Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Islamic center in Maryland keeps ties to Iran
Washington Times ^ | 11/22/2009 | Mehdi Jedinia

Posted on 11/22/2009 2:06:36 AM PST by markomalley

A Potomac, Md., Islamic center maintains links to Iran despite its claims that it is independent of a foundation that is being sued by the U.S. government on charges of funneling money to the Islamic republic.

Ali Mohammadi, the current manager of the Islamic Education Center (IEC) of Maryland, told The Washington Times that the center's only relationship to the Alavi Foundation is that of tenant to landlord. He quoted a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office as saying that forfeiture proceedings initiated earlier this month against the foundation - which also owns property in New York and other states - would not affect tenants of the foundation.

However, Mr. Mohammadi has served as the opening speaker for meetings between the Iranian-American community and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he comes to the U.N. General Assembly each September.

An Iranian-American who asked to be identified only by his first name, Ahmad, said the center is generally perceived as being sympathetic to the Islamic regime. He noted that Iran's interest section, which is in a small office in upper Georgetown, held a party at the Potomac center celebrating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 1979; ahmad; ahmadinejad; alavi; alavifoundation; alimohammadi; georgetown; iec; iran; islam; islamiccenter; islamicrevolution; maryland; mohammadi; montgomerycounty; muslims; potomac; rop

1 posted on 11/22/2009 2:06:38 AM PST by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

BUMP.


2 posted on 11/22/2009 2:08:29 AM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


3 posted on 11/22/2009 2:13:19 AM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

A Look at Ahmadinejad
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/ahmadinejad/index


4 posted on 11/22/2009 2:17:02 AM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Hell, why shouldn’t they? It’s not like our current regime is going to do anything about it. The muzzies have free reign now.


5 posted on 11/22/2009 2:39:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


6 posted on 11/23/2009 11:04:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson