Congressional testimony suggests that 80% of the Mosques in the United States are controlled by radical imams. American Muslims are moderate but with imams intent on radicalization, things could change. We therefore need to rid our vernacular and our government policies of Political Correctness so we can have rational discussions on the issue.
There is concrete evidence that radical, terror-connected imams are active in the United States.
Sheikh Mohamed Eliamam is an imam at the Chicago Islamic Center and he can be seen in the video below encouraging jihad against Jews. His sermon sounds like it is meant to provoke hate.
Islam is supposed to be the religion of peace.
At one point, the imam says:
This enemy was planted in the midst of the Arab nation – and they chose Jerusalem, Palestine, the most important area – in order to be a thorn in the side of the Arab and Islamic nations. May Allah pull this thorn out, and stick it down their [Western] throats. May they be sent back to their countries in shame and disgrace, Allah willing.
Hasan Barut of the Chicago Islamic Center, in a defense of the Sheikh, told Breitbart News this:
“He preached about the situation in Gaza, but I don’t remember anything about jihad. Maybe they misunderstood,” Barut said, speaking to Breitbart News from the center on Chicago’s southwest side.
“We asked them to stop the bloodshed and to live in peace together. That’s the main thing.”
Listen to the video and decide for yourself but don’t believe your lying eyes. Just ignore all those comments about martyrs, swords, evil Zionists with no morals.
Then there is Memphis imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, above, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, who was taped last October saying that Jews and Christians are filthy polytheists and that their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslims.
Sheikh Shakir Elsayed, pictured below, spoke at a January 26 2013 event at TC Williams High School to Ethiopian Muslims. He was teaching American Muslims who came here from Ethiopia how not to assimilate insofar as I can discern.
It became news on conservative websites. Some Muslims took offense and said his words were taken out of context so I’ve posted the entire video with his speech in full. The organization hosting him posted a disclaimer that his more radical comments were unfortunate. [Sorry you can’t host a man who is known for urging jihad and then say it doesn’t necessarily represent your views!]
He condemned Western pressure and greed.
He says that the power of Muslims is faith, unity, and armaments. Can you get colonial powers out of your nation by wishful thinking? he asks.
He said the Muslims in Ethiopia are being manipulated by Christians because they don’t have Muslim knowledge. Ethiopian Muslims in America need to inform all Ethiopians.
“Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line,” Elsayed said.
“Muslim men when it is a price to pay, they are first in line,” Elsayed said in a video on youtube. “They are the first in the prayer line. They are the first in the zakat (charity) line. They are the first in the hajj line. They are the first in the clean-up line. They are the first in the community-service line. They are the first in jihad line. They are the first in the da’wa line.”
“But they are last if anything is being distributed, unless it is arms for jihad,” Elsayed said. “We are the first to rush and run to defend our community and defend ourselves. The enemies of Allah are lining up; the question for us is, ‘Are we lining, or are we afraid because, because they may call us terrorists.'”
Being called “terrorists” should not matter to Muslims because Muslims are being called terrorists anyway, Elsayed said.
“You are a terrorist because you are a Muslim,” Elsayed said. “Well give them a run for their money. Make it worth it. Make this title worth it, and be good a Muslim.”
Elsayed then told Muslims to accept peace when they receive peace, but to fight back when their families, communities, nations and dignity come under attack.
Elsayed is the imam of Dar al Hijrah, a Falls Church mosque that has been a place of worship for notable terrorists and extremists including Abdurahman Alamoudi and Hamas political leader Mousa Abu Marzook, who attended the mosque . Law enforcement officials have described the mosque as being “associated with Islamic extremists” and “operating as a front for Hamas operatives in U.S. [Source: IPT]
He has justified suicide bombing in at least one speech posted on IPT (Investigative Project on Terrorism).
His name appears in a 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document detailing the group’s plan to wage a non-violent civilization jihad to destroy “Western civilization from within.”
Then there is Sheik Osama al-Rifai, seen below, who visited mosques and Islamic community centers in cities across America on behalf of the Sunrise Foundation in Tampa, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Crown Point, LA, Detroit, and the Meadowlands, raising millions for this Michigan-based foundation that endorsed the Islamic Front, which is a merger of groups including ISIS and other al-Qaida groups.
“The unification of these great Islamist and jihadist groups is not a normal piece of news, but is a great event that brings the happiness and thrill to every Muslim, not only in Syria but in the whole Islamic world,” al-Rifai said in remarks translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. “I congratulate this brilliant news; I congratulate the brothers who formed it. I cannot say that we bless this group because it is they who should be blessed by them.”
In Dallas, he said what is happening in Syria was “a jihadist for Allah.”
Imam Kifah Mustapha, in the photo above, was cleared during an initial background check to be a police-sanctioned chaplain in Illinois. He would have been the first Illinois State Police Muslim chaplain in late 2009. Court papers filed in an Illinois federal civil lawsuit make it clear that he supported Hamas and would have been appointed if not for disclosures made by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).
Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, has legitimized the mosque with high profile public appearances.
The Islamic Society of Boston is another radical mosque and it’s literally around the corner from the home of the Boston bombers. It’s founder is an al-Qaida supporter currently serving a long prison sentence.
Mr. Jacobs at Americans for Peace and Tolerance has a solution in the video below: