Newsletter #4 – Pattern of Islamist SettlementPosted: April 16, 2012
So far, you have been introduced to several Tennessee organizations – the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), the American Center for Outreach (ACO) and the Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). As different individuals involved with these organizations are profiled, you will likely start to see patterns emerging.
Ms. Kasar Abdulla is one name that comes up when you look at all three of the above referenced organizations.
She is listed on the AMAC website as the Secretary/Treasurer of the AMAC.
She is listed on the ACO website as a Director of the ACO.
She is listed on the TIRRC website as the Director of Advocacy and Education of TIRRC.
Additional information about Ms. Abdulla:
The TIRRC website links to the website of the “Welcoming Tennessee” website which shows Kasar Abdulla as staff of this initiative.
Her bio posted on the TIRRC website, states that while attending Tennessee State University, she was president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) there. Available timeline information indicates that Carlos Bledsoe and Kasar Abdulla attended TSU during an overlapping timeframe between 2003 – 2004.
Recall that the Muslim Student Association was one of the first Muslim Brotherhood organizations established in the U.S. It now has approximately 600 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. In Tennessee, MSA has chapters at Vanderbilt, MTSU, U of Tenn Knoxville, TN Tech Cookville, U of Memphis, Tenn State U, Rhodes College, East TN U, Nash State Community College and TN Tech Nashville. The MSA has been officially absorbed by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land trial. Both the MSA and ISNA are organizations specifically named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood plan for North America as “…our organizations and the organizations of our friends – imagine if they all march according to one plan!!!.”
The MSA “pledge of allegiance” which was videotaped at a regional conference last year, concludes with “I will fight against oppression. And I will die to establish Islam.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the leading proponents of global shariah law working to actualize this goal through cultural mechanisms including the establishment of organizations such as the MSA.
Ms. Abdulla is also associated with the Salahadeen Center in Nashville where she led a girl scout unit for some time. Fadi Ezzeir, an assistant imam at the Salahadeen Center was the Muslim boy scout leader and also ran the Youth Education Center at the Salahadeen Center. As late as 2009, Mr. Ezzeir was the President of the Nashville chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS), an organization described in federal court testimony as “a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.” In 2004 the Secretary-General of the MAS acknowledged that it had been founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Ms. Abdulla is also an alumnus of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI). This Institute works in partnership with the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, funded by a $20 million grant from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.
Other alumni of the AMCLI include Mohamed Elibiary and Farhad Chowdhury.
Elibiary was appointed by Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. In October, 2011, it was reported that he downloaded Texas Public Safety documents which included intelligence information marked for official use only, to his personal computer. Elibiary thereafter offered these documents to a media outlet claiming them as evidencing Islamaphobic activity in Governor Rick Perry’s administration. The media outlet rejected the information for failing to make such a case.
Chowdhury is the owner of a government services firm. Prior to running his own firm, he provided management, security and technical consulting services to the U.S. Census Bureau, FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Interior, Morgan State University, IBM and Thomson Financial.
More on Ms. Abdulla in the next post and her relationship with a Nashville Muslim Brotherhood affiliate organization.