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Menino's mosque
THE PHOENIX.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN

Posted on 11/19/2008 7:48:54 PM PST by Cindy

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 11/19/2008 7:48:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Just WOW. Mumbles has been unusually busy. And people wonder why I say Boston IS the mob, and all politics in MA is Boston mob run.
2 posted on 11/19/2008 8:00:49 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Cindy

Can’t have a discussion without the Mumbles Menino website. For all those not familiar with Boston politics, Mayor Menino has a tongue as thick as his mouth and a brain as thick as his tongue.

http://www.mumblesmenino.us/


3 posted on 11/19/2008 9:05:06 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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1982 : (BOSTON, MA : A M ALAMOUDI FOUNDS ISB, SERVES AS ITS FIRST PRESIDENT) The local religious organization, now headquartered on Prospect Street in Cambridge, was founded by Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi - a high-profile Washington, D.C. activist who has publicly supported Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations....A lawyer representing the Islamic Society of Boston said the local group is not militant or extremist, and is in no way connected to Islamic terrorism. However, public records indicate Al-Qaradawi and [Abdurahman Muhammad ] Alamoudi have both held leadership positions with the Islamic Society of Boston. Alamoudi, of Falls Church, Va., founded the Islamic Society of Boston in Massachusetts in 1982 and was the group’s first president, according to incorporation records in the Secretary of State’s office. ————Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]
Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski


4 posted on 11/19/2008 9:43:18 PM PST by piasa (How's that change workin' for ya?)
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1995 : (AL QARADAWI TELLS HIS FOLLOWERS “WE WILL CONQUER EUROPE, WE WILL CONQUER AMERICA!” - See BOSTON CELL) In 1995, [Dr. Yusef ] Qaradawi told his followers, “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America!” The society says listing Qaradawi as a director was an “administrative oversight’’ which, it says, “was subsequently corrected.’’
Dennis Hale, a Boston College professor, said, “This is a smokescreen. This is deception.” Hale heads Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, a group that wants the Islamic Society of Boston to come clean about its ties to radical Islam. Hale remarked, “This is a mosque that combines Wahabbi theology, Muslim Brotherhood politics and lots of money, and that’s a very dangerous combination. Everywhere in the world where that’s been found, bad things happened.” -——— “Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam,” CBN, Nov 16th, 2004, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281227/posts


5 posted on 11/19/2008 9:48:18 PM PST by piasa (How's that change workin' for ya?)
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DECEMBER 1997 : (AL TAQWA CHAIRMAN YOUSEF NADA SAYS AL TAQWA TRANSACTIONS ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF SHEIKH YUSSEF AL QARDAWI- see BOSTON CELL) Youssef M. Nada, chairman of al-Taqwa, told the Arab daily newspaper al-Hayat in December 1997 that since its inception, al-Taqwa has ``placed all its transactions under the control of Sheik Yussef al-Qardawi.'' -----------Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston] Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski

* Youssef Mustafa Nada [MILAN CELL? OILFOR FOOD] :
Nasreddin's longtime partner, Al Qaeda-linked Youssef Nada, still lives in his plush hillside villa in a small Italian enclave on Lake Lugano, just a short drive from MIGA's office. Right next door to MIGA's Lugano office, on the same floor of the same building, is the Lugano Islamic Community Center, founded by Nasreddin in 1992 — and operated initially out of his former Lugano residence a few blocks away. The community center later moved next door to MIGA.

1998 until sometime in [JULY?] 2001 : (ON ISB's INCORPORATION RECORDS AL QARADAWI IS LISTED AS A MEMBER OF ISB BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN THIS PERIOD-- see BOSTON CELL) ...A lawyer representing the Islamic Society of Boston said the local group is not militant or extremist, and is in no way connected to Islamic terrorism. However, public records indicate Al-Qaradawi and [Abdurahman Muhammad? ] Alamoudi have both held leadership positions with the Islamic Society of Boston.
Alamoudi, of Falls Church, Va., founded the Islamic Society of Boston in Massachusetts in 1982 and was the group's first president, according to incorporation records in the Secretary of State's office. Al-Qaradawi, who is based in Doha, Qatar, was listed as a member of the Islamic Society of Boston's board of directors from at least 1998 until sometime in 2001.
--------Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston] Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski

DECEMBER 31, 1999 : (DR. YUSSUF ABDALLAH AL QARADAWI IS ONE OF THE LARGEST SHAREHOLDERS IN BANK AL TAQWA-- see BOSTON CELL, AL QAEDA) Al-Qaradawi is also involved in Bank al-Taqwa, which the U.S. Treasury Department says has financed numerous Islamic terrorist groups, including Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. In testimony before Congress last year, international terrorism expert Steven Emerson said that as of Dec. 31, 1999, al-Qaradawi was one of the largest shareholders in Bank al-Taqwa. The cleric is also a member of the bank's Shari'ah Board, which oversees al-Taqwa's transactions to make sure they conform to Islamic law, Emerson said.
--------Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston] Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski

* Al Taqwa- Management :
NEWSWEEK has learned that U.S. intelligence is especially interested in bin Laden’s possible dealings with a company once known as Al Taqwa- Management (“Al Taqwa” is Arabic for “the wrath of God”). But the Swiss authorities have cleared Al Taqwa, which recently changed its name to Nada Management. Already privacy-minded European governments and banks are grousing about a “fishing expedition” and balking at checking bank records against a list of more than 350 names supplied by U.S. investigators.... http://www.msnbc.com/news/639232.asp?0sp=w17b11&cp1=1
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According to the senior government official, Nada Management is part of the al-Taqwa group.------ "The Link between Iraq and Al Qaida," by Scott Wheeler, Insight Magazine , Sept 2003, Posted on 09/19/2004 10:14:43 PM PDT by Big Jake ***

* AL TAQWA , IRAQ & UN OIL FOR FOOD : ......It is in al-Taqwa and Nada Management that the government investigator says he found the links to Saddam and Iraq. "Al-Taqwa was the recipient of illicit funds from Iraq's 'Oil for Food' program," the official tells Insight, and from there the financial resources went "through al-Taqwa to al-Qaeda." But in the Chronicle story Huber is quoted as denying that Nada Management (al-Taqwa) underwrites al-Qaeda. ...
...Records show that Youssef M. Nada is, with Huber, a board member of Nada Management. An Egyptian expatriate, Nada is said by the government investigator to be central to the Iraq/al-Qaeda connection and "a known associate of Saddam Hussein and Ayman al-Zawahiri," al-Qaeda's second in command. The government investigator tells Insight that Nada met with Saddam and had a "business" relationship with the former Iraqi dictator.
Nada's relationship with al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's deputy, is reportedly through the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization founded by al-Zawahiri, according to the government investigator. The senior government official tells ------- "The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda," Insight Magazine ^ | June 18, 2004 | Scott L. Wheeler Originally posted Sept. 29, 2003; reposted June 18, 2004

NOVEMBER 16, 2004 : (MA : ISB FOUNDER IS IN PRISON, AND A TRUSTEE IS LINKED TO TAIBAH INTERNATIONAL AID ASSOCIATION & MEMBER OF THE SAFA GROUP OF TERROR CHARITIES-- See VA JIHAD) BOSTON, Massachusetts - A mosque is rising in the heart of Boston. Not just any mosque, but the largest mosque in the northeastern United States. At a cost of $22 million, the 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will be a prominent symbol of the growth of Islam in America. But the project is under fire, as some say it will also be a symbol of radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Boston is under scrutiny for ties to radicalism. But the society says it does not tolerate extremism. And yet, some former and present leaders of the society have been tied to extremism. The connections go right to the foundation of this mosque and the Islamic Society of Boston, or ISB. The very founder of the Islamic society, Abdurahman Alamoudi, is sitting in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to a bizarre plot by Moammar Ghadafi to assassinate Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. ....
....Osama Kandil, a trustee of the [ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BOSTON ] society, has been linked by the government to the directorship of Taibah International Aid Association, a group that some federal officials suspect supports terrorists. ...Kandil has also been identified in a federal government affidavit as a member of the "Safa Group," a complicated array of individuals and interlocking for-profit and non-profit entities allegedly involved in financing Islamic terrorism.
------- "Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam," CBN, Nov 16th, 2004, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281227/posts

6 posted on 11/19/2008 10:03:57 PM PST by piasa (How's that change workin' for ya?)
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To: piasa

Mega thanks for adding the additional info here, piasa.


7 posted on 11/19/2008 10:18:53 PM PST by Cindy
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Thank you Lone Ranger for the link.


8 posted on 11/20/2008 3:35:36 AM PST by Cindy
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I love when he does his public service spots with Big Papi...Ortiz comes across as the sharper tool in that barn....which says a lot.


9 posted on 11/20/2008 3:46:22 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: Cindy

Thanks for posting this!


10 posted on 11/20/2008 10:06:43 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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You’re welcome dennisw.

It’s good to have it here for archival purposes at the very least.


11 posted on 11/20/2008 1:43:53 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Steven Mindich owns the Phoenix. He is Jewish and an uber liberal..... But still might know what the deal is with Islam and allowed his reporter to do the extensive work on this mosque that the Globe and Herald will not


12 posted on 11/20/2008 7:37:37 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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