If Bill Gibbons, Bill Killian and Bill Haslam hadn’t elevated Tennessee’s Muslims to a super protected class could the Chattanooga jihad murder have been averted?
Bill Gibbons – Despite the 2009 jihad murder by Memphis native Carlos Bledsoe, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Bill Gibbons (also from Memphis), took an early lead in obscuring any objective examination of who and what the jihad threat might be in Tennessee:
- 2011 – Bill Gibbons assigned James Cotter to help organize the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) whose founding members openly praise Muslim Brotherhood organizations that “help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
- In 2009 James Cotter was a TNDHS Regional Advisor who said with regard to foreign threats, “anything that they do over there can happen here and will.” [almost like a prediction of Chattanooga]. Not long after helping AMAC organize, Cotter was promoted to the state’s Office of Homeland Security Training Advisor.
- 2011 – AMAC posted these pictures from when they were invited by TNDHS to start training Tennessee safety and homeland security personnel.
- November 2011, Gibbons sent a congratulatory letter to AMAC dated months before his denial of his agency’s involvement with them.
- In early 2012 when asked, Gibbons denied ever having been involved with AMAC – right before his 2011 letter appeared.
- September 2012 – Nashville Somali refugee worker said “she was ready to die for Allah. Further, Abdullahi said that her life starts after death and that she should pick up a gun and ‘shoot all these people,’ referring to her co-workers.”
Bill Killian – In June 2013 Tennessee U.S. Attorney Bill Killian spoke at an AMAC event. He said he would use federal civil rights laws to stop legally permissible hate speech directed at Muslims. The next day Killian disclosed how he planned to promote politically correct speech while suppressing First Amendment rights:
“Hateful statements directed at another will be used as evidence in a hate crime,… Our district has a 96 percent conviction rate…and we’ve never had a conviction overturned for violation of First Amendment.”
- December 2014 – a claimed ISIS related group threatened to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge.
- January 2015 – Cyber Caliphate hacks into “secure” Stewart County, TN server.
- May, 2015 – Nashville Douglas Corner Cafe cyber-hacked with “I am Muslim and I love jihad”
- July 16, 2015 – Jihad murders at two military reserve centers in Chattanooga.
Bill Killian has been assigned the lead position in investigating the Chattanooga jihad murders. Bill Killian has made his Islamist apologist bias public and has a conflict of interest and should recuse himself.
Bill Haslam – the governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallon DID NOT HESITATE to immediately issue an executive order enabling National Guardsmen to be armed at military facilities. Governors in several other states followed her lead.
With his typical lack of urgency, the best Bill Haslam could do was delay action. First he’s having an inquiry made and then he’ll see about how the state can expedite members of the military getting a state gun carry permit.
Is the Governor aware that the Brentwood mosque where jihadi murderer Abdulazeez prayed while he was working in Franklin, is located right next door to a Marine recruitment center?
What’s the likelihood that any or all of the Three Bills, can put their political correctness and Muslim apologist bias aside to remember that they have a duty to protect all of us, not just Muslim sensitivities?
Tennessee has a law against bullying in schools because we believe that bullying is bad. So every school district in Tennessee has policies committed to eradicating bullies.
But we tolerate Islamist bullying. These bullies use name-calling like “bigot” or “Islamophobe” whenever anyone raises questions about matters like Muslim Brotherhood networks, Muslim Brotherhood plan, or questions the “Muslim as oppressed victim” narrative.
We also tolerate the way in which mainstream media abets Islamist bullying.
On January 15th the Tennessean newspaper published Paul “Iesa” Galloway’s response to the Paris jihadi murders. Galloway is the new executive director of the American Center for Outreach (ACO) which he says represents the political voice of Muslims in Tennessee.
Galloway’s resume includes running his own public relations firm. He claims an expertise in “rebranding,” aka, professional spin doctor. He founded CAIR-Houston and operated it for four years. He served on Mohamed Elibiary’s Freedom and Justice Foundation board alongside arch Islamist Abdulhakim Mohammed, former imam at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), who was a mentor to Memphis jihadi Carlos Bledsoe.
Galloway’s predecessor at ACO, Remziya Suleyman also used the “Muslim as victim” narrative and Islamophobia as her rallying cry. AMAC (American Muslim Advisory Council) founder and former chair, Daoud Abudiab will try to revive the Islamophobia tactic with his spring 2015 Islamophobia Conference.
“Islamophobia” is name-calling designed to suppress any criticism of Islam and Muslims. It was invented specifically for this purpose by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT). The IIIT was part of a 5 year terrorism financing investigation for being the largest monetary donor to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group and because it has other questionable ties to terrorist groups.
Being a Muslim Brotherhood insider by virtue of his CAIR leadership, Galloway knows the Islamophobia tactic is losing its impact because subsequent to each jihadi attack, the public is less convinced that Muslims are the real victims. The Associated Press eliminated the term “Islamophobia” from its stylebook which is the media “bible” to guide accuracy in reporting. Remember this the next time you pick up a newspaper or read a report.
The Associated Press has also redefined “Islamist” as:
“An advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Do not use as a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.”
This new definition is supported by CAIR. Why? Because it fits precisely to the short and long-term goals of the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for the West as written in their 1991 Explanatory Memorandum.
Do You Think Islamists in Tennessee Are Credible?
Galloway is keeping the “Muslim as victim” narrative but emphasizing the “American Muslim” characterization to try and differentiate U.S. Islamists from the rest of the ummah. Suleyman tried that also. However, she wasn’t able to explain how Islamists here are different than the ones in France and England who say they want more, not less sharia in their lives.
Neither Suleyman nor Galloway can explain why Islamists say they want sharia no-go zones like the ones in France. A 2012 poll of U.S. Muslims showed that 40% want to be judged by sharia law over U.S. laws.
And Galloway says he is “frustrated” that Islamist leaders who disavow any and all acts of terrorism isn’t the final word on this issue? And why is this even relevant? After, actions speak louder than words.
Uber liberal Bill Maher doesn’t find Islamists credible either. Nor does he accept liberals who abet Islamist bullying. Islamists like Galloway and CAIR have Muslim Brotherhood DNA and aren’t credible either when challenged about their work to impose sharia law in the U.S.
In Tennessee, Galloway is faced with the same problem Suleyman encountered; they can’t support their political spin with facts because:
- imams being imported to Tennessee to preach at the mosques and minister to Tennessee’s Muslims, have been Islamically educated either in Saudi Arabia or at Al Ahzar University in Egypt. Al Azhar, credited with starting the Islamist movement, is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and stands for the propagation of Islam and sharia law for all the world.
- Muslim advisory councils like Tennessee’s AMAC were conceived with the help and support of Muslim Brotherhood organizations like the IIIT, CAIR and the Muslim American Society (MAS) and have the same goals.
- AMAC founder and Board member and former ACO Civic Engagement Coordinator, Drost Kokoye, routinely demonstrates (here and here), the same anti-Semitic Jew hatred which fuels the Muslim Brotherhood’s Hamas. CAIR’s executive director Nihad Awad, a regular visitor to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, has publicly stated his support for Hamas; no surprise since CAIR was started by leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine, which included Nihad Awad.
- Drost complains publicly about being labeled an American and then her co-worker Suleyman complains about being considered an “other”
- the Muslim Brotherhood front organization the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) says it supports gay rights and then Tennessee Islamist activists Drost and Suleyman publicly mock gay marriage:
- AMAC founder and board member Sabina Mohyuddin praises Muslim Brotherhood organizations for helping American Muslims “stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
- Islamist leaders like Galloway and Daoud Abudiab work to co-opt interfaith dialogue while students at the private Islamic school in Knoxville, Annoor Academy, use a textbook that reinforces negative stereotypes and misinformation about Christians and Jews.
- Imams in Tennessee mosques bring in CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood Islamist speakers like Jamal Badawi and Siraj Wahhaj, who preaches that the U.S. should and will become an Islamic state because “Islam is better than democracy” and refuses to condemn Osama bin Laden for 9/11. And speakers like Zaid Shakir who tells the young Islamists that under sharia law “the kafir [non-Muslims] won’t be equal with the Muslim. The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi. They won’t be equal with the Muslim.”
- the European Court of Human Rights held as sharia law that: “a sharia-based regime was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention [on human rights]… particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervened in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.”
Tennessee Islamists Galloway, Suleyman, and AMAC representatives claim that the way to counter what they believe is hate speech against Islam and Muslims, is more speech. But when they don’t like what they hear or when their propaganda is exposed, they revert to bullying.
Whether its “American Muslims” or “Muslim Americans” doing the bullying, they still can’t put lipstick on the Islamophobia pig.
Who decides what information and training the state’s law enforcement personnel need so they can do their jobs? What happens when the officers aren’t trained to recognize contemporary threats like Americans returning from training and fighting jihad in places like Yemen, Somalia and Syria?
In a state like Tennessee that has a significant Muslim Brotherhood presence, active CAIR affiliations, and at least one high profile Memphis jihadi killer, has the state’s top law enforcement administration been provided with the right type of training? Probably not.
Back in December 2011, when asked, Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security, Bill Gibbons denied a relationship with or even knowledge about the newly formed TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) even though his Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Regional Advisor James Cotter had been helping the Council form since June 2011.
Gibbons probably just “forgot” that he had written a letter dated November 7, 2011, thanking the AMAC for their partnership with the state and the DHS and his support for “long-term trusted relationships.” He also “forgot” that the DHS included AMAC in a December 2011 law enforcement training.
AMAC has stated very clearly that their “mission is to build bridges between the Muslim community and federal, state and local law enforcement…” AMAC is a political influence operation.
Is this sheriff in the picture, aware that AMAC Board member Drost Kokoye helped organize and lead pro-Hamas rallies in Nashville?
Is this sheriff aware that AMAC Board member Sabina Mohyuddin relies on two Muslim Brotherhood organizations, the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), to “help American Muslims stay true to their religious values [sharia law?] while being uniquely American.”
Will AMAC tell the sheriff about the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory 1991 Memorandum which details the many ways Islamists are waging civilization jihad on the West?
“Anything that they do over there can happen here, and will”
That is what then DHS Regional Advisor James Cotter said in 2009 regarding “foreign threats” and the implied Islamist issue. Mr. Cotter stated: Shortly after helping to form the AMAC Cotter was promoted to State Training Advisor and now is a Supervising Intelligence Office with the Tennessee Fusion Center.
AMAC and its sister organization the American Center for Outreach (ACO), have solidified their relationships with various levels of law enforcement from the state and local level to the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. ACO Director Remziya Suleyman’s brother is on the Metro Nashville police force. Will he be a conduit for information and influence by the AMAC and ACO over the police force trainings?
FBI agent Ken Moore who spoke at last year’s AMAC forum in Manchester, is the same FBI agent who helped purge FBI training materials about the Muslim Brotherhood and sharia. Terms like “sharia” “jihad” along with other materials deemed offensive to Muslims were removed even though they are the same terms and doctrine used by terrorists like al-Qaeda and Hamas.
Is agent Moore aware that Tennessee’s Islamists have been working with CAIR-Hamas? Surely he knows that the FBI won’t work with CAIR because of CAIR’s ties to Hamas.
Suleyman is an active participant and promoter of CAIR. Last summer she brought Dawud Walid, CAIR director from Michigan, to train Muslim students in political activism. Walid regularly warns students not to cooperate with the FBI because he says they are “agent provocateurs” that target Muslims. He also casually downplays the Somali al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab.
The FBI has prosecuted some, but not all Somalis who have left Minnesota to fight jihad, in Somalia and more recently, Syria. “Since 2007, at least 22 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabaab in Somalia. Some have died there, and some were even praised as ‘Minnesota Martyrs in an elaborate video released last year.”
Recently, Douglas McArthur McCain from California died in Syria fighting with ISIS (Islamic State) and Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha from Florida died in a suicide bombing attack on Syrian government troops. Counterterrorism and intelligence agencies are not sure how many of the estimated 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria might bring their jihad to the U.S.
Memphis native and Muslim convert Carlos Bledsoe was radicalized in Nashville, trained in Yemen, and returned to the U.S. where he committed his jihad at the Army recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas. His story is told in the “Losing Our Sons” video.
Should We Feel Protected in Tennessee?
AMAC and ACO say they should help train Tennessee law enforcement and they object to any training that runs counter to their scripted presentations.
In addition to the December 2011 training, AMAC was included in a 2012 terrorism conference sponsored by the Middle Tennessee U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Nashville Joint Terrorism Task Force. It was held at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Attendees included the FBI’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Unit, the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security, and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
No information about this conference or its contents was ever made available to the public or uninvited officials.
More recently, ACO Suleyman’s signed onto another letter to the President’s Assistant for Homeland Security demanding extensive and rigorous materials purging and retraining of personnel across government agencies. Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR-Hamas also signed the letter.
Haslam, AMAC and ACO – denying TN law enforcement the information needed to make our state safer in the face of Islamic jihad.
Newsletter #127 – Zak Mohyuddin: Just Like Obama, Mohyuddin Wants to Bring “Change” to Coffee CountyPosted: June 30, 2014
Democrat Zak Mohyuddin, wants Coffee County’s District 15 to elect him as their County Commissioner. He is challenging the fiscally conservative Republican incumbent Mark Kelly.
“Nice guy” Democrats and Democrat-like Republicans across the country, whether in local, county, state or federal races, are having to justify deficit spending and their inclination to spend through tax increases. Is this the “change” Coffee County wants?
If Mohyuddin is elected to the County Commission, it would be his second political position in Tennessee.
In November 2011, Mohyuddin was a founding member of the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) on which he continues to serve.
Purpose of Muslim Advisory Councils in the U.S. Advisory councils with almost identical names and mission statements as AMAC have been established in several other states/cities. The vision for these councils came from the American Muslims for Constructive Engagement, an alliance that included IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought), ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and CAIR-Hamas – each proven by trial evidence to be linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and each named as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.
Another alliance member, MAS (Muslim American Society), was identified in a different terrorism related case as “the overt arm” of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. MAS president Esam Omeish was forced to resign from a public office after being recorded “preaching jihad and praising suicide bombers.”
A stated focus for the Muslim advisory councils was to influence state legislators and encourage greater participation by Muslims in getting elected to local and state political offices.
The AMAC in Tennessee
After establishing itself in 2012, AMAC board members organized the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO). Four sitting AMAC board members also served as the officers and board for the ACO. They hired former TIRRC (TN Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition) lobbyist Remziya Suleyman to run the ACO.
The AMAC and ACO say they are the Muslim voice in Tennessee speaking on behalf of all Tennessee’s Muslims. ACO’s Suleyman has been an active promoter for CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), an organization proven in court by “ample evidence” to be tied to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
When Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi, helped AMAC launch the ACO, he spoke about “the importance of political engagement from a religious perspective.” This is the same imam who publicly says Christians are spiritually filthy, has advocated replacing U.S. democracy with Islamic rule, and says that “it is not my right or your right to legislate…” In Islam, only Allah has the authority to make laws.
AMAC in Coffee County
Along with Zak Mohyuddin, another AMAC founding and current member is Zak’s sister-in-law, Sabina Mohyuddin, who also lives in Coffee County. Sabina used to serve as the Youth Director at the Islamic Center of Nashville, a mosque whose warranty deed shows that it is owned by a Muslim Brotherhood front group.
Both Zak and Sabina spoke last year at an AMAC event in Manchester. This event also included guest speaker, U.S. Attorney Bill Killian who in newspaper interviews prior to the event, said he was going to talk about what people are allowed or not allowed to say about Muslims and Islam.
Zak’s opening remarks warned that “it is a simple fact of life that nothing stays the same. Change is always happening. American Muslims are part of the changing demographics of this country.” One demographic change brought to Tennessee includes the increase in female genital mutilation. As a result, Democrats Sen. Thelma Harper and Rep. Lois DeBerry (deceased) introduced and passed the “Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996.”
Despite being a crime in Tennessee since 1996, 21 cases of FGM in Tennessee were reported last year. Legislation passed last year now requires that healthcare providers report cases of FGM to law enforcement.
Sabina’s presentation in Manchester opened with referencing two Muslim Brotherhood organizations, the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), that she believes “help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
A number of FCNA members have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities. ICNA’s 2010 Member’s Handbook revealed its pursuit of establishing Islam as the “sole basis of global society and governance.” ICNA also advocates dawa (ie, proselytizing) in U.S. public schools.
Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi who helped AMAC when they first started, who was a speaker at ICNA’s 2012 conference told his audience that “the Quran ‘destroys American capitalism.’”
Other AMAC founding members who continue to work with Zak include Drost Kokoye (who sends out hateful anti-Israel and anti-Jew tweets) and Haneef Shabazz. According to property records, Shabazz owns property in the Jamaat ul-Fuqra (Islamville) compound in Stewart County, Tennessee. Jamaat ul-Fuqra, also known as Muslims of America (MoA), has been described as a “Sunni militant group”.
AMAC’s chair Zulfat Suara and board member Sabina Mohyuddin among others, organized the Muslim Youth Network of TN (MYNT). Last summer, MYNT students were trained in political activism by CAIR (Hamas).
Until now, little has been written about the Knoxville Muslim community. Considering the Muslim Brotherhood ties and extremist associations of some Tennessee community leaders, no one should be surprised about what is being taught to Muslim students in the Knoxville Islamic school.
In 1984, Rafiq Mahdi helped establish the Annoor Mosque also known as the Muslim Community of Knoxville Community (MCK). It works in “close cooperation” with the Annoor Academy Islamic school, the UT Knoxville Muslim Students Assocation (MSA) and the Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville. Services listed include the “Roots (Muslim Youth of Knoxville)” program, “Convert Connection” and “Friday Sermon.”
Mahdi, (formerly known as William Henderson), is a black American convert to Islam who first joined the racist and anti-Semitic Nation of Islam. Later he left the NOI and completed his Islamic training in Saudi Arabia at the University of Medina, the same school where Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi (who calls Christians spiritually flithy), was trained.
Before becoming the “unofficial Imam of the MCK,” Mahdi led the Masjid Al-Iman in Florida, after his colleague Raed Awad, stepped down. This “small fundamentalist mosque,” gained national attention because it was the spiritual home of the “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla who had ties to al Qaeda and was convicted of planning a jihad attack in 2002.
Mahdi’s buddy Raed Awad, described as “an Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian” was also the registered agent in Florida for the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) during the time HLF was funneling money to Hamas, the military branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Awad was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF prosecution and identified as a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
In 2002, Mahdi helped fundraise for the KindHearts Foundation which was shut down under suspicion of raising money for Hamas.
Mahdi “envisions an Islamic empire, a place where, if you don’t follow Muslim rules, you are free – to leave the country….[he says], Islam is Islam, and it has been since it was revealed 1400 and some odd years ago, and it is not the right of any individual to take it upon themselves to change it based on their own rationale or want or desire. We want to keep it in the truest form.”
He claims that most Muslims do not see Hamas as a terrorist organization, and he would like to hear Osama Bin Laden’s “side of the story” because he’s not convinced he was behind 9/11.
Mahdi back in Knoxville
Mahdi returned to Knoxville in 2005. In 2010 he became Director of Community Development at ICNA Relief USA, the charity arm of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) named by the Muslim Brotherhood as a likeminded “organization[s] of our friends” in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum plan for North America. ICNA is also closely linked to a Pakistani Islamist group.
The Muslim Brotherhood “friends” were identified as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
ICNA has long held its annual conferences in conjunction with the Muslim American Society, also an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mahdi and ICNA share the same vision of a U.S. governed by sharia law. Is that why ACO Director Remziya Suleyman asked him to help promote her organization? Or do they simply share a fundamentalist’s belief of how to live by sharia law?
In 1999 ICNA’s President welcomed attendees with this message: “We have a culture and civilization which once ruled the world and still has the viability to rule the world again.” Any denial by Mahdi of the ultimate goal is simply taqiyya (Islamically sanctioned lying).
Mahdi and ICNA – made for each other
ICNA’s pursuit of establishing Islam as the “sole basis of global society and governance” was published in its 2010 Member’s Hand Book which also sanctioned deceit while proselytizing their way to this goal.
In 2012 ICNA got serious about its dawa (proselytizing) with a $3 million dollar campaign to promote sharia law in America including “Got Questions?, Get Answers” billboards in 20 cities, radio spots, college campus sharia seminars and a 25 city “education tour” to help Americans better understand sharia law and feel better about its encroachment into the public domain.
Did ICNA representatives tell their audiences that it’s now scrubbed website feature “Great Leaders of the last 100 Years” included Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Sayyid Qutb the Muslim Brotherhood leader whose writings were the inspiration for al Qaeda?
Maybe they handed out copies of ICNA’s magazine which featured Muslim Brotherhood extremist leader Sheik Al-Qaradawi (banned from entry into the U.S. since 1999) who said democracy is permitted only when it complies with Shariah law.
Just like Annoor Academy’s textbook, ICNA promotes hatred of Jews and Christians: The curricula for ICNA’s women’s organization also promotes jihad, Sharia rule and warns of the “dangers of secular Western thoughts and ideas.”
In addition to ICNA Relief which Mahdi heads, ICNA has a youth division called Young Muslims and a multimedia division called Sound Vision that helps ICNA pursue its goals through dawa in U.S. public schools: “Reaching the youth has not always been an area explored by those in the Dawa field. Our representatives visit public schools sharing knowledge of Islam as an attempt to correct the misrepresentations often found in secular reading materials.”
A TN American Muslim Advisory Council member, claimed that ICNA is one of the those organizations “that help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
Naeem Baig, ICNA’s President serves in a leadership role with Religions for Peace USA (RFPUSA). TN ACO Director Remziya Suleyman is also a RFPUSA representative. Speaks volumes about this organization doesn’t it?
Mahdi Influences Tennessee’s young Muslims
Mahdi speaks at the UT Knoxville Muslim Students Association events and has the opportunity to influence even younger students when speaking at the Knoxville ROOTS programs (more on this later), and the Nashville-based Muslim Youth Network of TN (MYNT) retreats. In keeping with its Muslim Brotherhood themed training, MYNT had Dawud Walid from CAIR at their 2013 summer retreat.
It seems that Knoxville’s Islamic school Annoor Academy has followed Mahdi’s lead by choosing to use Yahiya Emerick’s textbook “What Islam Is All About.” Like Mahdi, Emerick also fantasizes about “How to Make America an Islamic Nation.” One of his books has been adopted into the curriculum of Al-Azhar University in Egypt, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law and the institution that authenticated the English translation of “The Reliance of the Traveller, The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.”
Emerick’s textbook, following the dictates of the Quaran, warns students about getting too friendly with non-Muslims and denigrates Jews and Christians and their religions and beliefs. More than anything, Emerick offers Islam as a civilization alternative without warning students about the loss of individual freedom and liberties (especially for women), under sharia law.
These are the same ideas that Rafiq Mahdi brings to the Muslims of Knoxville who proudly proclaim him their “unofficial imam.”
This past September, Hamas-linked-CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) hosted self-styled “human rights activists” to speak at the University of Arizona. Gay-mocking Remziya Suleyman from Tennessee and Hizballah-legitimizing Hassan Shibly (CAIR-Tampa) were among the speakers:
Ms. Suleyman told her same old embellished story of how she organized all the Muslims in Tennessee to beat back alleged anti-sharia legislation. Bet she didn’t bother to tell her audience that it was actually an anti-terrorism/material support bill based on the killings perpetrated by Muslim convert Carlos Bledsoe.
Bet she also didn’t bother to explain to her audience that she is the one who equated anti-terrorism and material support with being sharia!
Bet she also didn’t tell her audience that before she started her pro-sharia campaign she admitted that “she never knew the concept of sharia…” In fact, she continues to remind us how little she knows about her own doctrine as she continues to promote the idea that anything violent or negative associated with Muslims and Islam is simply “culture” because it is not taught in the Quran. So how about those verses in the Quran that make wife beating sacred?
She could have gotten the low-down on this from Murfreesboro mosque Muslim Brotherhood speaker, Jamal Badawi who says it’s OK as long as it’s never on the face.
Surely Suleyman knows that Muslims could not practice their Islam without the Hadith and Sira. After all, isn’t Mohammed the example that all Muslims are supposed to emulate? Does she ignore the Hadith because that’s where it tells her that women have to sit in the back of the mosque?
Is that like being forced to sit at the back of the bus?
CAIR Arizona conference...
Hassan Shibly said, that “Muslims have more civil liberties in America than they do in any ‘so-called Muslim countries.’”
Is that because Muslims living in America don’t actually know their doctrine? Or could it be because countries like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran have constitutions norm-referenced to sharia law? Maybe Shibly was thinking about the shara-centric Cairo Declaration of Human Rights and not the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the U.S. signed onto.
Or is Shibly simply being disingenuous about his doctrine in pursuit of the political objectives he and his organization CAIR are pursuing?
Then why are these Islamic sharia-adherent “civil rights activists” trying to impose the same sharia driven oppression that the “so-called Muslim countries” suffer under? They say that their fight for Muslim’s religious freedom is no different than when blacks fought for their civil rights. One big difference though is that the rights Suleyman and Shibly claim they are fighting for will ultimately take away rights from everyone else.
Imam Zaid Shakir, an adviser and regular speaker at CAIR events is also a repeat visitor to Nashville. Last year, Imam Mohamed Ahmed from the Muslim Brotherhood owned Islamic Center of Nashville invited Shakir to speak to the students.
One point Shakir reminds his listeners about is that under Islamic law “the kafir won’t be equal with the Muslim. The Christian or the Jew will be a dhimmi. They won’t be equal with the Muslim.” He was quoted in the New York Times as saying that “he still hoped that one day the United States would be a Muslim country ruled by Islamic law.”
Religious freedom in the U.S. is based on the freedom to believe or not to believe, to practice one’s religion or not. And to peacefully coexist. Memphis Imam Yasir Qadhi who helped Suleyman launch her organization calls Christians filthy.
Suleyman should also go back and listen to her colleague Sabina Mohyuddin refer to the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) as one of the “…organizations that help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.” Along with Al-Ahazar University, FCNA was one of the organizations that authenticated the English translation of the “Reliance of the Traveller, The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.”
Newsletter #86 provides several examples found in this book and also details some of the FCNA members that have been arrested, deported and named as unindicted co-conspirators in connection with terrorist activities. All are connected in some manner to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The “religious freedom” being pedaled by CAIR promoters Suleyman and Shibly goes something like this:
Kosher for Jews means they don’t eat pork; halal for us means no one eats pork.
Real civil rights activists should be appalled.
American Center for Outreach (ACO) Director Remziya Suleyman brings the Muslim Brotherhood message directly to the youth she trains. Suleyman provides youth education about political activism and advancing the objectives of political sharia, ie, the Muslim Brotherhood plan.
“Muslim Brotherhood” is as much about an ideological plan for the U.S. as it is about individual relationships and the organizations that have come together to work toward these goals.
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Suleyman spoke at the birthplace of the U.S, Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was part of the Spring Camp 2013. The MSA is a Muslim Brotherhood off-shoot for colleges and universities across the country that have become the training ground for Suleyman’s stealth jihad generation.
Muslim Youth Network of TN
Closer to home Suleyman is bringing the message of political sharia to Tennessee’s Muslim youth. 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 the younger members of the TN ummah and partners to feed the university MSAs.
MYNT board members identified as of this writing are Fardin Mohammadi who is the current president of the Vanderbilt MSA, Drost Kokoye who until recently was the Multicultural Organizer for the TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and is an American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) Board member, and Kasar Abdullah, an ACO board member and sister to Suleyman’s administrative assistant, Jihan Abdullah.
A stated goal of MYNT is to help develop future Islamic leaders. Two recent MYNT events reveal just what kind of leadership advisor- Suleyman is trying to mold.
The day started with Hannah Cornfield, ACO’s “Policy Fellow” and daughter of TN ACLU’s director, teaching about the civic process.
On June 27, MYNT’s “Muslim Advocacy Day” played out in Nashville’s city offices. There was a private tour of Mayor Dean’s offices, a presentation by a city council member, and a mock debate in the council chambers – all designed to feed the narrative that youth must become politically empowered.
Dawud Walid – Islamic militant and CAIR extremist
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. CAIR is also under suspicion of an international money laundering scheme.
Omar Ahmed, IAP Public Relations Director Nihad Awad, IAP President
Walid serves as an imam at Masjid Wali Muhammad, a Detroit-area mosque whose roots were in the black separatist Nation of Islam.
Walid is also a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) whose director, Omar Shahin, was one of the six imams that staged an airport controversy in Minnesota and was a fundraiser for two Hamas-related charities, Kindhearts and the Holy Land Foundation. These charities have been shut down by the U.S. government.
Walid has been recorded telling Muslim youth the following:
Consistent with CAIR’s anti-FBI messaging, Walid lectures to students that he believes that FBI agents are waiting to set them up through informants, suggesting that they should feel threatened by law enforcement: “you have agent provocateurs and people who are acting as informants that are trying to further their careers, to get out of trouble, to get arrests, try to set people up, and guess the No.1 group of people who are targeted by these FBI agent provocateurs? Does anyone have a guess? Muslims.”
He casually tells students about al-Shabaab and almost questions whether it should be designated as a terrorist entity. Al Shabaab is the group that is responsible for the recent terrorist attacks on non-Muslims in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
If it’s a Muslim being arrested it can only be entrapment or wrongful targeting by law enforcement:
For example, as reported by IPT:
In 2009 he publicly defended the “Liberty City Seven” (see p.12), and characterized it as entrapment of Muslims. Five of the seven were eventually convicted of agreeing to provide material support to Al-Qaeda
In 2010 speeches, he “accused FBI ‘agent provocateurs’ of taking advantage of ‘emotional people,’ ‘getting them excited,’ ‘giving them plots,’ and then ‘after they push the people,’ saying ‘gotcha’”. These remarks followed the arrest of the Oregon Christmas-tree lighting bomb plot and the Maryland recruiting center bomb plot.
Without supporting facts, he challenged the DOJ report that showed no FBI wrongdoing in the attempted arrest and eventual shooting of Luqman Abdullah
More on Walid and the September 2010 FBI raids and the “Bronx Four” here
Walid jumped on the hate crime bandwagon regarding the 2012 bludgeoning death of the San Diego Iraqi mother, which turned out to be death by domestic violence.
Walid is an anti-Semite who demonizes Jews as the source of Black Muslims’ problems:
Walid’s May 2012 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque asked, “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah? They are the Jews, they are the Jews”
In his 2012 speech at the Islamic Center of Detroit he confirmed that those who earned Allah’s wrath are the Jews and those who go astray are the Christians which is the Al-Fatihah prayed by Muslims multiple times a day.
He has also been recorded: “One of the greatest social ills facing America today is Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry. And if you trace the organizations and the main advocates and activists in Islamophobia in America, you will see that all those organizations are pro-Israeli occupation organizations and activists.” And,
“So this is why you see the Islamophobia network trying to gin up negative information about Muslims and Islam. This is a direct connection to the occupation of Palestine. It is a direct connection. And [it is] because the strongest Israeli lobby in the world is in America, because America is the sole patron of Israel.”
Parroting other CAIR leaders, Walid says Hamas deserves to participate in all peace talks because it “represents the elected government of the Palestinian people during a fair election.”
Dawud Walid’s visit was the second time Remziya Suleyman brought a CAIR representative to Tennessee. Does it matter to her that federal prosecution established “ample evidence” tying CAIR to Hamas and to the Muslim Brotherhood?
Does it matter to Suleyman that the individuals and organizations with which she regularly interfaces are deeply committed, connected and rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood plan for our country to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia law? Deception? Intentional ignorance? Either way suggests that public officials, citizen activists and even her own community should start questioning her judgment and motives.