Labor Day Weekend.
Like Islam itself, groups like this are anything but apolitical. Not to mention led by individuals closely tied to terrorists. via Muslims to host events during DNC; up to 20,000 could attend | JournalNow.com.
CHARLOTTE — A national Muslim American organization plans a series of events to coincide with the Democratic National Convention in September.
The kick-off for its three days of events begins with a jummah prayer, the weekly mid-afternoon Friday prayer, at Marshall Park in uptown. Other events include an Islamic issues conference and banquet, and a cultural festival held in different parts of the city, including at the Park Expo and Conference Center off Independence Boulevard.
At a news conference Monday at Marshall Park, Jibril Hough, a local Muslim activist and spokesman for the nonprofit Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, said the events will be open to anyone.
Hough, who expects up to 20,000 Muslims to attend the events, said he spoke to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe about the public prayer in particular and was told to go ahead with it.
Hough said the events are scheduled for several reasons: including to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect Muslim-Americans.
Among those issues, Hough said, is the Patriot Act, a law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks that expanded anti-terrorism surveillance. Other issues: the National Defense Authorization Act, which critics claim allows for indefinite military detention, and the New York Police Department’s wiretapping program to spy on Muslims.
“Thousands of Muslims are going to perform the Friday ritual prayer,” Hough said. “We hope our people will leave feeling rewarded about who they are and what their issues are and have a candidate checklist.”
There were 1,200 nonofficial convention-related events during the DNC in Denver in 2008. Charlotte expects about 1,000, said Suzi Emmerling, spokeswoman for the host committee Charlotte In 2012.
Emmerling said the host committee will publicize events for those groups that want their events to be made public.
“The host committee is trying to keep track of all events and also let our partners at CMPD know what’s going on so that they can allocate their resources appropriately,” Emmerling said.
Muhammad Jaaber, executive director of the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, said smaller events are planned for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in late August.
We’ve covered Hough previously and his stance could not be more clear:
CBN News asked another Muslim convert from North Carolina whether his loyalty came first to Islam or to America.
“My loyalty first is to Islam,” answered Jibril Hough.
Jibril Hough also lies claims that Muslims were in America before it was even founded and since before Christopher Columbus. He urges Muslims to follow the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for North America.
Siraj Wahaj – unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks that killed Americans; preaches about waging jihad
James Yusuf Yee – Yee was charged with sedition and aiding the enemy among other things before all court-martial charges against him were dropped “citing national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence.”
Hassen Abdellah – as noted here, Abdellah makes a living defending Islamic terror suspects – some whom have admitted their guilt, including a Muslim involved in the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks, as Square Mile Wife uncovered:
Mr. Abdellah was briefly the lawyer of Mohamed el-Atriss, who was convicted of selling fake IDs to two of the 9/11 hijackers. Atriss did provide the fake IDs, but claimed he did not know what they would be used for.
Read more about Abdellah’s terrorist clientèle at SMW.
Robert Spencer, writing at Human Events, identified two more of Abdellah’s clients:
As an attorney, Abdellah has represented Mahmud Faruq Brent, a Muslim cabdriver in Baltimore who pled guilty in April 2007 to attending a jihad terrorist training camp in Pakistan. At the time of the guilty plea, the Washington Post reported that Abdellah said that “Brent does not intend to cooperate with authorities or testify against the other defendants.” Abdellah also represented Numan Maflahi, who in 2004 was sentenced to five years in prison for, according to the New York Times, “lying to investigators during an investigation of terrorism financing efforts that they said were centered in Brooklyn.”
On page 2 of the DNC Jummah flyer, Abdellah seemingly brags about defending terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks and we quote, “A Lead Defense Attorney For First 1993 World Trade Bombing Suspects Hassen Abdellah Has Etched His Name In Islamic History As It Is Being Written Right Here In America.” (all caps in the flyer)
According to the flyer, the DNC has approved Hough and Abdellah’s presence at DNC and the mass Islamic prayer.