Jihadist Lessons at the Boston Marathon Bombers’ Mosque

via Revealed: Jihadist Lessons at the Boston Marathon Bombers’ Mosque – Breitbart. by Ilya Feoktistov & Charles Jacobs

The Boston Marathon bombers’ mosque, the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), employs an intensive radicalizing program aimed at Boston’s historically moderate Muslim community, especially at its youth. It’s called “Tarbiya,” which is Arabic for “growth and refinement.” It is not something that is practiced as part of classical mainstream Islam.

APT has obtained several curriculum documents created by ISB-affiliated groups, which describe exactly what is taught and when, with assignments detailed down to book and page number. We are making the most detailed and traceable of these documents available here and here. We will focus in this article on a particular Tarbiya program called “Young Muslims,” which was explicitly endorsed by Suhaib Webb, the Imam of the ISB’s mega-mosque in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. It lists books that all participants must read, and even includes page numbers for specific assignments (the document was formerly available at the program’s website, and can still be accessed through an archived version of the site).

The authors of many of these books are among the “Who’s Who” of radical Islamic ideologues. A lot of the books are available in the Boston Marathon bombers’ mosque’s library. Major focus is given to books by Hassan Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood; Said Qutb, the father of modern jihadism; Maulana Maududi, the father of political Islam on the Indian subcontinent; and Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, whom the Anti-Defamation League calls the “Theologian of Terror.” Some of the books on the “must read” list have nothing to do with Islam, such as several books written by Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and Michael Moore. Having young Muslims read a curriculum that includes far-left atheist authors of Jewish and Christian backgrounds shows that the goal of Tarbiya is not just to develop a Muslim’s spirituality, but also to develop within him a deep animosity to Western democracy.

The ISB and its political arm, the Muslim American Society (MAS), are very open about the program’s existence and even have websites dedicated to it. MAS teaches Tarbiya at each of its dozens of chapters across the United States, and the entire national Tarbiya program happens to be led by the Imam of the Boston Marathon bombers’ ISB Cambridge mosque, Basyouni Nehela. MAS describes Tarbiya in these terms:

MAS aspires to raise a generation of committed and disciplined Muslims who will spread the message of Islam and implement the Movement’s vision in all fields of Islamic work[.] … MAS delivers a rigorous educational curriculum to its current and potential members … The focus of Tarbiya is to groom members who… are equipped with the necessary knowledge, understanding, and skills to make a difference in the society by taking an active role, both individually and collectively, in the reform process that seeks the betterment of our community, our country, and the whole world.

The description of the program makes it seem like yet another benign new-agey spirituality and growth system. That is because, while it is openly advertised, the extremist and jihadist aspects of its curriculum are not – both for the sake of keeping this radical indoctrination from outside scrutiny and for the sake of keeping it, at first, from the Muslim youths who are thinking about joining it.

Indeed, a “Young Muslim” first entering the program will not be reading any extremist authors for a very long time. The first phase of the program is dedicated to completely legitimate religious learning. Participants read the Quran and other Islamic religious texts. They learn about the life of the Muslim prophet, Muhammad, and they study the importance of the Five Pillars of Islam: declaration of faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage.

But soon, those participants who show a high level of dedication, zeal, and religiosity, of willingness to internalize everything that has been taught to them, are told that simply praying and giving charity are not enough. At this next stage of Tarbiya, they are assigned books, such as Let Us Be Muslims by jihadist ideologue Maulana Maududi, who provides them with the core Islamist idea: Muslims need to be more than pious; they need to rule over all mankind:

Brothers in Islam! The Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage are so important that they are described as the pillars of Islam. They are not, however, like the worship rites in other religions. […]

These acts of worship have in fact been ordained to prepare us for a greater purpose and to train us for a greater duty… What exactly is that great ultimate purpose? Stated simply: the ultimate objective of Islam is to abolish the lordship of man over man and bring him under the rule of the One God. To stake everything you have – including your lives – to achieve this purpose is called Jihad.

Having thus channeled the zealous young Muslim’s sincere religious devotion into an extremist agenda, the third stage of Tarbiya indoctrination consists entirely of incitement to violent Jihad, hatred for America, and of Western civilization in general. It is in this stage that young Muslims study in detail the Islamist corollary to Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto: Said Qutb’s Milestones, which outlines a road map to establishing a global Islamic State ruled by Sharia law. It is Said Qutb who inspired Osama Bin Laden. According to Qutb:

All Jewish and Christian societies today are also ignorant societies… Islam cannot accept any mixing with this ignorance… One should accept the Islamic law without any question and reject all other laws in any shape or form… The abolition of man-made laws cannot be achieved only through preaching… It must employ Jihad.

By the time a young Muslim Tarbiya participant reaches this phase, he has already bought in to all the indoctrination in the previous phases that brought him there. The books he studies in the third phase, such as To Be a Muslim by Lebanese Muslim Brotherhood leader Fathi Yakun tell him:

A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal… Obedience for a Muslim means to obey every command and implement it whether in time of happiness or hardship, and whether one likes it or not… He will not act against the leader in agreed matters, and will be loyal to him in every action, regardless of his personal likes or dislikes… Dissociate yourself from every gathering or organization that opposes your ideological standpoint, especially when the Movement asks you to do so.

A key component of Tarbiya is not just the material taught, but the structure of the program, in which recruits are organized into intimate cells called “usras.” MAS is considered by Federal prosecutors to be the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, and the program directly follows the methods developed by the Muslim Brotherhood’s founders in Egypt. Eric Trager, an expert on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy has lectured about the Brotherhood’s Tarbiya process in Egypt:

At the lowest level of the Brotherhood structure is what’s called an usra, or “family.” You can think of this as a cell. This is a group of five to eight Muslim Brothers. They meet weekly for about three hours. They discuss the Quran, religious texts, the Brotherhood’s curriculum, politics. They share their personal lives. The members of this group become a Muslim Brother’s best friends. The people that you work most closely with are in your usra. The usra is a mechanism through which the Brotherhood embeds your social relationships into the organization so that you’re less likely to disobey it due to peer pressure and you’re less likely to leave it because you’ll be leaving your best friends.

This is exactly how the MAS branch in Boston describes its usras:

The usra is an intensive, spiritually-focused, activism-oriented program that develops the individual and invites him or her to join hands with MAS and work for the sake of Islam as a central priority in life. There are weekly assignments prior to and following each usra. Each member is expected to spend approximately 3-6 hours a week on usra and usra-related activities (usra attendance [~ 2 hours], usra assignments [1-2 hrs], dawah work (example MSA work, MAS Youth work, or other Islamic work, etc) [3 hrs], social activities [2 hours /month].) Each usra generally contains around 5-7 members.

MAS demands that those entering its Tarbiya program be “willing to be committed to the usra and hold working for Islam as a central priority in life.” ISB Roxbury Imam Suhaib Webb defines the usra as: “the usra is you’re in the ocean swimming, you’re lost, your boat sunk and suddenly you see some people on the boat, you get there and they give you a blanket and a cup of soup, that’s the usra.” All of this makes leaving the MAS/ISB program extremely difficult. It also makes it extremely likely that if a young Muslim participant is encouraged by his usra leader to do something terrible for the sake of the movement, he will gladly comply, even if this means prison or death.

Read it all.

South Dakota: Muslims looking to grow in Sioux Falls

via KELOLAND.com | SF Muslim Community Looks For New Home. h/t BNI

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Dr. Hesham Elgouhari’s career brought him to Sioux Falls.

“I came from Cleveland Clinic, where we have bigger communities, Muslim communities, community centers, big mosques, Islamic schools, and so forth,” the president of the board of the Muslims Community Center of South Dakota said.

His faith helps keep him in Sioux Falls.

“So to have those people coming to Sioux Falls and not to see something similar or at least trying to provide some of those services that they got in those big communities, it might not be the best environment for them to stay, socially, religiously-wise,” Elgouhari said.

Elgouhari estimates that around four or five thousand Muslim people live in Sioux Falls, with a few hundred more scattered across the state. In Sioux Falls, they worship at two different mosques.

The Muslims Community Center currently meets in a rented space. Its members are looking for their own larger, permanent home to serve the growing Muslim community.

“We are dreaming to have a permanent community center because the taste that we have been having over the last four, five years since we opened this community center temporarily, is just very delicious, very beautiful, very fruitful,” Elgouhari said.

Dr. Mumtaz Niazi is the general secretary of the community center. He believes the people of the local Muslim community are increasingly well-connected.

“You need a place where you can communicate there, your families can come, your kids can come, and they can stay as long as they want and they can pray, they can have fun, they can play around,” Niazi said.

Fatima Mohamed teaches Sunday school at the center. She hopes to help her students maintain their culture.

“I need them to keep that because, some people they come here, and they lost their culture,” she said. “And I want them to keep it.”

“We like this place, it’s safe, it’s nice, it’s good and [we] want [to] stay,” Elgouhari said.

And staying includes maintaining that link to their religion.

“We have to do everything we can to retain us and our families in this town,” Elgouhari said.

No one knows when the new center will open or where it will be. One thing the leadership of the Muslims Community Center does know is that the new facility will be inclusive, and work to fight against misconceptions of the faith.

“I think the perception of the Islam which is currently going on through the media, I will say particularly, is not true reflection,” Niazi said. “It’s the name, religion, is peace.”

He’s lying already. Islam does not mean peace. It means submission. Submission to the will of allah. The blatant dishonesty should make all South Dakaton’s wary about anything and everything this deceptive individual spews.

As we’ve noted previously, Islam’s deadly affects have already been felt in Sioux Falls: South Dakota: Muslim refugee gets life sentence for sex trafficking of teen girls – ran a sex trafficking “house of horror” – including sex trafficking by force and sex trafficking of a child.

And Terror-linked CAIR has tried to shake down South Dakota Dept of Public Safety.

Australia: One mosque has already churned out four Islamic State jihadists

Four that they know of. Is anyone tracking where the never-ending stream of Muslim terror supporters arrested in the U.S. attend Friday prayers? via Four Islamic State jihadists from the one Melbourne Islamic centre | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog. h/t Sue

I don’t believe Google alone is turning Australian boys into jihadists:

FOUR young Melbourne men who have joined Islamic State — including two teenage suicide bombers — regularly attended the Hume Islamic Youth Centre or were fans of one of its sheiks, who publicly stated “there is jihad in Syria”.

Jake Bilardi, who this week carried out a suicide attack in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, had been a regular at the centre and fellow former Melbourne teenager Adam Dahman listed one of its leading sheiks among his “likes” on Facebook before he detonated a bomb vest in Baghdad last July.

That sheik, Melbourne-born cleric Khoder Soueid, last month used his Facebook page to claim it was unfortunate that “every effort has been made to ensure that Muslims are removed far away from the path of jihad, the path of establishing an Islamic state, the path of applying the laws of Allah and the path of fighting against the tyrants and their master”.

The page, on which Mr Soueid described Islamic State’s leader as the “amir” of the “khilafa” — the formal title for the head of a cali­phate — was also among the first “liked” by Dahman’s travelling companion to Syria, Mounir Raad, when he created one of his most recent Facebook accounts.

The Weekend Australian can ­reveal another young Melbourne man, former nursing student Dawod Elmir, was also a regular at the Hume centre and joined ­Islamic State last year…

Mr Soueid declined to answer written questions yesterday.

Meanwhile, Australian counter-terror police are ‘stopping 400 per day’.

And in the UK: Four ISIS terrorists ‘had links to university in Liverpool’

Florida: Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting teen multiple times

via Kissimmee Muslim youth leader arrested for molesting teen.

KISSIMMEE — An executive director for the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council in Osceola County has been arrested after an investigation showed he inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl multiple times.

Imam Helmi Motasim Agha, also known as Imam Abufarah, was arrested Wednesday.

Investigators said representatives in the Muslim community reached out to them after they became suspicious.

When detectives reached out to the victim and her family, they said she told them she had been participating in youth activities at the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council’s Kissimmee headquarters on U.S. Highway 192 for several years.

The victim said in November, she fainted and was taken to Abufarah’s office, where he inappropriately touched her several times while the two were alone. That continued over the next few weeks, and the victim told detectives she was very confused and afraid to tell anyone.

Detectives attempted to contact Abufarah, but said he refused to cooperate. Continuing to investigate with the help of local Muslim leaders, detectives obtained a felony warrant this week.

Abufarah turned himself in Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and booked into the Osceola County Jail.

A judge Thursday set Abufarah’s bond at $300,000.

More ironies via Imam Who Complained of American Misconceptions About Islam Busted for Molesting Teenage Girl.


Denmark: Imam preaches that interfaith dialog a “malignant idea” (video)

Mohammad Engaged in War, Not Dialogue

Hajj Saeed, Imam of the Al-Faruq Mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark, rejected interfaith dialogue in a Friday sermon delivered on February 13, one day before the Copenhagen terror attacks. Imam Saeed explained that the Prophet Muhammad waged war against his Jewish neighbors in Al-Madina rather than engage in dialogue with them. The sermon was posted on the Internet by the Scandinavian chapter of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Calgary imam wanted in U.S. on multiple sex assault charges

via Abdi Hersy, Calgary imam, wanted in U.S. on sex assault charges – Calgary – CBC News.

A prominent voice in Calgary’s Somali community is wanted in the United States on sexual assault charges, CBC News has learned..

Imam Abdi Hersy denies the allegations that he sexually assaulted two women while working as a respiratory therapist in the United States in 2006, but says he has not been able to clear his name because of immigration issues.

“In Canada, and in U.S.A., I am to be treated as being innocent until proven guilty,” Hersy said in a statement.

“Since being in Canada, he has become a pillar of his community, working with the [Calgary Police Service] and [Chief] Rick Hanson, to deal with criminalization and radicalization within his community,” said lawyer Raj Sharma, who represents Hersy.

The 46-year-old Somali national, who runs the Abu Bakr Mussallah place of worship in southeast Calgary, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after he spent time working at a hospital in the Twin Cities suburb of Woodbury, Minn.

He has refugee protection status in Canada, but the federal government has tried to strip him of it after learning of the active warrant for his arrest south of the border.

The Department of Citizenship and Immigration declined comment on the case, citing privacy laws, but in a written statement it said all refugee claimants go through security screening, including fingerprint and criminal background checks.

Two female patients allege Hersy fondled them while they were recovering from medical procedures.

“I remember that they were very devastated,” said Det. Jeffrey Zerwas, who investigated the case for the Woodbury police.

He said the first woman came forward in July 2006.

“She struggled with it for a while, and the more she thought about it, she felt she had to say something ’cause she didn’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

The second woman who came forward said Hersy fondled her under her gown, telling her it was part of a medical procedure, and said he “wanted to have sex with her,” according to documents obtained from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

After doing its own investigation, the board pulled Hersy’s licence.

“To permanently revoke a licence is a very significant action. It does not happen often and it speaks to the nature of these allegations,” said Ruth Martinez, the medical board’s executive director.

Hersy lost his job at the Woodbury hospital where he was working. Not long after, he crossed the border into Canada. Det. Zerwas said he tried to track Hersy down.

“He knew I was looking for him after the second incident. I did receive a voicemail from Mr. Hersy saying that he now lives in Canada and that if I had anything I wanted to talk to him about, I would need to contact his lawyer.”

The Woodbury police laid criminal sexual conduct charges against Hersy in absentia and issued a warrant for his arrest. Around the same time, Hersy was in Canada applying for refugee status.

More from DG via Imam Wanted for Molesting Women Loves Sharia, Hitler, Hates Jews

And here are some ways he does that on Twitter.

Imam Hersy

It is clear that Hitler had a point to hate Jews. They are cruel & inhumane. If they get the upper hand, they will kill & talk like animal.

 Compare living under Islamic Shariah or US supported Israeli aggression. You will be amazed how shariah humanize you

Freedom: what freedom while rejecting someone access to court or refuse them to citizenship oath by wearing religious clothes? Take my shoes

Muslims: make sure that you see Ottawa without Harper. Encourage anyone to vote against this bullying party. They should respect you later.

Equality & freedom are fake slogans in the Americas. Muslims are systematically victimized. Their charter of rights aren’t equally important

Welcome to my crazy world: prison abuses – Gitmo, drones, air bombings, arrested suspects in the West = ISIS burn/behead, terrorism, crazy

Really? This is Western civilization and democracy. Their relatives will join ISIS for revenge. Who’s to blame then?

Ridiculing proph. Muhammad is offensive and provocative. It will recruit new terrorists and we shouldn’t be quite. Preventing is better now.

Amazingly Afro Americans are more human than white folks and Fox News morons.

In the Middle Ages, Western men between 20-50 were normal to marry a 12 y/o girl. Arabs & Africans may still do this.

Islam will answer all of your questions if you study it with a free and open mind.

Maybe Islam can answer what’s wrong with Imam Hersy. Or maybe Islam is what’s wrong with Imam Hersy.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: ‘May the Muslims Wage War on America, and Raid It on Its Own Land’ (video)

via Memri TV.

In an address at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on February 18, 2015, Palestinian political researcher Ahmad Al-Khatwani, aka “Abu Hamza”, said that Muslims should pray that Allah will enable them to wage war on America and vanquish it. He expressed his wish that the Muslims “raid America on its own land”

A reader writes: “Why is the US giving our tax payer’s money to the Palestinians? These people are wanting to destroy us.”

We’ve asked that for several years and refer to it as: taxation for Islamization.

The taxpaying citizens in the U.S. need to rise up and put a halt to government plunder.


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