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Largest U.S. Muslim Group Features Terror in Flagship Publication

The Islamic Society of North America fills its literature with jihadist organizations and individuals.

Joe Kaufman


March 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
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The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest Muslim organization in the United States and Canada. It encompasses youth movements — including the largest Islamic collegiate group, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) — as well as hundreds of mosques throughout North America.

ISNA issues a bi-monthly publication titled Islamic Horizons. At face value, the magazine seems innocuous. However, it is filled with features and advertisements linked to radical Islamic thought and activity.

A feature story from the January/February 2013 issue covers the life of Nihad Awad, and how he came to found the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR was established as a part of an umbrella organization created by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. Awad founded CAIR with two others via the then-American Hamas propaganda wing, the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), in which Awad held a leadership position.

The article conveniently leaves out the associations with Hamas of Awad and CAIR.

Another story in the same issue promotes Siraj Wahhaj, the imam of Brooklyn’s al-Taqwa mosque. This is the same Siraj Wahhaj named by the U.S. government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” for a trial dealing with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, an act which resulted in the deaths of six innocent Americans. Wahhaj had been linked to the bombmaker of the attack, Clement Rodney Hampton-El, and during the trial he was a character witness for the spiritual leader of the attack — “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman — whom Wahhaj has openly praised.

Page 2 of last month’s issue of IH carried a full-page advertisement for Islamic Relief, asking readers to donate $10 for “Palestine emergency aid.” In May 2006, Israel labeled Islamic Relief a front for Hamas after arresting the group’s Gaza program manager, Ayaz Ali, for providing “funds and assistance to various Hamas institutions and organizations.” Ali admitted that he had cooperated with local Hamas operatives.

Further, in 1999 IR collected and sent more than $6 million to Chechen rebels with ties to al-Qaeda.

The same year, IR received $50,000 from Human Concern International (HCI), a charity that the U.S. Department of Treasury described as a “Bin Laden front.” And shortly after the September 11 attacks, IR itself was investigated by the Treasury Department as a “possible source of funding for al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.”

Another full-page ad in last month’s issue featured Helping Hand USA, a charitable function of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). The ad asked readers to “sponsor a child,” and features a cute, smiling little boy. However: in August 2006, the al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF), a Pakistani charity run by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), hand delivered six million rupees, approximately $99,000, to global head of Hamas Khaled Meshaal at his Damascus residence. Meshaal thanked the members of the delegation and assured them that Hamas would continue to “wage jihad” against Israelis. According to AKF, at the time of the money handover Helping Hand and other ICNA entities were both donors and partners to AKF. Helping Hand continues to affiliate with AKF.

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5th column anyone?
1 year ago
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Is it time to start deporting these terrorist sympathizers?
1 year ago
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Can an Islamist actually become a U.S.A. citizen? No, I'm serious.

Must not an immigrant going through the citizenship process swear allegiance to uphold the US Constitution and to forswear all prior allegiances?

Does an Islamist's allegiance and preference to Sharia Law (over Constitutional law) proscribe his/her ability to claim fealty to the U.S.A.?

I believe we need to openly discuss this issue and decide, once and for always, whether Islam is a (modern) religion, or a political ideology seeking to replace existing republics.

Christ allowed for separation of church and state (render to Caesar...). I do not think the prophet M did likewise. All the difference in the world!

Here's the link & text of the oath... read it for yourself and see what you believe


"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;

that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;

that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law;

that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law;

and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
1 year ago
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It is an honorable thing in Islam to lie to infidels while you are weak. It is an honorable thing to enslave or kill infidels when you are strong.

So the answer is that they will swear to anything, lie about anything.

Any other questions?
1 year ago
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We already know that there are at least 300 Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups in the U.S.A. - it's on record after the infamous Holy HLF trial after which the info passed into the ionosphere somewhere. Educational jihad in places of higher learning (alongside leftist jihad) is also an established fact. We also have political stealth jihad in full swing with emphasis on the acceptance of Sharia, primarily through attacks on the 1st amendment by attempt to demonize free speech via "Islamophobia" and other "phobias" created by the left. Of course it's more prevalent and complex than I've described, and also uses a tactic that Islam calls, "using their own weapons against them" ... evidence of which is even in our own military manuals; we can't say the words,"terrorist", "jihadist", "Islamist" anymore for example, it's considered by the left and Islam as "Islamophobic" and of course we are expected to cowe the the demands of Sharia - we CAN'T criticize Islam. Need proof? Muhammed cartoons, descriptions of guys like Major Nassan as being a muslim etc etc. and nobody dares question why a murderer of several military personnel is still receiving compensation (wages) from the military .... we've become a nation of tolerant PC cowards.

Despicable!!!! A return to first principles is absolutely necessary!
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