By Patrick Poole – FrontPageMagazine.com | 3/17/2008
Power has its privileges. That’s no doubt what Mohammad “Moody” Kassem, a student government officer at Wright State University, thought a few weeks ago when he devised a plan to use his student government position to help promote the extremist agenda of another organization he is also a leader of – the Muslim Student Association.
In late February, Moody Kassem posted an online poll [now deleted, surprise] on the Wright State student government website directed exclusively towards Muslims which asked:
If you are of Islamic faith would you utilize a permanent prayer room?
This in itself seems innocuous enough, but Kassem then began contacting Muslims all over the country – with no association or ties to Wright State University or its local community – to participate in this poll with the expressed intent to use the results of this poll to approach WSU Provost Steven Angle to pressure the university to establish a permanent private Islamic prayer room on the campus of this state university. The poll was featured prominently on the home page of the Wright State Student Government website.
Here’s the text of the email that Moody Kassem sent out to Muslim leaders all over the country:
Salaam everyone. So I need to ask a favor of every one of you. PLEASE go to http://www.wsusg.com and go to the poll on the right and vote for YES. This is the Wright State University Student Government website. I am conducting a survey for ANYONE to vote about getting a prayer room on campus. Inshallah, with it, the next generations after us will have an official place to pray whenever they choose. If my plan goes well, I will be presenting this to the provost of Wright State University (Steven Angle) on behalf of the Muslim community and WSU Student Government. Get as many people to vote at that poll. The more the votes the better and stronger our point will be. Please let me know if there are any questions or comments. My phone number should be at the end of my signature when I send this email or obviously shoot me an email, and I should respond within 2 hours. Please forward this to all MUSLIMS that you know. If sent to non-Muslims, unfortunately, I can’t track who voted, so we will get NO answers.
Salaam and JAK.
With this e-mail going out well beyond WSU’s service area, a seemingly insignificant poll on the student government website rapidly spun up hundreds of affirmative responses.
I contacted Moody Kassem two days after he posted his online poll to inquire why he would use responses from those with no connection to WSU as proof of a demand for a separate Islamic prayer room on campus, but I received no reply. However, the poll was moved off the student government main webpage within an hour of my e-mail to Kassem, despite the fact that it is still running.
Why would Moody Kassem be so interested in using his position as Director of International Student Affairs of the Wright State student government to rig this poll? One reason might be that Kassem is also listed as the Vice President of the Wright State’s Muslim Student Association, a national organization which has repeatedly expressed sympathies for Islamic terrorism and religious extremism.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) has been identified as one of the primary front groups in the United States for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization (see the MSA dossier prepared by The Investigative Project on Terrorism). The MSA’s agenda of Islamic radicalization can be seen in the group’s publication, “MSA Starter’s Guide: A Guide on How to Run a Successful MSA”. That guide lays out a program to promote an “in-your-face” brand of Islam:
It should be the long-term goal of every MSA to Islamicize the politics of their respective university…the politicization of the MSA means to make the MSA more of a force on internal campus politics. The MSA needs to be a more ‘In-your-face’ association…For example, the student body must be convinced that there is such a thing as a Muslim-bloc….
Extremist “in-your-face” agendas are nothing new on college campuses, of course, but most student groups haven’t operating as fronts for international Islamic terrorist organizations, as has the MSA.
The “MSA Starter’s Guide” also encourages its members to utilize positions within student governments to enforce the MSA’s radical Islamization agenda:
Aim to rise within the ranks of the Union [student government] and to get on selected executive committees…I cannot stress this enough, the Union has vast powers that Muslims need to control.
The MSA has also prepared and published a guide on “How to Establish a Prayer Room on Campus” for its student leaders to press their schools with demands for separate, rather than a shared, religious space on campus as part of their Muslim Accommodations Task Force. A supplement to the guide (no longer available online) specifically instructs MSA leaders on setting up a “Prayer Room Demand Survey” (mentioned on page 4 of the guide), much as Moody Kassem had done at Wright State.
Sadly, administrators at Wright State who will be presented with the results of Kassem’s rigged online poll will probably be unaware of the fraud being perpetrated on them. They may even quickly bend to the extremist Islamofascist agenda of the MSA, as the MSA prayer room guide documents has already been done in other universities, including just an hour away at Ohio State.
As evidenced by the present Islamofascist fraud at Wright State, the upcoming Islamofascism Awareness Week II and efforts to inform students, faculty and administrators alike of the threat posed by extremist Islamic insurgent organizations on campus, such as the Muslim Student Association, couldn’t be more timely.
To contact Wright State and express your concern:
Robert J. Sweeney – Exec VP of Board of Trustees, Phone: (937) 775-3346