While most Americans are celebrating Christmas, once again the Muslim Brotherhood-based Muslims at MAS-ICNA will be convening to plan their next steps in implementing the sort of grand jihad of destroying America from within. MAS being the Muslim American Society and ICNA the Islamic Circle of North America. These groups plan their annual conventions on major U.S. and non-Muslim holidays such as Independence Day, and now Christmas.
The annual convention, Islam a Blueprint for Change, being held December 23 – 27 in Chicago, Illinois includes a Christmas day session titled, “Calling for Islam in America: Do we Need to Change our Methodology?” and much more here and more details in pdf:
# Planning for the Change: Setting the Priorities, the Phases and the Steps
# Islam in America: Let Islam Change your Life!
# The Role of the Quran in Changing the Community
# Sahaba Before and After the Change: A Unique Generation
الإسلام والتغيير المنشود: دروس وعبر من التاريخ
منهج القرآن في زيادة الإيمان
ضوابط التغيير المنشود
The lines in Arabic read:
# Islam and the desired change: lessons from history and across
# Method of increasing faith in the Koran
# Controls the desired change
A sampling of the speaker list features a plethora of Egyptian, “Palestinian”, American Islamists, and useful infidel idiots including:
Imam at the fundamentalist Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois. Said was named in the 2007 racketeering trial of several alleged Hamas fundraisers; news reports dating back as far as 1993 identify Said as a member of Hamas.
The Saudi Arabian government pays part of the salary of prayer leader Sheik Jamal Said, a West Bank-raised disciple of the Muslim Brotherhood who preaches that America is a land of infidels and sin. A most effective fundraiser, Said has transformed the Mosque into a multimillion-dollar operation — having once collected nearly $2 million during a month of Ramadan alone. Most of the money was then funneled to Muslim charities, which in turn sent it overseas, often to terror-related entities.
One of Sheik Said’s fellow Mosque leaders, Muhammad Salah, has also been a major fundraiser for radical Palestinian causes. In 1995, while he served on the Mosque’s Executive Committee, Salah pled guilty to sending $650,000 to fund Hamas military operations and was sentenced to five years in an Israeli prison. Salah was the first American citizen to appear on the FBI’s list of “most wanted” Islamic terrorists.
The Mosque Foundation was once visited in the mid-1980s by Osama bin Laden‘s spiritual mentor Abdullah Azzam, as part of his national tour to recruit supporters for the Afghan war against the Soviet Union; at least three Bridgeview Mosque members enlisted in his effort. (Discover the Networks)
In 2004 Badawi issued a fatwa for Islamonline, outlining six different conditions in which a wife may properly be beaten according to his understanding of “Islamic teaching,” because, he stated, “there are cases … in which a wife persists in bad habits.”
Badawi played a part in a November 2004 fatwa by the International Union of Muslim Scholars decreeing that it was a religious “duty” for all able-bodied Muslims inside and outside Iraq to wage jihad against the American military.
“Islam doesn’t permit us to hijack airplanes filled with civilian people,” Shakir once told a Muslim audience. However, “If you hijack an airplane filled with the 82nd Airborne, that’s something else.”
The 82nd Airborne Division’s elite paratroopers fly out of Fort Bragg, N.C., which is part of North Carolina state Sen. Larry Shaw’s district. Shaw is CAIR’s new chairman. (WND)
He leads the Muslim American Society’s (MAS) political arm, MAS-Freedom…he amassed at least three felony convictions during the 1980s. And, if his recollection of the timing of his conversion to Islam is accurate, it did not straighten him out. He had changed his faith years before becoming a felon. (IPT)
…called for “an intifada in this country” (i.e., the U.S.) and asserted that the sacred texts of Islam require its adherents to “fight the Jews.” (WSJ)
In January 2008, former U.S. Congressman Mark Deli Siljander (R-Michigan) was indicted for money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice, in connection with charges that he had tried to help the Islamic American Relief Agency finance the Afghan jihad terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. (Discover the Networks)
Sen. Larry Shaw:
State senator in North Carolina’s 21st District which is also home to Fort Bragg. The same Fort Bragg that another speaker, Zaid Shakir (above) has stated it is OK for Muslims to attack. Shaw is CAIR’s Chairman, and Shakir is a frequent CAIR guest speaker and strategic advisor.
Shaw also mentored a Muslim (now a local MAS director) who was recruited to Pakistan by Osama bin Laden’s mentor.
Chairwoman of the World Uyghur Congress; known supporter of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (a violent terrorist organization); supports Islamic Uighur separatist movement against China (various sources)
…a founding member and leader of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA)…defended Sami Al-Arian, who is in federal lockup as the U.S. leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group that has murdered over 100 people in Israel. (Discover the Networks)
Mohamed Rida Beshir:
Featured in the first event was Mohamed Rida Beshir. Beshir is an advisor for Islam Online, a website that showcases live interviews with leaders of Hamas. He has held various positions with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS), two groups connected to the violent Muslim Brotherhood. He is a member of the editorial board and a contributing writer for MAS’s magazine, The American Muslim, which has, in the past, called suicide bombings against Israelis “justifiable.”
Beshir has also written for ISNA’s bi-monthly publication, Islamic Horizons. In a piece he co-wrote for Horizons, entitled ‘Shielding Young Minds,’ he elaborates on “Prophet” Mohammed’s statement about how “children are born pure (Muslim) and that their parents make them Jews, Christians, or Magians (fire worshippers).” Beshir, as well, has authored articles for The Message International, a publication put out by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a group that has ties to Pakistan’s version of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami. (Militant Islam Monitor)
Former mayor of Palos Heights, Illinois – won an award for preventing his city from buying property for a youth center and instead permitting Muslims to build a mosque. (CPJ)
There are more speakers, and much more info available on each (follow the links), but you get the idea. The feds should be staking out the Chicago Hyatt like the mob at Appalachia. Instead, they’ll probably be participating just like North Carolina state senator Larry Shaw – who doubles as chairman of unindicted co-conspirator CAIR.
While you’re opening gifts and enjoying time with family and friends, others are plotting how to ensure future Christmas days go uncelebrated. This is not to suggest Muslims should celebrate Christmas. However, since Muslims continually assure non-Muslims that Islam holds Jesus Christ in the highest regard and considers him one of their prophets too, why chose Christmas, a day which the majority of Americans revere as one of the holiest days of the year, to host many of the most strident Islamists in America and plot how to Islamize America? Ask yourself. Why?
Not to be outdone, ICNA is holding another annual convention during the Christmas holiday:
Canada is also hosting an Islamic conference during Christmas, December 25-27, 2009. The theme of the 8th annual Reviving the Islamic Spririt (RIS) conference is titled “SOS: Saving the ship of Humanity.” It too features anti-Western, pro-jihad, Islamist speakers including some from above (Zaid Shakir, Jamal Badawi, etc.) and more (Hamza Yusuf, Tariq Ramadan, etc.). Full list of speakers here.
Here is a review of a previous years event:
Those stopped and questioned at the border were returning from the “Reviving The Islamic Spirit” – conference which featured a roster of speakers so troubling that the event could not have been held in the United States because of security concerns.
Related: FrontPage Magazine also wrote on the ICNA convention – Radical Islam’s Defiling of Christmas – by Joe Kaufman