by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project
The Clarion Project has identified over 80 Islamist organizations including mosques in the United States, resulting in prominent media coverage on FOX News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and the Daily Caller website.
The four organizations discussed in the segment are:
Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia. Shocking video showed its imam preaching that Muslims should be first in line to pick up weapons for violent jihad and characterizing the West as an adversary. The Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center is involved in prison outreach in Washington, D.C.
Masjid At-Taqwa of New York, led by the extremely radical and influential cleric Siraj Wahhaj. In 2011, he advised Muslims to stop talking about sharia because “we’re not there yet.”
North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), an organization that owns many mosques across the country. The Justice Department says it is an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a sub-division secretly established to support the Hamas terrorist group.
The segment follows the Daily Caller’s creation of a map of over 80 radical mosques based on Clarion’s research. This is about four percent of the estimated 2,106 mosques in the U.S., the news site wrote.
In addition to those 83 sites, there are many other Islamist organizations operating in the U.S. and mosques due to be written about. You can learn about Islamist groups in your state by searching the Islamist Organizations in America section of our website that is continuously updated.
The North American Islamic Trust’s (NAIT’s) website says it owns mosques in 42 states and has stated that it owns the titles to over 325 properties.
Watch Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst, Prof. Ryan Mauro, on “Fox & Friends” discussing four of the radical mosques and the need to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization:
Islamic Society of Mobile
Islamic Center of Tucson
The center’s constitution shows that NAIT holds its real estate and that it is affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Community Center of Phoenix
The center’s website says it is entrusted to NAIT.
Bentonville Islamic Center
The center’s constitution says its assets will be held by NAIT in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Center of Little Rock
The center’s website shows it was financed by NAIT and ISNA and previous property was owned by NAIT.
Islamic Center of Davis
The center’s bylaws states that the real state is entrusted to NAIT.
Islamic Center of Fort Collins
Proposed bylaws state its assets will be held by NAIT in the event of dissolution.
Muslim Community Association of San Francisco Bay Area
The center’s constitution says it is entrusted to NAIT.
Islamic Society of Colorado Springs
The society’s constitution states it is entrusted to NAIT and affiliated with ISNA.
American Muslim Community Centers
The centers’s bylaws state that NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Center of South Florida
The center’s website has shown that it is owned by NAIT.
Al-Huda Islamic Center of Athens
The center’s bylaws state that NAIT holds the title.
Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center
The mosque’s constitution says that assets will be held by NAIT or ISNA in the event of its dissolution and it is affiliated with ISNA.
The mosque’s bylaws state that NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Center of Bloomington-Normal
The center’s constitution says its property is entrusted with NAIT.
Islamic Center of Carbondale
The center’s constitution states that its real estate will be entrusted with NAIT and it is affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Center of Peoria
The centere’s website says it is a member of NAIT, affiliated with the North American Imams Federation and endorsed by the Hamas-linked Mosque Foundation.
Muslim American Society (bylaws state its principal office is in Illinois)
The society’s bylaws state that NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Council of Islamic Schools in North America
The council’s bylaws state it is affiliated with ISNA and NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Center of Bloomington
The center’s website says it is linked to NAIT and was originally owned by MSA. The original financing came from the leader of the Muslim World League, a Saudi-backed Islamist group.
Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette
The society’s constitution says its real estate is registered to NAIT.
Darul Arqum Islamic Center
The center’s bylaws state it is entrusted with NAIT.
Islamic Center of Ames / Darul Arqum Islamic Center
The center’s bylaws state it is entrusted with NAIT.
Islamic Center of Des Moines
The center’s constitution and bylaws states that property is entrusted with NAIT.
Prince George’s Muslim Association
The association’s constitution and bylaws state that NAIT owns its property.
Islamic Center of Greater Worcester
The center’s website says it is owned by NAIT and was established as a sub-chapter of ISNA.
Islamic Center of Greater Lansing
The center’s website says it is affiliated with ISNA.
Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor and Vicinity
The center’s constitution says it is registered with NAIT and it will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
The center’s constitution says it is a trust under NAIT and all assets will go to NAIT in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Center of Central Missouri
The center’s constitution and bylaws shows its property is entrusted with NAIT and that it is affiliated with ISNA.
Muslim Society of Jersey Shore / Masjid Bilal
Its website used to declare it as an affiliate of NAIT.
Islamic Center of New Mexico
The center’s website says its property is under the NAIT umbrella and it is affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Center of the Capital District
The center’s constitution says NAIT owns its real estate and that it is affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Association of Raleigh
The association’s website says it was founded by MSA. Its bylawsstate it is affiliated with ISNA and the Muslim Community Association of the U.S. and Canada. NAIT owns the property and the authority to enforce its compliance with the Basic Law.
Islamic Center of Charlotte
The center’s constitution and bylaws state that it is owned by NAIT and affiliated with ISNA, ICNA, MAS, Muslim Community Association of U.S. and Canada, and the Carolina Islamic Council.
Columbus Islamic Center/Masjid Al-Jannah
The center’s website says it is registered with NAIT.
Islamic Society of Akron and Kent
The association’s constitution states that assets will go to either NAIT or ISNA in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Society of Edmond
Media reports state it is owned by NAIT and affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Society of Tulsa
The society’s constitution says it is affiliated with ISNA and all its real estate is held by NAIT.
Mercy School Institute
The institute’s charter says it is owned by NAIT.
The institute’s charter states NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Association of North Eastern Pennsylvania
The association’s constitution and bylaws states that all property is owned by NAIT.
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
The center’s bylaws state that its property is owned by NAIT and that it is affiliated with ISNA.
Central Mosque of Charleston
The mosque’s constitution and bylaws states that NAIT will own all assets in the event of dissolution.
Grand Strand Islamic Society
The society’s bylaws state that all assets will be held by NAIT in the event of dissolution.
Dar El-Iman Islamic Center
The center’s constitution and bylaws state it is owned by NAIT and affiliated with ISNA.
Institute of Islamic Knowledge
The institute’s website says the leader is a member of NAIT’s board of trustees and that he led various groups to entrust with NAIT. He is also a “pioneer” of the ICNA.
Islamic Association of Carrollton
The association’s constitution says that assets will be held by NAIT in the event of dissolution.
Islamic Community of Bryan/College Station
The organization’s website states it was founded by MSA and bylawsstate that NAIT will hold its assets if dissolved.
Islamic Society of Arlington
Its website used to state that it is owned by NAIT.
Islamic Society of Greater Houston
The society’s constitution and bylaws shows an affiliation with ISNA. A previous version said NAIT holds its real state.
Muslim American Society (website lists Texas contact address)
The society’s bylaws state that NAIT will hold its assets in the event of dissolution.
Muslim Children Education and Civic Center
The center’s website states that NAIT will hold its assets if dissolved.
Nigerian Muslim Association of Greater Houston / Masjid Ul Mu’Mineen
The association’s bylaws state that at least one trustee must be from NAIT and all deeds will be held by NAIT.
North Austin Muslim Community Center
Its website used to say that its property is registered with NAIT.
Valley Ranch Islamic Center
The center’s draft constitution says it is affiliated with NAIT and ISNA.
All Dulles Area Muslim Society [ADAMS] Center
The society’s website states it is affiliated with ISNA.
Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center
The center’s constitution says it is affiliated with NAIT, ISNA and MAS.
Islamic Center of Blacksburg
The center’s constitution says it is owned by NAIT.
Islamic Society of Central Virginia
The society’s bylaws states it is affiliated with NAIT and ISNA.
Islamic Center of Tacoma
The center’s constitution states that assets can be given to NAIT, MSA or any other Sunni organization.
Pullman Islamic Center
The center’s website states it is owned by NAIT and affiliated with ISNA.
Islamic Center of Morgantown
The center’s constitution shows affiliation with NAIT.
In January, a prominent Muslim leader in the United Kingdom with links to the Muslim Brotherhood estimated that half of the mosques in America were founded by Brotherhood members.
Senator Ted Cruz has introduced important legislation to help get the Muslim Brotherhood designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The House version of the bill was introduced by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and is now endorsed by five additional representatives.
We encourage readers to ask their congressmen and Senators (and presidential candidates) for their statements on this legislation and/or their general position on designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.
W E A R E N O T C O M I N G T O A M E R I C A…
W E A R E A L R E A D Y H E R E !!!
by, Pipeline News
Last week a new Muslim coalition debuted, calling itself the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.
While most media types ignored the story, at least one knowledgeable commentator, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser – a devout secular Muslim – got it spot on:
“…The USCMO “should be looked at as a circling of the wagons of the inner core of American Islamist organizations…If they were going to start an American Islamist political party those would be the founders. Instead they deceive Americans as an innocent ‘Muslim coalition…'”
USCMO is led by Oussama Jammal and is comprised of a rogue’s list of bad actors including the Council on American Islamic Relations, [CAIR] linked in Federal Court documents to HAMAS and the equally troubling Muslim American Society [MAS].
About MAS, the Investigative Project of Terrorism states, “MAS was founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood…”
It’s really not necessary to parse the other members of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations since partnering with the likes of CAIR, MAS and Jammal paints the new group with a brush of a decidedly jihadist hue.
Introductory remarks at the PR event which launched USCMO by Jammal indicated that indeed the overarching goal of the group is political, intended to “…build Muslim citizenship rights [and a] database used to enhance political participation in upcoming elections…”
In service of this charter, USCMO intends to conduct a “census” of the American Muslim community obviously with the intention of dumping the information so gathered into this new activist database.
Jammal has a controversial past which we believe is germane in evaluating USCMO’s mission. He had previously been the President of the terror tied Bridgeview Mosque [the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview], located on the outskirts of Chicago.
Bridgeview is one of many American mosques which have been literally hijacked by radical Muslims, replacing more moderate prayer leaders with extremists, often from outside of the United States and obtaining funding from similarly dubious external sources including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. [for further information we refer our reader to the excellent feature story published by the Chicago Tribune in 2004, Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe, Hardliners Won Battle For Bridgeview Mosque]
Before terror recruitment and financing went underground as a result of 9/11, at one point in its history the anteroom walls of the Bridgeview mosque were covered with HAMAS recruiting posters.
“…Later, he took Khalid and me to the Bridgeview Mosque, where Jamal Said was the imam. I could tell immediately that we were deep in the heart of Hamas territory. The walls of the vestibule were covered with Hamas posters and recruiting literature showing masked gunmen brandishing automatic weapons. It was all in Arabic, but you could see daggers plunged into Jewish hearts wrapped up in American flags. They even had a library filled with militant terrorist videos and books.[excerpted from Steven Emerson’s seminal study, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, and cross-posted by World Net Daily]
Under the guidance of Jammal and with member organizations such as CAIR, USCMO is unabashedly vying for a politically powerful leadership role in extending the Islamic stealth jihad here in the U.S., one that bears close monitoring.
Osama Abu Irshaid of American Muslims for Palestine speaks during the launch of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations in Washington on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Behind and to his right is Council on American-Islamic Relations Executive Director Nihad Awad. Photo courtesy of: CNS News
by, Patrick Goodenough | CNS News | Family Security Matters
Ten U.S. Islamic organizations have come together to form a new umbrella group to serve as a “representative voice” for American Muslims, and one of their first tasks will be to carry out a census of the community.
Other focus areas for the new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), according to speakers at the body’s launch in Washington on Wednesday, include enhancing Muslim political engagement and participation in forthcoming elections, civil rights issues, combating “Islamophobia” and having an impact on U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
Participating organizations include high-profile groups that have been dogged by controversy, such as the Muslim American Society (MAS), founded by Muslim Brotherhood members, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was named by the Justice Department in 2007 as “unindicted co-conspirators” in its case against the Holy Land Foundation in Texas, subsequently found guilty of raising money for Hamas.
“The new national council’s first priority will be to build on Muslim citizenship rights by conducting a census of American Muslims to create a database that will be used to enhance civic and political participation in upcoming elections,” USCMO said in a statement.
CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, a participant at the launch, said that Muslim organizations in 2011 had come up with a “guesstimate” of seven to eight million Muslims in the United States.
“Opponents of the Muslim community shot down the number for political reasons, to two-and-a-half, two million, and sometimes people even said half a million,” he said.
The aim of the census project would be to determine a clear idea of the number and distribution of American Muslims, by 2016.
“Muslim voters can be swing voters in key elections, especially in 2016, and we are aiming at that election to bring a more visible participation from the Muslim community,” Awad said.
Video courtesy of: CAIRtv
Another participant, Osama Abu Irshaid of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), said Muslims “are a growing demographic, numbering in the millions, and it is time to organize ourselves so that we can fully participate productively and efficiently in the political process.”
Abu Irshaid said American Muslims’ purchasing power exceeds $170 billion, “but we want to be more than consumers in this country.”
“We want to fully participate and engage in the civic process. We also want to ward off the evils of bigotry and Islamophobia and begin to define ourselves instead of allowing others – who don’t understand us, who fear us and even hate us – tell us how we should live and worship in this country.”
Abu Irshaid said bringing American Muslims into the political process “can only enrich American foreign policy and enrich our domestic policy as well.”
One prominent anti-Islamist Muslim described the move as “a circling of the wagons” by the nation’s top Islamist organizations.
“If they were going to start an American Islamist political party those would be the founders,” the president of the non-profit American Islamic Forum for Democracy, M. Zuhdi Jasser, said early Thursday.
The USCMO launch was a sign that Islamists were “feeling the heat,” Jasser said.
“America is both getting tuned in to their anti-American agenda as well as also realizing that far more diverse anti-Islamist American Muslim groups – like our American Islamic Leadership Coalition – can provide alternative and authentic Muslim voices beyond the Islamists.”
Although a woman emceed the event, no women were visible among the leaders of the organizations at the launch. USCMO Secretary-General Oussama Jammal said the new body’s stated priorities include “empowering women by developing and supporting their leadership skills, seeking appointment of Muslim women to leadership positions, and also involving women at all levels of our community organizations and expressions.”
The founding members of the new umbrella group are The Mosque Cares, Muslim American Society, American Muslims for Palestine, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Circle of North America, Muslim Legal Fund of America, Muslim Alliance in North America, Muslim Ummah of North America, American Muslim Alliance and the Mosque Foundation of Chicago.
How many Muslims?
The size of the Muslim American community has been a point of contention. The U.S. Census Bureau does not collect religious data, but the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, conducted by scholars at Trinity College, found the number of American adults self-identifying as Muslims to be 1.35 million, up from 1.1 million in 2001.
In 2010, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life put the number of Muslims in the U.S. at 2.77 million.
In his “address to the Muslim world” in Cairo the previous year, however, President Obama made reference to “nearly seven million American Muslims in our country” – drawing applause for doing so from an American Muslim leader at the time.
The seven million figure has been attributed to a CAIR-sponsored 2001 survey of leaders from a representative sample of mosques, which concluded that two million Muslims were associated with a mosque (with “association” defined as at least attending Eid, the major Islamic holiday at the end of Ramadan).
Based on that number, the survey authors concluded that “estimates of a total Muslim population of 6-7 million in America seem reasonable.”
The Islamic Society of North America states that there are “close to seven million Muslims” in the U.S.
CAIR Director Nihad Awad on Capitol Hill:
Video courtesy of: CAIRtv
by, Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project | h/t Creeping Sharia
How can the government use chaplains from a group that they know is extremist and involved in terror funding? U.S. Military Hiring Muslim Brotherhood Chaplains – Again!
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains for active-duty service after a 15-year lull.
ISNA has a well-documented extremist history. In 1991, the Muslim Brotherhood listed ISNA as one of its main fronts. Declassified FBI memos said ISNA is a component of the Muslim Brotherhood, who sees its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
In 2007, the U.S. government labeled ISNA a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial involving the Holy Land Foundation funneling money to Hamas. The label was upheld in 2009 because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas. Last year, ISNA’s Canadian affiliate lost its status as a charity because of its accounting discrepancies and links to Pakistani terrorists.
The two chaplains endorsed by ISNA are Sgt. Mustapha Rahouchen, who will be used by the U.S. Army, and Captain Rafael Lantiqua, who was chosen by the U.S. Air Force.
In April 2013, the Clarion Project broke the story that the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps had paid ISNA almost $5,000 for two advertisements in its magazine. When we contacted the Air Force about ISNA’s ties to the Brotherhood, we received the following response:
“The Islamic Society of North America is one of many religious organizations recognized by the Department of Defense that satisfy the ecclesiastical requirements to endorse qualified religious ministry professionals to serve as chaplains within the Military Departments.”
This story speaks to the broader threat posed by Islamist involvement in Muslim chaplain programs.
The Muslim chaplaincy services for the military and prisons were started by Abdurrahman Alamoudi, who was convicted in 2003 on terrorism-related charges. He later admitted that he was a secret member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
ISNA is one of the groups that the U.S. military trusts to certify Muslim chaplains. The military’s former endorsing agent was Dr. Louay Safi, an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian. Safi, like Alamoudi, later admitted to having been a Brotherhood operative.
Safi wrote in 2003, “The war against the apostates [non-believers of Islam] is carried out not to force them to accept Islam, but to enforce the Islamic law and maintain order.”
He continued: “It is up to the Muslim leadership to assess the situation and weigh the circumstances as well as the capacity of the Muslim community before deciding the appropriate type of jihad. At one stage, Muslims may find that jihad through persuasion or peaceful resistance is the best and most effective method to achieve just peace.”
In 2004, he said that the “assertion by ‘world leaders’ that the war on terrorism is not a war on Islam is nothing but a piece of propaganda and disinformation that was meant to appease Western Muslims and to maintain the coalition against terrorism.”
He was later suspended from working on U.S. military bases because of a criminal investigation. Safi is now working with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim activist opposed to Islamism who served in the U.S. Navy, wrote in 2010 that a friend of his in the U.S. Army recently told him of his troubling interaction with an active-duty Muslim chaplain.
His friend asked the imam what his response would be if a Muslim soldier asked him if Islam prevented him from participating in combat against fellow Muslims. The answer should have been easy: Serve your country as you swore to do. Instead, the imam said he’d tell the soldier that he’s not qualified to answer the question and to ask ISNA.
Former Defense Department Inspector-General Joseph Schmitz was alarmed enough by loopholes in the system of vetting chaplains that allowed extremist organizations like ISNA’s involvement that hewrote a letter in 2010 describing his efforts to close them. He revealed in 2004 that he urged the Pentagon to adopt a policy that would prevent extremist groups, Muslim or otherwise, from involvement in the chaplaincy program.
He said that a policy should disqualify groups that support violent sedition, have an endorsing agent with a criminal history, are on a terrorism watch-list or have leaders convicted on terrorism-related charges. The Armed Forces Chaplains Board rejected his advice because it was “legally problematic.”
Here’s what’s really “problematic”: The U.S. government says ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood entity and labeled it an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism trial. That same government is using ISNA to pick military chaplains and is a top outreach partner of the U.S. government.