Be sure this is just the first of many expansions in Overland Park. Books have been written about how Muslims abuse zoning and other laws to fool gullible citizens, town and city officials.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A plan for new development in south Overland Park is causing concern after a religious group is looking to expand on property that has sat vacant for years.
For years, a private project has been in the works for the nearly 17-acres of empty land near 163rd Street and Roe Avenue.
John Peterson represents the Islamic Center of Kansas, the organization that currently owns the land that backs up to Blue Valley Middle School and nearby neighborhoods.
“We help people navigate the requirements a particular jurisdiction has and what a particular piece of ground can be used for,” John Petersen, an attorney and shareholder at Polsinelli, said.
The Islamic Center wants to build a campus that would house a mosque, community center, school and daycare.
“The master plan of the city, which is sort of the structure within which we do the work of development, has anticipated this type of use at this site for over a decade,” Petersen said.
In 2007, a plan was approved for Cambridge Church to expand on the property. The church was unable to raise the funds to begin construction. The Islamic Center of Kansas became the new owners of the land and are seeking approval for a similar plan.
“The use is almost identical,” said Peterson. “The intent of the use in terms of square footage of buildings, number of buildings, is very close.”
Petersen said the Islamic Center has met twice with neighbors to answer questions and address concerns.
According to a flyer, neighbors feel the project would increase traffic, the risk of accidents and create parking and noise issues.
“For the most part, where parking lots are and where buildings are and how traffic will all interact with the current public street system, it’s very very similar,” Peterson said.
The Overland Park Planning Commission will hear from both sides at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Petersen is confident the plan will move forward.
“I’m optimistic that the planning commission will find this an appropriate use for the site,” Petersen said.
If the plan is approved Monday, Petersen said it will take months to begin the multi-year project.
Overland Park, Kansas residents should be worried about much more than noise and parking and make their own noise on March 11.
This is a Muslim Brotherhood-linked entity that was created exactly three months after the September 11, 2001 Islamic jihad attacks on America.
The Center was established on December 11, 2001 to serve the local and growing vibrant Muslim community in Kansas. The Center is a “Not for Profit” Islamic organization registered and incorporated in the State of Kansas, USA. The Center is Tax Exempt under the rules of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the State of Kansas 501 (c) (3) Code.
The Center is located at 14750 W 143rd street, Olathe, KS 66062. It was purchased and is owned by the local Muslim Community as Islamic Center of Kansas (ICK) on December 2005. It is also registered as an Islamic Trust (Waqf) with North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
A recently declassified FBI memo from December 1987 stated that NAIT’s “support of Jihad (a holy war) in the U.S. has been evidenced by the financial and organizational support provided through NAIT from Middle East countries to Muslims residing in the U.S. and Canada.” That support, added the memo, “includes planning, organizing and funding anti-U.S. and anti-Israel demonstrations, pro-PLO demonstrations, and the distribution of political propaganda against U.S. policies in the Middle East and in support of the Islamic Revolution as advocated by the (Government of Iran).”
Another FBI memo from the late eighties indicated that “within the organizational structure of NAIT, there have been numerous groups and individuals identified as being a part of a covert network of revolutionaries who have clearly indicated there (sic) support for the Islamic Revolution as advocated by the Ayatollah Khomeini and his government as well as other fanatical Islamic Shiite fundamentalist leaders in the Middle East.” “This faction of Muslims have declared war on the United States, Israel and any other country they deem as an enemy of Islam,” the memo stated, “… the underlying common goal being to further the holy war (Islamic Jihad).”
A third FBI memo, dated 1988, identified NAIT as one of many “Ikhwan organizations”—i.e., Muslim Brotherhood fronts—that “are involved in organizing political support” for a long-term plan seeking “to institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States” and “establish political control of all non-Islamic governments in the world.”
NAIT was also named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document—titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America”—as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded allies dedicated to waging a “grand Jihad” aimed at “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” To view a complete list of the organizations named in that document, click here.
At the 2007 trial investigating allegations that the now-defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development had engaged in the illegal financing of terrorism, both NAIT and ISNA were named as “unindicted co-conspirators” and as “entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” Prosecutors presented copious evidence that ISNA had used NAIT to divert funds to leading Hamas officials like Mousa Abu Marzook, and to a number of Hamas-run institutions (such as the Islamic University of Gaza and the Islamic Center of Gaza, the latter of which was founded by the late Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin).
The designation of NAIT as an “unindicted co-conspirator” was upheld in 2009 by a federal judge, though that judge ruled against the previous public disclosure of the designation. Many media outlets have repeatedly mischaracterized this as a lifting of the designation.
What is a Waqf? It is sharia. It funds jihad. And means the land will always be under Islamic control.
Waqf (plural: awqaf) generally means the permanent dedication of a portion of one’s wealth for the pleasure of Allah. This means that a portion of a persons property is alienated from him/herself and transferred to Allah. Ownership thus passes from the waqif/a (person making the waqf) to Allah. The property is then used for purposes that are shariah compliant. Essential to the scheme is that the corpus of the property remains intact while income derived therefrom, or the property itself, is used for diverse Islamic causes as a sadaqa jariya (recurring, continuous or on-going charity) including socio-economic, military, or political purposes for the benefit of Muslims as well as non-Muslims.
The local media will not alert residents to any of this information or that the mega-mosque is being planned and funded in conjunction with another Muslim Brotherhood organization. From the mosque’s website:
As a project of two well recognized non-profit organizations, Islamic Center of Kansas, and Muslim American Society-Kansas City, the project is to support and encourage its members to serve the needs of the Islamic community in conformance with Islamic teachings as contained in the Holy Qur’an, Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the traditions of Ahle-Al Sunnah Wa Al-Jama’a.
More on the Muslim American Society (MAS):
Elsayed even went so far as to admit that about 45 percent of MAS’s active members belong to the Brotherhood. Federal officials have confirmed this, noting continued ties between MAS and the Muslim Brotherhood.”
What will be taught at the site, as stated in their purpose in conformance with Islamic sources, should be more than enough to motivate citizens to oppose it with every fiber of their being.
A quick look at a youtube video from the mosque and the comment indicate the hatred that will spew forth.
Updates: CausingFitna reminds us that the leader of the the terror-listed ICK partner is not only on a TSA watch list but his daughter was to marry a Muslim convicted of plotting a jihad attack on Chicago! His post excerpted below and in full here:
The would be jihadi bride is the daughter of Kansas Muslim American Society leader Mohamad Albadawi, he is also on the TSA Watchist.
The Islamic Center of Kansas also was host to hate preacher Khalid Yasin along with the Islamic Center of Johnson County and several others in the area.