Located in the WAHHABI CORRIDOR (See pics and article on the Wahhabi Corridor here), Dar Al-Hijrah was founded in 1982 by a group of mostly Arab university students.
Said to be among the founding members are:
Ismail Elbarasse, a known Hamas supporter
Mohammed-Adam-El-Sheikh (see below)
Sheikh Mohammed al-Hanooti (see below)
Jamal Barzinji, Founding trustee
Secretary, North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
Officer, Safa Trust
Officer, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, Va.
Director, American Muslim Council
Officer, World Assembly of Muslim Youth
Officer, Grove Corp.
Officer, Heritage Education Trust
Officer, Mar-Jac Investments Inc.
Officer, Mar-Jac Poultry Inc.
Officer, Mena Corp.
Officer, Mena Investments Inc.
Officer, Reston Investments Inc.
Officer, SAAR Foundation
Officer, SAAR Foundation Canada
Officer, SAAR International
The Saudi-backed North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) purchased the mosque's grounds on June 19, 1983. The mosque was first established in a house that is still on the Center's campus, and now serves as a food bank.
The current building, on a 3.4 acre plot, was finished for $5 million in 1991 ($7,821,078 in current dollar terms) with financial help from the Saudi Embassy's Islamic Affairs Department. Source:Wikipedia
The original Constitution [of Dar Al-Hijrah] required their Board of Directors to include leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front groups who would later be identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial.
Current iman, Shaker Elsayed, amended the mosque's constitution to give precedence to the Muslim American Society, and now the mosque Board is run by the "Current President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Current MAS DC Area Chapter President, the Executive Director of MAS National Office."
Elsayed was Secretary General of the Muslim American Society before becoming Dar Al Hijrah's imam. The Muslim American Society was founded in 1993 as the American chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
THE IMANS OF DAR AL-HIJRAH
2005 - present --- Imam Shaker Elsayed
Shaker Elsayed, the current Imam, and founder and Chairman of that "United Justice Foundation" fundraising organization for convicted terrorists, is a dual citizen of Egypt and the U.S.
In a sermon at the Dar Al Hijrah in 2005, shortly after becoming Imam there and stacking the Board of Directors with Muslim American Society leaders, he stated the following: "Islam forbids you to give allegiance to those who kick you off your homeland, and to those who support those who kick you off your homeland....We do have license to respond with all force necessary to answer our attackers." And in the same sermon he stated, "The call to reform Islam is an alien call." He is also an outspoken supporter of Hamas and their objectives, including the destruction of Israel.
Aug 2003 - May 2005 --- Sheikh Mohammed Adam El-Sheikh
Formerly a Muslim Brotherhood member and Shariah judge in the Sudan, and one of the founders of both the mosque and the Muslim American Society (MAS), who left the mosque to become the executive director of the Fiqh Council of North America.
He's also active in bringing Shariah law to America, as the head of the Islamic Judiciary Council of the Shari'ah Scholars' Association of North America (SSANA).
Jan 2001 - Apr 2002 --- Anwar al-Awlaki
Does this jihadists' darling need an introduction?
1995 - 1999 --- Mohammed Al-Hanooti
One of the FOUNDERS (See above)
Unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In 1999, when he was still Imam at Dar Al-Hijra, he testified in support of Ihab M. Ali, who had refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the 1998 United States embassy bombings. Al-Hanooti told the federal judge that Islamic law gives him [Ihab M. Ali] the right to abstain from giving testimony in case it hurts him or it hurts any other Muslim.
FORMER DAR AL-HIJRAH JIHADIST LUMINERIES
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali---Islamic Studies teacher and Dar Al Hijra Islamic Camp Counselor
Convicted in 2005 of providing material support to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, and conspiracy to assassinate President Bush, now serving a life sentence.
Abu Ali was also valedictorian of his class at the Saudi Islamic Academy, the Saudi Embassy-backed 900-student school in the Washington, DC suburbs, that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has repeatedly urged the US State Department to shut down on the grounds that it teaches religious intolerance.
Abelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar---former member of Dar Al-Hijrahs Executive Committee
Convicted in November 2007 of contempt and obstruction of justice for refusal to testify before a grand jury with regard to Hamas, and sentenced to 135 months in prison. A major Hamas operative since at least 1988, Ashqar was accused of opening bank accounts and maintaining U.S. records for Hamas.
PRESENT DAR AL-HIJRAH LUMINERIES
Board of Directors
|Chairman||Dr. Mohamed Mohamed|
|Secretary||Dr. Amin Ezziddine|
|Member||Dr. Esam Omeish|
|Member||Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai|
CURRENT Board member Esam Omeish was reported by the Washington Post as having been one of the mosque officials who hired al-Awlaki (Paul Sperry says he "personally" hired him)..
|Executive Director||Samir Abo-Issa|
|Iman||Sh. Shaker Elsayed|
|Outreach Director||Imam Johari Abdulmalik|
|Operation Manager||Faridon Mohtasheme|
|Weekend Schools Principle||Nadifa Mohamed|
|Social Services Chairman||Mohammed Abdelilah|
|Maintenance Chairman||Aurang Zeb|
CURRENT Outreach Director Johari Abdul-Malik spoke up in 2003 in defense of Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, founder of the American Muslim Council, who was indicted on charges of engaging in illegal financial transactions with Libya. However, in 2004 al-Amoudi pled guilty to financial and conspiracy charges, and was sentenced to 23 year in jail.
In 2004, speaking of Palestinian suicide bombers, Abdul-Malik said "if certain Muslims are to be cornered where they cannot defend themselves, except through these kinds of means, and their local religious leaders issued fatwas to permit that, then it becomes acceptable as an exceptional rule, but should not be taken as a principle."
When Ahmed Omar Abu Ali [see above], who worshiped and taught Islamic studies at Dar Al-Hijrah, for which he also was a camp counselor, was charged by U.S. prosecutors with plotting with members of al-Qaeda to assassinate President George W. Bush, Abdul-Malik said in February 2005: "Our whole community is under siege. They don't see this as a case of criminality. They see it as a civil rights case. As a frontal attack on their community."
He added: "The feeling I get here on a daily basis must be what it was like to be a member of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church following the case of Rosa Parks. People always ask, 'What is the latest from the courthouse?'" Abdul-Malik accused the government of singling out Abu Ali to stir anti-Muslim sentiment. Source:Wikipedia
EVERYWHERE! These guys come and go as freely as the breeze and no one does anything. The WOT is a cruel joke. While our Troops are fighting for a worthless piece of rock in Afghanistan, the real terrorists are just walking, flying, and canoeing into this country by the thousands.
This is EXCELLENT Thou! Great, great post!
. . . . Check out #41.
Thanks, thouworm. Good post.
Here again muslims twisting the facts purposely, and with full knowledge of the difference, using the race and islamophobia cards, which our laws will protect them by and their 'war' manuals instruct them how to use. Does it matter how they "see it" before the courts? Counter attacks in the courts is their sword no doubt.