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  • Believe It Or Not: ISIS Executes An Imam For Being Too Extreme

    09/08/2014 4:40:32 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 31 replies ^ | Sept 8, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    You heard it right; ISIS Executed an Imam for being too extreme. Al-Arabia had this to say about the latest execution of a popular Imam named Hossein Reza Larry: “According to sources close to the extremists who are fighting in Syria that the organization (Daash) executed Abba Omar al-Kuwaiti (Hossein Reza Larry) on charges of “extremism.” The sources pointed out that the reasons for the decision taken by Daash is his continuation to preach sermons that were “inciting extremism against members of other Islamic groups especially Al-Nusra front,” and that he continued to launch fatwas calling a fight, “which created...
  • Openly homosexual Iman-homosexuality and Islam are compatible- supports Obama on same sex marriage

    06/03/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 33 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3 June 2012 | Cathcon
    Gay is OK", says Iman Women lead prayers, homosexuals are accepted and same-sex marriages allowed: In the US, a group of liberal Muslims have more and more followers. One of their leaders is an openly gay imam. He is patient. It just takes time for everything. Daayiee Abdullah sits in front of a still locked house on a small stone bench, waiting. Behind the seat, a ladder is leaning against the wall, which leads to a window frame a few feet above. There, a painter is painting with white paint, directly above him. Abdullah does not care. He is clothed...
  • Phoenix Mosque Leader Accused of Molestation

    12/23/2011 10:39:06 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies ^ | 12-22-11 | Not Listed
    A high ranking Muslim leader is behind bars, arrested by Phoenix Police on suspicion of molesting a 10-year-old boy. This guy is an imam, the highest ranking leader at a central Phoenix mosque. Police say after his arrest he admitted to molesting a young boy. Still, members of the mosque are defending him. “Everybody loves and respects him, I’m sure this must be some mistake,” says mosque member Jamil Aziz. As news of the imam's arrest spread through the Muslim Community Mosque, members refused to believe it. “It’s unbelievable to even think that because he’s caring to all the children...
  • Ground Zero Imam Exposed Off-Mic--reveals “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders

    09/22/2010 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 107 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 22, 2010 | Nonie Darwish
    “Bridge builder” Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind plans for the Ground Zero mosque, has now been exposed as a man of shrewd cunning and as a calculating stealth jihadist who supports the creation of an Islamic State, “The Ummah,” right here in America. An interview has surfaced in which, after being assured that it has ended, Imam Rauf speaks “off-the-record” and reveals some intriguing plans and views that he has regarding America and the world. The interview, given on June 20th, 2006, sees Rauf speaking about his “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders, which...
  • Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf: Politicians have poisoned process (Freep This Poll Pls)

    09/12/2010 1:27:41 PM PDT · by FromLori · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/12/2010
    If he had it to do over again, the Imam behind the "Ground Zero mosque" would have ditched the plan. "I would never have done it," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, when asked if he would have proposed it knowing the controversy it would spark. "I'm a man of peace," he said. "The whole objective of peace work is not to do something that would provoke controversy."
  • Imam: 'I would never have done it'

    09/12/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/12/10 | MARIN COGAN
    The imam behind the proposed Islamic cultural center near ground zero in New York says the Islamophobic backlash over the project rivaled, if not exceeded, the anger felt toward the Muslim community after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 - and that if given the choice to do it over again, he would have never proposed building it near ground zero. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour aired Sunday on ABC’s "This Week," Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf said t
  • US spending $16,000 for imam's Mideast tour [ As Nancy calls for Investigation of Mosque Critics]

    08/18/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 18 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - American taxpayers will pay the imam behind plans for a mosque near the Manhattan site of the Sept. 11 attacks $3,000 in fees for a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East that will cost roughly $16,000, the State Department said Wednesday. The department said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will get a daily $200 honorarium for the 15-day tour to Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which is intended to promote religious tolerance. Airfare is included, as well as the standard federal government per diem for expenses and lodging in each of the cities he will...
  • Everything you need to know about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Ground Zero Mosque Imam)

    08/18/2010 5:06:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-18-10 | John Schulenburg
    Everything you need to know about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (Ground Zero Mosque Imam) Posted by John Schulenburg on Thursday, August 12, 2010, 12:18 PM ThereÂ’s been so much information thatÂ’s come out about Feisal Abdul Rauf and his plans for the mosque at Ground Zero, I figured I gather all the evidence and put it here in one place for people to digest.As you may know, a massive $100 million dollar, 13 story mosque and Islamic center is scheduled to go up at Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center was brought down in the name of Islam. And...
  • Hillary and the Ground Zero Mosque Imam

    08/15/2010 10:39:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    It is time for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to step up to the plate and investigate Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who is currently touring the Middle East at the expense of American Taxpayers as an envoy of her Department of State. Claudia Rossett, one of America's premier journalists, today reveals several disturbing facts that more than warrant an official investigation: ...what's going on with the web site of his Cordoba Initiative? Last week, after someone in his Malaysia office referred all questions back to his office in New York, the phone number and address of his office in Malaysia...

    08/12/2010 9:22:00 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-12-10 | WebToday
    WEBTODAY.COM (August 12, 2010, 12:14 am ET)-- Just who is ‘moderate’ Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf? He’s no moderate at all. He’s the funder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque in New York and a financier of the Turkish Flotilla, along with the Turkish government that funded the terrorist group IHH which has ties to al Qaida and Hamas in Gaza. What’s more, Iman Rauf is calling for a worldwide return to the most radical form of Islam in history, turning the hands of time back to an era when Muslims ruled much of the known world. See eye-opening article below...

    08/01/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | WebToday
    Republican Congressman Peter King of New York opposes the building of the Ground Zero mosque in New York and is proposing that an investigation be made into the funding for the so-called Islamic Cumminity Center and its infamous Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who told said during a CBS 60 Minutes interview, "I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened. But the United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” Need we say more?
  • Ground Zero Iman Unveiled

    06/06/2010 11:44:54 AM PDT · by csd · 8 replies · 318+ views ^ | June 5, 2010 | JanSuzanne
    Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Lower Manhattan Community Board, citizens of downtown NYC, and all politically correct thinkers of America. The great investigative journalism of Andy Solits together with the NYPost has begun to expose the truth about Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf. Just to recap the background information, Iman Feisal is the person behind the “Cordoba Initiative’s” purchase of the Burlington Building that is being proposed as a 13-story mosque and center, The Cordoba House, footsteps from Ground Zero. Iman Feisal plans on raising $100-150 million to construct this mosque for over 2,000 Muslims who will come to pray and play. Sounds...
  • Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hassan 'is a hero': Iman who preached to 9/11 hijackers in Va.

    11/09/2009 9:42:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 519+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/8/2009 | James Gordon Meek
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. - A Muslim imam who once preached at a suburban Washington mosque and befriended several 9/11 hijackers appeared to gloat about Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's killing spree at Fort Hood on his blog Monday. Hasan reportedly attended services in 2001 at the massive Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Virginia -- and his mother's funeral service was held there that year at a time when Anwar al-Awlaki was its imam. A message posted on Awlaki's blog was titled, "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing." "Nidal Hassan is a hero," Awlaki wrote. "He is a man of conscience who could...
  • Imam Who Led Radical Islam Group Killed in FBI Raid

    10/28/2009 6:52:26 PM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | 10/28/09 | AP
    DETROIT — Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested several members of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S., killing one of its leaders at a shootout in a Michigan warehouse, the U.S. attorney's office said. Agents were trying to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, 53, at a Dearborn warehouse on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession and sale of firearms. Authorities also conducted raids elsewhere to try to round up 10 followers named in a federal complaint.
  • Top Democrat fund-raiser for Obama, Hillary arrested

    08/25/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 5,154+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    Hassan Nemazee, a multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and top Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested today by federal law enforcement authorities in New York City and charged with engaging in criminal fraud for his role in arranging a $74 million dollar loan from Citibank, Bloomberg reported. U.S. Attorney Prett Bharara in New York City and FBI investigators told Dow Jones Newswires the 59-year-old Namazee applied for the Citibank loans for Nemazee Capital Corp. by giving Citibank "numerous documents that purported to establish the existence of accounts in Nemazee's name at various financial institutions containing many hundreds of millions of dollars." According...
  • Youssouf Fofana jailed for the torture and murder of Ilan Halimi

    07/10/2009 6:03:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Times ^ | July 11, 2009 | Charles Bremner
    A 28-year-old African who styled himself as a barbarian was sentenced to life in prison last night for kidnapping and torturing to death a Jewish man in a case that exposed anti-Semitism in France’s immigrant suburbs. Youssouf Fofana, from the Ivory Coast, was the ring-leader of a gang of 27 youths who abducted Iman Halimi, 23, in 2006. The gang, from a housing estate in Bagneux, west of Paris, called themselves the “gang of barbarians”. Fofana Fofana, who describes himself as a hardline “Salafist” Islamist, fled to Ivory Coast after the killing. He was arrested there and extradited to France....
  • Supermodel Iman: Michelle Obama ‘Not a Great Beauty’

    05/22/2009 8:50:14 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 6,163+ views ^ | 5/22/09 | staff
    (May 20, 2009) - According to famed supermodel Iman, the lithe, Somalia-born fashionista married to rocker David Bowie, first lady Michelle Obama is “not a great beauty.” In a recent interview with Parade magazine, the 53-year-old model and cosmetic line owner said, “Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty. But she is so interesting looking and so bright. That will always take you farther. When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you. If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age.” Despite the model’s comments, the first lady was recently named No. 3 on Maxim...
  • Michelle Obama no 'beauty' but 'bright': Iman

    05/15/2009 11:22:34 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies · 1,659+ views
    ap ^ | 5/15/09
    US First Lady Michelle Obama is not a "great beauty," but will "just get better with age," Iman, one of the first black supermodels, says in a magazine interview. "Mrs Obama is not a great beauty," the Somali-born model and wife of rocker David Bowie tells Parade magazine's Sunday issue, reflecting on the first black US first lady, who is a lawyer by training and a former executive.
  • Treasury Targets Leader of Group Tied to Al Qaida

    04/21/2009 12:26:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 570+ views
    April 20, 2009 TG-92 "Treasury Targets Leader of Group Tied to Al Qaida" SNIPPET: "Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today targeted al Qaida's support network by designating Abdul Haq, the overall leader and commander of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIP), a terrorist organization designated under E.O. 13224 for its support to al Qaida. E.O. 13224 targets terrorists and those providing financial, technological, or material support to terrorists or acts of terrorism by freezing the assets of designated persons and prohibiting transactions with them. This Treasury action follows a decision by the United Nations Security Council's...
  • Wrong Khalid al-Mansour? (Vanity)

    10/15/2008 9:54:51 PM PDT · by GOPbabe · 3 replies · 916+ views
    The advisor who got Obama funding for his Harvard Education is named Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour. I believe there are two Khalid Abdulah's. I think the radical preacher Khalid al-Mansour is erroneous and not the individual Sutton was referring to. This is a short bio of the Khalid al-Mansour I believe to be correct. It make sense. Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour is an internationally acknowledged advisor to Heads of State and business leaders in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has been actively involved in structuring investments and joint ventures worldwide for over 35...
  • Imam's daughter in hiding after her conversion to Christianity sparked death threats

    12/08/2007 1:33:58 AM PST · by Baladas · 55 replies · 650+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7th December 2007 | LIZ HULL and DANIEL BATES
    The daughter of a British imam is living under police protection after receiving death threats from her father for converting to Christianity. The 31-year-old, whose father is the leader of a mosque in Lancashire, has moved house an astonishing 45 times after relatives pledged to hunt her down and kill her. The British-born university graduate, who uses the pseudonym Hannah for her own safety, said she renounced the Muslim faith to escape being forced into an arranged marriage when she was 16. She has been in hiding for more than a decade but called in police only a few months...
  • Meet the New Imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland

    09/28/2007 8:52:19 PM PDT · by CHEE · 11 replies · 160+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | September 27, 2007 | Little Green Footballs
    When the former leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Fawaz Damra, was linked to funding of terrorists and deported in a very high-profile case, you might have expected that the new imam of the Islamic Center would be more moderate. Think again: Ohio’s largest mosque hires Egyptian hate sheikh to replace deported terror cleric Fawaz Damra. Not mentioned in the Plain Dealer’s report is Ahmed Alzaree’s anti-Jewish rants. According to Blumer, in a 15-second Google search, he came across a particular sermon dated March 7, 2003 where Alzaree offers this encouragement to his followers:
  • CBS Radio, MSNBC to Suspend Imus 2 Weeks

    04/09/2007 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 48 replies · 1,184+ views
    AP ^ | 4-9-2007 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - CBS Radio and MSNBC both said Monday they were suspending Don Imus' morning talk show for two weeks as a protest grew about his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy- headed hos." The suspension begins next Monday. MSNBC, which telecasts the radio show, said Imus' expressions of regret and embarrassment, coupled with his stated dedication to changing the show's discourse, made it believe suspension was the appropriate response. "Our future relationship with Imus is contingent on his ability to live up to his word," the network said....[snip] [snip].... The...
  • Imam to Pakistani government: enforce Sharia law within seven days or we will do it ourselves

    04/01/2007 7:45:00 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 24 replies · 914+ views
    asianews ^ | 03/31/2007 14:52 | AsiaNews
    Islamabad (AsiaNews/Dt) – It [is] an ultimatum not a request: if within a week Sharia law is not enforced throughout the country than [sic] true Muslims “will islamify society on their own”. Maulana Abdul Aziz, Imam of the Lal Masjid Mosque and director of Jamia Hafsa Madrassah has said. Speaking after Friday prayers to thousands of faithful, Aziz clarified: “If the government ignores our requests than we will have to enforce them ourselves”. The man then asked for the closure of “all brothels and gaming houses as soon as possible”, also adding in this case that “that aim may only...
  • Akkari and the Danish flag - Danish Mohammed Cartoon Fraudster bugs out of Lebanon

    07/26/2006 9:22:34 PM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 254+ views
    Israel is attacking Hezbollah in Lebanon and the civilians are getting worried. Strangely, a large proportion of the Lebanese population turns out to be Danish (5,000 people), Swedish (6,000) or Canadian (30,000). Apparently lots of people, who have received asylum, are now on vacation in the very country from which they have ostensibly fled. Luckily, the Danish embassy which was burned down in February is functioning again. But it turns out that one of these people with Danish passports Danes is none other than Ahmed Akkari - one of the lying imams, who travelled the Middle East with their fake...
  • DANISH IMAMS BUSTED! (Posted a picture of a Pig Squealing Contestant as a Anti-Mohammed pic!)

    02/07/2006 9:03:39 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 688+ views
    NeanderNews ^ | 2/7/06
    *** NEANDERNEWS EXCLUSIVE ***Do these two photos look similiar? They should because they are the same! No, not a satire of Mohammed nor any other sacred Islamic figure but a photo of Jacques Barrot, a pig squealing contestant at the French Pig-Squealing Championships in Trie-sur-Baise’s annual festival. NeanderNews discovered this photo, taken by Bob Edme of AP, posted on an August 15, 2005 AP story seen here on MSNBC’s website. As Gateway Pundit, Counter Terrorism Blog and others have reported Danish Imam Ahmad Abu Ladan, leader of The Islamic Society of Denmark, toured the middle east to create awareness of...
  • al-Photoshop: al-Where al-is al-Zawahiri?

    01/14/2006 9:48:16 AM PST · by rabair · 10 replies · 481+ views ^ | January 14, 2006 |
    ah ha!
  • IMUS: DEALERS TOO SLOW - Will Vanity Fair Interview Be Host's Undoing?

    01/08/2006 11:05:28 AM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | January 8th, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    Could February's Vanity Fair interview finally result in crusty curmudgeon Don Imus's undoing? Just days after the New York Post revealed he spent a chunk of it trashing his fellow MSNBC hosts, other excerpts emerging today paint an even uglier picture of radio and cable's most notorious rambling weirdo. To top it off, the AP reports today that Imus kicked his cocaine habit not due to the horrible damage it inflicts on addicts and their loved ones, but because drug dealers were too slow to show up with more junk! .........................snip...........................

    11/25/2005 10:48:10 AM PST · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 421+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 25, 2005 | ICE!
    OHIO IMAM IN ICE CUSTODY Charged with soliciting funds for terror activity CLEVELAND - U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) today announced the apprehension of an Ohio Imam for his involvement in fundraising for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, 44, was arrested early this morning without incident. The charges against Damrah allege that he is removable from the United States on national security grounds for having solicited funds and provided material support for a terrorist organization and for terrorist activity. In 2004, Damrah was convicted and sentenced in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, for...

    09/26/2005 8:27:25 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 567+ views
    ICE, ICE, Baby! ^ | September 24, 2005
    SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that the former imam of the Lodi mosque who was arrested in June on immigration violations has been removed from the United States and returned to Pakistan. ICE officials say the removal of Shabbir Ahmed, 38, was completed overnight with his arrival in Pakistan on board a commercial flight escorted by ICE officers. The cleric’s deportation follows an August 15 immigration hearing where he advised Immigration Judge Anthony Murry that he was abandoning his legal fight to remain in the United States and would accept an order of removal...
  • Dozens Booked for Sedition

    07/02/2004 10:45:52 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 358+ views
    The Arab News ^ | 7-3-04 | Imran Rahman • Arab News
    Dozens Booked for Sedition Imran Rahman • Arab News DHAKA, [Bangladesh] 3 July 2004 — Police in the southern Barguna district town have filed a sedition case against 33 suspected Islamist militants arrested Wednesday at a mosque during a combat training exercise. Officers have asked a magistrate for a 5-day remand order for six of the accused, including the imam of Barguna Police Line Mosque and a teacher at a local madrassa. Police sources said three suspicious persons carrying powerful wireless sets came to the town by ferry Wednesday morning, presumably to train the militants. The imam of Khejurtala Mosque,...
  • French Iman Row Goes To Top Court

    04/26/2004 3:19:06 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 191+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-26-2004
    French imam row goes to top court Mr Bouziane was described as "medieval" by moderate Muslims The French interior ministry has said it will appeal against a court decision to cancel the deportation of a controversial Muslim preacher. A regional court in the city of Lyon on Monday upheld Friday's ruling that Abdelkader Bouziane, who was deported on Wednesday, could return to France. The government had promised to supply evidence to justify the deportation. Mr Bouziane, 52, was criticised over an interview in which he condoned beating and stoning unfaithful wives. The remarks drew criticism from local politicians and moderate...
  • Over-Zealous Iman Boycotted (Turkey)

    04/12/2004 5:58:24 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 108+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-13-2004 | Amberlin Zaman
    Over-zealous imam boycotted By Amberin Zaman in Kotanduzu (Filed: 13/04/2004) Turkish villagers have boycotted a hardline imam who accused women of indecency simply for travelling on the same buses as men. Since being appointed to the mosque in the village of Kotanduzu a year ago, Mustafa Platin has also ordered women to don full chadors and instructed their husbands to force them to remain indoors if they refused to comply. The imam's behaviour sparked a near-unprecedented rebellion. Villagers in the community perched high on a plateau in eastern Turkey have demanded his sacking and promised to boycott daily worship in...
  • Allah or Jesus?

    02/27/2004 3:50:25 AM PST · by Core_Conservative · 28 replies · 698+ views
    Unknown | Unknown | Rick Mathes
    Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their belief systems. I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: "Please, correct me if I'm wrong,...
  • Malaysian Imam: "All Israeli civilians are soldiers"

    09/12/2003 9:00:34 AM PDT · by yonif · 21 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 12, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The hard-line leader of Malaysia's opposition Islamic party fired up his supporters Friday for looming general elections by denouncing the United States as an enemy of Islam and voicing support for Palestinian suicide bombers. Abdul Hadi Awang, president of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, called the United States and its allies "imperialist powers who are finding ways to be confrontational with Islam." "The United States and its allies must stand trial before the conscience of the world for unilaterally destroying other nations, all under the rubric and pretext of war against terrorism," Abdul Hadi told about 2,000 supporters at the party's...
  • The Man Who Twisted His Faith To Preach Race Hatred, Murder and Violence

    02/24/2003 5:55:11 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 289+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-25-2003 | Cahal Milmo
    The imam who twisted his faith to preach race hatred, murder and violence By Cahal Milmo 25 February 2003 His style was that of a celebrity lecturer, spreading "enlightenment" in a rich baritone with the help of jokes and references to pop stars as he addressed rapt audiences the length of Britain. News of the arrival of the extremist Muslim cleric Abdullah el-Faisal would spread by word of mouth, and he attracted crowds of up to 150 people at a time. But beneath his jocular manner lay a philosophy skewed by hatred of "kuffars", or unbelievers, and shared by a...
  • London Iman Faces FBI Inquiry Over Al-Qa'eda Training Camp

    07/25/2002 4:37:47 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 300+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-26-2002 | Sean O'Neill
    London imam faces FBI inquiry over al-Qa'eda training camp By Sean O'Neill (Filed: 25/07/2002) Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London imam, is at the centre of an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to recruit young American Muslims into an al-Qa'eda cell in the United States. Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is at the centre of the FBI's investigation The US authorities have arrested two Muslim activists from Seattle with links to Hamza or his mosque in Finsbury Park, north London. They claim the men were involved with Hamza in organising a "jihad training camp". US sources confirmed to The...
  • Imam, two others held for attacking US Muslim (American Navy engineer on charges of blasphemy!)

    07/08/2002 12:35:18 PM PDT · by GNU4U · 71 replies · 931+ views
    DAWN ^ | 7-7-02 | GNU4U
    FAISALABAD, July 7: Jaranwala police on Sunday arrested a Pesh Imam and two others for instigating villagers to kill an American Navy engineer on charges of blasphemy. Faraz Jawed (30), an American by birth whose parents are settled is the US, is here to see his in-laws in Chak 111-JB, Jaranwala. On Friday last, he visited the village mosque to offer Juma prayers and objected to the Pesh Imam's political speech. At that time the Imam was cursing the Pakistan government and the Americans. "Instead of blaming America, you should better tell us Islamic teachings," Fraz reportedly asked the Imam....