Thursday, October 7, 2010

The umbrella network of Muslim terrorist financing groups in America.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism has produced a video entitled Busted - Orlando, Florida Mosque Finances Hamas Fundraiser. The video documents the connection between the Muslim Brotherhood, an umbrella group that connects all of the terrorist financing groups in America. These groups include the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and its Florida affiliate the Islamic Society of Central Florida, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), the Muslim Arab Youth Association, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation (MASF), all of which the Dept. of Justice has identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 terrorist funding Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas. Also shown in the video is an ex-member of the British Parliament George Galloway who expresses his admiration for the Communist leaders of Cuba, Fidel Castro and Venezula’s Hugo Chavez. Mr. Galloway is prominent in the video raising money for the Middle-East terrorist group Hamas.

The al-Rahman mosque in Orlando, FL, a Muslim Brotherhood owned and operated property, is caught funding terrorism via George Galloway, self-admitted Hamas fundraiser, and Imam Mahdi Bray, public Hamas supporter.

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) show Stakelbeck on Terror has also produced a 29-minute long, 2-part panel discussion on the extent of Muslim propaganda in America being disseminated through the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella groups. Their web site describes the content of the two-part series:
Segment 1: The Brotherhood’s History (top of the show)
Segment 2: The Brotherhood’s American Network (5:52 into the show)
Segment 3: The Brotherhood on Campus and Beyond (11:22 into the show)
Segment 4: The Brotherhood: An Insurgency with Nazi Ties (17:22 into the show)
Segment 5: The Brotherhood’s Leading American Front Group: CAIR  (22:20 into the show)
The Muslim Brotherhood in America - Stakelbeck on Terror - Part 1 of 2.

The Muslim Brotherhood In America – Stakelbeck on Terror - Part 02 of 2.

History and Background of the Muslim Brotherhood and its umbrella groups from Wikipedia.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been active in the US since the 1960s. Its stated goals have included propagating Islam and creating havens for Muslims in the US, and integrating Muslims. A main strategy has been dawah  or Islamic renewal and outreach. In the 1960s, groups such as U.S. military personnel, prison inmates and African-Americans were specifically targeted for dawah. The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in the USA is:

The process of settlement [of Islam in the United States] is a "Civilization-Jihadist" process with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" their miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.

Organizations in the US started by activists involved with the Muslim Brotherhood include the Muslim Students Association in 1963, North American Islamic Trust in 1971, the Islamic Society of North America in 1981, the American Muslim Council in 1990, the Muslim American Society in 1992, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought in the 1980s. According to the Washington Post, Muslim activists say MSA's  members represent "all schools of Islam and political leanings – many are moderates, while others express anti-U.S. views or support resistance against Israelis."

The Holy Land Foundation trial has led to the release as evidence of several documents on the Muslim Brotherhood. One of these documents, dated in 1991, explains that the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. is “settlement”, defined by the author as a form of jihad aimed at destroying Western civilization from within and allowing for the victory of Islam over other religions.  In another one of these documents, "Ikhwan in America", the author alleges that the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the US include going to camps to do weapons training (referred to as Special work by the Muslim Brotherhood), as well as engaging in counter-espionage against US government agencies such as the FBI and CIA (referred to as Securing the Group).  In November 2008 the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of illegally funding Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is designated by the United States as a terrorist group.  In Canada the Muslim Brotherhood operates under the name "The Muslim association of Canada", or MAC. They've established what's called Chapters in every large canadian city.The work of the Ikhwans in Canada is to provide logistical/finacial support to their members who move into Canada. Other goals of MAC , are to install Imams in local mosques who are in tune of their political vision, and facilitate fund raising for groups like HAMAS.
Islamic Society of North America

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), based in Plainfield, Indiana, USA, is a Muslim umbrella group that describes itself as the largest Muslim organization in North America.

 ISNA was one of a number of Muslim groups investigated by US law enforcement for possible terrorist connections.

In the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case, the United States Department of Justice named ISNA, along with Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the North American Islamic Trust, as an unindicted co-conspirator and one of a number of "entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood." Court documents at the trial indicated that ISNA is "an integral part of the [Muslim] Brotherhood's efforts to wage jihad against America through non-violent means," wrote conservative Dallas Morning News columnist Rod Dreher.

ISNA has been suspended from endorsing Muslim chaplains assigned to federal prisons, pending an FBI investigation into ISNA's activities.
The North American Islamic Trust

The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a Saudi-backed organization based in Plainfield, Indiana, that owns Islamic properties and promotes waqf (Islamic endowmenta) in North America. It is the financial arm of the Muslim Students Association.

NAIT finances and holds titles to mosques, Islamic schools, and other real estate to safeguard and pool the assets of the American Muslim community, develops financial vehicles and financial products that are compatible with both Shari'ah and American law, publishes and distributes Islamic literature, provides legal advice to Muslim organizations, and facilitates and coordinates Islamic community projects.

In 2007, NAIT was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist trial, as was board member Jamal Said.
Muslim Arab Youth Association

The Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA) was created in the 1970s by religious Muslim Students Association (MSA) members who had recently arrived in the US and Canada from Arab countries in the Persian Gulf; it finally incorporated in 1989, in Plainfield, Indiana. It had the avowed purpose of setting up Muslim youth conferences to discuss issues such as Islamic law, culture, and marriage and their implications for their lives. MAYA is funded by Saudi Arabia.
The preface to MAYA's constitution states: "In the heart of America, in the depths of corruption and ruin and moral deprivation, an elite of Muslim youth is holding fast to the teachings of Allah."
MAYA has held conferences featuring Hamas leaders who called for the destruction of Israel, and printed and has distributed anti-Semitic material (such as a pamphlet entitled America's Greatest Enemy: The Jew!). Similarly, it held conventions featuring as speakers Rashid Gannuchi (leader of the militant Tunisian Al Nahda movement, who was sentenced to death in absentia for his role in terrorist attacks), Mustafa Mash'shur (Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood  Deputy Supreme Guide), Muharram al-Arifi (Lebanese Muslim Brotherhood), Yousef al-Quardawi (Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood), Musa Abu Marzuk (top Hamas leader), Assaf al-Qattan (Hamas), Sheik Ahmed Noufal (Hamas), and Ibrahim Gousha (Hamas).

In December 1994, about 5,000 people at an annual MAYA meeting were interrupted midway through the meeting by an announcement from the a speaker that a Palestinian had bombed a Jerusalem bus, killing himself and wounding 12 Israelis. "Allah Akhbar," roared the crowd, offering spontaneous praise.

The foundation denied it had ties to Hamas, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) disagreed. An internal memo revealed in 2001 said at a MAYA conference at a Los Angeles hotel in the mid-1990s, Sheik Muhammed Siyam, head of operations for the Hamas military wing, gave a keynote address. "Finish off the Israelis. Kill them all. Exterminate them. No peace ever," Siyam told the crowd.

Writing in 1997, Judith Miller identified MAYA as an unofficial umbrella group for Islamic militants in America and various arms of the Muslim Brotherhood. Similarly, at a hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims in the US Congress on "Terrorist Threats to the United States," on January 26, 2000, in a prepared statement Steven Emerson, Executive Director of Terrorism Newswire, said that MAYA is an Islamic group "that supports the positions of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas in the United States".

After 9/11 the US government placed MAYA on its list of organizations to be investigated because they purportedly "finance terrorism or perpetuate violence". Federal prosecutors identified MAYA as part of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial.
Council on American-Islamic Relations 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's largest Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization that deals with civil advocacy and promotes human rights. It is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with regional offices nationwide and in Canada.

Through media relations, lobbying, and education, CAIR presents what it views as an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public, and seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage its social and political activism. Annual banquets, through which CAIR raises the majority of its funds, are attended by American politicians, statesmen, interfaith leaders, activists and media personalities.

Critics of CAIR, including six members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, have alleged ties between the CAIR founders and Hamas. The founders, Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad, had earlier been officers of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), described by a former FBI analyst and Treasury Department intelligence official as "intimately tied to the most senior Hamas leadership."  Both Ahmad and Awad participated in a meeting held in Philadelphia on October 3, 1993, that involved senior leaders of Hamas, the Holy Land Foundation, and the IAP.  Based on electronic surveillance of the meeting, the FBI reported that “the participants went to great length and spent much effort hiding their association with the Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas]." Participants at the meeting discussed forming a "political organization and public relations” body, “whose Islamic hue is not very conspicuous."

Daniel Pipes and investigative reporter Steven Emerson  accuse CAIR of being a front for Hamas, having ties to terrorism, as well as "offering a platform to conspiratorial Israel-bashers." The Anti-Defamation League and Emerson have also accused CAIR of having a long record of propagating antisemitic propaganda. Journalist Jake Tapper  criticizes CAIR for refusing to condemn specifically Osama bin Laden and Islamic extremism, but rather making only vague and generic criticisms.

Pipes has accused CAIR of demanding that a billboard declaring Osama bin Laden "the sworn enemy" be brought down in 1998 as "offensive to Moslems", denying bin Laden's responsibility for the Africa embassy bombings, calling the conviction of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers "a travesty of justice," calling the conviction of the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman a "hate crime", calling the extradition order of suspected Hamas terrorist Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook "anti-Islamic", calling President Bush's closing of the Holy Land Foundation for collecting money used to support Hamas "unjust" and "disturbing", praising and defending convicted murderer H. Rap Brown as well as convicted attempted murderer Adnan Chaudhry, and their LA office head calling Israelis "zionazis"; he also quotes the FBI's former chief of counterterrorism Steven Pomerantz saying that CAIR "effectively" gives aid to international terrorist groups. 
In 2007, CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing trial in Dallas, Texas by Federal prosecutors.


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