It’s late, but never too late to bring this information to people have may not have paid attention before. Anyone who researches 9/11 and even the 1993 World Trade Center attacks will find a web of Islamist connections unimaginable to the average citizen.
Below is a sub-section of a piece titled CAIR: Fort Hood Co-Conspirator, by Paul Sperry at FrontPage Magazine. The whole thing is worth a read but this is a good summary of some of the connections security officials have been ignoring for almost a decade now, and before. Until these subversive connections are permanently put out of business, they’ll only multiply.
CAIR and the 9/11 Mosque
In addition, CAIR has long supported the radical 9/11 mosque where Hasan worshipped, and still protects it from the investigative scrutiny (and bulldozers) it deserves. Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., is a known breeding ground for terrorists, including:
* Fugitive Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook, a former mosque leader to whom CAIR funneled at least $40,000.
* Top al-Qaida fundraiser Abdurahman Alamoudi, a one-time CAIR director now serving 23 years in federal prison for terrorism.
* Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the would-be al-Qaida presidential assassin who trained with a cell led by a former CAIR official.
* Mohammed al-Hanooti, a current mosque leader and unindicted co-conspirator in both the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and recent Holy Land Foundation terror finance case.
* Ismail Elbarasse, a founding mosque member and leader who was arrested for allegedly casing the Chesapeake Bay bridge for attack.
* Abdelhaleem Ashqar, mosque leader and suspected Hamas operative recently convicted for obstruction of justice.
* Abdullah bin Laden, nephew of the al-Qaida kingpin whose name appears on the federal terrorist watchlist.
* Hani Hanjour, 9/11 hijacker and Saudi national who flew the jumbo jet into the Pentagon.
* Nawaf al-Hazmi, 9/11 hijacker and Saudi national who joined Hanjour on the Pentagon flight and acted as second in command of the entire al-Qaida operation behind hijacking ringleader Mohamed Atta.
After 9/11, investigators found the phone number for Dar al-Hijrah in the Hamburg, Germany, apartment of one of the planners of the 9/11 attacks — Ramzi Binalshibh, a Gitmo detainee who will soon stand trial in Manhattan, if the Obama administration has its way.
Constructed with $5 million from the Saudi Embassy and run by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Dar al-Hijrah is a terror mill and a direct threat to national security. Yet the only thing standing in the way of the mosque and justice is CAIR, which also happens to be a threat to national security.
CAIR maintains a booth at the mosque, and coordinates fundraising with it. Last year the group listed Dar al-Hijrah among its main supporters — along with the Saudi Embassy. The mosque’s leaders are listed as VIP contacts in CAIR’s executive Rolodex.
And once a month, Dar al-Hijrah’s lead imam — Shaker Elsayed — meets with top CAIR officials on the first floor of their D.C. headquarters. Elsayed has said that Muslims have the right to use violence. “We do have license to respond with all force necessary to our attackers.”
He also says he believes in the teachings of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, which he describes as “the closest reflection of how Islam should be in this life.”
Here’s a sample of what the late al-Banna taught: “Islam wishes to do way with all states and governments anywhere which are opposed to this ideology and program of Islam. Islam requires the earth — not just a portion, but the entire planet.”
Also joining the monthly CAIR breakfast: Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim member of Congress.
Another imam at the mosque, Johari Abdul Malik, has preached to American Muslims that they are within Islamic law to “blow up bridges” and other infrastructure. “You can do all forms of sabotage,” he said in a 2001 Hamas conference.
He’s also called for Islamic supremacy in America.
“We will see the day when Islam, by the grace of Allah, will become the dominant way of life,” Malik told his flock in 2004. “You will see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America to being the first
religion in America.”
Malik is a close friend of the former Dar al-Hijrah imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, who privately ministered to the 9/11 hijackers. After the attacks, Awlaki fled to London, where he gave a sermon extolling the virtues of martyrdom.
In an interview with me, Malik defended his friend’s sermon, arguing Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“That’s the same thing as telling Marines in this country semper fidelis,” Malik said. “Telling people to give their all for their faith is not an unusual idea.”
His mosque handled the funeral services of Maj. Hasan’s mother when she passed away in 2001. It was then that Hasan fell under the spell of Dar al-Hijrah cleric Awlaki, aka Aulaqi.
Read it all. Here are some other older pieces we’ve meant to introduce to folks and this seems like a good time to do it – read these as well.
September 10th, 2003 will forever be remembered as a grim day for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). On that day, the eve of the second anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, CAIR faced up to its own terrorist connections. It ran away from testifying before an influential Senate panel that heard a barrage of incriminating evidence about the group and its connections. It saw one of its former officials plead guilty to terrorist-related crimes in Federal Court. And, it was stood up by two Department of Justice officials at an immigration symposium in Florida.