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."