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Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties, Probe Reveals
foxnews.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Jana Winter

Posted on 11/11/2010 1:44:27 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

An Al Qaeda leader, the head of a designated terror organization and a confessed jihadist-in-training are among a "Who's Who" of controversial figures who have participated in weekly prayer sessions on Capitol Hill since the 2001 terror attacks, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals.

The Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA) has held weekly Friday Jummah prayers for more than a decade, and guest preachers are often invited to lead the service. The group held prayers informally for about eight years before gaining official status in 2006 under the sponsorship of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims currently serving in Congress. The second Muslim congressman, Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., joined as co-sponsor after he was elected in 2008.

Among those who FoxNews.com determined have attended the prayer services during the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations are:

— Anwar al-Awlaki, the notorious Al Qaeda cleric believed to be hiding in Yemen and the lone American on the U.S. government’s capture or kill list, who conducted a prayer service on Capitol Hill shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

— Randall “Ismail” Royer, a former communications associate for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who confessed in 2004 to receiving jihadist training in Pakistan. He is serving a 20-year prison term.

— Anwar Hajjaj, former president of Taibah International Aid Association, which was designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and U.N. in 2004.

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1 posted on 11/11/2010 1:44:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah yes, Keith Ellison, he of the routinely suspended driver’s license for failing to pay his parking and moving violation fines. He clearly believes he’s above the law—U.S. law, anyway.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 1:48:18 PM PST by American Quilter (Support FreeRepublic and donate!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m SHOCKED! Shocked I tell you! Mozlim guys with ties to terrorism? Inconceivable!


3 posted on 11/11/2010 1:48:58 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; WestCoastGal; Rushmore Rocks; jersey117; LucyT; STARWISE; maggief; ...

Ping


4 posted on 11/11/2010 1:58:31 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This goes on in washington while back at the airports Americans, suspected domestic terrorists all, are being sexually molested to protect the country against terrorism. We have been had. We need to take it back.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 2:02:39 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I’m SHOCKED! Shocked I tell you! Mozlim guys with ties to terrorism? Inconceivable!

EXACTLY! It's not like they would consider a murderous, robber-baron thug, and pedophile a "holy Prophet," right?

6 posted on 11/11/2010 2:14:27 PM PST by AnalogReigns
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good thing Barry is a committed Christian, or this would raise suspicions that he's the highest-level crypto-Muslim sleeper agent in the history of mankind.

Yes siree, good thing.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

7 posted on 11/11/2010 2:15:14 PM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Jummah” Wasnt he President some time back? Oh wait, that was “Jimmah.”


8 posted on 11/11/2010 2:15:49 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t know that we now have two muslims in Congress.


9 posted on 11/11/2010 2:17:26 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Some Muslims Attending Capitol Hill Prayer Group Have Terror Ties....”

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Hogwash, muzzies that pray are not of the terrorist type — they’re the mooooooderate ones.


10 posted on 11/11/2010 3:48:11 PM PST by 353FMG (In the end, it will be either ISLAM or America -- it cannot be both.)
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To: Velveeta
Here is something educated and uneducated Americans should consider, the Muslim Brotherhood’s ahead of schedule agenda discovered in 1991:

Islamic invasion of America: The 20 Point Plan

This sums up the Muslim Brotherfood project in America quite succinctly. On November 7, 2001 international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades.

Since that time information about this document, known in counterterrorism circles as “The Project”, and discussion regarding its content has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities. Only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson of Le Temps, and his book published in October 2005 in France, La conquête de l’Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (The Conquest of the West: The Islamists’ Secret Project), has information regarding The Project finally been made public. One Western official cited by Besson has described The Project as “a totalitarian ideology of infiltration which represents, in the end, the greatest danger for European societies.”

[...]

Included in the documents seized during the raid of Nada’s Swiss villa was a 14-page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlines a 12-point strategy to “establish an Islamic government on earth” – identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authorities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by “Islamic researchers” associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

If you want to read more of the Muslim Brotherhood project go here.

U.S. Arab-American author outlines secret 20-year strategy to undermine countryWND
A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam’s 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020

Anis Shorrosh, author of ‘’Islam Revealed’’ and ‘’The True Furqan,’’ is a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967.

‘’The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020,’’ Shorrosh says. ‘’Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?’’

1. Terminate America’s freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.

2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ‘’Abed.’’

3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.

4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corportations or a controlling stock.(This is already happening with Major media stations.)

6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.

7. Yell ‘’foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran’’ anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.

8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims a medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical l companies (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.

9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:

* Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961).

* Use no birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.

* Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years – since one can’t legally marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.

* Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2,000 released inmates have joined al-Qaida worldwide). Only a few ‘’sleeper cells’’ have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil.

10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently 300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to America’s high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the U.S. to reciprocate.

11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish ‘’Centers for Islamic studies’’ with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher-education institutions.

12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam hijacked the terrorists.

13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.

14. Nullify America’s sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls.

15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not America’s justice system.

16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.

17. Raise interest in Islam on America’s campuses by insisting freshman take at least one course on Islam.

18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media.

19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.

20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.

AND, unnoticed like Bin Laden’s declaration of war on the US in 1996, the MB has declared war on the US in the last few weeks...Rubin’s article on the matter:

The Region: The declaration of war that went unnoticed
By BARRY RUBIN
10/10/2010 23:29

The Muslim Brotherhood recently called for jihad on the US and Israel, adopting a view almost identical to al-Qaida’s. Talkbacks (1)

Here’s something important: The Muslim Brotherhood’s leader has endorsed anti-American jihad and a view virtually identical to al-Qaida’s ideology. Since the Brotherhood is the main opposition in Egypt and Jordan and the most powerful group in Muslim communities of Europe and North America, this is serious stuff.

Does that mean all these branches are going to launch terror attacks, as one affiliate, Hamas, has long done? Not necessarily.

RELATED:
Egyptian TV show stirs debate over Muslim Brotherhood
The Region: An offer he had to refuse

But hundreds of thousands of Brotherhood followers are being given a signal. Some will engage in terrorism; others will redouble efforts to seize control of countries and turn them into bases for war on the West.

The Brotherhood is the group that often dominates Muslim communities and runs mosques in the West. Its front groups are often courted by Western governments and media.

Yet here is the Brotherhood’s new supreme guide, Muhammad Badi giving a sermon entitled, “How Islam Confronts the Oppression and Tyranny,” translated by MEMRI in which he says:

• Arab and Muslim regimes betray their people unless they confront not only Israel but also the US. Waging jihad against both is mandatory for all Muslims. Otherwise, “They are disregarding Allah’s commandment to wage jihad... so that Allah’s word will reign supreme” over all non-Muslims.

• All Muslims are required by their religion to fight as their highest priority, since “the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice, and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as its enemies pursue life.”

• The US is easy to defeat through violence, since it is “experiencing the beginning of its end and is heading toward its demise.”

• Palestinians should back Hamas in overthrowing the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and unite in waging war on Israel.

• Rational calculations applied by the West to adversaries, assuming Muslims won’t act in a revolutionary and even suicidal manner, want a better future for their children, etc., don’t apply to the Islamist movement: “Allah said: ‘The hosts will all be routed and will turn and flee’ (Koran 54:45). This verse is a promise to the believers that they shall defeat their enemies... and that through Allah you shall triumph... The outcome of the confrontation has been predetermined by Allah.”

Thus, it doesn’t matter how long the battle lasts or its cost in destruction and death, you should go on fighting.

IN THE real world, Islamists are unlikely to win over, say, 50 or 100 years. But those views mean these 50 or 100 years are going to be filled with instability and bloodshed. Muslims don’t have to agree with Badi’s views, yet hundreds of thousands will, and millions will cheer them.

There’s even more food for thought in Badi’s speech.

“Resistance is the only solution... The United States cannot impose an agreement upon the Palestinians, despite all the power at its disposal. [Today] it is withdrawing from Iraq, defeated and wounded, and is also on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan” because it has been defeated by Islamist warriors.

First, US efforts that seem to be succeeding at brokering Israel-Palestinian peace would only spark more violence, not less, as Islamists seek to defeat them. Desirable as peace or even progress toward peace might be, the West should have no illusions about those things providing regional stability; they will produce more instability.

Second, US apologies, concessions and withdrawals are interpreted by Islamists and many in the Middle East as signs of weakness, which spark further aggression and violence.

Note that it is precisely fear of a tough opponent thet keeps Badi from saying anything about fighting Egypt’s government, which won’t hesitate to throw Brotherhood leaders in prison and even torture them.

STILL, THE coming leadership transition in Egypt, with the death or retirement of President Husni Mubarak, seems to offer opportunities. The new harder line coincides with the Brotherhood’s announcement that it will run candidates in the November elections – another sign of its confidence and increased militancy.

The Brotherhood is not a legal group, but the government lets members run in other parties. Its candidates won about 20 percent of the vote in the last elections – especially impressive given the regime’s repressive measures. If the Brotherhood intends to defy Egyptian law now, there will be confrontations, mass arrests and perhaps violence.

Most important, however, Badi and many others sense weakness on the part of the West, especially the US leaders, and victory for the Islamists.

Even former British prime minister Tony Blair is warning about such things. Blair comes from the British Labor Party. Many conservatives understand these issues. But the West can never respond successfully without a broader consensus about the nature of the threat and the need for a strong response. Where are Blair’s counterparts in the left-of-center forces in North America, the kind of people who played such a critical role in confronting and defeating the previous wave of anti-democratic extremism, communism?

This new hard line signals:

1. Increased internal conflict in Egypt, the start of a decade-long struggle for power in the Arabic-speaking world’s most important country.

2. The likelihood that more Brotherhood supporters in the West will turn to violence and fund-raising for terrorism.

3. The true nature of the radical indoctrination – preparing people for future extremism and terrorism – in the mosques and groups they control.

4. A probable upturn in anti-American terrorist attacks in the Middle East and Europe.

In August 1996, al-Qaida declared war on America, the West, Christians and Jews. Nobody important paid much attention. Almost exactly five years later, September 11 forced them to notice. Let it be said that in September 2010 the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with 100 times more activists than al-Qaida, issued its declaration of war. What remains is the history of the future.

The writer is director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and editor of Middle East Review of International Affairs and Turkish Studies. He blogs at www.rubinreports.blogspot.com

11 posted on 11/11/2010 3:51:18 PM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
12 posted on 11/11/2010 4:03:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Sometimes I think of myself as the master of juxtaposition.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You don’t say?


13 posted on 11/11/2010 5:49:48 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they failed to name the muslim radical Barak Hussien Obama who has close ties to the terrorist bill ayers and others


14 posted on 11/11/2010 5:58:21 PM PST by KTM rider ( Liberty is hijacked by the wealthy elite, US political system is their mercenary force)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1132470

NPR 2001, “Awlaki is a moderate”

Mara Liasson reporting.

15 posted on 11/11/2010 6:16:45 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
http://www.investigativeproject.org/2077/awlakis-us-sermons-foreshadow-role-as-terrorist

Video-Awlaki speaks at CMSA

16 posted on 11/11/2010 6:20:29 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: crusty old prospector

And an unknown number working as congressional staffers.


17 posted on 11/11/2010 6:30:21 PM PST by piasa
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To: Velveeta

Thanks for the ping Vel.


18 posted on 11/11/2010 11:05:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa
Republican control of House committees pertaining to personnel can get these peoples' security passes yanked, if there is enough evidence.

BUT, do the Elephants have the balls on this one??

19 posted on 11/11/2010 11:57:26 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Job 1: Military ballots investigation; Job 2: Redistricting for GOP; Job 3: I.D. needed at polls)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Great job, DIMs. Your urge to be inclusive is suicidal to our society. Thanks, LIB asshats. May the necks sliced first be yours.


20 posted on 11/12/2010 4:25:35 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anyone know if that crazy from Pa named Chaka Fattah is a muslim?


21 posted on 11/12/2010 7:03:14 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Velveeta

Yes and no one paid attention then...are they listening now?

Thanks for the ping Velveeta.


22 posted on 11/12/2010 2:17:55 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

You know, Cindy...I’m just not sure that they’re listening yet.


23 posted on 11/12/2010 6:16:55 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Opinion: They will — eventually.


24 posted on 11/12/2010 7:35:59 PM PST by Cindy
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