost identical names and mission statements as AMAC have been established in several other states/cities. The vision for these councils came from the American Muslims for Constructive Engagement, an alliance that included IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought), ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and CAIR-Hamas – each proven by trial evidence to be linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and each named as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.
Another alliance member, MAS (Muslim American Society), was identified in a different terrorism related case as “the overt arm” of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. MAS president Esam Omeish was forced to resign from a public office after being recorded “preaching jihad and praising suicide bombers.”
A stated focus for the Muslim advisory councils was to influence state legislators and encourage greater participation by Muslims in getting elected to local and state political offices.
The AMAC in Tennessee
After establishing itself in 2012, AMAC board members organized the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO). Four sitting AMAC board members also served as the officers and board for the ACO. They hired former TIRRC (TN Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition) lobbyist Remziya Suleyman to run the ACO.
The AMAC and ACO say they are the Muslim voice in Tennessee speaking on behalf of all Tennessee’s Muslims. ACO’s Suleyman has been an active promoter for CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), an organization proven in court by “ample evidence” to be tied to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
When Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi, helped AMAC launch the ACO, he spoke about “the importance of political engagement from a religious perspective.” This is the same imam who publicly says Christians are spiritually filthy, has advocated replacing U.S. democracy with Islamic rule, and says that “it is not my right or your right to legislate…” In Islam, only Allah has the authority to make laws.
AMAC in Coffee County
Along with Zak Mohyuddin, another AMAC founding and current member is Zak’s sister-in-law, Sabina Mohyuddin, who also lives in Coffee County. Sabina used to serve as the Youth Director at the Islamic Center of Nashville, a mosque whose warranty deed shows that it is owned by a Muslim Brotherhood front group.
Both Zak and Sabina spoke last year at an AMAC event in Manchester. This event also included guest speaker, U.S. Attorney Bill Killian who in newspaper interviews prior to the event, said he was going to talk about what people are allowed or not allowed to say about Muslims and Islam.
Zak’s opening remarks warned that “it is a simple fact of life that nothing stays the same. Change is always happening. American Muslims are part of the changing demographics of this country.” One demographic change brought to Tennessee includes the increase in female genital mutilation. As a result, Democrats Sen. Thelma Harper and Rep. Lois DeBerry (deceased) introduced and passed the “Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996.”
Despite being a crime in Tennessee since 1996, 21 cases of FGM in Tennessee were reported last year. Legislation passed last year now requires that healthcare providers report cases of FGM to law enforcement.
Sabina’s presentation in Manchester opened with referencing two Muslim Brotherhood organizations, the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), that she believes “help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
A number of FCNA members have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities. ICNA’s 2010 Member’s Handbook revealed its pursuit of establishing Islam as the “sole basis of global society and governance.” ICNA also advocates dawa (ie, proselytizing) in U.S. public schools.
Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi who helped AMAC when they first started, who was a speaker at ICNA’s 2012 conference told his audience that “the Quran ‘destroys American capitalism.’”
Other AMAC founding members who continue to work with Zak include Drost Kokoye (who sends out hateful anti-Israel and anti-Jew tweets) and Haneef Shabazz. According to property records, Shabazz owns property in the Jamaat ul-Fuqra (Islamville) compound in Stewart County, Tennessee. Jamaat ul-Fuqra, also known as Muslims of America (MoA), has been described as a “Sunni militant group”.
AMAC’s chair Zulfat Suara and board member Sabina Mohyuddin among others, organized the Muslim Youth Network of TN (MYNT). Last summer, MYNT students were trained in political activism by CAIR (Hamas).
“Allah says in this ayah [verse in the Quran] not to take non-Muslims as protectors. (3:118,4:144) Only fellow Muslims you can rely on should have authority or power over you. Because in the end, a non-Muslim who knows you, and who doesn’t accept Islam, is a rebel against Allah’s way of life and will harm you in the end or try to make you like him or her.” p.366
“Muslims know that Allah is the Supreme Being in the universe, therefore, His laws and commandments must form the basis for all human affairs. If we didn’t follow Allah’s commandments, but then still called ourselves Muslims, we would be hypocrites like the Christians, Buddhists and Jews are today.” p.381
This textbook is shown in the 2013 promotional video* for Annoor Academy Islamic school in Knoxville and helps us understand how young Muslims in Tennessee are being taught to think about the Jews and Christians that live in their communities.
Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) Director, Remziya Suleyman who is regarded as the voice of Tennessee Muslims, is a fan of Annoor Academy.
Even though Suleyman routinely criticizes and fights against Tennessee’s Republican legislators and their initiatives, she is a fan of Republican Senate District 21 candidate, Mwafaq Aljabbary, aka Mwafaq Mohammed, the president of her Kurdish mosque.
Is Suleyman compromising her political principles to support of a Muslim Republican candidate or is she simply following Quranic doctrine? Could it be that Suleyman understands what Aljabbary aka Mwafaq Mohammed’s end goal is?
The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) has addressed the situation Aljabbary/Mohammed will confront should he actually be elected to the TN General Assembly. AMJA issues legal opinions and interpretations of Islamic law specifically for Muslims living in the U.S. These rulings are issued by highly respected sharia scholars. AMJA also hosts the annual Imams training conference; Memphis imam Yasir Qadhi, spoke at the conference in 2012.
On the question of “Is Islam expandable enough to tolerate political parties?” AMJA responds:
“Tenth: There is no problem in making alliances with moderate secular trends in the stage of pursuance of establishing the Islamic State, on condition that the subject of alliance is legal, and that it must not comprise any bindings that would harm the message of the religion, or that would tie the hands of the people who are involved in the Da`wa works and prevent them from spreading the truth and from marching towards the objective of establishing the Islamic State.”
Just the grown-up version of what Muslim students in Tennessee are taught:
“The way of life known as Islam is a complete code of life. It was revealed by the Creator of the Universe as a guide for people to live their lives thereby. This being the case, Islam provides answers for individuals, families as well as societies and governments. There is no separation of Masjid and state for the object of the Islamic state is the establishment of the Deen of Allah. …. The basis of the legal and political system is the Shari’ah of Allah. Its main sources are the Qur’an and Sunnah. People do not make the laws, Allah does.” (What Islam Is All About, p.381)
Is this where we want to take the State of Tennessee?
*Use of this textbook at the school was exposed last year which may account for the reason that it is not seen anywhere in the school’s 2014 promotional video.