Defend meaning promote. It’s part of terror-linked ICNA’s National Sharia Campaign featuring the grandson of the founder of the infamous Muslim Brotherhood. The ‘Islamic Circle of North America’ or ICNA seeks an Islamic super-state governed by sharia law.
JAMAICA, New York (June 27, 2011) – The Islamic Circle of North America is pleased to invite you to its annual fundraising dinners with keynote speaker Dr. Tariq Ramadan, being held in the month of July in several cities across the United States.
Renowned Islamic scholar and Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies Dr. Tariq Ramadan will keynote the events. He will be joined by various speakers including Dr. Zahid Bukhari, president of ICNA, Bayyinah Institute’s Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda, Sheikh Monzer Talib and Sheikh Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh. All proceeds from the events will support ICNA’s local and nationwide initiatives to reach out to the general public and dispel misconceptions about Islam. Details are as follows:
Saturday, July 16th 6:00 PM
Double Tree Hotel
200 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
Featured Speakers: Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Dr. Zahid Bukhari, Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda, Sh. Monzer Talib
Ticket Price: $30 for individuals/$40 at gate
Tickets & Info: www.icnanj.org / 877-363-ICNA
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Sunday, July 17th 6:00 PM
International JFK Hotel
144-02 135th Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11436
Featured Speakers: Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Dr. Zahid Bukhari, Sh. Monzer Talib
Ticket Price: $100 for individuals/$200 for families
Tickets & Info: www.icna.org / 718-658-1199
Contact JFK Hotel here
Wednesday, July 27th 6:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Hotel
701 East Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75082
Featured Speakers: Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Sh. Abderrraoof Alkhawaldeh, Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda
Ticket Price: $25 for individuals
Tickets & Info: www.icnadallas.org / 972-669-9625
It is extremely necessary for Muslims to empower themselves and join the national conversation regarding our faith and rights. Please join us as we work to foster a better understanding of Islam and Muslims amongst the general public—in schools, at work and in our neighborhoods.
Some background notes on the speakers listed above.
Ramadan’s maternal grandfather was Hasan al-Banna, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood. Ramadan’s father, Said Ramadan, led the Brotherhood throughout the 1950s and then was exiled from Egypt to Switzerland, where Tariq was born in September 1962.
By the end of the 1980s, the Muslim Brotherhood was courting Ramadan to be its European representative.
Upon his return to Switzerland in the early 1990s, Ramadan established the Movement of Swiss Muslims — an outreach organization that exhorted Muslim youth to Islamize modernity rather than modernize Islam. He taught at the University of Fribourg and the College de Saussure, and became the Islam-and-secularism correspondent at the French daily newspaper, Le Monde.
According to terrorism expert Jean Charles Brisard, Ramadan took part in a 2004 London conference with Yusuf al Qaradawi, who has justified suicide bombings, the killing of American soldiers in Iraq, and the 9/11 attacks.
Caroline Fourest, a French specialist on Islamic fundamentalism who has meticulously studied all of Ramadan’s writings and speeches, states, in the 2008 book Brother Tariq: the Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, that Ramadan, like his grandfather (Hasan al-Banna), promotes rigid fundamentalism and can accurately be classified as “a war leader.”
“Even though Ramadan cannot be charged with terrorism, it is clear that his speeches and tapes broadcasted in a lot of European mosques constitute an incitement to terrorism against the West. He supplies moral support for terrorism, and therefore should be viewed as a very dangerous man, because of the numerous terrorists his views foster…. There is a danger in bringing Ramadan into our Muslim communities, because, with his smooth double language, he might succeed in radicalizing the Muslim community, while charming our naïve Left, as he did so successfully in France.”
In 2006 Ramadan appealed the DHS decision to ban him from the United States. The State Department denied his appeal, this time on the grounds that he had given money to a French pseudo-charity with ties to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
In February 2008 Ramadan led a boycott of the annual Turin [Italy] Book Fair — to punish its organizers for having designated Israel (which was celebrating the 60th anniversary of its creation) as the event’s “guest of honor.”
In Ramadan’s view, women should be forbidden to play in sports where their uncovered limbs would be seen by men. When asked whether he would condemn his own brother’s statement that stoning a woman for adultery was an acceptable punishment as prescribed by Islamic law, Ramadan said only that he would ask for a moratorium on stoning.
Shortly after Barack Obama became U.S. President, Ramadan was cleared to enter the U.S. He promptly scheduled speaking engagements with Hamas-linked, unindicted co-conspirators CAIR.
Bukhari co-founded the National Islamic Shura Council, a representative body consisting of the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, and the Muslim Organization of Warith-ud-Deen Muhammad.
In an October 2001 Washington Post discussion forum, Bukhari stated that “Muslims may have difficulties with … Jews because of founding of the state of Israel.”
Sh. Monzer Talib
It’s not immediately clear if Sheik H is the same as: Hamas singer Monzer Taleb – who spoke at CAIR – Cleveland fundraiser & sang about exterminating Jews, “I am from HAMAS!” The same Monzer Taleb (aka Munzir Taleb, Monzer Talib, et al.) was also named unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF terror finance case.
Again, not clear if this is the same person – if anyone can validate, please leave a comment.
“The ICNA’s hatred of the Jews is so fierce,” writes Emerson, “that it taunted them with a repetition of what Hitler did to them.” In his book American Jihad, Emerson writes further, “The ICNA openly supports militant Islamic fundamentalist organizations, praises terror attacks, issues incendiary attacks on western values and policies, and supports the imposition of Shari’ah [Islamic law].”