Gov Christie puts Hamas-linked imam facing deportation, 3 more Islamists, on outreach committee

This will surely promote him to the top of the list of 2016 presidential candidates possibly as a Democrat. via Four Islamists on Gov. Christie’s Muslim Outreach Committee

A investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws.

All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie’s embrace of Islamists that should be shunned, not exalted.

The discovery that the Islamists were on the committee was made when obtained a previously unreleased list of committee members present at a September 5, 2012 meeting at the Leroy Smith Building in Newark.

The four committee members of concern are:

  • Imam Mohammad Qatanani, whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security for not disclosing on his green card application that he was arrested and convicted by Israel in 1993 for his involvement with Hamas;
  • Ahmed Shedeed, a fervent supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and President of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, a mosque with a history of Islamist leadership. Its website currently contains disturbing statements about jihad, the West, wife beating and polygamy;
  • Mohammed Younes, the President of the American Muslim Union, a group with Islamist leadership and close ties to Qatanani’s mosque, which was founded by a Hamas fundraiser; and
  • Imam Abdul Basit of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, a mosque founded by a radical cleric. In July, it held a Brotherhood-linked seminar featuring multiple extremist speakers.

Addressing the committee were: Attorney General Chiesa, NJ State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson. These addresses were followed by dialogue with committee members.

Other NJ officials that were present at the meeting were: First Assistant Attorney General Calcagni, Special Assistant Christopher Iu, Special Assistant Paul Salvatoriello, State Police Major Gerald Lewis and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Community Affairs Chief John Paige.

Excerpts from the full post below, read it all at the link above.

Profiles of the Four Islamist Committee Members

Imam Mohammad Qatanani

Imam Mohammad QatananiThe most notorious of the committee members is Mohammad Qatanani. He was arrested in Israel in 1993 because of his links to Hamas, including the fact that his brother-in-law was a Hamas official in the West Bank. Qatanani told the Israelis that he had been a member of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood but left in 1991 because he had limited time for this project. The Israeli government says he admitted to being a Hamas member and was convicted, but he was released as part of a plea bargain. The Department of Homeland Security is seeking his deportation for failing to disclose this on his green card application.

In 1994, Qatanani moved to NJ to lead the Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson, a mosque founded in 1989 by Hamas fundraiser Mohammed El-Mezain. In November 1994, El-Mezain stated that ICPC was collecting money for Hamas, according to an FBI report. The two men jointly led the ICPC and lived together as El-Mezain raised money for terrorism until he stepped down in 1999. In July 2006, the Department of Homeland Security began deportation proceedings against Qatanani.

The DHS says Qatanani “engaged in terrorist activity” and is guilty of “material misrepresentation” and “engaging in unauthorized employment … by allowing an out-of-status alien to reside with him.” It also describes a “highly dubious” transfer of thousands of dollars to the West Bank.

Ahmed Shedeed

Ahmed Shedeed (front with gray hair) at a rally for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi that he posted on Facebook.Muslim Brotherhood supporter Ahmed Shedeed is the president of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, an Islamist mosque. His Facebook page has a photo of him at a rally in New York City for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi. He also “likes” the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and three Arabic pages that have Morsi as their main photo, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Circle of North America. Shedeed repeatedly shares Brotherhood-themed photos on his page.


Imam Abdul Basit

Qari Abdul Basit is the imam of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, a mosque founded in 1987 by the Islamist cleric Zaid Shakir, who continues to be a guest lecturer. In 2006, the New York Times reported that Shakir said “he still hoped that one day the United States would be a Muslim country ruled by Islamic law.”

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19 thoughts on “Gov Christie puts Hamas-linked imam facing deportation, 3 more Islamists, on outreach committee

    • That is exactly the reason this surprised me. He allowed them to get close to him and influence him.
      These politicians MUST UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHO…I MEAN “WHAT” they are dealing with.
      They know where all of “our buttons” are, and they are skillful at saying what someone WANTS to hear.
      Did you also notice that the ONLY ones kicked to the curb during all of the campaigns who spoke out AGAINST the Muslim Infiltration in Our Federal Government — Michelle Bachman and Newt Gingrich.
      The also spoke out quite clearly that Sharia Law MUST BE BANNED in this country.
      Include this information and have a more broad picture of what is happening in our country. We have “54” Politicians in D.C taking $ from HAMAS and CAIR.

      If you will remember back…every person running for office brought up in some form “having Muslims” on my staff! I am just thankful that Christi, hopefully, finally realizes what damage he did and nipped it in the bud.

  1. Between Obama & Christie, we should have an Islamist run nation sooner than later; forget more-than-qualified Americans, employ these heathens who know NOTHING of our country,Constitution or laws – they don’t want to know or do anything but implement Sharia law, take over our schools, close our churches, run our government and force us-under penalty of death in their Koran-to convert to Islam.
    Our country and state leaders are both stupid and blind. Can’t they see what has happened in Western Europe?
    This country is on its knees and we will never revert to the great, majestic nation it was……thanks to Obama, Islam and a bunch of Congressional sissies.

  2. i can’t believe that this moron [chris christie] is for real. he’s the epitome of stupidity, has no clue as to what is happening to this nation that is being overrun by the shariah wielding muzzies & links arms w/ & praises the maggot-in-chief! how can he continue to call himself a conservative republican? will NJ get rid of him?…i hope so.

    • I totally agree. As far as I was concerned, that did it for me when Cain was running for President.
      The man was so pliable he stomped on his own foot too many times commenting about the Muslims being on his staff…..
      THESE PEOPLE should NEVER be allowed to run in the first place IF they have had ANY association what-so-ever with Muslims..ANY!!

    • I never liked Chris Christy. I knew I did not trust him but I did not know that he became buddy buddies with the Islamist.
      We have Islam in the Whte house and a few in congress as well as the out of touch bimbos in congress that pander to Islam…

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  7. And that piece of sh*t (Christie?) wanted to become president?

    It makes me wonder if anyone who visits this site voted for him; and if so, if they regret it, or would STILL vote for him in the future. Shame on you if you do.

    I say this only because converts “gotta come from somewhere”.

    Just because someone OVERTLY and publicly OPPOSES islam TODAY…….does NOT mean that they won’t COVERTLY SUPPORT it TOMORROW.

    And I hope—–that I’m armed, they’re present, and there are no witnesses, if they do. (BTW, non-capitalization of that cancerous word “islam” is INTENTIONAL, NOT a typo ). There’s NOTHING PROPER about islam, and therefore does NOT warrant ANY official recognition OR RESPECT to ANY degree.

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