Newsletter #186 – Islamophobia Makes Tennessee Unsafe (part 2 of 4)Posted: September 8, 2015
Leftists and Islamists: The Red-Green Alliance Points ISIS Sympathizers To Tennessee Targets
In November 2014, Georgetown University’s Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), co-hosted a meeting called “Canaries in a Coal Mine: How Islamophobia Threatens Us All.”
Who and what is the ISPU?
The ISPU was founded in Detroit by Muslims shortly after 9-11. It opened a D.C. office in 2010 to have easier access to politicians. ISPU describes itself as a “non-partisan and independent think tank and research organization..” even though Obama appointee, Dalia Mogahed, ISPU Director of Research blames Republicans for Islamophobia. (more on Dalia in Part 3.)
ISPU’s list of “scholars” includes Jew-hater Hatem Bazian, Muqtedar Khan who is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood’s IIIT (International Institute on Islamic Thought), Arsalan Iftikhar CAIR’s former national legal director, and Sherman Jackson whose Muslim Brotherhood ties are well documented.
Recent ISPU “research” targets Republican legislators and this “research” is being used to convince the leftists at the November meeting, to ally with Islamists living in the U.S. Since when is the red-green alliance “non-partisan?”
Very little public information is available about who actually started and funded the ISPU, but its 2002 Form 990 lists Iltefat Hamzavi as a Financial Director who signed the 990. Hamzavi’s Foundation’s 990 shows $6,500 directed to the ISPU in 2012 along with donations to the Muslim Brotherhood’s ISNA and Mercy-USA. Hamzavi is listed as the ISPU Board Chairman in its 2013 annual report.
The ACMCU/ ISPU Targeting Meeting
The November meeting’s moderator was Dalia Mogahed, a defender of Muslim Brotherhood groups like CAIR. She was an Obama appointee to his Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The ACMCU/ISPU event highlighted self-serving “research” on Islamophobia “and its connection to bigotry targeting other communities.” Participants and promoters of this effort are banking on America becoming a “minority-majority” country by 2050 (fueled by illegal immigration and refugee resettlement?) This meeting was designed to cement the Left (women, gays,illegal immigrants,etc), the Black community, and the Muslim community together in a liaison of victimhood.
In March, ING (Islamic Networks Group of which Tennessee AMAC is an affiliate), leader Maha ElGenaidi and ISPU’s Dalia Mogahed held a private research briefing in San Jose and described the ISPU “research” this way:
The research examines Islamophobia by studying state-level anti-rights legislative efforts and their connection to bigotry targeting other communities … and the eventual demographic shift to a “majority-minority” population by the year 2050. (emphasis added)
The ISPU decided that state-level legislation in these subject areas was evidence of bigotry:
- right to work
- voter ID
Aping the language of the left, ElGenaidi and Mogahed said the goal was for “change agents..to empower and inform collective action.” Tying the global jihadist movement to the Left, whose actual goals are antithetical to Islamic doctrine, just shows how insidious and insincere the Islamists’ intentions really are. CAIR-Michigan’s Director Dawoud Walid said it best:
This raises legitimate questions about Islamists like Mwafaq Aljabarry whose Democrat voting history didn’t prevent him from running in the Tennessee Republican primary for a State House seat as an alleged conservative. And, there is Mohamed Elibiary who claims that his calling to reform the conservative movement before the 2016 election is the reason he left his position with the Department of Homeland Security.
Lobbyist “voice of Tennessee Muslims” Paul “Iesa” Galloway is also busy promoting himself as a states’ rights conservative 10th Amendment Republican just like his Muslim Brotherhood-supporting mentor Mohamed Elibiary.
ISPU Targets State Legislators
Using radical leftist Alinsky tactics, the ISPU collated its “research” into an interactive map targeting certain elected officials. Did they consider that recent examples of Leftist violence may have put the targeted legislators at serious risk of bodily harm? Do they even care?
For example, the ACMCU and the ISPU are aided in targeting Islamophobes by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The SPLC (assets of over $250 million), according to their “research,” lists the Family Research Council (FRC) as a “hate group.” In 2012, a SPLC follower said that this report inspired him to shoot the security guard at the FRC offices as part of his plan to “kill as many as possible.” Following the shooting, the SPLC posted “FRC Deserves ‘hate group’ label” which was the SPLC’s justification for targeting the group despite the shooting.
The SPLC has also published a dossier on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. In June 2013, a mob of leftist pro-illegal immigration agitators trespassed on his private home property in an effort to intimidate and retaliate against him for enforcing the Kansas’ voter registration law that requires proof of citizenship.
Saul Alinsky made leftist radicalism a profession. He created a school to train radicals and wrote a curriculum called Rules for Radicals. He said there were no hard and fast truths, no moral or ethical considerations that should guide a radical’s demands. Nor were there hard and fast rules about how radicals should go about getting demands met. Alinsky wrote:
“The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means.
Leftists have a dense history of political violence with the more recent examples of Ferguson and Baltimore’s burning, looting and shootings.
The jihadists and the Left are more natural allies than anyone ever realized.