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.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s CAIR says “Islamophobia is close-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims” and “[a]n Islamophobe is an individual who holds a closed-minded view of Islam and promotes prejudice against or hatred of Muslims.”
CAIR has declared Tennessee to be one of the most Islamophobic states in the U.S.
Founder and former director of the Tennessee American Center for Outreach (ACO), Remziya Suleyman, for years, repeatedly singled out Tennessee and blamed specific Tennessee organizations and specific individuals for bringing Islamophobia to the state.
Paul “Iesa” Galloway who was a Texas CAIR Director from 2002 to 2006, now runs the ACO and has taken over Suleyman’s job of identifying Islamophobia in Tennessee.
Nihad Awad who publicly voices his support for HAMAS, is also the head of Galloway’s former organization, CAIR. Awad has been a regular visitor to Tennessee and CAIR has regularly inserted itself into Tennessee’s political activities. CAIR liberally uses accusations of Islamophobia to single out targets.
Galloway now lives in Nashville, runs the ACO Muslim advocacy organization and is a registered lobbyist talking directly to Tennessee’s state legislators. Until recently the ACO was a named local partner organization to Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center. The listing has been changed to ““Local Muslim organizations and centers.”
Islamist activist Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center had planned to hold an Islamophobia conference on September 26, 2015 but renamed it after the jihadi murder in Chattannooga. Pushing the idea that the Chattaooga jihadist’s actions had nothing to do with Muslims or Islam they renamed the event to “Our Muslim Neighbor: Creating a Community of Inclusion in Middle Tennessee.”
Daoud Abudiab, former co-chair of Tennessee’s American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC), now serves as board president of the far left TIRRC (TN Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition), a pro-amnesty and open borders organization which supports the lawlessness of illegal immigration calling it “family reunification.” TIRRC received $310,000 of Soros money in 2012 and $469,000 in 2013. Can there be any question about what their REAL agenda is.
Abudiab is a supporter of the open borders group Clergy for Tolerance. He also spearheads “Our Muslim Neighbor” (OMN) initiative which is the sole focus of his Faith and Culture Center. Read “The Dark Side of the Interfaith Syndicate: ‘Our Muslim Neighbor,’ CAIR.”
CAIR and the Tennessee Islamist bullies use name-calling like “Islamophobe” to silence and threaten or provoke action against any criticism of Islam or political sharia. CAIR has been prolific in assembling reports and a website labelling individuals, organizations and actions they call the “Islamophobia Network.”
SoundVision, a department of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), instructs that Islamophobia includes acts like, “…depicting the Prophet as a terrorist, disrespecting the Quran, torturing prisoners, bombing civilians or occupying Muslim lands, these are all signs of Islamophobia” and it includes “any kind of hate crime or speech against Islam and Muslims.”
The Islamic State just released its 9th issue of its English magazine called “Dabiq” with an introduction promoting the shooting in Garland Texas as “inspiration” for Muslims living in the “lands of the crusaders.”
CAIR and Tennessee’s Islamist bullies like Abudiab, Galloway and Suleyman are now on notice that Islamic State (IS) sympathizers are encouraged and will be incited to respond to accusations of Islamophobia, with deadly violence. So why are Islamist agitators like CAIR, Suleyman, Galloway and Abudiab knowingly, willfully and recklessly continuing to mark the targets?
Are Islamophobia accusers willing to intimidate people into silence by whatever means? Can they justify the violence used by IS to silence critics of political Islam in Tennessee, once and forever?
After the jihad terrorist murders in Chattanooga, why would Tennessee’s Department of Homeland Security enable the deliberate inciting to violence?
The Red-Green Alliance goes after the South
Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) understood the value of penetrating the traditionally conservative political South, especially, religious organizations in the Bible Belt’s buckle of Middle Tennessee. Once IAF connected with religious communities in Nashville that were starting to drift left, they were able to access people and money and launch TNT (Tying Nashville Together).
As documented in The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership, “[a]t all TNT activities, members pray together and emphasize that their raison d’etre is to fulfill their religious calling.” Meaning, TNT members demand that the government perform the charitable work otherwise demanded by TNT members’ religious doctrines.
While the professional left was doing its work to transform religious communities, the Islamists were busy transforming the ACLU.
The ACLU abets the Muslim Brotherhood agenda
A 2012 Investors Business Daily editorial questions the Islamization of the ACLU, a change reflected in the cases and positions advocated (or not) by the ACLU. The change has brought deeper ties with Muslim Brotherhood groups like unindicted co-conspirator organization CAIR.
This may be why in 2010 the ACLU remained silent at the capitulation of the media and law enforcement when cartoonist Molly Norris was forced into hiding after proposing “everybody draw Mohammed day.” Norris received no protection from law enforcement and no objection was made by the ACLU.
In stark contrast, however, the ACLU did file a suit on behalf of the father of al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, objecting to the government issuing a kill order for him.
The ACLU has publicly defended ICNA’s charitable fundraising despite ICNA’s Muslim Brotherhood ties, its questionable donations to organizations connected to HAMAS, and it leadership’s support for other Islamic charities our government has shut down because they fund terrorism.
Just like Alinsky’s IAF, the Muslim Brotherhood’s ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) also has a Southern strategy. Starting with the Southern Islamic Convention designed to reinforce ideas like global sharia law, using materials that promote hatred of Jews and Christians and dawa (Islamic proselytizing) in U.S. public schools.
ICNA is well entrenched in Tennessee. Rafiq Mahdi, ICNA Director of Outreach for Southern Region for their charity arm, ICNA Relief USA, lives in Knoxville. He also serves as the “unofficial imam” of the Knoxville Muslim community.
If the ACLU didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all
In Tennessee, Hedy Weinberg uses her ACLU office to abet the Islamist agenda.
One stunning example of Weinberg’s support for all things Islamist and her own hypocrisy, is her lawsuit against the Sumner County school district.
In 2011 ACLU-TN filed a suit against the school district because of alleged promotion of Christian beliefs to students by school personnel. A settlement agreement was reached that prohibited school officials from promoting their personal religious beliefs to students, prohibited the display of “religious symbols and items…in a place publicly visible to students,” and “…the schools can no longer take field trips to religious sites.”
Two years later, a high school located in Sumner County, in direct violation of the ACLU settlement agreement, took a group of freshman on a field trip to a mosque where they listened to readings from the Quran and a were given copies.
There is no public record indicating that the ACLU objected to this Sumner County school violating the settlement agreement. Why?
Are churches waking up?
Real Catholic TV has posted a video “CCHD and Saul Alinsky,” exposing the infiltration by Alinsky’s IAF and the fact that it does not align with Catholic doctrine, despite continued funding from the CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development.)
Albuquerque Interfaith, an IAF affiliate has been exposed for trying to disguise its leftist agenda as being consistent with “decades of Catholic social justice teaching and authentic Catholic action.” For example, the report details:
- how Alinsky principles are not ethical while “Authentic Catholic Action” (ACA), is always ethical
- how Albuquerque Interfaith is tied to an IAF group Call to Action which opposes the church’s teachings
- how Alinsky organizing promotes liberation theology which is not consistent with either ACA or the church’s teachings
- that Marxist ideas of class warfare are likewise not consistent with ACA which “promotes cooperation and respect among all members of society.”
- Alinskyian organizing replaces the mandate to serve the poor with government programs that often harm the poor.
Leftist media helps out where they can
This year, leftist media The Los Angeles Times, named Muslim Brotherhood’s CAIR director Nihad Awad, one of the nation’s “new civil rights leaders.” Awad has publicly voiced his support for the U.S. designated terrorist organization, HAMAS, the jihadi arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.
CAIR, a named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution, is also a designated terrorist organization in the UAE.
The Tennessean “reporter” Bob Smietana set the strategy for the newspaper by silencing any criticism of Islam. The newest editor, David Plazas carries water for the Islamists by promoting CAIR director Paul “Iesa” Galloway who now runs the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO).
What can you do?
- find out whether your congregation was a TNT member. Do they still profess to the socialist goals? Educate your friends about where this leads
- if you belong to a Catholic church, share the report about the Albuquerque interfaith group that exposes how Alinsky’s IAF partners don’t adhere to authentic church doctrine
- all churches want money – your money. But if your church is going to the red-green alliance, consider withholding your tithe to the church and instead, direct your tithe to a more worthy charity
- work to wake up your fellow congregants and your pastors and explain why leftist organizations undermine personal responsibility for our fellow man
- spread the word to expose the ACLU for the hypocritical and destructive organization it is.
When Islamists like former ACO (American Center for Outreach) director Remziya Suleyman tells you how she also reveres Jesus, most apologist Christians (especially those Family of Abraham fanatics) breathe the interfaith “they are just like us” sigh of relief.
The Muslim Brotherhood also “loves Jesus”
Last year, the MSA (Muslim Students Association) at East Tennessee State University put on a program called “Jesus in Islam”:
“We did a couple of lectures on campus last year,” Nimer [MSA President], said. “One was ‘Jesus in Islam.’ We talked about the misconceptions people have because a lot of people think we don’t believe in Jesus. We do, we love him, we respect him and we follow his teachings.”
Did the MSA read where the Quran says we are all supposedly Muslims which is why they refer to converts as “reverts”? According to the Quran, “Esa,” is Jesus’ real name because Jesus was a Muslim, he was not crucified and did not die on the cross but instead, ascended to Allah and anyone claiming otherwise is a liar, so when Jesus returns, he will “be a witness against Jews and Christians for believing in his death.” (4:157-159)
Did the MSA inform attendees that the hadith (traditions and sayings of Muhammad) say that when Jesus comes back, he goes on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he breaks the cross, kills the pig, does away with the “jizyah” (tax on Jews and Christians) and helps destroy Christianity once and for all?
“He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam.”
A Nashville Islamist tells Christians the truth if they will only hear it
In 1999 Awadh Binhazim, former Austin CAIR chapter leader and former board member at the Islamic Center of Nashville (ICN), proselytized Islam in Nashville through his Olive Tree Education project. Among Islamists operating in Tennessee, he was one of the least deceptive. While serving as the Vanderbilt Muslim chaplain, he admitted that Islam commands death for homosexuality, that Islam is not a matter of personal opinion but whatever Allah (as delivered by Mohammed) decreed. He lectured Islam’s supremacist belief regarding what Muslims believe about the Gospel:
“When Muslims say they believe in the Ingil, the Gospel and they believe in the Torah, and they believe in the Psalms, they qualify. They believe that there has been a change in the text of the Torah and the Gospel. Therefore, originality was lost…Authenticity was lost. And Muslis regard this to be a deliberate change by corrupt priests of the time. They distorted the word of God and eliminated the original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of their scriptures.”
Binhazim also publicized the writings by al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and terrorism financing unindicted co-conspirator Jamal Badawi through his Olive Tree Education website:
Daoud Abudiab, founder of the Tennessee Faith and Culture Center which will be hosting an Islamophobia conference in September, partnered in dawa (proselytizing) with Binhazim.
Knoxville’s Anoor Academy textbook also teaches about Christians
Binhazim’s belief in the supremacy of Islam is also reflected in the textbook “What Islam Is All About” used at the private Islamic school in Knoxville. The textbook teaches the students this about Christians:
p.187 – “So, although the Christians and Jews may make a big noise about following Prophet Ibrahim, in fact, neither of them do. Prophet Ibrahim fulfilled Allah’s commands, the Jews don’t even follow half of what their corrupted books say. The Christians don’t follow anything except what their philosophers and priests make up from time to time.”
p.188 – “Prophet Ibrahim told people to do good and he forbade the wrong. Many ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ Jews and Christians lead such decadent and immoral lives that lying, alcohol, nudity, pronography, racism, foul language, pre-marital sex, homosexuality and everything else are accepted in their society, churches and synagogues. Just turn on the television in any Jewish or Christian community and see what’s ‘normal.’”
Quoting passages from the Quran, page 282 mocks Christians saying, “[w]hat does Allah say about all this nonsense that the Christian religion teaches?” and claims that Paul’s doctrines are false.
Other pages in the textbook are devoted to convincing the students that it’s not a good idea to have Christian friends but if for some reason they do only become friends to fulfill the duty to convert them to Islam.
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America), another Muslim Brotherhood organization, uses “we love Jesus” for their dawa but conceals that the Quran says Muhammad revealed the Ingil (Gospel) to “Esa” (Jesus) because he was a Muslim. Exactly what these kids are being taught:
On Friday, July 24, 2015, when police in Chattanooga were escorting the funeral procession for Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, some Baptists and their children attended prayers at the the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, the jihad murderer’s mosque, to “…show them that we love them.”
The Christian women, who attended and brought their daughters, all wore headscarves. They “…asked that their church not be identified because not everyone was in agreement with them visiting, said they were struck by how similar the service was to the Christian messages they are used to hearing.”
The imam didn’t talk about the murders but for the benefit of a dawa opportunity did talk about the basics of Islam. This guy knows ignorant dhimmi Christians when he sees them.
During her powerpoint presentation “Understanding the American Muslim Community” at the June 4th AMAC event in Manchester, Sabina Mohyuddin explained that there were several “…organizations that help American Muslims stay true to their religious values while being uniquely American.”
Organizations on her slide were the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
Here are the organizations and the information Mohyuddin omitted about them:
Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
Along with Al-Ahzar University in Cairo, the preeminent teaching center of sharia law, the FCNA authenticated the English translation of the “Reliance of the Traveller, the Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law.”
Excerpts from “Reliance of the Traveller” include:
- “the Objectives of Jihad” o9.8 – the caliph wars against Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians if they don’t accept the invitation to Islam or they can pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)
- “Giving Zakat to Deserving Recipients” h8.17 (zakat is Islamic charity)- those fighting for Allah who are not employed by the military, ie, “volunteers for jihad”
- “Dealing with a rebellious wife” m10.12(4)(c) – a husband may hit his wife to either correct her behavior or to save the family but he may not hit her in such a way as to injure her
Any number of FCNA members 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. Members include:
- Abdurahman/Abdulrahman Alamoudin- sentenced to 23 years for terrorist fundraising; self-declared supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah
- Muhammad al-Hanooti – Hamas fundraiser, first President of Islamic Association for Palestine listed as a friend by the Muslim Brotherhood, unindicted co-conspirator in Holy Land Foundation and conspirator in Blind Sheikh prosecution
- Jamal Badawi – founded Muslim American Society (which Alamoudi testified last year, is Muslim Brotherhood). Badawi issued a fatwa detailing the conditions under which a husband may beat his wife and was an individually named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
- Taha Jaber Al-Alawani – named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism prosecution against Palestinian Islamic Jihad founder, Sami al-Arian. In his capacity as President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, (a named friend of the Muslim Brotherhood), Pres. of FCNA and a member of Islamic Fiqh Academy at Jedda, he wrote about the “Reliance of the Traveller”:
“From a purely academic point of view,this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works, in that while faithfully maintaining the required scholary level, its aim is to imbue the consciousness of the non-Arabic-speaking Muslim with a sound understanding of Sacred Law”
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
ICNA was named as one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends” in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum plan for North America. This document identified the likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood 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’s pursuit of establishing Islam as the “sole basis of global society and governance” was revealed with the publication of its 2010 Member’s Hand Book.
One way ICNA pursues this goal is through dawa in U.S. public schools, ie, proselytizing. ICNA reported that: “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.”
ICNA works closely with the Muslim American Society that was recently confirmed to be Muslim Brotherhood (see above).
Mohyuddin said these organizations help Tennessee’s Muslims “stay true to their religious values” which includes global sharia law!
AMAC co-chair Daoud Abudiab wants the law enforcement audience to know that we are Americans, just like you. But AMAC board member Sabina Mohyuddin says something very different. Speaking to the press about a charter school bill from the 2012 legislative session:
“This bill was designed to exclude immigrant parents and teachers from participating in charter schools, frustrating efforts to tailor our kids’ education to meet the needs of our communities.”
And AMAC’s lobbying arm, the American Center for Outreach (ACO), intern Jihan Abdulla (any relation to AMAC board member and ACO founding board member, Kasar Abdulla?), says that as a Muslim, she believes she has more rights than American women. This was her comment quoted in The Tennessean after listening to ING founder Maha ElGenaidi speak in Nashville about women’s rights under Shariah. Will this be Ms. Abudlla’s message as an ING-certified speaker in Tennessee public schools?
Now when the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) contacts another Tennessee state agency or a middle school to offer their free services, they can say:
-we are a recognized affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING);
-we have been trained by ING and are certified to present the ING’s prepared scripts
-just like ING, our certified speakers can help “supplement the curriculum”
In fact, the Dalls-Fort Worth and Atlanta ING affiliate websites offer the same listing of canned ING presentations. The Minnesota affiliate offers the same scripts although listed in a more elaborate format and with additional offerings such as form letters for marketing their services to school superintendents, principals, teachers, law enforcement officials, etc.
ING tailors its offerings and rationale for its services to each sector it seeks to address. For example, it justifies its efforts in schools under the bullying prevention umbrella and/or as a resource to supplement curriculum standards. For Law Enforcement, the rationale is to supplement cultural diversity training and for media audiences, it is to influence how they report about Islam.
In other words, flood all systems using whatever rationale necessary to gain access. And once accessed, the goal is to influence the system. This is precisely the foundation needed to enable the embedding of political shariah.
The comprehensive – uniform –scripted – messaging of ING’s approach, has the same “aura” as the Muslim Brotherhood’s systemic political plan for North America detailed in the 1991 Memorandum discovered during the Holy Land Foundation trial.
Given the organizational affiliations of ING Board members and it’s founder, Ms. ElGanaidi’s documented appearances with CAIR national leadership and appearances at Muslim Brotherhood ISNA’s conferences, and the written affirmations of standing partnerships between ING and Muslim Brotherhood named organizations, the ING approach makes sense.
The recent May 5, 2012 ING Program in California included a book signing by the former imam of the Ground Zero mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and a detailed report by ING President, Ms. ElGenaidi. Page 5 of her report states (emphasis added):
“[ING has] also received letters of support from national organizations which reflects our partnerships and good relations with these organizations as well as our reach across the country. These include:
• Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
• Muslim American Society (MAS)
• Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
• Council on Islamic Relations – California (CAIR)”
ISNA’s letter of support attached at page 24 of Ms. ElGenaidi’s report states:
“We have seen the positive impact of these projects on our community through our years of work with ING, especially during the Annual ISNA Convention, and training webinars, which we were proud to co-sponsor with ING.”
ICNA and ISNA were specifically named “like-minded” organizations in the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memorandum. ISNA was also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution. Similarly, CAIR and Jamal Badawi, founding incorporator of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and former U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Board member were also listed as unindicted co-conspirators.
In July 2009, Judge Solis ruling on ISNA’s request to be removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators ruled that “the Government has produced ample evidence to establish the association of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT [North American Islamic Trust] with HLF [Holy Land Foundation], the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas.” (Interesting note here – Islamic Association for Palestine was another Sami al-Arian organization; see Newsletter #39 & 40 for more about al-Arian’s follow-on organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad).
Recall that Ms. Suleyman, now the Director for AMAC’s organization the American Center for Outreach (ACO), joined with CAIR in a press conference opposing the 2011 anti-terrorism bill.
ICNA shares ING’s pursuit of dawah in U.S. public schools:
ICNA reported in 2005: “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. Alhamdulillah, 877-Why-Islam can provide powerpoint presentations for school children.” To this end, ICNA formed an affiliation with the DawaNet website. DawaNet lists ING among the Dawa organizations.
Sound Vision, listed as an ICNA subsidiary and DawaNet have both posted the attached information about dawa in public schools. All of this is consistent with ICNA’s goals as stated in its 2010 handbook.
Even if ING’s scripts claim to “teach about religion rather than promote it”, shouldn’t we be questioning whether there is a political agenda housed in their “outreach” activities? Shouldn’t ING’s partnerships with organizations committed to the Muslim Brotherhood objective as stated in the plan for North America call into question ING’s motivation? And if these relationships do raise a concern, should ING affiliates like AMAC, using the prepared ING scripts, be ineligible to present in publicly-funded forums?
Shouldn’t Governor Haslam and Commissioner Gibbons be asking these same questions? Given the established Muslim Brotherhood presence in Tennessee, Governor and Commissioner Gibbons should take note.