Sunday, November 28, 2004

A Case for Qur'anic Arabic - Arabic as a Second Language

A Case for Qur'anic Arabic - Arabic as a Second Language

Several years ago, the Board of Supervisors of the dhimmi Fairfax County Public Schools decided to institute Arabic as part of the foreign language curricula and instituted pilots at three high schools, including Herndon HS, where there is a concentration of Muslim students. Northern Virginiastan does not deny that Arabic is a language used by millions, but saw the institution of Arabic as a means of enabling Muslim students in their religious education. An article in Washington Post featuring a picture of three laughing female Muslim students in hijab from Herndon HS confirmed Northern Virginiastan's suspicions.

Now comes the ALIF Project, which plans to institute Arabic in public schools at all levels everywhere. Here are a few choice quotes from this site that caught my attention:

"ALIF has launched a recruitment drive in which a mosque will "adopt" a high school, funding and providing an Arabic teacher."

"Recently, ALIF proposal was sent to the King Faisal Foundation, which was set up by the former king of Saudi Arabia, and is awaiting a response." This was after several American foundations wisely turned downed the proposal and didn't play the role of the dhimmi.

"Arabic is the language of the Qur'an. In order to convey the message of Qur'an in North America and Europe, we have to first deliver its language. Knowledge of Arabic can then help the Western countries recover from the present moral decay."

This clearly shows the effort of Islamic organizations to interpenetrate the public shools, a topic of recent posts on the Northern Virginiastan weblog.

Conclusion: Northern Virginiastan actually supports teaching of Arabic in the public schools. After 9/11, we need more people knowledgeable in Arabic for intelligence purposes. However, teaching of Arabic should be free of influence by Islamic organizations.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Promoting Islam in the public schools

This posting is a followup to the October 27, 2004 posting Northern Virginiastan: "Muliticultural trainer" Afeefa Syeed responds.

The indefatigable Daniel Pipes has an article on Spreading Islam in American Public Schools which points to Islamic web sites that provide information on both covert and overt ways of proselytizing in the public schools. Among the ways suggested is explaining Ramadan to students. It makes Mrs. Syeed's claim that "proselytizing is not an objective of these presentations, and is not fundamental to our practice of the faith [Islam]" even more suspect.

"Proud Muslim" from Fairfax recommends burning author along with his book

Censor Anti-Islamic Books? [Weblog] - Daniel Pipes

"Proud Muslim" from Fairfax writes about the book Prophet of Doom : Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words by Craig Winn:

There is good use of this book, in our FIREPLACES trashed and burned and along with the author!!

Daniel Pipes rightly notes, "The virtues or faults of Prophet of Doom are not the issue here. The question is whether Islam may be publicly critiqued or not in the United States."

"Proud Muslim" has a wishlist on that includes a receiving blanket, prefolded washable diapers, and diaper liners. How very sad that this baby will imbibe hatred along with mother's milk. How very unfortunate that there are people harboring such hatred in our midst, here in Northern Virginiastan.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Terror Informant Ignites Himself Near White House (

Terror Informant Ignites Himself Near White House (

Mohammed Alanssi became aware of reporter Caryle Murphy, who visits the Dar Al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church frequently, as she covers the Muslim community and religion for the Washington Post, and contacted her to tell his story. Listen to an interview with Ms. Murphy from the November 16, 2004 broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered(RealPlayer required).

Published Tuesday, November 16, 2004

"A Falls Church man who worked as a federal informant on terrorism set himself on fire in front of the White House yesterday, hours after announcing his suicide attempt and citing his growing despondency over how the FBI managed his case."

"[Mohammed] Alanssi, who is from Yemen ... recently discussed his work as a federal informant in a series of interviews with The Washington Post."

"Alanssi also alleged that the FBI had failed to adequately protect his role in a sting operation conducted in Germany in January 2003. That led to the arrest of Mohammed Ali Hassan Al Moayad, a Yemeni cleric who is slated to go on trial Jan. 10 in New York on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda ... Alanssi's identity was leaked, along with details of his role, and the case was the subject of a Washington Post story in 2003 and accounts in the Yemeni press. As a result, Alanssi said, his family had been harassed and threatened in Yemen, where Moayad, 55, is a prominent leader in Islamist circles."

In his suicide note to FBI agent Robert Fuller, Alanssi stated that he would not testify against Mohammed Ali Hassan Al Moayad. "Once I testify my family will be killed in Yemen, me too I will be dead man."

Saturday, November 06, 2004

FBI Says N.Y. Man Had Beltway Blueprints (

FBI Says N.Y. Man Had Beltway Blueprints (

"NEW YORK, Nov. 5 -- Prosecutors alleged Friday that a Syrian-born doctor had blueprints for a suburban Washington overpass in his Brooklyn apartment and tried to help a suspected al Qaeda associate enter the United States.

... The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force found the shredded blueprints for the Capital Beltway overpass at Connecticut Avenue in Hassan Faraj's apartment after he was arrested in June, prosecutors said.

... [Attorney Stanley] Cohen said the blueprints, for example, belonged to Faraj's brother, a professor of civil engineering who had been teaching at a Washington area university. Faraj threw out the papers after the brother moved overseas, he said. Cohen declined to identify where the brother taught."

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Local Muslim leaders issue statement on kidnapping in Iraq

In Brief (

"Kidnappings Attacked

Six Muslim leaders from the Washington area yesterday condemned the taking of hostages in Iraq and demanded the release of all prisoners.

"Those who kidnap and murder civilians are violating Islamic norms and deserve to be repudiated by Muslims in America, in Iraq and throughout the Islamic world," the imams said in a statement read at a news conference at the offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based Muslim advocacy group.

The statement was read a second time in Arabic by Mohamad al Hanooti, a former imam of Dar Al Hijrah in Falls Church. Council officials said they intend to disseminate it widely in the Arabic press of the Middle East, where they hope it will have an impact despite the region's high level of anti-American sentiment.

"I think our message was very loud and clear to the kidnappers: That they are harming Islam by these actions [which] are counterproductive . . . and inhumane," said Nihad Awad, the council's executive director. The hostage takers, he added, "cannot quote one verse in the Koran" to justify what they are doing.

In addition to Hanooti, the imams included Abdul Fazal Nahidian, Mohamad El Sheikh, Faizul Khan, Mohamad Bashar Arafat and Daoud Nassimi.

More than 150 foreigners have been kidnapped this year in Iraq and about one-third of them have been killed, several by beheading.

-- Caryle Murphy"

Northern Virginiastan's take:

It is only through criticism of the Muslim community that these statements are made. It appears that CAIR read Daniel Pipes's denunciation of its phony petition effort in that it was directed to no one in particular, despite its relentless attacks on him: note that they say that "they intend to disseminate it widely in the Arabic press of the Middle East." Wonder if CAIR's database of media contacts in the Middle East is as extensive as its database of media contacts in the U.S.???

Note once again that the stress is on the harm that kidnappings do to the image of Islam, not on the inhumanity of the kidnappings. It's almost as Nihad Awad added "inhumane" as an afterthought ... or that Carlyle Murphy thought that it was significant enough to keep in the article. Awad might be engaging in taqiyya when he states that the kidnappers "cannot quote one verse in the Koran" to justify what they are doing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

"Muliticultural trainer" Afeefa Syeed responds

FrontPage :: Debating Muslim Re-Education by FrontPage Magazine

Afeefa Syeed is the "multicultural trainer" going around Fairfax County Public Schools teaching elementary school students about Ramadan. She writes, "In fact, proselytizing is not an objective of these presentations, and is not fundamental to our practice of the faith [Islam]."

Ms. Syeed might be ignorant of the fact that proselytizing (called daw'ah) is central to Islam. In fact, daw'ah is so central to Islam that Islamic law states that Muslims must declare jihad against any non-Muslim country or society that restricts daw'ah. On the other hand, Ms. Syeed could be engaging in the time-honored practice of taqiyya, which makes one question the veracity of her other statements.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Domestic terrorism: criminal gangs

ABC Correspondent Judy Moeller spoke poignantly about domestic terrorism wreaked by criminal gangs on the Tuesday, October 19, 2004 broadcast of Morning Edition

Here is an example from Northern Virginia:

Charges dropped against murder suspect

"A reluctant witness fearing for his life said he didn't see Reynaldo Alexander Cordova at the house where his nephew was shot. As a result, charges of murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony against Cordova, 22, were dropped in General District Court on Monday.

Raul Escobar's testimony was the only evidence prosecutors had against Cordova, of 2216 Pimmit Run Lane, Falls Church, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney William E. Jarvis said after the hearing.

"MS-13 is going to kill him is he testifies," Jarvis said after the hearing Monday. "The question is where." '

MS-13, the criminal gang also known as Mara Salvatrucha, has allegedly met with Al-Qaeda in Central America (refer to the 2004-10-01 posting on this blog).

Indoctrination in the Fairfax County Public Schools - Worse than we were led to believe

2004-10-20: Teaching US Kids to Be Good Muslims,

In my 2004-10-11 post lgf: "A Little Child Shall Lead Them" - Teaching Islam to public school students in Herndon, I quoted:

"During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan."

It's worse than I was initially led to believe. According to FrontPage magazine, 'there will be explanations of the fasting month and “role-playing” that requires students to recite Muslim sacred words and imitate their prayer practices.'

Here's what Northern Virginiastan sent to the Superintendent of Schools and School Board of Fairfax County Public Schools:

I am a taxpayer who lives in [city in Fairfax County] and works in [city in Fairfax County]. It has come to my attention that elementary school students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, facilitated by “multicultural trainer” Afeefa Syeed, will be visiting their counterparts in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to share the practices and beliefs of the Islamic “holy” month of Ramadan.

It is my understanding that Ms. Syeed and the students from the Muslim academy will present the call to prayer in Arabic and that there will be “interactive” activities in which FCPS students recite Muslim sacred words and imitate Islamic prayer practices. This presents the opportunity for Ms. Syeed and her students to convert FCPS students to Islam. One becomes a Muslim by uttering the Arabic words transliterated as “Lā ilāha il-Allāh Muhammadur rasūl Allāh,” which means, “There is no god but God [and] Muhammad is the messenger [or prophet] of God,” in the presence of Muslim witnesses (see Shahada, Thus, young FCPS students might unknowingly convert to Islam by reciting words they and their teacher don’t understand.

It has long been accepted that public schools can teach about religion, but cannot teach religion itself. This effort to educate FCPS about Ramadan crosses the line into promoting and proselytizing a particular religion, namely Islam. I urge you to inform Ms. Syeed that her training is not welcome in public schools.


(My real name and address)

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Yahoo! News - Falls Church Muslim Activist Sentenced to Jail

Yahoo! News - Muslim Activist Sentenced to Jail

"ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A prominent Muslim activist who admitted participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's crown prince was sentenced Friday to the maximum 23 years in prison for illegal business dealings with Libya.

Abdurahman Alamoudi, 52, pleaded guilty in July to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from high-ranking Libyan officials while serving as a go-between for them and Saudi dissidents."

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Jihad Watch: Egyptian national convicted in Virginia of lying about business dealings with Hamas leader

Jihad Watch: Egyptian national convicted in Virginia of lying about business dealings with Hamas leader

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- An Egyptian national who ran a now-defunct bank in New Jersey was found guilty Tuesday of lying to federal agents about business dealings with a leader of the militant group Hamas.

A jury convicted Soliman Biheiri, 53, who ran the BMI Inc. bank, of making false statements to federal investigators by denying a business relationship with Mousa Abu Marzook, the political leader of Hamas [and former Fairfax County resident]. ...

The agents testified Biheiri told them he had no business or personal relationship with Marzook. Financial records and court testimony showed Marzook helped bring $1 million in investments to Biheiri's company."

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Dhimmi Watch: IslamOnline: jizya is "fair"

Dhimmi Watch: IslamOnline: jizya is "fair"

The lie that jizya, or the tribute extracted on non-Muslim subjects, was fair, was promoted by Kareem Kysia, a graduate student from the University of Chicago who participated in discussion forums hosted by the Washington Post. He argued that dhimmis were "exempted" from conscription in exchange for paying jizya, or tribute tax, as though this exemption was some kind of privilege. I think it's because their crafty Muslim overlords knew better than to hand non-Muslims the means of their destruction!

Kareem's brother Ramzi, another Muslim apologist,
is published on leftist sites such as Counterpunch, Common Dreams, and

Monday, October 11, 2004

lgf: "A Little Child Shall Lead Them" - Teaching Islam to public school students in Herndon

lgf: A Little Child Shall Lead Them

"During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan."

"Zombie" had good advice:

Email these people a piece of your mind concerning the legality of their actions. While you're at it, and perhaps more to the point, go to the Web site for the school district where this is happening and email their administrators too:

Current School Board members are:

Chairman, Kathy L. Smith, Sully District,

Vice-Chairman, Kaye Kory, Mason District,

Braddock District, Tessie Wilson,

Dranesville District, Jane K. Strauss,

Hunter Mill District, Stuart D. Gibson,

Lee District, Brad Center,

Mason District, Kaye Kory,

Mt. Vernon District, Daniel G. Storck,

Providence District, Phillip A. Niedzielski-Eichner,

Springfield District, Catherine A. Belter,

Sully District, Kathy L. Smith,

I hope that many parents of children in Fairfax County Public Schools will demand that their children get excused from the effort to proselytize in the public schools.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Al Qaeda seeks tie to local gangs - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - September 28, 2004

Al Qaeda seeks tie to local gangs - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - September 28, 2004

"Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a key al Qaeda cell leader for whom the U.S. government has offered a $5 million reward, was spotted in July in Honduras meeting with leaders of El Salvador's notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, which immigration officials said has smuggled hundreds of Central and South Americans — mostly gang members — into the United States. Although they are actively involved in alien, drug and weapons smuggling, Mara Salvatrucha members in America also have been tied to numerous killings, robberies, burglaries, carjackings, extortions, rapes and aggravated assaults — including at least seven killings in Virginia and a machete attack on a 16-year-old in Alexandria that severely mutilated his hands.

... El Shukrijumah ... was named in a March 2003 material-witness arrest warrant by federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia, where U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty said he is sought in connection with potential terrorist threats against the United States. A former southern Florida resident and pilot thought to have helped plan the September 11 attacks, El Shukrijumah was among seven suspected al Qaeda operatives identified in May by Attorney General John Ashcroft as being involved in plans to strike new targets in the United States."

... More than 3,000 Mara Salvatrucha gang members are thought to be in the Washington area, with a major operation in Northern Virginia. Other gang centers, authorities said, include Montgomery and Prince George's counties and the Hispanic neighborhoods of Washington."

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Alexandria-based Muslim American Society weighs in on Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens affair

The Alexandria-based Muslim American Society, which has ties to the militant Muslim Brotherhood (of which Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command was a member), reprints an article from Kurt Nimmo that links Yusuf Islam's being denied entry into the U.S. to "larger strategy" to bind the national security of the United States with that of Israel. Nimmo asserts that he is a U.S. citizen, but advocates ruining the U.S. economy through a boycott of American products.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Virginia Islamic Leader Faces Jihad Charges (

Va. Islamic Leader Faces Jihad Charges (

An Islamic spiritual leader was indicted yesterday on charges that his preaching inspired a group of Northern Virginia men to train for violent jihad overseas and prepare for war against the United States.

Ali Al-Timimi, 40, is charged with inciting members of an alleged "Virginia jihad network" to travel to terrorist training camps in Pakistan and battle U.S. troops seeking to oust Afghanistan's former Taliban rulers. The Fairfax County resident was for several years a frequent and popular lecturer at the Center for Islamic Information and Education, also known as Dar Al-Arqam, in Falls Church.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

George Mason University hosts Islamic Conference, September 24-25, 2004

30th Annual Conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS).

Tariq Ramadan, a master of the art of taqiyya whose visa was recently revoked by the U.S. government, was scheduled as the featured speaker. In an article on the op/ed page of the September 27, 2004 Wall Street Journal, Fouad Ajami wittily noted, "The man [Ramadan] condemning McDonald's was coming to an academic institute funded by an endowment granted by McDonald's heiress, Joan B. Kroc," namely, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Washington - and the US - spared visit by Islamic apologist and Hamas supporter Yusuf Islam

Yahoo! News - Passenger Cat Stevens Gets Plane Diverted

Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) - Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was on a flight bound for Dulles International Airport, but the flight was diverted when it was realized that he was on a government watch list. He will be returned to the UK.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Profile of Falls Church mosque - Yahoo! News - Facing New Realities as Islamic Americans

Yahoo! News - Facing New Realities as Islamic Americans

A profile of the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. Its iman stated that the Qur'an made no mention of beheadings and decapitation.

From the article:

"The FBI and the federal 9/11 commission concluded that two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers briefly worshiped at the mosque after one of them befriended its imam in San Diego."

"It is closely affiliated with the Muslim American Society, a 12-year-old organization committed to promoting Islam in the United States. Several of the group's founders had been active in the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement started in Egypt in the 1920s that advocates a purer, more restrictive form of Islam throughout the Middle East."

"Last month, a former member of Dar's executive committee, Annandale resident Abelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar, 46, was indicted with two other men by a Chicago grand jury on racketeering conspiracy charges in connection with alleged efforts to raise money for Hamas beginning in 1988.

And a law enforcement document filed in federal court in Alexandria says Ashqar and two other longtime Dar members -- Mohamad al Hanooti, a former Dar imam, and Ismael Selim Elbarasse, a founding member of the mosque -- attended a 1993 meeting of senior Hamas leaders in Philadelphia.

Elbarasse was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Chicago case. He and Ashqar served time in jail for refusing to answer questions about Hamas before a grand jury that was probing the group before September 2001."

Friday, August 27, 2004

Daughter of alleged HAMAS figure raises canard of "racial profiling"

Yahoo! News - Racial Profiling Alleged in Muslim Arrest

Duaa Elbarasse, the 21-year-old daughter of Ismael Selim Elbarasse, the alleged HAMAS figure arrested for capturing video of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, raises the canard of "racial profiling" concerning her father's arrest.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Alleged HAMAS figure from Annandale arrected for capturing video of Bay Bridge

ABC 7 News - Alleged Hamas Figure Arrested by Police After Taping Bay Bridge

Ismael Selim Elbarasse of Annandale was arrested for captured video of Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He is identified as a co-conspirator in the indictment of Mousa Mohammed Marzook, formerly of Fairfax County, and Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar of Alexandria.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Three Indicted in Raising Funds for Hamas

Yahoo News - Three Indicted in Raising Funds for Hamas

Indictee Musa Abu Marzook is a former resident of Fairfax County, while Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar is from Alexandria.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Jihad videos on GWU servers

The New Yorker:

From a very long article on The Terrorist Web, in reference to the March 11 train bombings in Spain and subsequent capitulation of the Spaniards to terror, an interesting reference to George Washington University:

"The Internet jihadis now cover themselves by stealing unguarded server space. Jihad videos have recently been discovered on servers belonging to George Washington University and the Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation. "

Stealing unguarded server space? NPR once had a feature that noted that 10% of the student population at George Washington University is Muslim. I wouldn't be surprised if the videos were posted using IDs and passwords issued by GWU.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Islamic groups hit curriculum at ISA - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - August 02, 2004

Islamic groups hit curriculum at Saudi school - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - August 02, 2004

I had previously noted the Islamic Saudi Academy's decision not to build another campus in Loudon County in the July 8, 2004 posting on Northern Virginiastan. Now comes news that Alexandria lawyer and politician Kamal Nawash and CAIR - of all organizations - are urging ISA to withdraw a textbook from its curriculum. Read Robert Spencer's desconstruction of this effort at Jihad Watch.

The Washington Times notes that Nawash's law firm once represented Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi (AKA Abdurahman Alamoudi) and that Nawash unsuccessfully ran for political office on two occasions. Nawash blamed his most recent political defeat on the attention focused on him through Daniel Pipes' weblog.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Falls Church Muslim activist Abdurahman Alamoudi pleads guilty to three charges

U.S. Muslim Activist Makes Plea Deal; Documents Expected to Implicate Libya (

"Abdurahman Alamoudi has agreed to admit guilt to three counts, including one related to the mysterious movement of $340,000 he allegedly received in a London hotel room from a charity funded by the Libyan government, sources familiar with the case said yesterday. The other two counts cover tax violations and lies on his immigration forms, the sources said. ...

His arrest last September shook the U.S. Muslim community and reverberated through Washington's political elite. As leader of the American Muslim Council, Alamoudi met on occasion with senior Clinton and Bush administration officials. He also helped found the Pentagon's Muslim chaplain program and is particularly well known in the Muslim community of Northern Virginia, where he helped run a number of charities and political groups."

As expected, the Post is back-pedaling Alamoudi's relationship with the Clinton Administration. The article The Clintons, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and the Myth of "Moderate" Islam describes the close relationship Alamoudi had with the Clintons, saying that he had "repeated high-level contacts with the Clinton White House in late 1995 and early 1996."

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Rant Wraith: DNC Benediction by Imam Yahya Hendi

Rant Wraith: DNC Benediction by Imam Yahya Hendi

Fellow blogger digs up the goods on the education of Imam Yahya Hendi of Georgetown University.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Tuesday Speaker Schedule - 2004 Democratic National Convention - Georgetown U Imam to deliver benediction

Tuesday Speaker Schedule - 2004 Democratic National Convention Official Site

September 11 has been a boon and an unprecedented opportunity for Muslim presence at national events. I have already written about Mohammad Magid, imam of the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Herndon, who participated in Ronald Reagan's funeral, and Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) who delivered the invocation at the post-911 service at the National Cathedral. Tonight, Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University (which declares its Catholic and Jesuit identity on its home page), will deliver the benediction at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Surveillance video shows 911 hijackers passing security at Dulles airport

Yahoo! News - Video Shows 9/11 Hijackers' Security Check

"Surveillance video from Washington Dulles International Airport the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, shows four of the five hijackers being pulled aside to undergo additional scrutiny after setting off metal detectors but then permitted to board the fateful flight that crashed into the Pentagon."

No surprise there. At that time, airport security at Dulles Airport (IAD) was handled by Argenbright Security Inc., which employed many Muslims. Previously, the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had sued Argenbright because female Muslim employees did not have the "right" to wear tablecloths on their heads. When I was going through security at IAD, I saw one of those gals in hijab just standing around, chewing gum.

I'm glad that Argenbright (now called Cognisa Security Inc.) and their employees are gone, but I do resent being selected by my domestic carrier for frisking, just to assuage the sensitivities of Arabs and Muslims.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Prince William Co man with questionable ties to terrorist fronts appointed to sensitive DHS position

FrontPage :: The Faisal Gill Affair by Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

"What is known is that Gill’s political patrons include Grover Norquist, who was listed by Gill as a reference on employment documents. After all, Gill had been a spokesman for the Taxpayers Alliance of Prince William County, Virginia, which is affiliated with Norquist’s group, Americans for Tax Reform. Gill had also worked in 2001 as director of government affairs for the Islamic Free Market Institute (also known as the Islamic Institute), whose founding president was Grover Norquist.

Interestingly, news articles published after September 11 described Gill in another capacity – as a spokesman for the controversial American Muslim Council (AMC). The AMC was founded and controlled by a prominent Islamist activist, Abdurahman Alamoudi. Alamoudi was indicted last October on terrorism-related money laundering charges. While in jail awaiting trial, he has reportedly engaged in plea-bargaining by confessing to participating in a Libyan plot to murder the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Herndon-based Imam at Reagan's funeral

FrontPage :: A Troubling Presence at a Funeral by Ben Johnson

Mohammad Magid, imam of the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Herndon, Virginia, was invited to participate in the funeral for Ronald Reagan held at the National Cathedral.

At the post-911 services at the National Cathedral, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi of the Islamic Society of North America delivered the invocation. At least Majid didn't speak.

Taqiyya at work: Falls Church imam claims that Quran doesn't mention beheading.

Question Authority - The Quran mentions beheading. Why does the U.S. press claim otherwise? By Lee Smith

Taqiyya is defined as dissimulation (deception) of one's religious beliefs to non-Muslims.

"Beheadings are not mentioned in the Koran at all," Imam Muhammad Adam El-Sheikh, co-founder and chief cleric at the Dar Al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Va., told USA Today.

This article Killing by Beheading is Islamic! provides additional references to beheadings in the Qur'an and other Islamic texts.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb -- 07/12/2004

The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Virginia, has ties to Hamas and al-Qaeda.

"Since the early 1990s, UASR has conducted business from a townhouse in an office park of condominiums in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Springfield, Va. Late last year, according to sources and documents, the group sold the upper two floors of the townhouse, moved out what one source described as "a lot of boxes" and then located itself in the basement.

The windows are covered with a false brick contact paper that matches the facade of the building blocking the view from the outside.'s investigation found meetings convening at the midnight hour on many occasions. From time to time, day or night, the occupants emerge from the office to make cell phone calls in the parking lot. Government investigators say that is for privacy in the likely event that a government counter-terrorism unit has placed listening devices inside the building."

UASR does not list its street address; only a PO Box in Annandale.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

ABC 7 News - Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun

ABC 7 News - Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun: "Islamic Saudi School Drops Plan for Campus in Loudoun "

The proposed building of the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) in Loudon County was the source of controvery a few years ago. The dhimmi Loudon County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the school over the objections of county residents. The Washington Post  tried to make opponents look like ignorant and narrow-minded bigots. The controversy was the topic of a treacly cover story on "culture wars" in the Post's Sunday magazine that focused on the marriage of Ashburn residents Samir and Karen Shaban - he, a Muslim; she, Roman Catholic (naturally: Islam forbids a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim).

Now, with the controversy long past, ISA quietly decides to sell the property to Loudon County.