Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Islamic Saudi Academy — In The News Again

Not flattering, to say the least.

From this article at The Investigative Project:
A Saudi Arabian man living in Tampa is being held without bond after being arrested June 4 for attempting to board a US Airways flight carrying a concealed weapon. Raed Abdul-Rahman Alsaif was trying to fly to Phoenix.

According to a criminal complaint by Gregory J. Mertiz, Special Agent with the Transportation Security Administration in Tampa, Alsaif submitted three bags for screening to TSA officers. A Transportation Security Officer saw a large butcher knife inside one of the bags. The knife was "artfully concealed between the outside fabric and the expandable pull handles of the bag," the complaint said, and the weapon was stored in a way that would have been "accessible to him [Alsaif] in flight."


Raed Alsaif is a 2003 graduate of the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA) in Alexandria, Virginia, the same high school that was the subject of a report in June 2008 by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) which alleged that ISA was using radical Saudi textbooks. According to the report, passages in the textbooks used at ISA justify violent actions and intolerance to the reader including killing Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, apostates (converts from Islam) and adulterers. School officials say they have deleted the offending passages.

In 2003, the same year that Alsaif graduated from ISA, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, a U.S. citizen and ISA graduate and valedictorian was arrested in Medina, Saudi Arabia on terrorism related charges. In 2005, Ali was convicted on nine counts including providing material resources to Al-Qaeda and conspiracy to assassinate President George W. Bush. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Alsaif has been previously arrested on drug charges and driving without a license in Hillsborough County.

In addition to his current concealed weapon charges, authorities found that Alsaif has been living in the country illegally....
Go HERE to read the entire article, which has embedded links.

Meanwhile, on July 13 at 6:00 PM, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing to consider allowing expansion of the Popes Head Road location of the Islamic Saudi Academy. Never mind that when Fairfax Christian School held that same property, the Christian school was never allowed to expand nor even to rebuild one of the structures which burned to the ground in the early 1980's. Much of Popes Head Road remains a country lane, the reason given for previously denying expansion to Fairfax Christian School. Apparently, different rules now apply, never mind that the safety issues remain the same.

In fact, when the issue of the expansion of the Islamic Saudi Academy came before the Zoning Board this spring, the board unanimously approved the expansion over the objections of the neighborhood. The Zoning Board wasn't the least interested in the Wahhabist ideology being espoused at the Islamic Saudi Academy, and the board so stated.

Will the Board of Supervisors even care at the upcoming hearing that yet another graduate of the Islamic Saudi Academy has shown himself to be something less that the supposedly wonderful students which the school graduates?

Furthermore, why is Fairfax County rolling over for a group whose 12th grade textbooks teach that it’s fine and dandy to kill homosexuals, adulterers, or anyone who leaves Islam?

Any interested in speaking before the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on July 17 should immediately sign up.

But one doesn't have to speak to show objection to the expansion of the school. Just showing up and sitting with the objectors makes a statement.

Last time, only six objectors to the Islamic Saudi Academy showed up as compared to 600 ISA supporters. Let's change that ratio this time around. Arrive by 5:30 PM to get a seat.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

FBI Outreach At The ADAMS Center

From this posting at Jihad Watch:
Today, FBI Executive Assistant Director Tom Harrington is meeting at FBIHQ with Imam Majid of the ADAMS Center in Sterling,VA. Imam Majid is also the Vice-President of the Islamic Society of North America - a known Muslim Brotherhood entity and un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial in Dallas in which all defendants were found guilty of leading the Hamas front group. This was the largest terrorism financing trial in the history of the United States.

This meeting today follows yesterday's official decision by FBIHQ to use ISNA as their official point of contact with the American Muslim community. ISNA is one of the largest and most prominent Muslim Brotherhood entities in the US. The Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 with two objectives (which are their same two objectives today): implement Islamic Law and re-establish the global Islamic Caliphate. Their creed, which is still their creed today, includes "...martyrdom in the way of Allah is our highest inspiration."

We know that Assistant US attorneys are not going forward with prosecutions because it is "politically problematic." And now agents and attorneys aware of this decision believe it obligates them to violate US law by forcing them to work with a front group for a designated terrorist group (Hamas). It is worth reminding you all that the Hamas Covenant states Hamas is a Muslim Brotherhood entity, and that Hamas is a designated terrorist organization by the US government.

I strongly encourage you all to notify your state and federal elected officials and push them to call for the strongest possible action against the FBI, to include the removal of all senior FBI officials who approved this decision.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Esam Omeish

Esam Omeish has, of course, lost his bid for the Democratic Party's nomination for a seat in the Virginia Assembly.

A short while before this loss at the polls this week, Hillary Clinton accorded him a kind of honor - as a Muslim leader worthy of her attention:
A Muslim leader invited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to participate in a conference call after President Obama's speech in Cairo last week once told a crowd that "the jihad way is the way to liberate your land."

Esam Omeish, a surgeon and community leader who is running for Virginia state assemblyman, made the statements in 2000 at pro-Palestinian rally where he spoke out against Israel and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian liberation movement.


The State Department has not replied to questions as to whether it was aware of Omeish's past comments when he was selected as one of approximately 100-200 invitees to participate in the conference, which included academics and Muslim leaders....
How could the State Department be unaware of Omeish's background? The Washington Post has provided ample coverage of Omeish's jihad-loving ties.

The battle may be over ...

but The Long War continues.

By now, readers of Northern Virginiastan should know that Esam Omeish placed 3rd of four candidates running to be Democratic candidate for the 35th District Virginia House of Delegates.

Atlas Shrugs cheers the defeat of Esam Omeish, but Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch cautions:

If a candidate like Esam Omeish can get 16% of the vote despite his Islamic supremacist statements and connections, imagine what a stealthier jihadist could do.

Indeed. I am more and more inclined to believe that Barack Obama (NMP) is a stealth Muslim in the highest office in the U.S., particularly, given his recent speech in Cairo and the fact that he hasn't identified a church to attend in Washington, DC.

During the primary race, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had invited Esam Omeish to participate on a conference call on President Obama (NMP)'s Cairo speech. Rick Moran calls Clinton's invitation "the logical, insane conclusion" of Obama (NMP)'s outreach to Muslims.

On another front of The Long War, the Islamic Saudi Academy is back in the news. Always on Watch has covered the Islamic Saudi Academy extensively on this blog. On Thursday, June 11 (that's tonight!), the Fairfax Planning Commission will vote on building additions, site modifications, and increase in enrollment (hat tip ACT Northern Virginia/Richmond/DC Metro Chapter).

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Anyone but Omesh

I usually want to crash after work, but I braved the storm to vote against Dr. Esam Omesh as Democratic candidate for the 35th District Virginia House of Delegates. I was greeted by an electioneer who handed me a brochure about Omesh and a sample ballot. I told the electioneer that I wasn't voting for Omesh. He was gracious about it, I have to say.

While we in the U.S. have the right to a private ballot, I will disclose that I voted for Mark Keam. A straw poll taken in the Providence district (where I live) showed that Keam came out far ahead in the field of four Democratic candidates. I took that to mean that Keam had the best chance of winning, thereby defeating the stealth jihadist Omesh.

On my way out of the polling station, the man who handed me the Omesh brochure was still there. He was with another man, whom I took to be Mukit Hossain, a Muslim activist whom we've covered at some length here on Northern Virginiastan.

Thanks to Pamela at Atlas Shrugs for reminding everyone to get out and vote against Omesh!