Newsletter #47 – the AMAC’s Imams speak the truth

Both the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and its lobbying organization, the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO), have established connections to the imams and the mosques around Tennessee.  For example:

Imam Mohammed Ahmed from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) is pictured in the June 2011 Muslim Rapid Response Team group which gave rise to the AMAC, and has been active lobbying down at the Tennessee legislature (not sure the mosque’s 501(c)(3) allows for that).

By letter dated February 28th 2012, the AMAC informed the mosques, including the ICN, that they were up and running, had been working with the TN Department of Homeland Security and were now ready to branch out as an independent organization. (see Newsletter #34)

The ACO posted Imam Yasir Qadhi’s (Memphis Islamic Center) message on the ACO website promoting the Memphis ACO launch this past April.

The AMAC website now includes a listing of the mosques in Tennessee.  The AMAC claims to represent Muslims across the state of Tennessee.  The Muslim ACO is working to try and unite Muslims across the state behind a variety of “campaigns” broadly addressing anything it deems “anti-Muslim”.

The interconnectedness between the AMAC, the Muslim ACO, their members, imams and mosques, raises a troubling question.  Newsletter #31, detailed some of the fundamentalist Islamist imams leading Tennessee mosques.  The recently released full-length documentary “Losing Our Sons” includes footage of what some of these imams preach.  If we have this information, then surely, the “American Muslims” involved with the AMAC and the Muslim ACO are also aware of the anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, pro-political Shariah and pro-jihad vitriol offered by these imams.

Do the members and leaders of the AMAC and the ACO condemn the “scholarship” of Tennessee imams who exhort their congregants to remain separate and apart lest they be negatively influenced by the kafir Christian and Jews but whose interfaith message is one of telling their audience about the similarities among the “Abrahamic faiths”?

Following is a sampling of what American Muslims are told in Tennessee mosques by their imams.

The Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN) mosque – Imam Abdulhakim Mohammed and  Imam Mohammed Ahmed

From 2002-2004, Abdulhakim Mohammed served as the Imam of the ICN as well as the Education Director for Olive Tree Education.  He is featured in the “Losing Our Sons” video:

Regarding the U.S. he said, “This country will not be the richest country on earth because it is the worst country on earth.”

Regarding Christians he said, “Christians have lost much of their basics and tenets of faith.  The truth of Christianity was lost at its earliest stages.”    “Tomorrow they’ll celebrate Christmas assuming that Christ is a god or son of god.  There is no greater lie than this.  The greatest lie of all time.”

Regarding Jews he said, “Jews believe that everyone created on the face of the earth was only created for their service.  They became as vicious as the Pharoah throughout history til today.  The true evil today is the existence of one state [Israel].”   “Aren’t we this near for a mass battle and war against the Jews?  Aren’t they gathering themselves in Palestine?”

Attendees at the June 2011 meeting of the Religion Communicators Council listened to ICN’s current Imam Mohammed Ahmed defend the Egyptian police forced virginity tests performed on female protesters in Tahrir Square.  The imam explained:

“Why? It’s a very interesting fact that the police giving you a heads up, ‘oh, those people are not virgin’.  That’s mean they are not good people”.

The imam also talked about honor killings and confirmed that they do occur throughout the Muslim world and even suggested that they used to occur in the U.S. but no longer because of how “crazy our moral ethics have become.”

The “Losing Our Sons” video also showed several books available in the ICN library:

Islam & Chrisitianity” by Mrs Ulfat Aziz-us-Samad (available now through Amazon):

“Christianity is too other-worldy..The outcome of such a teaching can only be the production of stunted and contorted hypocrites instead of full grown human beings.

“Christianity is seen as a corruption of Christ’s message and Islam as the true religion of Jesus”

Towards Understanding Islam” by Abdul A’la Mawdudi (also available through Amazon)

“…jihad is as much a primary duty of the Muslims as are the daily prayers or fasting…The greatest sacrifice made in the way of God is jihad.  In it man sacrifices not only his own life and belongings, but destroys those of others as well”.

Veiling & Un-Veiling” by Hala Bint Abdullah (also available through Amazon)

“The veil shall cover the whole body of the woman including the face and palms of the hands….Unveiling is a heresy, error and a violation of both the Islamic religion and the purified tradition (Sunnah).  It is an evidence that a woman who uncovers herself has a weakness in belief as it strips her from chastity and modesty…Additionally, uncovering takes away dignity and the granted legal rights from the woman, revealing of her private parts, exposing her shortcomings (faults)..A woman being unveiled will be in a state of rebellion against Islamic society…

Islamic Center of Tennessee – Imam Abdullah Al Ansari (imam as of April 2010 but who has been taken off their website):

“He [Allah] told us to fight the Jews and Christians. Fight them until they give jizya.  They give this protective tax from their hands and they are humiliated and subdued.  If Islam, true Islam and true Muslims do not rule there will never be justice.  Don’t think that Barak Obama can give you justice.  No one can give you justice except a just Muslim ruler”.

The Memphis Islamic Center – Imam Yasir Qadhi

Imam Yasir Qadhi’s book “A Critical Study of Shirk” (shirk is defined as polytheism), explains that the term “Wahhabi” or “Wahhabism” is simply a reference to the “pure teaching of the Quran and Sunnah” and not some separate, orthodox sect of Islam. [Note: Saudi Arabia where Qadhi was educated, is often referred to as the home of Wahhabism]. Consistent with the earlier discussion in Newsletter #31 of Qadhi and his description of Christians as “filthy”, and here his book includes the following:

p.18 – tells the reader that all children are born Muslim – “… and, had he been left without any outside factors, he would be a Muslim. However, a person’s parents then corrupt the child’s fitrah, [innate knowledge of right and wrong] by making him a Jew or Christian, or a believer of any other faith.”

p.44 – “Thus we see that the Jews and the Christians were destroyed due to exaggeration. Both exaggerated the status of their rabbis and saints, such that they allowed them to change the Law of Allah. The Christians in particular were guilty of transgressing the rights of Jesus, the son of Mary, when they considered him to be the son of Allah. This belief, which of course is shirk in itself, then led them to attribute powers of lordship to him, such as their belief that Jesus Christ can forgive and grant salvation to his believers. This belief, in turn, caused them to direct acts of worship to him. Therefore, the Christians are a perfect example of how exaggerating the status of pious people leads to shirk, for they commit shirk in all three types of tawhid 

p.54 – “On the Day of Judgment, Allah will separate mankind based on their religious beliefs. Color, caste, gender and ethnicity will play no role in this division. The adherents of each religion will stand by themselves…So every single nation that worshipped other than Allah will be shown the idols and icons that they used to worship, and they will then follow these objects as they lead them to the Fire of Hell…In other narrations of this hadith, the Prophet also described that the Christians and Jews will follow each other into the Fire of Hell – the Christians being led by a cross.”

p.63 – “He also forbade the Muslims from imitating the disbelievers in any practices that are particular to them. This is because imitating them outwardly leads to imitating them inwardly. By allowing their non-religious habits and customs to become a part of our own culture, the Muslim society actually makes it easier to transfer their religious beliefs and practices as well. The Prophet said, “He is not of us who imitates other than us. Do not imitate the Jews or Christians.”

p.103 – “Since this matter is one which requires a certain level of knowledge, in general it is not permissible for the lay-Muslim to pronounce takfir on anyone once that person has claimed that he or she is a Muslim. Note: Obviously, a person who admits that he is a Christian or Jew (or follower of any other religion) has himself admitted that he is a kafir [infidel], so there is no danger here of claiming that he is a kafir.”

p.181 – “And one of the last phrases that came out of his [Muhammad’s] mouth, hours before his death, was the warning, “Allah has cursed the Jews and the Christians, for they took the graves of their prophets as places of worship. Verily do not do so, for I forbid you from it.”

p.200 – “As for the Jews, and some of the Christians, they knew that the Prophet Muhammad was indeed the very prophet that they were waiting for, and they recognized him just like they recognized their own children. Yet, out of sheer arrogance and disdain, they refused to subject themselves to believing in a prophet from amongst the Arabs. Even before the coming of the Prophet, the Jews would sell their religion for a miserable price. So the money they earned by selling their religion was in fact the reason why they refused to worship Allah.”

Al Farooq Mosque (Nashville) website (now removed):

Goals:

“…to serve as a Da’wah center for the Somali community in Nashville.  The permissiveness of the Western society is having devastating impact on their Islamic identity.  Their morals have been gradually attacked.  Needy families are falling into the hands of the churches.  The most vulnerable members are the youth, women and children.  Some have already fall prey to the blind imitation of kufur system”.

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So when the Governor – empowered AMAC Islamic Speakers Bureau presents their Islamic Networks Group (ING) canned script to government agencies or in Tennessee classrooms or to Tennessee teachers, understand, that that is the political manifestation of what their imams are talking about.

Governor Haslam – are you listening?  Their message applies to you also.

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