Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Vicious Circle of Death: When Democrats play politics with Islam.

You reap what you sow. The seeds for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon were planted almost 9 years ago when Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino used the power of his office to help the Islamic Society of Boston to build their mosque. Back then Mayor Menino was credited with being instrumental in selling city owned land valued at $401,187.50 for the bargain price of $175,000 to the Muslim group for what became known as "Menino's Mosque". In subsequent years this mosque has hosted several radical Islamists connected to terrorist activities. Read my blog post below for the details.
Fox News web site reported tonight that the two Muslims who bombed the Boston Marathon a week ago were motivated by their "faith". While the story is basically accurate it leaves out much of the background history and controversy that surrounds the Islamic mosque where the brothers worshiped and, in fact, fails to point out that it wasn't so much "faith" as it was the religious teachings of the Wahhabi brand of Islam that was preached in this mosque. The Wahhabi sect of Islam is the official religion of Saudi Arabia and as is pointed out below, some of the major financing for this mosque came from the government of Saudi Arabia which has been responsible for the financing of almost 80% of all mosques constructed in America. And one other little detail is that the Saudi government insists that one of the conditions for accepting their financial help is that the mosque must distribute Wahhabi literature.
Faith eyed as motive in Boston marathon attack, as suspect communicates by writing

Published April 22, 2013 Associated Press
The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with crimes that could bring the death penalty.
Thus the mosques constructed in Boston by the Islamic Society of Boston were bound to promote the ultra-conservative, anti-American Wahhabi sect of Islam. Wikipedia contains this information on Wahhabism:
The Saudis have spent at least $87 billion propagating Wahhabism abroad during the past two decades, and the scale of financing is believed to have increased in the past two years. The bulk of this funding goes towards the construction and operating expenses of mosques, madrasas, and other religious institutions that preach Wahhabism. It also supports imam training; mass media and publishing outlets; distribution of textbooks and other literature; and endowments to universities (in exchange for influence over the appointment of Islamic scholars). Some of the hundreds of thousands of non-Saudis who live in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf have been influenced by Wahhabism and preach Wahhabism in their home country upon their return. Agencies controlled by the Kingdom's Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da'wah and Guidance are responsible for outreach to non-Muslim residents and are converting hundreds of non-Muslims into Islam every year.
A study conducted by the NGO Freedom House found Wahhabi publications in mosques in the United States. These publications included statements that Muslims should not only "always oppose" infidels "in every way", but "hate them for their religion … for Allah's sake", that democracy "is responsible for all the horrible wars of the 20th century", and that Shia and certain Sunni Muslims were infidels.
Nine years ago, on January 4, 2004 The Boston Herald ran a story by Jonathan Wells and Kevin Wisniewski with the two opening paragraphs that revealed the terrorist connections of a new mosque about to be built in Boston.
The leader of the Islamic group preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston has deeper involvement with organizations and individuals suspected of funding terrorism than previously disclosed, the Herald has learned.

Records obtained by this newspaper reveal the chairman of the local Islamic Society of Boston, Osama M. Kandil, is one of three directors of Taibah International Aid Association.
The problem is that Taibah International was designated as a terrorist entity by the Treasury Department in 2004. So what do you think the Democratic Party that controlled the government in Boston did? They helped the Muslims build the mosque. In fact, the Democrats, and especially Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, even arraigned a sweetheart deal to sell the Islamic Society of Boston a plot of city-owned land with a market value estimated by the Boston Redevelopment Authority of $401,187.50 for the bargain price of $175,000. Another news source in Boston named The Phoenix published a story on November 24, 2008 with the revealing headline:
Menino's mosque

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building 

DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Mayor Menino, in a fit of multicultural ecumenicalism, approved the sale of city-owned land to the mosque for the bargain basement — and still controversial — price of $175,000, plus the promise of in-kind services, including upkeep of nearby parks. The predictable uproar that arose in the wake of not only selling land well below market rates, but also selling it to a religious institution in contravention of the supposed separation of church and state, was supposed to be muffled by making the complex available for community use. But oops — that never happened.

Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/72356-meninos-mosque/#ixzz2RA6ffs5P
I believe that one of the first people who disclosed the complete details behind this Islamic mosque in Boston was Daniel Pipes who wrote about it on his Middle East Forum web site on October 23, 2003. What is unique about this story is the fact that as the details unfolded over the years, Daniel Pipes continued to follow it and post an astounding 70 Updates between 2003 and 2008. It is truly a detailed saga of events worth reading.
The Islamic Society of Boston & the Politicians' Red Faces
by Daniel Pipes
October 29, 2003
updated Dec 29, 2008

At the groundbreaking in November 2002, local politicians hailed the planned construction of an Islamic Center by the Islamic Society of Boston as a bridge between Islam and Boston's other religions, the Boston Herald recounted yesterday in the first of a major two-part investigative series. Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed the center for "creating a space for inter-faith dialog," and thereby bringing "both the Muslim community and the community at large closer together." U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (Democrat) predicted the center would "help to create a dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims so we may learn more about each others' traditions." The Boston Redevelopment Authority, a public agency, was no less enthusiastic about the project and sold a 1.9-acre lot to the Islamic Society of Boston for $175,000, or well under the property's market value.

All this looks pretty dumb a year later, with revelations in the Herald yesterday that the Islamic Society of Boston is closely associated with:
  •  Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, the Egyptian Islamist whose outspoken backing for Hamas led the Department of State to bar him from entering the United States in 1999; and
  •  Abdurahman Alamoudi, the American Islamist recently arrested on terrorism-related charges (on him, see "United States of America v. Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi") who in the past has publicly supported Hamas, Hizbullah, and other terrorist organizations.
Then today's Herald casts an intense look at:
  • Osama M. Kandil, the Islamic Society of Boston's leader for over a decade. Turns out that in addition being a former instructor at Harvard Medical School and the founder and chairman of an Egyptian pharmaceutical company, Biopharm Group, he is also associated with the notorious Safa group of Saudi businesses and "charities" headquartered outside Washington, D.C. and was a founding director of the Muslim Arab Youth Association, one of the most radical Islamist organizations in the United States.
Menino and Capuano responded today to the initial revelations, Menino by blowing off the charges ("The Islamic community I know is a good community. Two individuals do not make up a whole community") and Capuano by calling the allegations "pretty serious" and promising "to do my best to learn more."

The moral of this too-oft-repeated tale is not hard to guess: politicians – and bureaucrats, journalists, clergy, academics, et al. – need to know an Islamic institution is clean of Islamist associations and intentions before endorsing it, much less selling it government-owned land at fire-sale prices. Good will and ecumenical intent cannot substitute for research. (October 29, 2003)
Some additional details of equal interest from Daniel Pipes story was the update on October 13, 2004:
Oct. 13, 2004 update: And speaking of "politicians' red faces" – who should have written a warm letter of congratulations to the Islamic Society of Boston on the occasion of its groundbreaking, dated Nov. 7, 2002, but John Kerry?
Oct. 21, 2005 update: Jerry McDermott, a Boston City councilor, sent a letter to constituents in which he made two allegations about the ISB transaction (I leave the original punctuation of the letter unchanged):
  •  An employee of the BRA Mohamed Ali Salam who was instrumental in making the deal is also a member of the Islamic Society of Boston. He is a major fundraiser for the ISB. This raises a conflict of interest. I believe the official at the BRA acted alone and will be fired.
  • someone at the BRA knew the land was being sold to buyers from Saudi Arabia. The documents for this land transaction were signed by the BRA and mailed to Saudi Arabia and notarized at the US Consulate. The money for the new Mosque has questionable origins. The content of what will be preached at the Mosque is also an area of concern.
McDermott added this on the Saudi angle:
  • McDermott stressed that the most important new discovery he made about the sale was its connection to Saudi Arabia. "The biggest area of concern is that the deed was signed and notarized at the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia, which is known for practicing one brand of Islam – Wahabism – that's certainly not known to be peaceful."
When you dance with the devil you're going to get burned. Or maybe some others standing near you will become the victims. I wonder if Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has any regrets today for helping the Islamic Society of Boston get their mosque built? I doubt the thought even crosses his mind. Neither the Democrats or the liberal mainstream news media will admit that the hate-filled passages contained in the Qur'an is the motivating factor in all of the terrorist attacks. Not some organized plot or wide spread movement, just a whole lot of individuals who suddenly discover what their religion expects them to be. The fact is the major news outlets like the Associated Press advise their reporters not to identify the Islamic religion of those news stories about arrests. Just like the latest coming from Canada about the two Muslims who were arrested for plotting to blow up some trains from Toronto to the U.S. Notice how they blame it on al-Qaida and while they mention the names they do not mention the religion. But it is hopeful that after the admissions made about the Boston Marathon bombers being motivated by their faith there will be a policy change and then people will begin to see the connection.
Two Are Accused in Canada of Plotting Train Derailment
Published: April 22, 2013 
OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Monday announced the arrest of two men who are accused of planning to derail a passenger train in an Al Qaeda-linked plot. 
The suspects were identified as Chiheb Esseghaier, 35, who has been living in Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 30, of Toronto. The police said the men were not Canadian citizens, but declined to identify their nationalities or to describe their immigration status in Canada.
Just for the record the Islamic Society of Boston runs more than one mosque in Boston. The mosque that Mayor Thomas M.  Menino helped the ISOB get built is in the Roxbury suburb of Boston. The Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Massachusetts, another suburb of Boston. (USA Today) The Cambridge and Boston mosques, separated by the Charles River, are owned by the same entity but managed individually. The imam of the Cambridge mosque, Sheik Basyouny Nehela, is on the board of directors of the Boston mosque.
And a further note about the special treatment the Islamic Society of Boston receives from the Democrat-controlled city government is mentioned in this 2008 update in Daniel Pipes' epic story.
 July 24, 2008 update: A reader, the producer of L'Afrique (lafrique.com), was surprised to see that the Roxbury Crossing station of the Boston area subway system sports a painting of the nearby Islamic Society of Boston mosque and other Islamic themes. He sent me pictures of the still-unfinished mural and its surroundings, one of which I reproduce here. (For the others, click here, here, here, here, and here).

The Islamic Society of Boston mosque in the background, a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority mural depicting it in the foreground.
Comment: As the photographer points out, the Boston public transportation system does not sport crosses, stars of David, or other religious insignia. How did this exception come about? One hopes that Bostonians are not so beat down by ISB litigiousness that they have lost all curiosity about that institution's activities.
And why didn't the FBI see anything suspicious about the Muslim terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev after the Russian government alerted them? The revelation that the FBI looked into Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible link to terrorist groups but gave him a clean bill of health, has drawn several days of criticism from lawmakers and now the promise of congressional probes, according to the Washington Times. I am only guessing but just maybe after Barck Hussein Obama had the government purge all references to the words "terrorist", "Islam" and "Muslim" from the FBI field manuals, the agents were not allowed to look into those areas in their investigation.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.
Update: April 23, 2013
Excellent article on Bare Naked Islam today details the extent of the changes in the FBI manuals that were insisted on by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Click the link below:

Thanks to revised FBI training manuals demanded by CAIR, FBI investigation of Boston Marathon Muslim terrorists was sigificantly impeded

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize  Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one Muslim bomber in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and counterterrorism analysts.

Read the rest here:  http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/04/23/thanks-to-revised-fbi-training-manuals-demanded-by-cair-fbi-investigation-of-boston-marathon-muslim-terrorists-was-sigificantly-impeded/
Update April 23, 2013
Atlas Shrugs. lead to USA Today.
Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties

Oren Dorell, USA TODAY4:57 p.m. EDT April 23, 2013
Terror suspects, fugitives and radical speakers have passed through the Cambridge mosque that the Tsarnaev brothers are known to have visited.

BOSTON — The mosque attended by the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing has been associated with other terrorist suspects, has invited radical speakers to a sister mosque in Boston and is affiliated with a Muslim group that critics say nurses grievances that can lead to extremism.

Several people who attended the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge, Mass., have been investigated for Islamic terrorism, including a conviction of the mosque's first president, Abdulrahman Alamoudi, in connection with an assassination plot against a Saudi prince.

And its sister mosque in Boston, known as the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, has invited guests who have defended terror suspects. A former trustee appears in a series of videos in which he advocates treating gays as criminals, says husbands should sometimes beat their wives and calls on Allah (God) to kill Zionists and Jews, according to Americans for Peace and Tolerance, an interfaith group that has investigated the mosques.
Read the rest here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/23/boston-mosque-radicals/2101411/
Update April 23, 2013
Secure America Now

It’s Time to Get Serious About Radical Islam

In 2010, the Obama Administration banned the term "Islamic Extremism" from the central document outlining American national security strategy. This decision may explain why the F.B.I. failed to monitor the Boston bomber, even after receiving a tip that he was radicalized. If they had followed up after he returned from Russia, the Boston Marathon plot probably would not have materialized.

While the American people instinctively know the good guys from the bad guys, our elected officials are often clueless. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Boston, Congressman Peter King declared that political correctness is preventing us from dealing with Islamic Extremism. Congressman King pointed out that since 9/11, there have been 16 attempted terrorist attacks against the American people, all Islamist-based.
Read the rest here:
Update:  April 24, 2013
Winds of Jihad
Tim Blair:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s former brother-in-law points to the Boston bomber’s possible motivation:
He was angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion.
Glad we’ve cleared up that little misconception. Meanwhile, speculation over the source of the killers’ bomb-making knowledge seems to have been accurate:
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke to investigators on Sunday, officials said, he indicated that he and his brother had learned to make the pressure-cooker bombs that they used at the marathon from Inspire, the online Al Qaeda magazine.   QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Update: April 24, 2013
Reposted from Jihad Watch
USA Today article names convicted terrorists associated with Boston mosques

Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties

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