The US mosque link between Islamic attacks that authorities are ignoring
Posted By Pamela Geller On July 26, 2015 @ 7:44 am In Current Affairs,Monitor the Mosques | 25 Comments
“We can’t let political correctness spare these mosques due scrutiny.” But that’s exactly what is happening. How many more jihad terror attacks is it going to take for this disastrous policy to be discarded? No number will suffice — we will need a President who loves America to change this.
“The US mosque link between Islamic attacks that authorities are ignoring,” by Paul Sperry, New York Post , July 26, 2015:
Property records show the mosque attended by the terrorist who killed US soldiers at a base in Chattanooga, Tenn., is affiliated with the same Islamic group as the mosques patronized by the Boston marathon bombers and the 9/11 hijackers who attacked the Pentagon.
Yet federal investigators have dismissed any possibility that the Tennessee mosque was a source of radicalization or support for the terrorist, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
The trustee of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, like the Boston and Virginia mosques attended by other terrorists, is the North American Islamic Trust.
In 2007, the Justice Department designated NAIT as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in America history, US v. Holy Land Land Foundation, which resulted in convictions and imprisonment of several US-based Hamas terrorist leaders. Current NAIT chairman Gaddoor Saidi also appears on the government’s co-conspirator list.
Court records detail money flowing through NAIT financial accounts to Hamas. In the same exhibits from the trial, the Justice Department lists NAIT and Saidi among “members of the US Muslim Brotherhood,” alongside NAIT’s parent the Islamic Society of North America — from which the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga derives its name.
While NAIT maintains its innocence, its repeated appeals to the government to expunge its name from the co-conspirators list have failed. A federal judge ruled there is “ample evidence” tying NAIT to Hamas and the Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a worldwide jihadist movement whose credo is “Jihad is our way, and death for the glory of Allah is our greatest ambition.”
The ethnic-Palestinian Abdulazeez expressed similar ambitions in his Internet writings, in which he dreamed of fighting and dying in “jihad for the sake of Allah.”
In 2009, when Islamic Society leaders were raising money from Chattanooga Muslims for construction of their new mosque, they invoked the names of major Muslim Brotherhood figures — including the group’s spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who once issued a fatwa calling on Muslims to kill US soldiers in Iraq.
Qaradawi’s name shows up in a mosque PowerPoint presentation exhorting Muslim faithful to donate “in the cause of Allah.”
Abdulazeez and his family were longtime members of the Islamic Society, which forces women to pray separately from men and wear head coverings.
Contradicting recent claims they had “minimal interactions” with the 24-year-old jihadist, Facebook postings show mosque leaders once held a well-attended graduation celebration for him.
Friends say Abdulazeez regularly prayed at the Islamic Society in the months leading up to his attack on two US military sites.
The current mosque leadership is directly connected to NAIT.
The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga grew out of a small mosque founded by NAIT in 1997, the original deed reveals.
“NAIT bought the property in August of 1997 from St. John United Methodist,” said Sheldon Wright, deputy clerk for the Hamilton County, Tenn., register of deeds.
In 2007, the land for the new mosque was purchased by the “Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga Inc.,” which lists an address for NAIT agent Arif Shafi. Shafi that same year filed the articles of incorporation for the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga. The state charter lists Shafi as both the “registered agent” for the mosque and one of its “incorporators.”
Then, in 2013, NAIT sold the old mosque, Masjid Annour, moving it to the new Islamic Society site. Shafi is represented in the transaction as “the authorized agent of the North American Islamic Trust.”
Attempts to reach Shafi for comment were unsuccessful. Other Islamic Society officials have asserted the mosque preaches peace and that they saw no signs that Abdulazeez was involved in “extremism.”
This is a familiar refrain. Americans have heard the same line from leaders of other mosques controlled by NAIT after their members, too, carried out acts of terrorism. Among them:
Islamic Society of Boston, where a dozen terrorists have worshipped, including the marathon bombers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev and most recently the ISIS-inspired terrorist who plotted to behead Boston cops.
Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, where worshippers included two ISIS terrorists who attacked a Dallas-area event and planned to shoot up the Super Bowl.
Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, where some of the 9/11 hijackers worshipped and got help obtaining IDs and housing, following on the heels of the Fort Hood shooter and several other terrorists who have attended the mosque just outside Washington.
More interested in outreach, authorities overlooked these disturbing patterns.
After 9/11, the Pentagon even invited the Dar al-Hijrah cleric, who ministered to the very hijackers who torpedoed the military headquarters, to an interfaith luncheon. That same cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, would go on to head al Qaeda’s operations in Yemen before a drone-fired missile finally caught up to him.
Muslim Brotherhood archives uncovered last decade in an FBI raid of a terrorist suspect’s basement in a Washington suburb list NAIT as one of the movement’s key fronts in the US. They also describe its Islamic centers as “bases” from which to train and deploy its “battalions” in jihad.
NAIT holds title to more than 300 mosques and has helped finance more than 500 Islamic centers in America. Imams insist that none of them preach hate. But is it enough for law enforcement to just take their word for it?
We can’t let political correctness spare these mosques due scrutiny.
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21 July 15 Registered
Mayor Will Sessoms
City of Virginia Beach
City Hall, Building #1
2401 Courthouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Ref: Priorities of You and the VB City Council
Dear Mr. Mayor:
I spoke on two different occasions this past Spring as you and the VB City Council sat and heard arguments for and against funding for light rail cars in your budget in the amount of $21 million.
I stressed the fact that we are in an undeclared state of war against radical Islam and they have struck too many times to mention; but, the attack last week in Chattanooga helps drive home the point that I have been stressing: Do we need light rail when all our schools are wide open to anyone with a weapon who cares to walk through the front doors? How about our beaches, malls, churches and synagogues? Have the attacks on Tunisian beaches not driven the point home for you and the city council? I have copied my latest remarks to city council below in an effort to help show you the utter folly of your stance.
“Yesterday morning, I was warmly welcomed at two elementary schools near my home in VB. I am puzzled how sniper teams can be positioned atop tall buildings on military bases located all over our city due to Force Protection Condition “Bravo,” yet, it was possible for me and anyone else to walk right in to our schools.
At the budget hearing, I spoke to you about the need for an elite unit comprised of teams of combat veterans to patrol all the soft targets: schools, churches, synagogues, hospitals, malls and popular beaches. I called the concept an Israeli-type home defense unit complete with automatic weapons and the very best of gear. My declaration drew brought blank stares of indifference from the city council and a few audible gasps from the fine citizens in the audience.
Since that meeting two weeks ago, two jihadists emerged in body armor and AK 47’s blasting away in Garland, Texas. I am amazed that the mayor and city council do not seem to sense the peril that our city is facing. In the last month the Department of Defense, the FBI, ISIS itself and DHS have all warned that more attacks are eminent. The Obama administration drew a target on the back of VB when they named SEAL Team Six as the unit that took down Bin Laden. But, that’s done, deal with it!
The mayor and city council now “own” the security issues facing this city. You have budgeted $20 million necessitating a tax increase; but, you’re choosing to ignore the threat from ISIS to our community in your apparent lust to buy rail cars. Instead of spending money to put armed guards at all city schools, you want rail cars. Ladies and gentlemen, the voters didn’t elect you to be wizard-like real estate developers and certainly not to be social engineers. We elect you to maintain the streets, pick-up the garbage and manage the myriad of tasks demanded of city government.
But, first and foremost, we demand that you take the steps necessary to protect the most vulnerable among us: our children.
If you choose to disregard a warning from the animals that we’re at war with, do you think that the voters of VB will ever forgive and forget that you chose poorly?
A tax for armed guards at schools, YES! A tax to buy rail cars, NO!”
The choice is yours and that of the city council. I hope that you reconsider your decision to buy light rail cars instead of protecting our citizens.
John P. Kuchta, Jr.
We have suffered another humiliating attack at the hands of one (or more) of the human / animal hybrids espousing a religious theology that condones violence against women and pedophilia, among other quirks, like beheadings.
Supposedly standing between us and these animals is our fabled FBI and NSA. Where were these agencies as the shooters hatched their plots in Fort Hood, the Washington Navy Yard, Garland, TX, and Chattanooga? Wait a minute. Did the FBI know that Major Nidal Hasan was in email communication with a radical sheik in Yemen who was later killed with a drone? Yes, as a matter of fact they did knew all about that communication. Did 13 people die as Hasan climbed on top a table, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and pulled the trigger repeatedly?
Did the FBI have the Garland shooter under surveillance just the week before the attack? Yes, as a matter of fact they did. How did the shooter travel from Phoenix to Garland and nobody in the FBI thought that an alert should go out?
What did the FBI do when the Russian anti-terror folks told them TWICE that the older Tsarnaev brother was a terrorist? So say, the FBI sent an agent to interview the man once and pronounced him good as gold. How did that work out for the four people killed and the countless others that lost arms and legs in the bombing?
At this point in time, any sane person has to start thinking, “Are these agencies that absorb mega dollars and intrude on our privacy worth the effort? Are all the lapses in our homeland defenses due to sheer incompetence, or do we have the formula for detecting a pending terror attack all wrong?”
Worse yet, could any or all of these attacks have been prevented, but these agencies willfully allowed the attacks to occur? Let’s face facts. If this isn’t gross incompetence across a broad scale, then it’s treachery. When the rioters were given “room to destroy” in Baltimore, why was that path chosen by the mayor? When Ferguson, MO, was allowed to burn after the verdict was handed-down by the grand jury, why was the National Guard left ‘Waiting on Orders’ just a quarter mile from the riots?
Why do law enforcement agencies steadfastly refuse to raid mosques? OK, to appease the bedwetters, raid a few random Methodist and Baptist churches just to be fair.
Nearly 100 Americans have died in domestic terror attacks since 9/11/01. By now, it should be apparent that much of what we’re doing to protect Americans isn’t working due to one of the two factors cited above: Incompetence or treachery.
Almost as an aside, how about we reverse the ruling that was initiated by Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton that US service members may not wear weapons on base? How many people have to die because of an obviously wrong-headed decision?
Lots of questions and I hope that someone emerges in the run-up to Nov 2016 to lead this nation who has the answers.
Time is running out.
04 December 2014 Sent RRR
Congressman Scott Rigell
4772 Euclid Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Ref: Internal Security
Dear Congressman Rigell:
You and I have traded correspondence over the last four years dealing with the Saudi-backed organizations roaming about the state of Virginia after they were named as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation terror trial. I have attached my last letter to you on this subject in the wake of the Muslim Jihad attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013.
My letters and emails dealt with a matter that I consider to be of utmost national security relevance. The simple fact is that our own Department of Justice is ignoring the warnings of federal Judge Jorge Solis and has “declined to prosecute” most of the 264 “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation terror trial. I allege that the ranking members of the Department of Justice, including Eric Holder and his boss, Barack Obama, are committing a crime known as “Misprision of Treason.” This occurs when an elected or appointed US government official ignores threats to the security of the United States. The known supporters of Hamas, designated by Judge Solis, pose such a threat!
Unfortunately, many of our officials are burying their heads in the sand: Obama, Holder, ex-Governor McDonnell, ex-Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, Senators Kaine and Warner and of course, the FBI and DoJ. I understand that they are being “bought-off” (please see Segment Six, muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com) with lots of Saudi campaign cash.
On 01 July 11, you responded to one of my letters by writing that you would continue to “monitor” the situation. Did the Boston Marathon bombing bring my warnings into sharper focus for you? Does the fact that last month, November 2014, saw the United Arab Emirates name CAIR, whose office is across the river in DC, to their list of terror organizations? Many CAIR members live in Virginia. Are you still “monitoring” this situation; or, do you have a definite plan to stop this radical Muslim Jihad against Americans? As a VA Second District resident and business owner, I have a right to know where your priorities lay.
Please do not respond with hazy exhortations against terrorism as you have done in the past. Please don’t tell me that you’re still monitoring the situation. Mr. Rigell, the time for monitoring is long past. We all know that Islamic Jihadists want to slit our throats and burn us in our beds.
Please tell me what your definite plans are to prevent further terror attacks.
John P. Kuchta, Jr.
Please click on the You tube video here:
for an entertaining discussion of the massive movements of military hardware all over this nation.
I’m a simple man with relatively low expectations of the effectiveness of our federal government both domestically and in foreign operating theaters; but, here’s a few questions for you to ponder:
1. Why are all our domestic military bases still on Force Protection Condition “Bravo?” The increased awareness was set for a reason. What was that reason and why are we still at “Bravo.” Yes, sniper teams are still on the most advantageous roof tops on local bases. The shooting incident at the AFB at Little Rock has been given scant MSM attention as has the FBI warning this week that an attack was eminent in Philly. There has been almost no coverage of the Philly warning. Why?
2. How is it that the Director of the FBI admitted to members of the press that the Bureau had the principle shooter at Waco under active surveillance the week before the Waco shooting but the jihadist(s) slipped out of AZ and drove to TX undetected? Why did the FBI and US Marshalls NOT PROVIDE protection for Pamela Geller, the Waco free speech event organizer, immediately after the shooting? Why was mosque frequented the Waco jihadists in Phoenix not raided immediately after the shots rang out in Waco?
3. The shooter in Charleston was all jacked-up on psychotropic drugs that have been used by our Christians In Action (CIA) boys for years to bend the minds of young men who are identified as easy prey for the psyops folks. The kid had been reported to the cops as a potential problem. Why was nobody following-up on the complaint, especially in light of what testimony the shooter’s friends have given of the shooters state of mind? In light of Ferguson and Baltimore, you would think that kids with guns railing against our black citizens might spark more than passing interest from law enforcement types, wouldn’t you? Did somebody at HQ call-off any further investigation? If they did, were they inviting the type of slaughter that we saw in Charleston? The authorities allowed Ferguson to burn and the Baltimore mayor gave rioters “room to destroy,” if it so far-fetched to believe that a nut case would be allowed to roam around the country looking for targets? Is it too far-fetched to think that the shooter was programmed to do just that?
4. Why is the national MSM so ready to condemn racial tensions and white privilege in the Charleston shooting, but a jihadist can mount a table top in Fort Hood, shout “Allahu Akbar” and kill 13 of our Army’s finest and nobody condemns Muslim jihadists? Why is the human / animal hybrid, Major Nidal Hasan, still breathing American air going on six years since the assassinations? Why has Obama not given orders to hang the animal? Is my allegation that Obama intends to package Hasan, the Blind Sheik and Tsarnaev into a three-for-one hostage trade in the final hour of his term becoming more and more plausible?
5. How can the US President be so ready to condemn our Second Amendment rights in the hours after the Charleston shooting and yet not order a synchronized, nation-wide raid on all the mosques in the USA, knowing 85% of them have pro-jihad reading material on their shelves? Please define “pro-jihad” as “anti-American.”
6. How is the USA so capable of coordinating the movement of thousands of pieces of equipment all over this country for “Jade Helm 15″ and yet Obama is incapable of listening to his Air Force generals and ordering sufficient Forward Air Controllers to Iraq to “paint” ISIS targets for all the jets, 75% of which are returning to base with all those nifty smart bombs securely in the bomb bays? Who runs a war like that? Maybe a Commander in Chief who was chiefly responsible for creating ISIS in the first place and doesn’t want to see his Middle East destabilizing force destroyed? The effectiveness of sophisticated jets is relatively easy to control, just put blinders on the weapons systems!
Ask some of your smart friends if they can answer some of these questions with sound logic. If they can’t provide any answers, ask them to ask their smart friends. Sooner or later, some smart guy or gal is going to send this email back to me with all my dumb questions answered logically. So far, logic seems to be in scarce supply.