Planning the takeover. Source: Boca Raton mosque pays $4.9 million for 19 acres | Real Time
The Islamic Center of Boca Raton paid $4.9 million for 19 acres along Lyons Road west of Delray Beach, according to property records.
The nonprofit has no plans for the land for now, said Bassem Alhalabi, president of the Islamic Center.
“We bought it for future expansion — maybe in 10 years, 15 years,” Alhalabi said.
The organization operates a mosque and school on 6.6 acres it owns near Florida Atlantic University. The Islamic Center made headlines last year when Palm Beach County elections officials made it a polling place, then, after protests, decided not to collect ballots there.
The Islamic Center bought the Lyons Road land from A-I Holdings of Boca Raton and took a $3.3 million mortgage from the seller, according to property records. Islam prohibits followers from paying or collecting interest, so Muslim buyers typically don’t finance real estate deals with standard mortgages.
In this case, the Islamic Center is paying for the land in installments, Alhalabi said.
While many Muslims and immigrant groups have hunkered down since President Donald Trump was elected, Alhalabi said the Islamic Center is confident enough to make a sizable investment.
“The Muslim community is part of this community, part of the fabric of this society,” Alhalabi said. “We’re not going anywhere.”
Bassem Alhalabi has been an Associate Professor at FAU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, since August 2002. Prior to arriving at FAU, Alhalabi was located in Tampa at the University of South Florida (USF), working as an assistant to USF Professor Sami al-Arian, while al-Arian was a leader in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Alhalabi co-authored publications with al-Arian and, when applying to FAU, he used al-Arian as a reference. In May 2006, al-Arian was sentenced to 57 months in prison, after pleading guilty to providing services to PIJ.
Alhalabi has been in trouble with the law, himself. In March 2010, Alhalabi was arrested for physically assaulting two individuals during a Muslim Capitol Day function in Tallahassee, Florida. The assaults took place an hour apart from one another. And in June 2003, the US Department of Commerce charged Alhalabi with illegally shipping a $13,000 military-grade thermal imaging device to Syria, a state sponsor of terrorism.
Alhalabi is a Director and co-founder of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR). During his leadership, for three years, the ICBR website had an essay prominently posted on it, stating,
“Jews are people of treachery and betrayal… As the Muslims and Jews are enemies residing in opposing religious and doctrinal camps, it is not possible for them to be brought together unless one is made to submit to the other by force… [Muhammad] said, ‘You will fight the Jews and will prevail over them, so that a rock will say, O Muslim! There is Jew behind me, kill him!’”
On Tuesday on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, the university’s Muslim Student Association’s hosted a so-called Islamophobia panel discussion, which was attended by the United West.
FAU Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professor Bassem Al Halabi was included on the panel of these distinguished experts and he made the incredible statement about the case to be made for Sharia Law and it’s provisions of capital punishment, including the cutting off of hands.
‘“Where there is no Sharia, Islamic Sharia, they die in dozens and hundreds every day because of organized crime. People kill people, other people or steal pizza for $10 and so – so when Islamic Shariah is saying about capital punishment – so even though it sounds like it is severe but if that is the solution to prevent any crimes, then it still has a lot of rules and regulations. I will just mention one and stop here, which is let’s say cutting off the hands of a person if they steal. It sounds very severe. It sounds very barbaric, I know. But if takes one or two people to have their hands cut off, and then there’s no more stealing and there’s no more stealing in the whole nation – that’s a much better resolution than having hundreds of people die every day.”
Back in 2016, Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach County (Florida) conspired with Islamic Center of Boca Raton President Bassem Alhalabi to make the mosque a voting center for the presidential election. via Palm Beach: Supervisor of Elections Held Secret Meetings with Muslims, Dems on Terror Mosque Voting Location
The purpose of the meeting was to insure that the ICBR would be a voting location in a future election cycle in Palm Beach Co. if Bucher is reelected in 2016.
The ICBR, a well-known Islamic extremist mosque, has promoted organizations calling for the “Killing of Jews” and has informed its members on “How Can I Train Myself for Jihad.”
As we wrote then, after Bucher was re-elected:
Expect many more secret meetings among Muslims [and Palm Beach officials] and much more Islamization in Palm Beach County.