Newsletter #200 – Nashville Sheriff wants Islamist “impact” in the jails

Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall wants “cultural awareness” training on Islam for his staff to have more “impact.”

Does Hall have any idea what he will be inviting into the county’s prison system?

In 2009, it was exposed that Warith Deen, the head Muslim chaplain for New York’s state prisons for 20 years, “considered the 9/11 hijackers to be martyrs.” Deen was in charge of hiring Muslim chaplains and leading prayer services.

Also uncovered from a search of federal records, is that Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and front groups have dedicated prison programs that provide religious material and volunteer chaplains. This has been used as one avenue by which Muslims not only fulfill their religious duty to proselytize (“dawa”) and convert non-Muslims to Islam.

ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), is a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution for raising and sending money to HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization. Since 1993, ISNA has been the official endorsing agency for the U.S. military’s Muslim chaplain program.

One Muslim chaplain endorsed by ISNA, Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, was a convert to the Nation of Islam. He also worked with the Saudi backed charity, the Muslim World League (MWL) to establish the military’s Muslim chaplain program. It was later discovered that the MWL was tied to al Qaeda.

One of ISNA’s founders and its first president, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was instrumental in guiding the military’s Muslim chaplain program and as reported, “handpicked” Imam Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad as ISNA’s first endorsed military chaplain. In 2004 Alamoudi was sentenced to 23 years in prison for terrorism-related activities.

Nashville jails following the same pattern?

Did Sheriff Hall bother to vet the individuals and group he was embracing? Is he aware that the Islamic Center of Nashville and the Salahadeen Center hosted another discredited ISNA official involved with Muslim prison chaplains?

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In 2010, these mosques invited Louay Safi, who at that time was ISNA’s director of Communications and Leadership Development to speak to their congregations. Right before Safi’s Nashville visit, a Dallas newspaper published a story revealing the fact that Safi’s contract as a lecturer on Islam at military bases, had been suspended. Safi was a trainer on Islam at Fort Hood (Texas) in November 2009, when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 Americans in a jihadist shooting spree. Safi had previously been identified as part of a terrorism financing group and was later named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution.

CAIR is another Muslim Brotherhood organization that was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. Paul Galloway, the director of is the former director of the CAIR-Houston office. Galloway now lives in Nashville and is the director of the AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) and ACO (American Center for Outreach) – and one of the invitees who met with Sheriff Hall about training his staff on Islam.

The sheriff agreed with Galloway and the other Islamist representatives, that training for his staff can only be delivered by Muslims. The sheriff further agreed, the only way to ensure that all Muslim criminals’ demands are accommodated, he would hire a Muslim advocate.

Sheriff Hall has admitted that as the Muslim population in Davidson County has grown, so has “their presence inside county jails.”

In 2013, Davidson County’s population was 658,602 including approximately 6,296 Muslims. That equals about 1% of the total population and yet, according to the sheriff, they make up to 10% of the jail population – more than double what youd find ten years ago.

Considering the information being exposed about Muslim refugees in other states (for example, here and here),committing crimes and gang involvement, the Nashville jail demographics, aren’t surprising.

Islamists always have a secondary agenda

Speaking for the group, Galloway, said they also wanted to “be versed in the policies that govern the use of force in jails and what triggers local authorities to initiate deportation proceedings.”

Are these questions about deportation of illegal immigrant criminals or refugee criminals who would still subject to deportation? And why are they asking questions about use of force in jails? That sounds like Black Lives Matter talking.

Tennessee’s Islamist organizations including AMAC, ACO and the Faith and Culture Center (FCC), have formally joined forces with Black Lives Matter (BLM). The founder and president of the FCC, Daoud Abudiab, is also a founding member of AMAC, and the president of the board of the TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC). All these groups are collaborating with BLM.

daoud at conf w blm movement

(Daoud Abudiab, founder of FCC, founding member of AMAC and president of TIRRC)

It’s the same police/law enforcement brutality/discrimination/unfair treatment talk that a Minneapolis Somali refugee used in her platform and which got her the Democratic nomination for a seat in her state legislature. (BTW, it’s been discovered that she married her brother and brought him to the U.S. at the same time that she was married to the father of her children.)

In the context of jails, the joinder of the Islamists and BLM makes complete sense. Criminals, particularly black criminals have long been a fertile population for conversion to Islam.

Charles Colson, jailed for several months for his role in Watergate and who later founded a prison ministry observed that “some varieties of religious instruction in prison can transform ‘petty criminals into professional terrorists.’” His examples included Richard Reid, the airplane shoe bomber, and Jose Padilla.

Nicknamed “the dirty bomber,” with ties to al Qaeda, Padilla attended a fundamentalist mosque in Florida which at that time, was led by Rafiq Mahdi, a convert who trained in Saudi Arabia and is known in Tennessee as the “unofficial imam of Knoxville.” Mahdi just happens to also be employed by ICNA, another Muslim Brotherhood front group.

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AMAC and others also plan to meet with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the field office of the FBI – which tells you they are up to something else. What is it?

More subversion of law enforcement? Demands for greater diversity in the ranks of law enforcement? More opportunities to replay their victim narrative?

The real question that should be asked is if this is the religion of peace, why are there so many Muslim criminals in the Davidson County jails?