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  • Security Guard at Tukwila Islamic Center Stabbed in the Back; Suspect in Custody

    08/08/2016 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 8/7/2016 | Suzanne Phan, KOMO Staff
    TUKWILA, Wash. -- Tukwila police are investigating after a fight at a mosque escalated into a stabbing late Sunday night. It happened at the Abu Bakr Islamic Center at 14101 Tukwila International Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m. Police said a 26-year-old Somali man was trespassing on the mosque's basketball courts. The security guard asked him to leave, but he refused.
  • Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Florida mosque

    07/03/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Kelli Kennedy
    Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial slurs were made by the attacker, though authorities said they had no immediate indication of any racially motivated comments. Authorities said, however, that they were continuing to investigate. St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said deputies were called to the Fort Pierce Islamic Center at 4:11 a.m. Saturday by a caller who said someone was...
  • Obama’s Fancy New Mansion Is Located 1,000 Feet From The Islamic Center Of Washington DC

    05/26/2016 6:38:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/26/2016 | Eric Owens
    The mammoth, multi-million-dollar mansion where resident Barack Obama and his family will reportedly live after the first family exits the White House is located 1,096 feet from the Islamic Center of Washington — one of the largest mosques in the Western Hemisphere. ... The exterior of the Islamic Center features horseshoe arches, Arabic script and tall, ornate minaret. The building is surrounded by an array of flags representing the countries of the world where Islam is the state-sanctioned religion. ... In addition to the Islamic Center of Washington, the embassy of Oman and the former embassy of Iran are very...
  • Prosecutors charge California man with threatening Muslims

    12/23/2015 11:21:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2015 8:41 PM EST
    Prosecutors in Northern California have charged a self-employed plumber who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim people outside a mosque with making criminal threats and hate crimes. [...] [55-year-old William] Celli is accused of yelling "I'm going to kill you all" outside the Islamic Center of West Contra Costa County on Dec. 4 and of posting a picture of a pipe bomb on social media the same day. ...
  • DOJ Sues Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Islamic Temple

    10/02/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2015
    In its latest effort to protect Muslim rights in the United States the Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Failing to approve plans for the Islamic worship center violates a 2000 law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed this week in federal court. The accused are lawmakers in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb with a population of about 60,000. In 2013 the Des Plaines City Council voted 5-3 to reject...
  • Bremen Islamic Center sues police over raid (Germany)

    03/04/2015 11:26:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 04 Mar 2015 15:50 GMT+01:00
    After Bremen Muslims said that raids and heightened police presence over a terror alert had made them feel excluded from society, a mosque raided by the authorities announced plans to sue over the search. A spokesman for Schura Bremen, a federation of the city-state’s Muslims, told The Local that Muslims had been disheartened by the raid on the mosque. Rather than jumping straight into raids, he said, police should try “speaking eye-to-eye with social organizations, including the Islamic Federation” as a longer-term way to fight extremism. […] (IKZ chairman Mohammad Omar Habibzada) also complained that politicians and the media had...
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Somali Islamic center eulogizes American jihadi

    09/14/2013 8:24:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 11:07 AM EDT | Abdi Guled and Rodney Muhumuza
    American jihadi Omar Hammami was murdered “in cold blood,” a Somalia-based Islamic center said, backing up reports that the militant from Alabama was killed Thursday by his rivals within the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.The Islamic World Issues Study Center published a tribute online in which it describes the killings of Hammami, 29, and two other militants as a “tragedy,” saying al-Shabab should be “directing their arrows at the enemies of the group,” according to a report issued Saturday by SITE Intel Group, an American private company that analyzes terror threats. … In an interview last week with Voice of...
  • Fla. mosque leaders say teen talked of jihad

    07/19/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 4:28 PM EDT | Derek Kinner and Tamara Lush
    Shelton Bell stood out at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. Not because he was a strawberry-blond American who converted to Islam. It was more because of the way he dressed—in headgear that resembled garb worn by remote tribes in Afghanistan—and mostly because of what he said. In mid-2012, a parent was concerned that Bell, who now faces federal terrorism charges, was “in conversation with his son about inciting violence and talking about jihad and talking about weapons,” said Parvez Ahmed, the center’s board secretary. Mosque leaders called the FBI, setting into motion a case that came to...
  • Protesters expected at Saylorsburg Islamic center (Pennsylvania)

    07/10/2013 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jenna Ebersole
    Hundreds of people from across North America are expected to flood Saylorsburg on Saturday to protest a controversial Turkish figure, Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in the area for more than a decade. … Gülen is a polarizing figure and Turkish cleric whose vision of Islam embraces science, education and interfaith dialogue. Millions support him, but his critics in Turkey’s secular establishment believe he is a dangerous man with a secret agenda. The protest comes on the heels of weeks of conflict on the streets of several Turkish cities against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who the couple claims is...
  • Saudi 'Propaganda Center' Opens in Vienna

    11/28/2012 8:25:43 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 27NOV12 | Soeren Kern
    The most important goal of dialogue is "to introduce Islam" and "to correct the erroneous slanders raised against Islam." — Saudi Press Agency Saudi Arabia has officially opened the doors of a controversial new "interreligious and intercultural dialogue center" in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The King Abdullah International Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue was inaugurated during an elaborate ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in downtown Vienna on November 26. More than 650 high-profile guests from around the world attended the event, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and the foreign ministers of the center's three founding states, Austria,...
  • Islamic Center Offers Camel Rides Oct. 27

    10/25/2012 6:50:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | Ron Orozco
    Want to take a ride on a real camel in northeast Fresno to get an experience of the Middle East? The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is offering camel rides -- and more -- at its first bazaar, which will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the center, 2111 E. Nees Ave. The center is making arrangements to bring the camel from the Los Angeles area. Huda Munjy, chairwoman of the bazaar and a board member at the center, says the camel rides are to provide the community with an experience they can enjoy and remember for...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Interfaith event to support Muslims in St. Anthony [promoting Islamic center in MN]

    07/04/2012 9:20:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 4, 2012 - 9:29 PM | ROSE FRENCH
    Three churches in St. Anthony plan to hold an interfaith gathering Sunday between Christian and Muslim leaders in response to anti-Islamic comments made at a City Council meeting during which board members rejected a proposed Islamic center. Members of Nativity Lutheran Church, Faith United Methodist Church and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church organized the event in an effort to show that not all citizens in the small bedroom community north of Minneapolis are against Muslims worshiping there. "I thought it was unfortunate there weren't Christians speaking on behalf of the Muslim community, showing their support and solidarity," said Elsa Marty,...
  • St. Anthony rejects plan for Islamic center [Minnesota]

    06/12/2012 9:56:53 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    Minneapolkis Star Tribune ^ | June 12, 2012 - 11:07 PM | ROSE FRENCH
    A lawsuit could follow after St. Anthony City Council voted 4-1 against proposal, citing land use and zoning. St. Anthony City Council members on Tuesday rejected plans to locate an Islamic center in the basement of the former Medtronic headquarters off Old Hwy. 8. The proposed Abu-Huraira Islamic Center had been on hold for months after some residents objected to the center and city leaders studied whether city zoning would support the facility. About 150 people attended the Tuesday council meeting, where Muslim proponents asked the council to approve the nearly 15,000-square-foot center, which would be used for worship and...
  • NYPD says suspect confesses in firebomb attacks

    01/03/2012 1:33:10 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 3:57 PM EST | SAMANTHA GROSS
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites on New Year's Day. The man was taken into custody Tuesday. His name was not immediately released. Police spokesman Paul Browne says he made statements implicating himself in the attacks and had personal grievances with each targeted location. Crude Molotov cocktails were tossed into a convenience store, two homes in Queens, one in nearby Nassau County, and an Islamic center. He is facing arson-related charges. It's not clear if the incidents were...
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 41 replies · 1,683+ views ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...

    10/18/2010 9:42:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 2+ views
    LA ^ | October 18, 2010|3:13 p.m. | Richard A. Serrano, Reporting from Washington
    SNIPPET: "Washington….The Obama administration, for the second time in two months, interjected itself Monday into an angry local dispute over a proposed Islamic center, warning local officials that opposing the mosque could violate the civil rights of its members and become a federal crime. The Department of Justice filed court papers Monday in support of construction of a Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque, saying local Muslims were protected by the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion and disputing opponents claims that Islam is not a valid religion."
  • Week's Headlines Prove World Is Insane

    05/14/2010 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 303+ views ^ | 05/14/2010 | John G. Winder
    Obama Administration Cuts NYC Anti-Terrorist Funding! Hey, why not? It’s not like terrorists ever target NYC. Good job, Mr. Prez! 10,000 Square Foot Islamic Center To Be Built at Ground Zero It’s true. You can’t make-up something this ridiculous. Obama Administration Wants to Cut Military Pay! Hey, why not? Those guys don’t do anything. CBO says Obamacare to Cost More Than Projected Duh, see above; cuts for NYC anti-terrorist funding and cuts for military pay. Turns out all those racist, rabble-rousers formerly known collectively as the American people were right to oppose the legislation. And now for our – Democrat...
  • Utah Islamic Center raises $100,000 for new mosque, school

    05/02/2010 10:21:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 633+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 05/02/2010 | Lesley Mitchell
    The Utah Islamic Center moved one step closer Sunday to raising money needed to build a new mosque and school in south Salt Lake Valley. Nadeem Ahmed, chairman of the board of Utah Islamic Center in Salt Lake City...Ahmed said organizers are pleased they are a third to halfway toward that goal. An estimated 25,000 Muslims live in Utah, mainly along the Wasatch Front, according to Utah Islamic Center. to serve the growing Muslim population in the south Valley. "We want to build something that hasn't been done before in Utah," Ahmed said. In addition to a mosque, organizers envision...
  • North American Muslims issue fatwa

    01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST · by spyone · 425 replies · 14,076+ views ^ | January 8, 2010 | Islamic Supreme Council of Canada
    Date: January 8, 2010 ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa. FATWA (religious edict)...
  • The Second American Revolution: Defund and Disobey the Fascists

    12/17/2009 3:05:13 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 2,412+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/17/09 | Pamela Geller
    (912 on the mall) The left's anti-American coup d'etat on America, made possible by the first radical Marxist in the White House, calls for distinctly American counter measures. Dr. Jack Wheeler has "a strategy for any Republican wanting to get elected or re-elected to Congress in 2010, and for any Tea Partyer wanting to take individual action now against a government that ignores the Constitution -- Defund and Disobey." Here's an excerpt of "The Double -D Strategy for rescuing America": Let's talk about the Defund D first. The Founders in their usual brilliance place the power of the purse in...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Islamic center in Maryland keeps ties to Iran

    11/22/2009 2:06:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/2009 | Mehdi Jedinia
    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...
  • New mosque, Islamic center at Boston

    07/25/2009 9:44:56 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1,520+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | July, 26 2009 | SG
    BOSTON – A crowd of hundreds of local Muslims inaugurated a large new mosque last week in Roxbury Crossing. The 68,000 sq foot Islamic Cultural Center in the heart of Boston, designed by Dr. Sami Angawi, and pioneered by board member Dr. Walid Fitaihi, Dr. Osama Kandeel and others, celebrated its inauguration with the historic attendance of the first Muslim in the United States Congress, Keith Ellison, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. This new Islamic cultural center in America is tremendously significant as it resides 5 minutes from the heart of downtown Boston and less than...
  • U.S.-based Imam Urges Muslims to Join the Gaza Battlefield

    01/13/2009 2:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 83 replies · 2,437+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | January 12, 2009 | IPT News
    SNIPPET: "A North Texas imam is calling on Muslims to take up arms in defense of Palestinians in Gaza. Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, director of the Islamic Center of South Plains in Lubbock, Texas, participated in an online chat, "Fatwas on Gaza," at the web site El-Shinqiti encouraged readers to fight - or if they can't, to send money to those who are fighting - in response to six out of the eight questions posed to him in the online chat. When asked what can be done to help the people in Gaza, El-Shinqiti emphasized war over sending food...
  • One of Five Suspected Somali Suicide Bomber Laid to Rest (FBI helped return remains to family)

    12/04/2008 4:44:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 803+ views ^ | December 3, 2008 | Tom Lyden
    BURNSVILLE, Minn. (FOX 9)—One of the five men suspected to be a suicide bomber who killed himself and 29 others last October in Somalia, was buried Wednesday at a Burnsville Cemetery. FOX 9 has learned DNA tests have confirmed Shirwa Ahmed was one of five suicide bombers who killed himself and 29 others last October in northern Somalia. He is also a Minnesotan and a naturalized U.S. citizen. The FBI helped return Ahmed's remains to his family. At a Twin Cities cemetery in Burnsville Wednesday afternoon, the suspected suicide bomber was laid to rest. Shirwa Ahmed, 27, was given a...
  • One person injured after shooting spree in Islamic centre

    11/20/2007 5:52:08 AM PST · by FreePerSe · 14 replies · 46+ views ^ | Nov 13, 2007
    One person injured after shooting spree in Islamic centre Earthtimes, UK - Nov 13, 2007 The 23-year-old Muslim was finally overwhelmed by police after firing a dozen shots in the incident Monday evening, according to the Swiss wire agency ATS. ...
  • Notes on a Scandal

    08/16/2007 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 594+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 15, 2007 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    Since its opening in 1957, the Islamic Center of Washington has been the city’s most prominent mosque—a center of worship for thousands of area Muslims, including many members of the capital’s diplomatic corps. President Bush even made a speech at the mosque earlier this summer. But now the Islamic Center has become immersed in a nasty court battle marked by charges of embezzlement, abuse of women and an alleged attempt to spread radical messages of hate. The fireworks began earlier this year when federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against the recently ousted business manager of the mosque, Farzad Darui....
  • D.C. Mosque: Embezzlement or Wahhabi Retribution?

    08/16/2007 9:19:54 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 611+ views
    My Pet Jawa ^ | August 16, 2007 | Dr. Rusty "John Doe" Shackleford
    The scandal at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. centers on embezzlement allegations made against Farzad Darui. Darui claims that the money was not embezzled, but was being used to pay off the mistresses of Abduallah M. Khouj. Polygamy is officially sanctioned under Islamic law, but since the practice is illegal in the U.S., some of these 'mistresses' were really wives. Except for the ones that weren't. At least one of these 'mistresses' is said to have been held against her will. I'm not sure how that is a good defense. Surely paying off Khouj's wives wasn't in the mosque...
  • Fact or "Islamophobia?" (Robert Spence: The Fiction Of Islam As The Religion Of Peace Alert)

    07/04/2007 1:29:19 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 937+ views ^ | 07/04/2007 | Robert Spencer
    When he spoke this week at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Islamic Center of Washington, President Bush said: “In the Middle East, we have seen instead the rise of a group of extremists who seek to use religion as a path to power and a means of domination. This self-appointed vanguard presumes to speak for Muslims. They do not.” There we are again. The Administration and the mainstream media (both Left and Right) take it as axiomatic that the jihad we see all over the world today represents a perversion of Islam, repudiated by...
  • Shoeless George Bush (Daniel Pipes: President Bush Fails To Acknowledge Islamofascist Threat Alert)

    07/04/2007 1:14:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 1,211+ views ^ | 07/04/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    When Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., in June 1957, his 500-word talk effused good will ("Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements") even as the American president embarrassingly bumbled (Muslims in the United States, he declared, have the right to their "own church"). Conspicuously, he included nary a word about policy. Exactly 50 years later, standing shoeless, George W. Bush rededicated the center last week. His 1,600-word speech also praised medieval Islamic culture ("We come to express our appreciation for a faith that has enriched civilization for centuries"),...
  • Fire rips through Islamic Center near San Diego

    08/17/2006 9:48:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 185 replies · 3,526+ views
    EL CAJON A fire ripped through an Islamic center early Thursday morning, causing $2 million in damages before it was put out, officials said. The three-alarm fire at the Kurdish Community Islamic Center was reported just after 2 a.m. and burned for more than an hour before firefighters from 15 different crews extinguished it, said Monica Zech, a spokeswoman for the El Cajon Fire Department. "When they got here, there was heavy smoke coming from the building and then the fire broke through the roof and flames were shooting through the roof," Zech said. "It's pretty much a total loss."...
  • Agent says a school near Lodi would breed terrorists

    08/11/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT · by twntaipan · 4 replies · 706+ views ^ | Aug 09, 2005 | Layla Bohm
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A lead FBI agent on Tuesday linked two local Muslim clerics to the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, contending the two were planning to set up a school near Lodi that would breed anti-American terrorism. The agent testified that Lodi clerics Shabbir Ahmed and Mohammed Adil Khan were prepared to relay information on terrorist plots from sources close to bin Laden. The allegations were dismissed by Ahmed's lawyer, who said the FBI and federal prosecutors have "made the whole thing up." The striking allegations came during an immigration hearing for Ahmed at which Immigration Judge Anthony Murry...
  • Grand jury widens scope of charges against Islamic Mosque of Cleveland founder, associates

    02/01/2006 3:28:27 PM PST · by neefer · 9 replies · 596+ views ^ | 02/01/2006 | WKYC-TV
    CLEVELAND -- He founded the Islamic Center of Cleveland. Now, he, his family and his staff face charges for money laundering and other crimes. Ahbrar Haque is the man in the center of the investigation. Now, a grand jury has widened the scope of the charges against he and his associates. In February 2005, Federal agents raided the accounting offices of Haque, the Islamic Center's founder. In April, he, his wife and two associates were charged in Federal Court for money laundering. Now, 10 months later, 11 more of his associates have been charged. Last February, federal agents removed box...
  • Fast moving fire destroys would-be Muslim center (Paterson, NJ)

    07/25/2005 5:30:59 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 95 replies · 2,284+ views ^ | Eman Varoqa
    PATERSON - It was to be a Muslim youth center, a place for people to meet and mingle, but after a fire ravaged the building Sunday, it was nothing more than a toppled pile of charred bricks. A fast-moving blaze broke out around 4 p.m. and within 30 minutes had destroyed the historic warehouse at West Railway and Genessee avenues. The outer walls did not buckle under pressure, but everything inside succumbed. Three stories collapsed into one, and the wooden interiors fed the fire's fury even more. The Islamic Center of Passaic County purchased the abandoned warehouse in June 2003...
  • London Bombers Have Ties to United States

    07/17/2005 7:18:12 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 22 replies · 553+ views
    ABC ^ | July 15, 2005 | By BRIAN ROSS
    One of the bombers in last week's attacks made a direct phone call to a suspected recruiter for an extremist group in New York. Authorities told ABC News that records show Mohammed Sidique Khan, the eldest of the bombers now believed to be the field commander of the attacks, had called a person who is associated with the Islamic Center, a mosque in Queens, N.Y. Yet, a member of that mosque claimed they had no knowledge of the phone call.
  • London Bombers Have Ties to United States

    07/16/2005 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Cougar66 · 24 replies · 727+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | July 16th, 2005
    July 15, 2005 — One of the bombers in last week's attacks made a direct phone call to a suspected recruiter for an extremist group in New York. Authorities told ABC News that records show Mohammed Sidique Khan, the eldest of the bombers now believed to be the field commander of the attacks, had called a person who is associated with the Islamic Center, a mosque in Queens, N.Y. Yet, a member of that mosque claimed they had no knowledge of the phone call.
  • Ya Get What Ya Pay For

    07/14/2005 11:32:51 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Euphoric Reality ^ | 7/14/05 | HE!D!
    The jihadists that bombed London last week were "radicalized" and recruited at a government-funded youth center. It was well-known as a hub of Islamic activity in Leeds. So the citizens of London got exactly what they paid for - British Islamic terrorists. With naive Prince Charles kissing Islamic butt: "Some may think this cause is Islam. It is anything but. It is a perversion of traditional Islam," Prince Charles said... Others must resist the temptation to condemn the Muslim community for the actions of an evil minority, he added. and misguided Tony Blair threatening to deport anyone inciting hate against...
  • Indiana Mosque Arson Probed As Hate Crime

    07/09/2005 2:14:30 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 28 replies · 926+ views
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Someone tried to set fire to a mosque early Saturday and the FBI was investigating it as a hate crime, officials said.No one was inside the Islamic Center of Bloomington when the fire occured at about 2 a.m. and the damage was confined to the kitchen area, said Nathan Ainsle, president of the Islamic Center.A burned Quran was found outside, he said.Someone threw a rock through a window, then poured a flammable liquid into the building and ignited it, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations said.The timing of the fire, so soon after Thursday's bombing in London...
  • Cleveland Mosque Leader Could Soon Be Deported

    07/07/2005 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 61 replies · 1,340+ views ^ | 7/7/2005
    An Ohio mosque leader may be leaving the country earlier than expected.NewsChannel5 learned that Imam Fawaz Damra's appeal was dropped in the Court of Appeals.That means his citizenship remains revoked and the deportation process could begin soon. A judge revoked his citizenship in September 2004.A jury convicted Damra last year for lying about connections to terrorist organizations on his application for U.S. Citizenship.The 42-year-old spent two months in prison and four months under house arrest.Damra is the leader of Ohio's largest mosque, the Islamic Center of Cleveland, in Parma.
  • Muslims hold first prayers at huge Michigan mosque

    05/13/2005 3:58:55 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 112 replies · 3,534+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/2005
    DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - Hundreds of worshipers gathered on Friday for the first prayer session at a gilded new mosque that is yet another facility to serve the large Muslim population around Detroit.A gold-domed mosque flanked by two minarets and a banquet hall were part of a $14 million expansion project to a Muslim school that, taken together, is now the Islamic Center of America, a 70,000 square-foot facility.When a 700-seat auditorium and a two-story library and school are also completed, it will likely become the largest Islamic center in North America, Muslim officials said."The center is a symbol of...
  • CAIR and Terrorism

    04/18/2005 8:24:09 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 8 replies · 868+ views
    WND ^ | April 18, 2005 | Joe Farrah
    CAIR and terrorism Posted: April 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2005 How many people do you know personally who have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with your company have been convicted of supporting terrorism? How many people associated with organizations in which you are a member or a leader have been convicted of supporting terrorism? If you're like most Americans, the answer to all three questions is probably none. If you're like me and most other Arab-Americans, the answer is still probably none. What would you say about an organization linked...
  • Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]

    10/28/2003 2:45:28 PM PST · by aculeus · 11 replies · 2,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe. The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago. The local religious...
  • Muslim-Fund-Raising

    03/06/2003 3:37:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 482+ views
    AP | 3/06/03 | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK, Mar 06, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Allegations linking al-Qaida to money raised through a Brooklyn mosque have devastated New York Muslims and will hurt legitimate fund raising that was already crippled after the Sept. 11 attacks, Islamic groups said. U.S. officials have charged a Yemeni cleric with providing material support to a terrorist network and say much of the multimillions of dollars he raised came from contributors in the United States, including worshippers at the Al Farouq mosque in Brooklyn. Muslim leaders said Wednesday that the announcement is another setback for mosques and groups already...
  • POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

    09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 121 replies · 8,282+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddam’s overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddam’s coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S. Now, buried in some of...
  • Jihadists in New Jersey with Senator Jon Corzine & Congressman Bill Pascrell, Democrats

    08/14/2004 11:05:22 AM PDT · by Coleus · 42 replies · 3,415+ views ^ | March 30, 2004 | Joel Mowbray
    Jihadists in Jersey  By Joel MowbrayThe New York Sun | March 30, 2004              Congressman Bill Pascrell, D-8, NJ  with Menendez and Corzine Senator Corzine at the Puerto Rican parade in Hoboken.Rep. Bill Pascrell and Senator Corzine, both Democrats of New Jersey, addressed an annual "community brunch" last month co-sponsored by 11 Muslim organizations, including a mosque that has allegedly raised funds for Hamas and another New Jersey mosque whose former imam was convicted last year for smuggling more than a half-million dollars to an Egyptian group that the American Treasury Department subsequently designated a terrorist organization. Mr. Pascrell...
  • Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity: Group Owns Property In Ashland

    06/04/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 30 replies · 334+ views ^ | June 4, 2004 |
    Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity Group Owns Property In Ashland ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Saudi Arabian government is trying to shut down an Islamic charity with ties to Oregon and to terrorism. Al-Haramain runs a branch in Ashland and owns a house and acreage (pictured) in the Southern Oregon town. The FBI shut down the Ashland branch and seized evidence several months ago. The Oregon foundation is accused of laundering money from overseas and channeling it to terrorist groups. Al-Haramain still owns the Ashland property but cannot use it until the investigation is complete. The organization's president...
  • D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues

    09/10/2003 11:35:17 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 250+ views ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | Paul Sperry
    An associate imam at a large mosque here attended by two of the 9-11 hijackers says Muslims who die while fighting unbelievers in the cause of Allah are no different from U.S. Marines fighting and dying for America in Iraq and Afghanistan. Johari Malik of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., made the comparison in defending a sermon given earlier this year by the mosque's former head cleric, Anwar Aulaqi, who is under FBI investigation for his ties to the suicidal hijackers and other terrorists. Aulaqi in January exhorted the faithful at the Masjid at-Tawhid mosque in...
  • Prominent Ohio Islamic leader indicted

    01/13/2004 11:11:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/04 | Thomas J. Sheeran - AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A prominent Islamic clergyman was arrested Tuesday on an indictment alleging he concealed links to groups that committed terrorist attacks against Jews when he applied for U.S. citizenship a decade ago, officials said. Imam Fawaz Mohammed Damrah, who leads the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Ohio's largest mosque, is accused of withholding information on his membership or affiliation with several groups, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, U.S. Attorney Gregory White said. White said the indictment did not allege that Damrah, a Palestinian, committed any terrorist activities. The indictment did not specify what type of support Damrah may have...