Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque; lawyer rep’d al Qaeda (for free)

Source: Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque

The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration.

Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.

One of those six countries is Syria. Elshikh’s mother in law is Syrian and would not be able to visit her family in Hawaii for 90 days if Trump’s ban were allowed to go into effect.

Hawaii’s Obama-appointed federal judge, Derrick Watson, made sure the ban did not go into effect, striking it down Wednesday while buying Hawaii’s claim that it amounts to a “Muslim ban.” The state’s attorney general, along with co-plaintiff Elshikh, claims the ban would irreparably harm the state’s tourism industry and its Muslim families.

Elshikh was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, the home base of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose stated goal is to spread Shariah law throughout the world.

Elshikh is living in the U.S. on a green card, which gives him permanent legal status.

The proof that his mosque is affiliated with the Brotherhood is found in the court records for Honolulu County, which lists the deed holder as the North American Islamic Trust.

John Guandolo, a former FBI counter-terrorism specialist and now private consultant to law enforcement at Understanding the Threat, said all mosques under the “Muslim Association of” moniker are typically affiliated with the Brotherhood.

But the clincher in this case is that the mosque property is traced to NAIT, “confirming it is a Muslim Brotherhood organization,” Guandolo told WND in an email.

A bill in Congress, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015-16, has been languishing in committee since November 2015. House Speaker Paul Ryan has not advanced the bill or done anything to promote it.

But instead of banning the Brotherhood, the U.S. is letting a Brotherhood-backed imam dictate U.S. refugee and visa policy, Guandolo said.

Judge Watson, who was a Harvard law classmate of Barack Obama’s, issued an injunction halting Trump’s executive order from going into effect, agreeing with Hawaii’s claim that the temporary ban, 90 days on visa travelers and 120 days for refugees, would irreparably harm the state’s tourism industry and its Muslim families.

As for refugees, Hawaii takes very few. Of the 49 states participating in the federal refugee resettlement program, only Mississippi has taken in fewer refugees than Hawaii since 2002. Only 127 refugees have been sent to Hawaii since 2002, and nearly zero have been Muslims from the six nations on Trump’s list.

Read it all.  More via  The radical ties of the Imam behind the Trump immigration lawsuit

According to the Muslim Association of Hawaii website, Imam Elshikh is a member of the North American Imam Federation (NAIF), a fringe Islamic organization that has a board and current leadership stacked with radical Islamic connections.

Kyle Shideler, a terrorism expert and director of the Threat Information Office at the Center for Security Policy, tells CR that it’s concerning that Imam Elshikh is a part of NAIF.

“Given NAIF’s history it should come as no surprise that the end goal of this lawsuit is, ultimately, weakening American counter-terrorism or immigration security efforts,” Shideler said.

He added: “That a member of an organization whose leaders have included a convicted war criminal, an individual who defended donating money to a Hamas linked charity, and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism bombing wants to tell the American people who they can admit for immigration should say a lot about why such an executive order is needed in the first place.”

Steven Emerson, the executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, also voiced his concerns about Elshikh’s associations. He tells CR:

“NAIF is an extremely radical Islamist group whose leaders and members have defended some of the most violent terrorist groups in the world. Some members have been found to be actually linked to acts of Islamist terrorism. This is a group, some prosecutors have argued, whose incitement for violence could qualify their categorization as a providing material support for terrorism.”

Current NAIF board members include the former leader of an al-Qaeda-connected mosque and a radical preacher. Former leaders include a man convicted of leading an international death squad, and a prominent Islamist preacher who has praised Osama bin Laden.

Another former NAIF board member is Siraj Wahhaj, who was infamously listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. Wahhaj testified in defense of the Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, who served a life sentence for being the mastermind behind terrorist plots in the United States.

More at the link above and an update from a reader who found that Elshikh was sent to the U.S. by the Egyptian government:

The young scholar was recruited to be imam at the Muslim Unity Center in Detroit in 2000 after being sent for three years by the Egyptian government to lead Ramadan observances in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Michigan.

Familiarity with American life was another attribute local Muslims sought in a spiritual leader for a diverse community that includes immigrants from many countries as well as American-born converts, students and military members, blue-collar workers and professionals.

“Our culture is Islam, not a home country,” said the imam.

And it doesn’t end with the imam, via: Hawaii Hires Al Qaeda’s Best Lawyer to Lead Suit Against Trump

Neal Katyal – pro-bono legal counsel for bin Laden’s bodyguard

The lead attorney for the latest legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order implementing a 90-day suspension on visa issuance to U.S.-bound travelers from six countries where terrorism remains a heightened concern, also volunteered to serve as legal counsel for Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan on a pro-bono basis.

Neal Katyal sued the U.S. government in 2006 on behalf of Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard, Samir Hamdan in the landmark legal case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. In his arguments however, Katyal made several questionable arguments, including equating the criminal justice rights of legal U.S. green card holders to captured foreign al Qaeda terrorists under the military commission system at the time.

12 thoughts on “Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque; lawyer rep’d al Qaeda (for free)

  1. Saudi Arabia runs the Muslim Brotherhood and is behind CAIR.

    Saudi Arabia is the largest supporter of ISIS and al-Qaida. AND, according to several sources, was the real instigator and backer of 9/11. 

    Saudi Arabia has it’s tentacles deep into America…our politicians..our universities…money…EVERYWHERE

    Saudi Arabia really hates us and want’s Islam to take over here as well as around the world.

    Saudi Arabia lobbied our Congress peeps to NOT let families of 9/11 victims sue. Did I mention, some congressman are on the take from Saudi Arabia?

    BUT, how stupid are we to buy their oil so they can finance jihad against us?

    Saudi Arabia is NOT our friend and should be thrown out of the USA

  2. Who do you think is financing the fast expansion of mosques around the US?

    Right. Saudi Arabia…via CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood, directly, money laundering and other nefarious activities.

    Florida 2015……approximate numbers:
    Over 150 new mosques
    Only 3 new Christian churches

  3. The off balance and break down we have here is when the main stream media hides and will not report the facts on the rapes that these refugees commit

    Just as the current rape of a 14 year old girl

    In Montgomery County Maryland

    Raped in school during school hours while classes were in session

    By 2 refugee young men

    17 and 18 years old

    In school with 14 year old kids

    Oh…and did I forget to mention

    Montgomery County is a “sanctuary city”

    • Not refugees but illegal aliens/Democrat’s dreamers:

      the two boys, 17-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez, allegedly forced her into a boy’s bathroom. They pushed her into a stall, where they raped, sodomized and forced the girl to perform oral sex.

      The victim told police she repeatedly said no and tried to fight them off, but was unsuccessful. Following the incident, she ran to school administrators and reported the attack. Police were called to the school and found blood and other DNA at the scene.

      The two suspects were arrested at the school. They both face charges of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offenses. A judge on Friday ordered both held without bond due to public danger as well as flight risk, because both immigrated to the U.S. months ago.

      “They are charged with three very serious offenses that carry life in prison, so that is the maximum you can get in the state of Maryland,” said Ramon Korionoff, spokesperson for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to a Fox-5 report.

      During the initial court hearing, it was revealed that Sanchez had arrived in the U.S. from Guatemala, but had an alien removal order to be deported from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    • Same thing in Nova Scotia , New Brunswick , Alberta ,Ontario- covered up in several cases by authorities. Parents had to file complaints.

  4. This will fail at the Supreme Court level. The contention of these obstructionists is that Trump make comments in the campaign that are used in the interpretation – before the fact of any case – against the executive order itself. The role of the Supreme Court is to interpret cases. If interpretations are going to be used – which should not be allowed in any case – then this person’s interpretation this iman cannot be allowed either. The bottom line is that the constitution allows the president to ban anyone whenever even if it is a religion decision. Again the point of stuff by the left is to obstruct the functioning off the republican government. We should all do our best to reward them for their efforts in 2018. Dems are simply spinning wheels taking advantage of situations in our law that have never come up before because there’s never been a religion like islam that has harbored terrorists that are taking advantage of our country. The democrats have no real policies anymore and so they deliver every card in their deck that they can to divert from that fact.

  5. Where is our U. S. Congress in all of this? They need to stand up for the President & override the judge re this travel ban and keep America safe!!!

  6. All you have to do is look back to The Muslim Brotherhood to see their plan to take over The United States which is part of their plan to take over the entire world with Islam. The following are quotes from the official document from a 1991 meeting which outlines the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goals for North America. The document was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia, during a 2004 search. Elbarasse was a member of the Palestine Committee, which the Muslim Brotherhood had created to support Hamas in the United States.

    Page 4 of 18: “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”

    Page 5 of 18: “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”

    Page 7 of 18: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”

    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”

    Page 18 of 18: “A list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends” – This is where the Muslim Brotherhood listed its front groups in the U.S.. Note that prominent organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others are named here.
    Entire Document can be read here:

  7. Wisconsin RHINO and Speaker of the House allows a Bill to sit and rot in Committee that would officially name possibly the most dangerous enemy the world has ever known and he does nothing to assist President Trump in preventing the infiltration of that enemy’s soldiers into our nation. By his inaction he, as other traitors to our nation, facilitates an invasion that threatens our very existence.

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