Newsletter #89 – CAIR Director Who Trained Nashville Students Explains Al-Shabaab

This morning’s news confirmed that Al-Shabaab, a U.S. designated terrorist group, is responsible for the massacre of non-Muslims at a shopping mall in Kenya.

This past June, Remziya Suleyman, director of the American Center for Outreach and adviser and organizer of the Muslim Youth Network of Tennessee (MYNT), brought CAIR Director Dawud Walid for MYNT’s first summer retreat.  He talked to students about the importance of political activism.

Organized in 2012 and based in Nashville, the Muslim Youth Network of TN (MYNT), is a mosque/college collaboration to provide programming, mentorship and training to Muslim youth.  It helps Muslim high school students stay separate from their peers by offering “anti-prom” events and likely feeds the university Muslim Brotherhood MSAs as the kids move on to college. A stated goal of the MYNT is to help develop future Islamic leaders.

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Dawud Walid has been the Executive Director at the Michigan CAIR chapter since 2005 so he was there when CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2007.  CAIR’s unindicted co-conspirator status resulted because its parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), was proven to be a front organization for Hamas.  In 2009 a federal judge confirmed the “ample” evidentiary link between Hamas and CAIR.

Dawud Walid has been recorded speaking to students in the past about Al-Shabaab. He casually tells students about al-Shabaab and almost questions whether it should be designated as a terrorist entity.


  “Have you all heard of al-Shabaab?  Shabaab literally means ‘youth’ in Arabic, as-Shabaab           al-Muslimeen is a group in Somalia that’s been involved in a lot of fighting and our government calls them a terrorist organization.”

The same Al-Shabaab “over there” is present here in the United States.


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.

  • The MSA “pledge of allegiance” which was videotaped at a recent regional conference concludes with “I will fight against oppression. And I will die to establish Islam.”
  • CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper stated in 2003 that if Muslims ever became a majority in the United States, they would likely seek to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, which they deem superior to man-made law.
  • CAIR’s co-founder Omar Ahmad was quoted in 1998 that “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Doesn’t it matter who is being brought to Tennessee to influence the next generation?