Opponents play games. Enemies, like Hamas, want to kill Jews.
Nashville’s Reform Rabbis Mark Schiftan, Shana Mackler, Phillip “Flip” Rice, Laurie Rice, Rami Shapiro and Imam Bahloul (Islamic Center of Murfreesboro), have issued the following statement:
Hiding in their cushy offices, these rabbis use lofty words to trivialize Hamas’ vow to wipe Israel and Jews off the map. Do they want us to believe that Jews being attacked “over there” is a “Middle East conflict” unrelated to Jews who live here? These rabbis pontificate from the safety of their temples unlike Jews in kibbutz Nahal Oz where Hamas jihadists emerged from a tunnel and killed the Israeli soldiers that had been guarding them.
The rabbis say this conflict shouldn’t alienate Jews from their Muslim friends that support Hamas and their Christian friends that advocate for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
They say Jews should not cast a negative eye toward groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, ranked by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) among the top 10 “worst of the worst anti-Israel groups. After all, fellow Jews that demonize Israel’s self-defense, advocate BDS and freely lend their Jewish cover to legitimate Israel’s aggressors shouldn’t be “dehumanized” just because they have a different opinion about the future of Israel.
If the end goal is to destroy the Jewish homeland and kill all the Jews, what difference does it make whether you are an enemy or an opponent? For these rabbis it’s all about moral equivalence anyway because we are all the same, aren’t we?
The Rabbis’ Friends Who Support Hamas
None of the Tennessee imams or so-called “moderate” Muslims whose attentions the rabbis crave, have ever spoken publicly against the terrorist Hamas organization, not even when Hamas broke their word and violated agreed upon cease-fires with Israel. But, co-signer, Imam Bahloul has welcomed the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR-Hamas into his mosque.
CAIR Director, Nihad Awad and senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Jamal Badawi have been featured visitors at Imam Bahloul’s Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. CAIR and Badawi were named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution, “ample evidence” tying CAIR to Hamas.
Hamas runs CAIR.
On July 31, 2014, at a rally for Palestinian terror bomber Rasmea Odeh, CAIR- Michigan director Dawud Walid declared CAIR’s role as being “defenders of the Palestinian struggle.” Walid’s declaration was more proof that CAIR is a Hamas affiliate.
Last summer, Muslim activist Remziya Suleyman, director of the American Center for Outreach (ACO) brought Dawud Walid to Nashville to teach Muslim high school students about U.S. politics. It seems that Suleyman, an active collaborator and promoter of CAIR-Hamas, agrees with their Jew-hating stance. She also surrounds herself with other ant-Israel Jew haters.
Drost Kokoye, Suleyman’s childhood friend and employee at ACO, is a robust anti-Semitic Jew hater. Drost used her reporter friend Skye Arnold to complain about a pro-Israel educational pamphlet, and more recently, to help organize and lead pro-Hamas rallies in Nashville.
These are the facts, the truth. Why do these rabbis deny it? How do you compromise or reason with people who want to kill you?
If, as the rabbis say, these Jew-haters are only opponents, what more would they have to do to be considered an enemy?
“Asalaam Alaykum, it’s your Muslim boy scout calling.”
Will Mwafaq Aljabbary’s fellow Kurd and mosque board member, Fadi Ezzeir help to get him votes for the Tennessee State Senate District 21 Republican seat?
As late as 2009, Ezzeir served as the President of the Nashville chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS). In 2004 the Secretary-General of the MAS acknowledged that it had been founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ezzeir is listed as the Executive Director of the Scouting Department of the Muslim American Society (MAS). In 2002, he organized the first Islamic boy scout troop in Nashville. In 2006 Ezzeir used the Muslim boy scout troop to make voter calls to other Muslims using a MAS script.
Did the script have the boy scouts tell their co-religionists that Allah says they can only vote for another Muslim?
The kids know what’s in their Islamic school textbook “What Islam Is All About”
“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.
Republican candidate Aljabbary’s other mosque member Drost Kokoye, is all about identity politics and says, “I really don’t even like being called an American.” She was even willing to abet voter registration fraud.
Nashville’s Muslim (Brotherhood) Kurds will get the votes
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?”
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).
In 2011, after a nationwide search with the goal to “transform Tennessee’s education system,” Governor Haslam appointed Kevin Huffman as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education.
At the time, Huffman was the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for Teach for America (TFA), an organization that “recruits top recent college graduates and young professionals to work in high-need classrooms.”
The Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), whose warranty deed lists the same mailing address as the Muslim Brotherhood front group ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), is just one of the mosques in Tennessee state Senate District 21, the seat which Mwafaq Aljabbary aka Mwafaq Mohammed, is trying to win.
Aljabbary/Mohammed says – “[t]he population demography of Nashville is changing and this trend will continue for years to come.”
Helped along by Gov. Haslam and his “friends.”
Mwafaq Aljabbary, aka Mwafaq Mohammed, is running for Tennessee Senate District 21 in Davidson County (Nashville), the seat previously held by Democrat Douglas Henry for over 40 years.
Aljabbary aka Mohammed says that:
“My ethnicity is Kurd and I am an immigrant. The population demography of Nashville is changing and this trend will continue for years to come. More and more immigrants and minorities are selecting Nashville as their home. We chose to live in America for a reason and that is the Freedom and principals America represents.
It is not impossible to win this race. With your help and support we can have our voice in the government.”
Who do you think Aljabbary aka Mohammed is talking about when he says “we chose to live in America” and “we can have our voice in the government?”
Just as fellow Islamist and American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) member Zak Mohyuddin, running for County Commissioner in Coffee County, also tells voters that American Muslims are part of the changing demographics that he represents.
Jummah (Friday prayer) at MLK Academic Magnet School in Nashville
This is the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at MLK Academic Magnet School. This MSA was organized by the Muslim Youth Network of TN (MYNT) after being trained last summer (and this video) in political activism by CAIR director Dawud Walid and Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) Director, Remziya Suleyman. Suleyman is a member of the Kurdish mosque where Aljabbary aka Mohammed served as the president in 2010.
Young Tennessee Muslims are being shaped to remain separate and apart from their peers. They are told that the only reason to interact with non-Muslim “friends” is to fulfill their religious duty of dawa (proselytizing Islam). They are filled with supremacist messages about the dhimmi status of non-Muslims in Islamic states.
High school MSAs in other states report their success with their dawa and conversion of non-Muslims:
“Many students are signed out by parents to attend Jumu’ah at nearby Prince George’s County Muslim Association (PGMA) or Dar-us-Salaam.
The students who get left behind are the ones who embrace Islam in high school unknown to their parents, many who are devout followers of other faiths.’A brother who was a taxi driver used to come and pick the convert brothers and take them to Friday prayer, but then the principal found out and she was very upset,’ says Hayat. (emphasis added)
At the last MSA meeting at Parkdale High, there were at least three students who raised their hand when asked if they were the only Muslims in their families. Some of these students are as young as 14.”
Jummah at the Nashville school is the Muslim Friday prayer. These students are praying in accordance with Sharia law.
Who wants more of Aljabbary aka Mohammed’s change?
Raising Muslim youth in Knoxville
The Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville (IEFK) was established in 1999 by the Muslim Community of Knoxville (MCK) Shura Board in order to raise money for a private Islamic school. Today, the IEFK lists the same mailing address as the Annoor Academy Islamic school. One of the main backers of this school is Nadeem Siddiqi.
Nadeem Siddiqi is a Board member of the Knoxville Annoor Mosque (also known as the MCK) and the Annoor Academy school board. Working alongside Rafiq Mahdi, Siddiqi is active in dawa (proselytizing Islam) in Knoxville.
A Nadeem Siddiqi is listed with Naseem Siddiqi, on the bank loan used by the IEFK to build the Annoor Academy Islamic school. The loan amount was $1,250,000. The building project’s financial report also lists $1,352,310 from local, out-of-town and overseas donations and $68,000 from an Amana investment.
References to Amana in the context of financial investments typically refers to a sharia compliant financing foundation. The main purpose of sharia compliant finance is to promote sharia. Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh al-Qaradawi, banned from entering the U.S. and Britain, is quoted in the Amana prospectus documents. He describes sharia compliant finance as “jihad with money.”
Is this the same Nadeem Siddiqi who tried to impose his sharia ban on alcohol against a legitimate business owner expanding his business according to state law?
In speaking against the 2011 anti-terrorism bill material support bill which some mischaracterized as an effort to ban the religious aspects of Sharia law, Siddiqi explained: “Shariah is how I know how to fast in the month of Ramadan; how I wash before my prayers,” … “It also directs me in how much charity I need to give to the poor. It orders me to be honest and fair in my business dealings.”
Is this the same Nadeem Siddiqi named in a 2012 lawsuit for defrauding the government by submitting false Medicare and Medicaid bills? Was it someone else’s company that had to share in repaying over $4 million dollars to settle the case?
Nonetheless, Siddiqi assists as a community mentor to the Roots program team and appears to be an owner of the property on which the Roots Center was established. Roots is a “full-time youth program serving the spiritual and social needs of young (Muslim) adults, professionals and families.” Programming includes retreats, sports tournaments field trips, leadership development – in other words, a comprehensive way to insulate and keep Muslims from participating and assimilating into the larger community in which they live.
AbdelRahman Murphy, a former intern with Muslim Brotherhood CAIR, who now serves as the Roots Youth Director, is on the faculty at the Annoor Academy. He also helps with programming for the Muslim Students Association at UT Knoxville. In other words, he has the opportunity to influence the students at every stage of their education.
Murphy’s Islamic studies included a program in Saudi Arabia and “some time” spent in Egypt. His friend Imam Suhaib Webb is a Religious Mentor in the Roots program. Imam Webb, a convert to Islam was sent by the a U.S. chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS), to Al-Azhar University in Cairo to complete his Islamic training.
Upon his return from Egypt, he was hired as the Imam for the Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) in Roxbury, a mosque managed by MAS-Boston. This mosque is the sister campus of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) mosque attended by the Boston marathon bombers. Both Webb’s mosque and the ISB are affiliated with the Muslim American Society and the leadership of the mosques are intertwined. “More than half of the $15.5 million used to found the Boston mosque came from Saudi sources.”
ISB’s founding president Abdurahman Alamoudi, is now “serving a 23-year prison sentence for illegal dealings with Libya and his involvement in a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.” In 2012 he verified that “[e]veryone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood.”
These may be just some of the reasons that Massachusetts’ Governor disinvited Imam Webb from speaking at the interfaith service after the Boston bombing.
Webb and Murphy: colleagues who both teach Jew hatred
“O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.” Quran 5:51
Consistent with Islamic doctrine and what Knoxville Annoor Academy students are taught, Webb and Murphy reinforce the anti-Jew message to the students they mentor. Webb spreads the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) message directly, while Murphy uses propaganda films like 5 Broken Cameras.
Never one to be left out of a gathering of Islamic fundamentalists, Remziya Suleyman will be joining Murphy and Webb at a June “Reviving Ramadan” retreat.
There is so much more to know about Muslim Knoxville – this is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Between the textbook being used at Annoor Academy and the individuals working to influence young Muslims growing up in Knoxville, Tennesseans can expect more radicalization and ever growing demands for sharia accommodations in the public square.
Self-styled leaders like Remziya Suleyman will continue to seek out long-standing Islamists to support her efforts to attain political power. They in turn are willing to use her as a convenient and even sympathetic public presence. Regardless, efforts in Knoxville to cultivate a second generation of fundamentalist Islamists seems to be making solid inroads.