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Florida Islamic Conference Outed As Jihad-Fest
www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/19/03 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 12/21/2003 6:41:56 AM PST by ovrtaxt

Beila Rabinowitz & William A. Mayer write in PipeLine News about the Florida Conference, kicking off today, that I discussed here on December 3:

The Universal Heritage Foundation will today, they say, "give locals an opportunity to combine both the fun of the Magic Kingdom with Islamic fundamentalism and the Muslim Caliphate." Rabinowitz and Mayer note a "sudden venue change," as well as "the conflicting nature" of the explanations offered for this change, and ask: "What are these people trying to hide?"

They continue: "The UHF is an Islamic 'propagation' center founded by the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society - two of the largest and most radical Muslim organizations in the United States. . . .

"The 'Islam for Humanity' conference flyer proclaims a message of brotherhood and understanding. . . . However, UHF director Zulfiqar Ali Shah and president Ashraf Shaikh who are hosting more than 25 participants, seem to have a decidedly different agenda. The roster of these participants reads like a Who’s Who of militant Islam and many of them represent institutions and organizations linked to international terrorism.

"Actually to be perfectly factual, the roster of only a few days ago read more like the sinister Who’s Who list than the current one, and there is a reason for that. The organizers of the 'Islam for Humanity' event know that they are being observed, and are making changes along the way to attempt to blunt in advance the growing criticism that the presence of such notorious people naturally brings about.

"'We want to awaken the conscience of America: because if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come,' he told the crowd. 'Please all Americans, do remember that, that Allah is watching everyone. If you continue doing injustice, and tolerating injustice, the wrath of God will come.' - Muzammil Siddiqui, the former president of Islamic Society of North America, Imam of the Islamic Society of Orange County in California and hastily removed, previously scheduled speaker at the UHF Conference.

"There are others.

"'In a similar vein, CAIR board member Imam Siraj Wahaj calls for replacing the American government with a caliphate, and warns that America will crumble unless it "accepts the Islamic agenda." Wahaj, it should be noted, served as a character witness for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Muslim cleric convicted for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.' Front Page Magazine March 5, 2003 – Wahaj was also a scheduled speaker at the Conference who now appears to be AWOL from the event.

"Possibly the most controversial 'special guest' speaker scheduled - Saudi Sheik Abul Rahman Al-Sudais – has been apparently pulled also. Al-Sudais is the head Islamic cleric of Saudi Arabia. He has called upon Muslims to 'kill Jews and American worshippers of the cross.' . . .

"Critics, including terrorism expert Steven Emerson, accuse the American based Islamic group [Islamic Circle of North America] as having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is the ideological godfather of all radical Islamic movements - including Hamas and Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda.

"Documents show Hamas officials have participated in previous ICNA events. UHF director Zulfiqar Ali Shah is past president of the ICNA. Ali Shah was also the principal at the Sunrise School of Islamic Studies whose co-founder, Mohammed Javed Qureshi, was 'dirty bomber' suspect Jose Padilla's direct supervisor at a local Taco Bell. . . .

"Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) not one usually associated with spreading right-wing conspiracy theories, said that, 'The Wahabi presence in the United States is a foreboding one…My fear is that if we don’t wake up and take action now, those influenced by Wahabism ’s extremist ideology will harm us in of yet unimaginable ways.'

"Regarding the Universal Heritage Foundation's patron organization, the ICNA [Islamic Circle of North America] counter terrorism expert Steven Emerson stated that: 'The ICNA’s hatred of the Jews is so fierce that it taunted them with a repetition of what Hitler did to them.' In his book - American Jihad - Emerson writes that, 'The ICNA openly supports militant Islamic fundamentalist organizations, praises terror attacks, issues incendiary attacks on western values and policies, and supports the imposition of Sharia [Islamic code of law].' . . .

The article concludes by examining "the ongoing story of Pastor Lee Wasson’s Kissimmee Christian Academy. The Academy provides a faith-based curriculum from second grade through high school. Unfortunately, the Academy’s 6 acres of fenced grounds are adjoined by a 25 acre parcel that, by happenstance, serves as the location of the UHF compound. . . .

"Together, the 31 acre combined properties comprise what used to be David People’s South Eastern Academy - a travel & culinary school - which eventually filed for bankruptcy. It was in this bankruptcy proceeding that Super Stop Petroleum Company became the landlord to both UHF and the Kissimmee Christian Academy, the chief corporate officer of Super Stop?

"Denise Qureshi. There is a possible alias with the name however, Muhammed K. Qureshi is another possibility. Qureshi [or the Qureshis, as the case may be] own an impressive list of holdings, at least one, apparently with Shahida A Siddiqui. . . . Since the Pastor’s landlord became Qureshi’s petroleum company, he has been continuously harassed and the particular form of harassment has taken its toll on the students, the parents and the financial health of the school.

"Eviction proceedings, inexplicable power outages, cessation of running water followed by suspicious floods – all seemingly calculated to take place at or near the first of the month when tuitions are due, have resulted in the student population falling by nearly 50% since mid-summer, when the new land lord took over.

"Wasson has a lease through the end of the school year, yet the harassment continues. Because of circulating rumors of possible violence many parents are not allowing their children to even venture near the school, this Friday [the day the UHF event is slated to begin] simply because of their fear of possible extremist repercussions, so the school will again have to close, imperiling the educative process, not to mention the school's already shaky finances.

"Keeping in mind that the location of the conference was changed after this statement, this is how Pastor Lee Wasson synopsizes the story. 'The Islamic conference in Kissimmee Florida is being held on property purchased by a "petroleum" company in south Florida. It is a 31-acre former college campus. This petroleum company has been trying [unsuccessfully so far] to evict our Christian School and small church from one of the buildings there. We lease a 10,000 sq. ft. building right in the middle of where this conference is scheduled and where Universal Heritage is opening their college. They have actually pictured our building on their website and call it the "Islamic Training Center." We have sued them. Now, according to the Islamic group as told to me today by Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the Universal Heritage Foundation has no association with the petroleum company save an old friendship with the company president which led them to the property.'"

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An update on the Jihad-fest. Hate to post and run, but I have to go to church and plot the zionist takeover of the world. If anyone has new info on what went on, please post it.
1 posted on 12/21/2003 6:41:57 AM PST by ovrtaxt
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To: Admin Moderator
Oops. Guess you can't use HTML in the title. Amin, can you please clean it up?
2 posted on 12/21/2003 6:43:23 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: dennisw; johnqueuepublic; yonif; TexasCajun; Kenton; isthisnickcool; talleyman; Alamo-Girl; ...
Update on the Florida Jihad convention...
3 posted on 12/21/2003 6:47:50 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** G-d may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: ovrtaxt


They ban Chrstianity. They kill people who convert. They forbit Christian missionaries. Christians pay an excise tax (double their tax rate)

Time for equal justice?
4 posted on 12/21/2003 7:07:21 AM PST by PokeyJoe (Proudly replying to see how long I can keep it up)
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To: ovrtaxt
The roster of these participants reads like a Who’s Who of militant Islam and many of them represent institutions and organizations linked to international terrorism.

Gee, all in one place and at one time. Think of the possibilities.

5 posted on 12/21/2003 7:31:19 AM PST by Radix (We wish you a Merry Tag Line, We wish you a Merry Tag Line, We wish you a Merry Tag Line, and a Happ)
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To: ovrtaxt
"Please all Americans, do remember that, that Allah is watching everyone."

Little they know that "Allah" doesn't give a sh** abou these idiots.
6 posted on 12/21/2003 7:34:48 AM PST by observer5
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To: ovrtaxt
Invite the world to colonize your nation and get the world's fanatics, wars, and criminals. Don't blame these Muslims for being believers, blame the traitors who brought them here and have been practicing genocidal colonialism against their own people since 1965. It is historically unreasonable to expect colonizers to adapt to the standards of the vanquished natives.
7 posted on 12/21/2003 8:16:35 AM PST by jordan8
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To: Radix
I was thinking the same thing .
8 posted on 12/21/2003 8:17:36 AM PST by douglas1 (i)
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To: SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; Taiwan Bocks; ...
Ping!



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9 posted on 12/21/2003 9:29:25 AM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: ovrtaxt
"...Hate to post and run, but I have to go to church and plot the zionist takeover of the world."

Heehee! Me, too! We're pretty far along....  !

10 posted on 12/21/2003 9:30:54 AM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: ovrtaxt
"'We want to awaken the conscience of America: because if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come,' he told the crowd. 'Please all Americans, do remember that, that Allah is watching everyone. If you continue doing injustice, and tolerating injustice, the wrath of God will come.'

What injustice? Is freedom considered a bad thing?

12 posted on 12/21/2003 12:56:27 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: LindaSOG
"Kill Jews and American worshippers of the cross..."

Not in this lifetime!!!!
13 posted on 12/21/2003 2:36:18 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: ovrtaxt
May all be correct for all I know - I just noticed one thing in the article that seemed a little strange. The question of aliases, and different "Qureshi"s. Qureshi is one spelling of the name of an Arab tribe that goes back to before the time of the prophet. They were the leading family in Mecca before him, and fought against him during his rise. They converted to Islam when Mecca fell, and the family became the royal line in the Ummayyad period. It is one of the most common Arabic names. It is a little like "Stuart" would be among the English - the name of a whole clan, then a royal line, that has become a common family name. No significance can be traced to two individuals both being named "qureshi", other than that both are Arab.
14 posted on 12/21/2003 2:37:44 PM PST by JasonC
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To: ovrtaxt
Hardcopied for mail tomorrow to my congressman, l5th cong. dist. FL (incl, Kissimmee)

Jim
15 posted on 12/21/2003 7:43:45 PM PST by TailspinJim
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To: ovrtaxt
Thanks for the ping!
16 posted on 12/21/2003 11:54:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: ovrtaxt
"If you continue doing injustice, and tolerating injustice, the wrath of God will come.'"

Injustice being defined as

  1. preventing the wholesale murder of Israelis,
  2. existing as non-Muslims,
  3. defending yourself after being attacked by terrorists,
  4. Freeing people from murderous Muslim terrorist dictators,
  5. Defending Saudi Arabia at their request from Saddam, a murderous dictator,
  6. and worst of all, existing as non-muslims.

17 posted on 12/22/2003 7:22:47 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
Sorry, I don't answer to some idol named "Allah" my GOD is the great "I AM" the ONLY one who I will have to answer to and so will the rest of human kind - they want to worship another God, it's their eternity, but when they come to America and spew their hate, I hope the CIA, FBI and others are taking note and going to come knocking on their doors and soon!
18 posted on 12/22/2003 2:21:22 PM PST by princess leah
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To: concerned about politics
As far as Muslims are concerned YES!!!!
19 posted on 12/22/2003 3:29:53 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 "reach out and thump someone " & .50 cal Browning "reach out & CRUSH someone")
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To: ovrtaxt
Oops. Guess you can't use HTML in the title. Amin, can you please clean it up?

What?!

We got some guy named Amin editing posts and threads on FR? We are doomed!

;-)

20 posted on 12/22/2003 3:59:59 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Get ready for March 20, 2004 folks. cANSWER commies are regrouping for another assault on DC!)
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To: ovrtaxt
Whatever happened to HATE SPEECH laws?!
21 posted on 12/23/2003 10:14:55 AM PST by hotpotato
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To: LindaSOG
What kind of leadership creates a Department of Energy which spends over twenty years steadily increasing our dependence on foreign oil when we could have long since decreased it dramatically, and we're not talking about ethanol, oil shale, synfuels, and all the other boondoggles, nor solar and all the other tinily fractional factors?
22 posted on 12/23/2003 4:13:50 PM PST by AmericanVictory (If Arnold is the governater, Howard is the governatter)
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To: jordan8
Immigration Reform Full Story Immigration Reform on Bush Agenda

By Mike Allen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 24, 2003; Page A01

President Bush plans to kick off his reelection year by proposing a program that would make it easier for immigrants to work legally in the United States, in what would constitute the most significant changes to immigration law in 18 years, Republican officials said yesterday.

Lobbyists working with the White House said Bush is developing a plan that would allow immigrants to cross the border legally if jobs are waiting for them. The sources said the administration also wants to provide a way for some undocumented workers in the United States to move toward legal status.

Bush will try to make the plan more palatable to conservatives by including stricter entry controls, including increased use of technology at the border and steps toward better enforcement of current visa restrictions and reporting requirements, sources said.

Bush said at his year-end news conference last week that he was preparing to send Congress recommendations for an "immigration policy that helps match any willing employer with any willing employee." He said he is "firmly against blanket amnesty," or a mass legalization. An estimated 8 million undocumented people live in the United States. At least half of them are Mexican, authorities said.

White House aides would not provide details of the proposal, but the Republican officials said it draws on a bill introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that would create a Web-based job registry, to be run by the Labor Department. Employers would post job opportunities that would be available first to U.S. workers and then to prospective immigrants, who would be allowed to come under a new visa for temporary workers.

The other half of the program would be what Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge referred to earlier this month as "some kind of legal status" for undocumented workers in this country. The sources said White House officials were more skeptical about this idea than about the temporary-worker program, but they concluded that they needed a response to the large population of undocumented workers for the plan to be credible and for Bush to get credit from Hispanic voters.

The blueprint is the most ambitious of its kind since a bill signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 that offered legal status to millions of illegal immigrants who had moved to the United States before 1982 and imposed sanctions on employers who knowingly hired illegal immigrants.

23 posted on 12/23/2003 8:18:16 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: ConservativeLawStudent
ping
24 posted on 12/23/2003 11:59:03 PM PST by freedom44
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#7 .... shudder .... Bump/Ping .....

I'm loaded primed cocked and ready.

Wake me when the shooting starts.
25 posted on 12/24/2003 1:39:53 AM PST by Brian Allen ( Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: joesnuffy; B4Ranch; Sabertooth; shaggy eel
<< Immigration Reform Full Story Immigration Reform on Bush Agenda >>

All of my friends and family and I are sending in checks in the amount of Zero Dollars and Zero Cents in the Republican Party's reply-paid envelopes from now until Election Day 2004 with covering notes to the effect we will no longer financially support and will not vote for any politician who will not actively defend our nation's borders, language and culture!

It's great that we are preemptively defeating our enemies abroad and insane that we are meanwhile being colonized by hoards of unassimilable third world criminal-alien invaderers.

Bump/Ping
26 posted on 12/24/2003 2:00:40 AM PST by Brian Allen ( Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Brian Allen
Ah, a Savage listener! Me too, bud.
27 posted on 12/24/2003 3:08:25 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** Freedom is messy, but that's because individuals are different.)
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To: ovrtaxt; All
Mohammed, The Mad Poet Quoted....
28 posted on 12/24/2003 8:56:04 AM PST by PsyOp (Note to Jihadists: I profile and carry a gun.)
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To: tgslTakoma
We got some guy named Amin editing posts ...?

Yep.

"I am not just edit de posts. I am de model of de Muslim great Wazoo-- Wazir -- watsis, leader, de great African state-man, and de subsaharan Long Pig gourmet. De Zionists, dey numba one bad jujuj, dey trashed my airport, an' bot' DC-3s. De Khadafy, he sent me de box o' Klushkoffs but his suicide squad, dey a big dis'poin'ment to ol' Idi. Dora Bloch? - tastes like chicken!"

His Excellency General Field Marshal President-for-life Idi Amin al-Hadji Dada.

29 posted on 12/27/2003 5:11:02 PM PST by Criminal Number 18F (He's 'humanitarian'... you know, like a 'vegetarian'...except...)
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