New group, same sharia. It’s what they do.
So it begins.
Utah’s Islamic community has mushroomed from a simple student-led prayer group in the 1950s to more than 60,000 Muslims of varied ethnicities and a dozen mosques today.
The recently organized Utah Muslim Civic League aims to fill that gap.
Launched just before last fall’s midterm elections, the league worked to register Muslim voters, brought candidates to the closest mosque and hosted phone banks on behalf of several candidates. Going forward, organizers plan to register more Islamic voters as well as sponsor community forums and town hall meetings so Muslims can meet the candidates and pose pointed questions to them.
“We are looking to educate and advocate for our vulnerable populations so any policymaker can understand what we stand for,” Luna Banuri, a member of the league’s board, said at the group’s inaugural luncheon Tuesday at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. “We are trying to find candidates for volunteer positions in township and school districts.”
In terms of political action, she said, the team hopes to one day have Muslim candidates for office and, before that, to have Islamic congressional staffers who can begin to build a network of support.
What are those issues? The League’s site operates entirely in terms of generalities with no specifics. But a clue can be garnered based on who showed up to the party.
The luncheon’s keynote speaker, Dalia Mogahed, is the director of research at the D.C. institute.
I’ll skip the rest of the victimhood and hijab promotion for a little background.
In a July 4, 2009 speech to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Mogahed depicted supporters of violent jihad as people who crave freedom and democracy but “believe more than do the mainstream that their society, their faith and their way of life is threatened, militarily threatened and in some ways even culturally threatened by the West.”
Yes, it’s in Utah too.
More from the UML website:
With a constituency of 60,000 Muslims and an active voter base of over 15,000 registered Muslim voters, we demonstrated in the 2018 elections that the Muslim vote matters and counts. Many of our constituents are immigrants and refugees from 120 different nationalities. Given their experience with a corrupt system in their home country, the perceived notion was that their vote does not matter or count. We proved this notion false in key election that was decided by just over 600 votes.
60k+ Utah Muslims
We represent 60,000 Muslims, 120 different nationalities, in the State of Utah.
15k+ Registered muslim voters
Our active voter database consists of over 15,000 active voters.
750+ new Voters registered in 2018
Worked with community leaders to register over 750 new first time voters.
Dalia Mogahed (mujahid) was a keynote speaker for the Muslim group planning an Islamic takeover in Utah but does not appear to be its leader.
More on her from an Arab newspaper article: US ‘Muslim Sisters’ allied to Brotherhood – Al Arabiya English
…Dalia Mogahed, former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, and was chosen to serve on Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She is known as a staunch critic of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and one of the vocal participants of the annual meeting of the International Network of Muslim Brotherhood in North America and Canada, in the presence of Turkish president’s daughter Soumaya Erdogan and othe Muslim Sisters hosted by Obama at a dinner in the White House.
Ms. Mogahed, who was born in Egypt and lived in the U.S. since the age of 5, is the executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and the co-author of a book with Dr. Esposito suggesting that majority of the world’s Muslims support some form of democracy. Dr. Esposito is also a member of the Gallup Center along with Ahmed Younis, previously a National Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2003, Ms. Mogahed was identified in 2003 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) whose co-founder recently lost a DOE security clearance and whose Imam will probably be deported on immigration violations. Ms. Mogahed is the daughter of Elsayed Mogahed, an Egyptian immigrant who is a former engineering scientist at the University of Wisconsin and director of the Islamic Center of Madison (ICM). The website of the ICM links mainly to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Souheil Ghannouchi, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was ICM Imam and President for several years. The MAS is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closest to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
And what did Dalia Mogahed do while a member of the Obama White House? Obama’s Muslim Advisers Block Middle Eastern Christians’ Access to White House
Beirut Arab news agency al Nashra reported on Saturday November 22, that [White House Muslim envoy] Dalia Mogahed has succeeded in canceling a meeting between the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon and President Barack Obama. Writing in al Nashra, the reporter said “an unnamed US source told the news agency, that those who sought canceling a visit of (the spiritual head of the Maronite Church) Patriarch Beshara Rahi to the White House are Dalia Mujahid (Mogahed), the highest adviser on Arab and Islamic Affairs in the State Department, who is from Egyptian origins. And that,” according to al Nashra, “heeding a request by the higher leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, who consider that US Administration must support the Islamist Sunni current facing the Iranian current in the region.”
Mogahed is all about sharia: Obama adviser to Hizb ut Tahrir: Sharia Law is misunderstood (video)
Miss Mogahed appeared alongside Hizb ut Tahrir’s national women’s officer, Nazreen Nawaz.
During the 45-minute discussion, on the Islam Channel programme Muslimah Dilemma earlier this week, the two members of the group made repeated attacks on secular “man-made law” and the West’s “lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism”.
They called for Sharia Law to be “the source of legislation” and said that women should not be “permitted to hold a position of leadership in government”.
Miss Mogahed made no challenge to these demands and said that “promiscuity” and the “breakdown of traditional values” were what Muslims admired least about the West.
She said: “I think the reason so many women support Sharia is because they have a very different understanding of sharia than the common perception in Western media.