Some women say their hijab represents religiously mandated modesty.
Some women say their hijab is a political statement.
Some women say they are forced to wear a hijab.
Pat Shea, a non-Muslim voluntarily put on a hijab during a mosque sermon on “Domestic Violence/Compassionate & Honorable Treatment Towards Women in Islam.”
Pat Shea is the YWCA CEO and operates the largest domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee. Does Shea know that the hijab is a source of violence to Muslim women worldwide and in the U.S?
Muslim women have been killed for refusing to wear a hijab. For example:
- 2007 – Canada, murder of 16 year old Aqsa Parvez choked to death by her father
with the hijab she refused to wear
- 2014 – in Somalia, woman murdered for refusing to veil
- 2015 – Iraq, five women stoned to death for not wearing a hijab
- 2015 – India, father kills his four year old daughter for not wearing a hijab at dinner
January 2015, a non-Muslim woman living in Muslim-majority Bangladesh murdered for not wearing a hijab
Muslim women have been threatened with violence for not wearing a hijab. For example:
- 2011 – Britain, woman is threatened with death by her cousin for not wearing a
- 2013 – Sudan, a woman faces whipping for not wearing a hijab
- 2014 – Pankisi Gorge, a brother stabs his sister for refusing to wear a hijab
- 2015 – Missouri, a high school student dragged her from her
classroom and assaulted by a relative for not wearing a hijab
Enlightened Muslim women in 2015 reject people like Pat Shea putting on a hijab
Self-described “mainstream Muslim women” living in the U.S., many of whom were born in countries where sharia law governed, have rejected the mysogynistic Islamic call for women to cover themselves. They reject Western women showing “solidarity” by participating in “Wear a Hijab” day and interfaith imitators tying on the headscarf.
In fact, these adult Muslim women explain that hijab doesn’t even mean headscarf. “This conflation of hijab with the secular word headscarf is misleading. ‘Hijab’ literally means ‘curtain’ in Arabic. It also means ‘hiding,’ ‘obstructing’ and ‘isolating’ someone or something. It is never used in the Koran to mean headscarf.”
These women understand that if Muslim women living in the West are free to choose hijab or no hijab, patriarchy in Islam which is supported and perpetuated by political Islamists, will cease to dominate.
Political Islamists like Remziya Suleyman and Kasar Abdullah Bigdawidi (pictured above with Shea), are Muslim activists who have promoted Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR and the Muslim Students Association. They assert absurd hijab positions like the hijab gives them more rights than American women allowing them to be judged by intellect, not looks.
Suleyman even admitted that she didn’t start wearing a hijab until 2008 when she
coincidentally also started lobbying in the Tennessee state legislature. With all the rights she asserts afforded by wearing a hijab, her Islamic community still maintains her first duty is to find a husband and complete her “deen” (subjugation).
Shame on Shea
Kasar Abdullah Bigdawidi is the token Islamist on Shea’s YWCA board, so Shea, true to leftist hypocrisy, let herself be used for Kasar’s political purposes even though the YWCA claims to be an advocate for women’s rights.
When YWCA CEO Pat Shea put on the hijab she professed to upholding the Islamic laws that knowledgeable Muslim women understand keep them in a second class status.
Muslim Brotherhood CAIR lawyer Zahra Billoo says “[t]he flag of Islam is our women who wear hijab.” The hijab is a symbol.
So is the Nazi salute.
A 2015 poll conducted by the Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy found that 51% of Muslims living in U.S. want sharia law to govern their lives.
The textbook “What Islam Is All About” used at Anoor Academy, the private Islamic school in Knoxville, says that an Islamic society governed by Islamic sharia law is best and that the way for Muslims to “become great again” is by “establishing the power of Islam in the world.”
The certified English translation of codified sharia law is easily accessible in the “Reliance of the Traveller, the Classic Manual of Sacred Islamic Law.” This compilation of sharia law was authenticated by both the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)* and Al Ahzar University in Cairo, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law. The book is available from Amazon or can be read on line. A complete PDF is also posted in the Documents tab on this blog.
Al Ahzar University is at the forefront of the Islamist movement by their training o f Islamic radicals tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is an established institution known for the propagation of Islam and sharia as a complete way of life. Al Ahzar’s leadership denounces secular Muslims but remains unwilling to renounce ISIS.
Murfreesboro imam, Osama Bahloul was trained at Al Ahzar. Other imams in Tennessee, like Memphis imam Yasir Qadhi were trained in Saudi Arabia where sharia law is strictly enforced.
Political Islamist Paul “Iesa” Galloway, a former CAIR director, and is now Executive Director for AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) and ACO (American Center for Outreach), says if you want to know about Islam, ask a Muslim.
TN 4 Political Justice say better yet, use sourced materials from the expert Islamic scholars at Al Ahzar.
Following are excerpts from the Reliance of the Traveller about the Islamic sharia law that Paul “Iesa” Galloway and his Muslim community are supposed to be following.
Tennessee law versus sharia law (ROT citations are to the Reliance of the Traveller)
“All power is inherent in the people and all free governments are founded on their authority”…and they have the right at all times, “to alter, reform or abolish the government…”
ROT, o25.1, o25.5
Obedience will be to the Caliph, “…namely the leader with authority over us.”
Art. 1 Sec. 3 of the Tennessee Constitution
“That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience..”
“Someone raised among Muslims who denies the obligatoriness of the prayer, zakat, fasting Ramadan, the pilgrimage, or the unlawfulness of wine and adultery [ie, the 5 pillars], or denies something else upon which there is scholarly consensus and which is necessarily known as being of the religion…thereby becomes an unbeliever (kafir) and is executed for his unbelief.”
“Apostasy from Islam. In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph to ask him to repent and to return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.”
Art. 1 Sec. 4 of the Tennessee Constitution
“That no political or religious test, other than an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state.”
ROT o25.3 The Qualifications of the Caliph
“(d) male (K: to be able to devote himself full-time to the task, and to mix with men, the leadership of a woman being invalid because of the rigorously authenticated hadith,
[a] people that leaves its leadership to a woman will never succeed.”
Tennessee Code Annotated 32-2-104 regarding inheritance
A son and daughter of someone who dies without a will, will share equally in whatever part of the estate is left after the surviving spouse takes their statutory share.
A son and daughter who are siblings “of the same generation as her and of the same strength (N: i.e. both are full or half siblings)… the male receives the portion of two females.”
Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-101 – divorce and custody of children
Custody of minor children can be to one parent or to both jointly for what is in the “welfare and interest” of the child or children
“A woman has no right to custody (A: of her child from a previous marriage) when she remarries…”
Other rules under sharia law discordant with a free society
“A husband is entitled to discipline his wife for not giving him his rights (def: m5.1).”
“It is obligatory for a woman to let her husband have sex with her immediately when:
(a) he asks her;
(b) at home
(c) and she can physically endure it.
(d) another condition that should be added is that her marriage payment has
been received or deferred to a term not yet expired.
As for when sex with her is not possible, such that having it would entail manifest harm to her, then she is not obliged to comply. If she asks him to wait, she is awaited to a maximum of three days.”
“It is offensive to send one’s children to a day-care center run by non-Muslims. It is unlawful to send Muslim children to Christian schools, or those which are designedly atheist, though it is not unlawful to send them to public schools in which religion is not mentioned (N: in a way that threatens the students’ belief in Islam).”
“The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians (N: provided that he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def:o11.4) which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself – while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax…”
ROT p17.3 -regarding homosexuality
“The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) ‘Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.’
(2) ‘May Allah curse him who does what Lot’s people did.’
(3) ‘Lesbianism by women is adultery between them.”
Sets out certain rules for non-Muslim dhimmis living in a Muslim-majority community. The rules include dressing in a way that distinguishes the non-Muslim from a Muslim, not walking on the same side of the street as a Muslim, not constructing any building higher than the Muslims’ buildings, being forbidden to openly display wine or pork or build new churches.
Memphis imam Yasir Qadhi (around 8:53), says “we are loyal to our countries insofar as it does not interfere with our religion of Islam.”
Sharia law tribunals like the one in Texas claim adjudication by them is “voluntary” but they follow the religion’s requirement to follow sharia law. Leftists, multi-culturalists and Islamist lawyers continue to push for including Islamic sharia family law in the U.S. legal system.
During a 2013 CAIR program Hassan Shibly, Exec. Dir. CAIR-Florida, said that “Muslims have more civil liberties in America than they do in any so-called Muslim countries.”
Finally, an admission about the repressive nature of Islamic Sharia law. So why does CAIR and every other Islamo-centric organization keep telling us that Sharia law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution?
Sharia law cannot be reconciled with Tennessee law. But laws can be changed both formally and informally if we allow it to happen.
*Newsletter #86 has more information about Fiqh Council of North America members who have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities.
**another helpful source is the Amazon best-seller
Imams in Tennessee are trained in Middle Eastern countries that impose sharia law. A quarter of a million migrants from Muslim-majority countries are allowed to immigrate to the U.S. annually.
Sharia is Islamic law. The leftist Huffington Post explains: “[t]here are two sources of Shariah: The Quran, which many Muslims consider to be the literal word of God; and the ‘Sunnah,’ the divinely guided tradition of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.”
The English translation of sharia law called “The Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law,” (on-line and posted in the Documents tab above), has been authenticated by Al Ahzar University, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law.
An Egyptian imam says that husbands disciplining Muslim wives are following Muhammad’s example:
“A good woman, even if beaten by her husband, puts her hand in his and says: ‘I will not rest until you are pleased with me.’ This is how the Prophet Muhammad taught his women to be.”
Section o17.4 of the sharia law manual says that a husband may punish a wife who refuses to have sex with him:
“A husband is entitled to discipline his wife for not giving him his rights [to sex]”
Section m10.12 of the sharia law manual says that hitting is for the “rebellious” wife:
“…answers him coldly when she used to do so politely, or he asks her to come to bed and she refuses, contrary to her usual habit; or whether in acts, as when he finds her averse to him when she was previously kind and cheerful…”
“If she commits rebelliousness, he keeps from sleeping (O: and having sex) with her without words, and may hit her, but not in a way that injures her, meaning he may not (A: bruise her,) break bones, wound her, or cause blood to flow.”
In this video, the former President of Al Ahzar University who is also the former Mufti of Egypt says the West has tried to use the issue of sharia wife beating to stop the popular spread of Islamic culture. He explains wife beating:
“By Allah, even if only one woman out of a million can be reformed by light beatings… It’s not really beating, it’s more like punching… It’s like shoving or poking her. That’s what it is.”
“Honor” the highest priority in U.S. Muslim communities?
A 2015 study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice identified four types of honor violence – forced marriages, honor-based domestic violence, honor killing, and female genital mutilation. The report found that “in North America, 91 percent of victims were murdered for being ‘too westernized’” and, that “fathers were involved 100 percent of the time when the daughter victim was 18 years or younger.”
A 2000 national survey by the North American Council of Muslim Women confirmed that domestic violence occurs in at least 10% of Muslim homes which is comparable to national demographics. But the survey documented that Muslim women face cultural barriers like family honor that prevented them from seeking help. The Peaceful Families Project, looking at domestic abuse in U.S. Muslim communities published data including:
- 51% of 1324 pregnant Pakistani women and 60.6% of 1800 Iranian women suffered, verbal, physical or sexual abuse prior to and/or during their pregnancies
- 6% of 2677 Bengali women ages 13-40 experienced domestic violence
- 41% of 190 Muslim women suffered either verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse
So when political Islamists in the U.S. tell us that Muslims living here are different than the ones “over there,” does that include the ones from “over there” who are now living here?
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society announced that they will drop the word “Hebrew” and go simply by “HIAS.” They are one of the national federal refugee resettlement contractors screaming for Obama to admit at least 200,000 Syrian refugees regardless of valid security and cost concerns. HIAS and the other resettlement industry contractors have criticized Obama’s measly 10,000 Syrians that he has begun bringing to the U.S. This number of 10,000 is on top of the 70,000 plus of the mostly-sharia-compliant refugees from Islamic America-hating countries.
HIAS, like all resettlement businesses whose revenue is overwhelimingly government money, try to camouflage their extreme political leftism using religious organizational labels. They claim a moral superiority because “they save lives.”
The URJ also supports “Free Choice in Abortion.”
The URJ has a political arm called the Religious Action Center (RAC) whose work and policy positions are “mandated” by the URJ and the various arms of the Reform Jewish movement. The Nashville Temple Ohabai Sholom in Nashville, is a Reform Jewish congregation and a member of the URJ, a recipient of URJ grant money, and as the Temple’s rabbi Shana Mackler says, is a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood.
The Temple is led by senior rabbi Mark Schiftan who shares the URJ’s love of Muslim Islamists. URJ’s immediate past president, rabbi Eric Yoffe, was one of the first Jewish leaders to speak at the annual ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) convention. ISNA was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s first U.S. organization, the Muslim Students Association (MSA). ISNA was also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial for financing the terrorist group HAMAS. HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization, the jihadist arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
Rabbi Schiftan says that Islamists who support the Muslim Brotherhood and HAMAS, are not enemies, just “opponents.” So the Murfreesboro mosque hosting HAMAS supporters like CAIR executive director Nihad Awad and senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and unindicted co-conspirator Jamal Badawi, was not reason enough to keep Schiftan from hauling his congregation to a mosque love-fest. Nor is the fundamentalism of imams trained at Al Ahzar University, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law, enough to keep Schiftan from looking for every public opportunity to validate an ideology focused on destroying Israel.
Yoffe has called John Hagee, an extremist. Hagee is the leader of CUFI (Christians United for Israel), one of Israel’s largest allies and advocates in the U.S. Leftists like Yoffe, and his “Torah of Liberalism” puts support for gays and abortion above sincere and impactful advocacy for the Jewish ancestral homeland.
Abbie Wolf, the Nashville Jewish Federation’s director of the Community Relations Council, shares Yoffe’s pro-Muslim bias and Christianophobia. In advance of a Nashville visit by CUFI’s Executive Director, Wolf published a piece titled “Christian Zionism – do the Concerns Outweigh the Benefits?” She says that the only real value Christian Zionist lovers of Israel bring to the table, is their large voting bloc and their money.
Like Yoffe, Wolf denounces Christian lovers of Israel because they don’t equally love Islamists like HAMAS and other Muslim Brotherhood followers.
Islamist ideology is obsessed with the destruction of Jews and Israel. Do political leftists who actively deny and abet the Islamist plan even deserve to call themselves Jews?
The next time the open border/illegal immigration advocates over at TIRRC (TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition) call you unwelcoming, remind them that illegal immigrants are lawbreakers. Tell them there is no such thing as a “law-biding” illegal immigrant. Tell them that using the term “illegal alien” is the correct term that is used in our statutes to identify people who are nationals of other countries and who enter the U.S. illegally. Illegal alien is the definition of someone who breaks our immigration laws.
Tell them that our immigration laws do not refer to “undocumented immigrants.” Tell them you know there are plenty of fraudulent ways for illegal aliens to get “documents.” That still doesn’t make them legal inside the U.S. according to our law.
The next time the Islamic sharia law adherent board members of AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) call you xenophobic because you are concerned about taking more Muslim refugees, remind them that their own board member and founder, Drost Kokoye says this:
Since being an American isn’t good enough for Drost, remind her that her Kurdish homeland needs fighters and will even take those that do little more than talk the talk.
Here’s what Drost says about the country that welcomed her and her family and has given them the freedoms they never had:
The next time Paul “Iesa” Galloway, director of the ACO (American Center for Outreach) claims the Islamists are the real victims, remind him that we know he is CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece in Tennessee, and that CAIR supports the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist arm HAMAS. Tell him we don’t want his Islamic sharia law here.
The next time you question paying federal refugee contractors to bring in American-hating sharia-adherents who use our freedoms to subvert the very system of government that gives them that freedom, think about Paris as an example to justify your concerns.
Or the fact that Islamic supremacist Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi says he is actively counseling youths who are sympathetic to ISIS, to turn away. Of course he doesn’t want to be blamed if they don’t listen to him – like his former student turned terrorist, convicted Christmas Day bomber, Daniel Maldonado. Or maybe Qadhi is concerned about the fact that his media company used to sell recordings by al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awalaki.
And where does Yasir Qadhi’s loyalty lie?
Qadhi says, “we are loyal to our countries insofar as it does not interfere with our religion of Islam.”
Are these citizens of the United States of America or citizens loyal to Islam?
The Tennessee September renamed Islamophobia conference
Islamist activist Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center originally planned on holding an Islamophobia conference on September 26, 2015 but renamed it after the Chattanooga jihadist murders. Pushing the idea that the Chattaooga jihadist’s actions had nothing to do with Muslims or Islam, the event is now called “Our Muslim Neighbor: Creating a Community of Inclusion in Middle Tennessee.”
Muslim convert Ingrid Mattson is one of the keynote speakers. She is a professor of Islamic Studies at Huron University College in Ontario Canada. She was the director of the MacDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut as Director of Islamic Chaplaincy.
Mattson’s resume also includes positions with several major named Muslim Brotherhood organizations named as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism prosecution for providing money to HAMAS.
The Faith and Culture Center (FCC) says it pursues “coexistence between people of faith and diverse cultures of the world.” Given the FCC’s use of interfaith activities to achieve its mission and vision, Mattson is at best, a questionable choice for speaker.
Mattson is not a credible interfaith partner
Even though the FCC’s sole focus is to promote “Our Muslim Neighbor,” the board is designed to reflect interfaith support for this mission by including a Jew and Christians. Board member Rev. Montgomery was part of a program at the Hartford Seminary during Mattson’s tenure. Mattson requires her Seminary students to read the works of the jihadists Sayyid Qutb and Syed Abu’l-`Ala Mawdudi.
In 2006 Mattson became the first female and first Muslim convert, to serve as president of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ISNA (Islamic Society of North America).
ISNA was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s first U.S. organization, the Muslim Students Association (MSA). ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial for financing the terrorist group HAMAS.
HAMAS is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and is a U.S. designated terrorist organization.
ISNA is not a credible organization for interfaith initiatives. The following Quaranic sura that was posted on ISNA’s website, and eventually deleted (but screen shot saved) says:
“O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors; They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.”
Mattson works to create divisiveness between Jews and Christians, particularly Christians who support Israel. In a 2007 speech at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she warned Jews that “right wing Christians are very risky allies for American Jews” because the “[Christians] are really anti-semitic. They do not like Jews.”
The other conference speakers
- Reverend Richard Cizik – co-founded the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good after he was removed as the chief lobbyist for the National Association of Evangelicals presumably for his far left positions on a variety of issues. Predictably, he supports the narrative that groups like the Faith and Culture Center and the Muslim Brotherhood promote, that the “American Muslim” is different than the Muslims “over there.”
- Major General Douglass Stone (retired) – well known for his work in promoting the rehabilitation of convicted violent extremist terrorists so they can return to their previous life style.He feels strongly that these violent but Islamically “moderate” individuals, many of whom he says only have ties to militants for financial, not ideological reasons, should not be punished, should be separated from the true jihadis, and provided a “program of proper care and custody, family involvement, religious teachings with moderate Islamic clerics…” Under his command, this experimental system was tried at the detention Camp Bucca in Iraq. Now in 2015, “[f]ormer Bucca prisoners are now throughout the IS leadership.”
Will Abudiab use the Tennessee 2014 hate crimes to show Islamophobia in Tennessee?
For the first time in several years, there were more anti-Muslim hate crimes than anti-Jewish hate crimes:
Hate crimes motivated by ANY bias are deplorable but it is important to assess the nature of the reported hate crime to understand whether and what it implies. For example, the one 2014 anti-Jewish hate crime was for simple assault which in Tennessee is minor bodily injury. Five of the anti-Muslim crimes were for vandalism and one for intimidation.
Muslim fabricated mosque vandalism is trending in Europe and the U.S.. CAIR’s San Francisco radical executive director, Zahra Billoo says Muslims need to report anything they think could be a hate crime or even an “incident.” She says incidents can add up so she can justify her anti- American, anti-non-Muslim and anti-Republican propaganda.
Islamists trying to exploit the Islamophobia label rush to assume that every Muslim murder victim was the act of an Islamophobe, even when it isn’t. Even the murder of the three Muslim students has not been proven to be an anti-Muslim hate crime by local law enforcement, nor did prosecutors argue this when asking for the death penalty for the first degree murder crime.
- the Associated Press has eliminated the term “Islamophobia” from its stylebook, the media “bible” to guide accuracy in reporting, and,
- the term “Islamophobia” is nothing more than name-calling designed to suppress any criticism of Islam and Muslims, and,
- the term was invented specifically for this purpose by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) an organization investigated for being the largest monetary donor to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group, and,
- in light of the Texas shooting and the Chattanooga jihadist murders and the recent exhortation in the Islamic State’s English magazine that Muslims in the West should be “inspired” by the shooting,
The Faith and Culture Center should be held responsible for any harm resulting from the inspiration they provide to attendees to further the propaganda of Islamophobia.
Will the Faith and Culture Center and ACO’s use of Islamophobia to silence critics provoke the jihadis just like it did in Garland, Texas and Chattanooga?
As a practical matter, the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security should be required to consider the very real and serious security risk this gratuitous conference poses to Tennesseans and the state’s elected leadership.
The ACMCU/ISPU November Targeting Meeting, cont’d
The November meeting’s moderator was Dalia Mogahed, co-author of Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, with ACMCU director Esposito. Like Espositio, she is a defender of Muslim Brotherhood groups like CAIR. In 2009 Obama appointed Mogahed to his Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships making her the first Muslim woman White House advisor. She said that her role would be to “convey….to the President and other public officials, what it is Muslims want.” In a 2014 interview she said Muslims wanted “to be show[n] greater respect” and to be treated as “equals” and not perceived as needing to be “fixed or managed.”
Mogahed was born in Egypt, immigrated to the U.S. at age 5 with her family and became a naturalized citizen. Her accomplishments educationally and professionally are many and notably, often include legitimating Muslim Brotherhood groups.
Mogahed is a strong and vocal supporter of sharia law. She says the West’s understanding of sharia is “oversimplified” and that “the majority of women around the world associate it with ‘gender justice.’” Do the Yazidi women and young girls subjected to Islamic State’s sex slavery agree with her?
Mogahed’s White House appointment has successfully helped the radical, Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, ICNA and MAS, become entrenched in the Obama administration.
In 2008, she supported recommendations for the administration to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and work with HAMAS, to improve relations with Muslims worldwide.
In 2011 Mogahed was instrumental in getting a White House meeting between Obama and the spiritual head of the Maronite Christians in Lebanon, cancelled. Reportedly, she received the request from the “higher leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.”
In 2009 Mogahed said that “Islamophobia in America is very real” but then in 2013 she said that Islamophobia is “made up,” and unrelated in any way to terrorist acts such as 9/11 or the Boston marathon bombing. She blames Islamophobia on Republican politicians. Mogahed is the ISPU Director for Research.
The November meeting’s panelists
The ACMCU/ISPU event highlighted self-serving “research” on Islamophobia “and its connection to bigotry targeting other communities.” The panel of “experts” representing these “other communities” included:
- Saeed Khan – ISPU Fellow and Research Fellow at Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship
- Ajenai Clemmons – Policy Dir. at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
- Madihha Ahussein – Staff Attorney at Muslim Advocates
- Joe McCartin – Exec. Dir, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Bd. Member, Interfaith Worker Justice
The National Association of Lay Catholics includes Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) in their database of Alinsky inspired socialist community organizations. The IWJ lists several affiliates in Tennessee including the Workers Interfaith Network (WIN) located in Memphis. Not surprisingly, WIN is a member of a group that promotes BDS against Israel. WIN board members are also members of the Socialist Party. WIN’s founder, a Methodist minister from Chicago, authored a study guide about Islam.
The IWJ board predictably includes a Muslim Brotherhood representative. Naeem Baig, is the president of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America), an organization named in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memo. Baig also serves in a leadership role with Religions for Peace USA (RFPUSA), itself tied to Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the U.S. Tennessee’s Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center partners with RFPUSA and the “Our Muslim Neighbor” project belongs to the RFPUSA.
The welcoming message at ICNA’s 1999 annual conference was this: “We have a culture and civilization which once ruled the world and still has the viability to rule the world again,” similar to the written goals in the ICNA member handbook.
Ajenai Clemmons represented the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, a “national network and research clearinghouse for approximately 675 African-American state legislators across the country…” The sole “no” vote for this year’s Tennessee resolution condemning the BDS campaign against Israel and the increasing incidence of anti-Semitism, was cast by Memphis black Democrat G.A. Hardaway.
Lead researcher on this mapping project, Saeed Khan regularly speaks at Jew-hater Hatem Bazian’s Islamophobia conferences. In his talks the “non-partisan” ISPU researcher labels conservatives, white Republicans and Tea Party members as Islamophobes.
Madihha Ahussein is a staff lawyer from Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy organization whose sounds like the ACLU for Muslims. Their positions on FBI informants and government entrapment, denials of homegrown radicalization, and almost “reflexive criticism of counter-terrorism investigations,” are consistent with CAIR.
The ISPU “non-partisan?” The ISPU says they are “transforming their research approach” moving away from simply being a “think tank” to becoming a tool and asset for Alinsky-styled activists. Their 2015 event was titled “Elections 2016, American Muslims, Organizing People, Power and Change.” The ISPU has analyzed decades of Muslim political participation data.
The USCMO (U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations) is the self-styled “first national Muslim (Brotherhood) political party.” Founding members of the Council (many with ties to HAMAS), include unindicted Holy Land Foundation co-conspirator named Muslim Brotherhood organizations, fellow traveler Muslim Brotherhood organizations, and AMP (American Muslims for Palestine), one of the most vocal Muslim Jew-hating organizations in the U.S.
One initiative of the USCMO is conducting a U.S. Muslim census so they can tell politicians how many votes can be bartered.
The ISPU and the USCMO: working in concert, first for power and then to turn our Judeo-Christian country away from its allies and civilizational foundations.