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  • Officials wonder why extremists are drawn to Cambridge mosque

    09/10/2014 3:59:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/8/2014 | Deborah Feyerick
    The mosque on Prospect Street is not only Cambridge, Massachusetts,' largest mosque, but it is also the city's only mosque. As many as 1,000 people a week, including immigrants, students, families and residents from surrounding neighborhoods, stop by to pray up to five times a day as Islam requires. Known as the Cambridge mosque, it is run by the Islamic Society of Boston and is just a few short blocks from the well-traveled Red Line, which serves Boston's many universities and colleges. "The mosque is open to everyone," says spokeswoman Nicole Mossalam. "We don't have a core membership. It's very...
  • Westfield State class plans protest at West Spfld HS after 3 Muslim sisters said they were bullied

    04/11/2014 4:25:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    Students at Westfield State University are planning to picket West Springfield High School to protest what three sisters called a pattern of anti-Islamic bullying by students and inaction by school officials. The sisters – Najma, Hibo and Filsan Hussein, all of West Springfield - gave their account of verbal and physical abuse to a class at Westfield State taught by associate professor Kamal Ali, who is also vice president of the Islamic Society of Western Mass. Following the session, more than 30 students signed up to stage a protest at the high school in the next few weeks, Ali said....
  • Mosque:Bomb suspect had 2 outbursts in last year

    04/22/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 22, 2013 | AP
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A mosque where the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects sometimes attended services says one of them had outbursts during two sermons that encouraged Muslims to celebrate American institutions such as the Fourth of July and figures like Martin Luther King Jr. The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center says in a statement released Monday that Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) argued with a preacher during a service at its Cambridge mosque in November about U.S. holidays.
  • BINARY EXPLOSIVES: FROM DISCUSSION TO IMPLEMENTATION

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • Sen. Obama's Muslim liaison resigns

    08/07/2008 2:41:27 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 38 replies · 287+ views
    By JTA ^ | Aug 7, 2008 11:48 | Updated Aug 7, 2008 12:01 | jpost
    The Obama campaign's Arab- and Muslim-American liaison has resigned after revelations of a brief association with a radical imam. Mazen Asbahi quit Monday because he did not want to be a "distraction" to the presidential campaign of US Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), The Wall Street Journal reported. Asbahi, a prominent Chicago lawyer, for a few weeks in 2000 had served on the board of the Allied Assets Advisors Fund affiliated with the North American Islamic Trust. Also serving on the board at that time was Jamal Said, an imam at a Chicago-area mosque known for his radical views. Said raised...
  • Exeter explosion: Autistic bomb suspect 'radicalised by gang'

    05/23/2008 2:38:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 87+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 23 2008 | Duncan Gardham, Nick Allen, Richard Savill and Richard Edwards
    The man detained over a suspected suicide bomb attack in Exeter was an autistic 22-year-old allegedly radicalised by a gang of suspected Muslim radicals who were being monitored by police and MI5, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Investigating officers said that Nicky Reilly received a text message of "encouragement" hours before the nailbomb attack in a family restaurant. Police have made the first arrests as the net closed in on the suspected radicals alleged to have groomed the bomber. Sources close to the investigation said that the alleged corruption of a vulnerable young man - who suffered from Asperger's Syndrome,...
  • Islamic history month fizzles in Toronto

    10/27/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 733+ views
    CBC News ^ | October 26, 2007
    Organizers of Islamic history month are mulling over why their project has failed to achieve the same success in Toronto that it's found in other parts of the country. The Canadian Islamic Congress declared October to be Islamic history month and received support from many cities and school boards, including Ottawa, Vancouver and Kingston, but not Toronto. Zafar Bangash, director of the Islamic Society in York Region, said the success of black history month inspired his community to try something similar. But he said organizers were late getting started, which may explain why the Toronto school board was reluctant to...
  • Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' Society

    08/19/2006 7:43:03 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 64 replies · 935+ views
    That sounds a bit ominous... Iran: Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' SocietyIRNA (Internet Version-WWW)Saturday, August 19, 2006 Shiraz, Fars Prov, Aug 19, IRNA -- The Islamic Society of University Students opened its 8th national congress in this southern city Saturday with an inaugural message from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.In an inaugural ceremony, the Supreme Leader's message to the congress was read for him by the representative of the Vali-ye Faqih (religiousjurisprudent) in universities. "Dear university students! I hereby greet you one by one and pray that God Almighty would grant you a more prosperous and dignified future...
  • SoCal Islamic school ordered to pay $1.7 million in legal fees (Muslim woman discriminated against)

    02/28/2006 11:16:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 661+ views
    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - The Islamic Society of Orange County and two of its officials must pay more than $1.7 million to lawyers for a woman who successfully sued the organization for discrimination, a judge has ruled. Zakiyyah Muhammad, a 60-year-old black woman who converted to Islam, served for five years as principal of the Orange Crescent School in Garden Grove before she was fired in 2003. The school is operated by the Islamic Society. An Orange County Superior Court jury awarded her $788,000 in damages last September after she claimed she was dismissed for challenging her male bosses...
  • FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks

    09/30/2005 9:45:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,013+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/05 | Michael Weissenstein - ap
    NEW YORK - The fire department's new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "It became clear to him that he would have difficulty functioning as an FDNY chaplain," Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters an hour before Imam Intikab Habib was to be officially sworn in. "There has been no prior indication that he held those views." Habib told Newsday in an interview published Friday that he was skeptical of the official version of the attack on...
  • WSJ: The Russians Are Coming - Jews who vote Republican?

    09/09/2005 5:45:21 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 933+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 9, 2005 | TONY CARNES
    Pity Larry Lowenthal. His job as executive director of the Boston branch of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) includes finding and training leaders from among the 700,000 Russian Jews who have immigrated to the U.S. in the last 30 years. Mr. Lowenthal has fared well: Today there are Russians helping to guide a number of major Jewish organizations, like the one called Boston for Israel. But now these immigrants turn out to be … oh no! Republicans! To judge by his public statements and writings, Mr. Lowenthal's idea of a faithful Jew is someone who opposes the nomination of Judge...
  • FBI acknowledges plane circling Indiana town, looking for signs of terrorist connections

    02/28/2003 10:05:26 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 35 replies · 593+ views
    NJ.com | 2/28/03 11:21 am | The Associated Press
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- An airplane that raised questions in this college town is being used by the FBI to monitor people who might have terrorist connections, agency officials acknowledged. The FBI denied knowledge of the plane earlier this week after aviation officials disclosed that the aircraft was conducting law enforcement surveillance. Agent Thomas V. Fuentes said the FBI issued the denial because a reporter asked if the airplane is doing electronic surveillance, which it is not. Fuentes and agent James H. Davis said the FBI is not aware of any threat to Bloomington or the state, but is watching...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • 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...
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/15/2004 8:12:57 AM PST · by USF · 54 replies · 1,185+ views
    DanielPipes.Org ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million. The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it...
  • City gives break to terror-related mosque? Muslim group buys land from gov't for fraction of value

    11/23/2004 12:22:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,940+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004 City gives break to terror-related mosque?Muslim group buys land from government for fraction of value Posted: November 23, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A huge mosque set to be built in Boston is raising eyebrows for two reasons: its link to terror, and the fact the city government sold the land for the project at a fraction of its value. The 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will cost $22 million, according to a report by the Christian Broadcasting Network. The Islamic Society of Boston, which is overseeing the project, allegedly has ties to radical Islam, with its founder,...
  • Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam

    11/16/2004 8:49:43 AM PST · by missyme · 45 replies · 1,772+ views
    CBN ^ | Nov 16th, 2004
    BOSTON, Massachusetts - A mosque is rising in the heart of Boston. Not just any mosque, but the largest mosque in the northeastern United States. At a cost of $22 million, the 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will be a prominent symbol of the growth of Islam in America. But the project is under fire, as some say it will also be a symbol of radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Boston is under scrutiny for ties to radicalism. But the society says it does not tolerate extremism. And yet, some former and present leaders of the society have been tied...
  • Wahabi mosque under construction in Boston

    11/16/2004 7:32:01 AM PST · by angel90210 · 224 replies · 5,788+ views
    CBN News ^ | Nov. 16, 2004 | Angel90210
    I was just watching CBN news and they were saying that one of the largest mosques in North America is under construction in Boston (anyone in Boston aware of this?). The mosque has Wahabi connection and is associated with the Islamic Society of Boston (with Wahabi and terrorist connections). The city of Boston sold the land for 25-50% of its actual value, all without comments from the mayor's office and Boston Globe. What's going on here? We are over in the Middle East bombing Arabs. Something like 70% or more Arabs hate the USA and we're importing radical Islamists right...
  • The Holy War Foundation

    08/02/2004 8:22:29 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 8 replies · 586+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | July 30, 2004 | Stephen Schwartz
    On Tuesday the federal authorities struck another serious blow against the toleration of Islamist terrorist activities on American soil, by arresting five former leaders of the so-called Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which, as I have previously argued, would be better called the Holy War Foundation.   HLF is, after all, a front for the Palestinian suicide terror gang Hamas, which is mainly funded by Saudi Arabia. < -snip- > HLF long functioned as the nerve center of the “Wahhabi lobby” in the U.S., headquartered in Texas, with branch offices in Paterson, N.J., Bridgeview, Ill., and San Diego.  Established...
  • IRS Raids Philadelphia Mosque, Two Homes (AP)

    05/27/2004 4:37:58 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 105 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday May 27, 2004 | PATRICK WALTERS
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal agents raided a mosque and two homes in Philadelphia on Thursday and took a Muslim cleric into custody on immigration charges, authorities and witnesses said. Internal Revenue Service agents executed a search warrant at the Ansaar Allah Islamic Society and an adjacent home in the city's Bridesburg section, plus a third home in Northeast Philadelphia, according to IRS spokesman Skip Bedics. No one was arrested on criminal charges, but immigration authorities detained Mohamed Ghorab, an Egyptian who is the imam at the small mosque, which is housed inside a cinderblock garage. FBI agents were also on...
  • Terror suspect had 1997 arrest, "very extreme" ideas

    05/26/2004 5:36:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 245+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/26/04 | Ben Fox - AP
    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Adam Yahiye Gadahn was 17 years old when he walked into the Islamic Society of Orange County and asked for permission to worship there. The farm kid who grew up in a home with Christian roots declared himself a Muslim, ready to immerse himself in his new religion. But his devotion eventually spiraled into trouble - and an arrest. Gadahn, who was named Wednesday as one of seven suspected al-Qaida operatives sought by the FBI, was later expelled from the mosque after attacking an employee. Records show he pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges...
  • The Moral Minority-Conservatives who broke ranks vindicated by Government probe

    01/14/2004 6:51:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 285+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-14-04 | Evan Gahr
    Conservatives who broke ranks now vindicated by Government probe of Islamic Society of North America Paul Weyrich. Gary Bauer. Linda Chavez. Bill Donahue. Marc Gellman. Bailey Smith. Five Christians, one Jew. All nationally known. Weyrich is CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, helped found the Moral Majority; Bauer. a former Presidential candidate, Chavez, a former Reagan administration official, Gelllman the Jewish half of TV's "God Squad," Donahue is the feisty critic of anti-Catholic bias, and Bailey Smith, a former Southern Baptist convention president who made headlines years ago for an anti-Semitic remark that he has long since retracted. They are...
  • How U.S. Extremists Fund Terror

    01/05/2004 4:24:18 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 11 replies · 249+ views
    WND ^ | January 5, 2004 | Sherrie Gossett
    ISLAM IN AMERICA, PART 2 How U.S. extremists fund terror Money trail linked to Muslim conference circuit leads to Mideast Posted: January 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part WND report by Sherrie Gossett, who went inside a recent "mainstream" Muslim conference in Florida to expose the true attitudes and ideas of the leaders of the movement in the U.S. Gossett attended portions of the conference after all other media representatives had packed up and left the event. In Part 1, Gossett analyzed the words and backgrounds of some of the keynote speakers...
  • Military probes hiring of clerics

    09/25/2003 10:45:05 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/26/03 | Rowan Scarborough and Steve Miller
    <p>The Pentagon yesterday ordered a review of how it recruits military chaplains, particularly Muslim clerics endorsed by two groups with ties to radical Islam.</p> <p>Pentagon officials yesterday informed senators of the review as Sens. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, announced upcoming hearings on whether the radical Wahhabi sect has infiltrated the U.S. military chaplain corps.</p>
  • Spotlight turns to lawyer in terror case

    09/11/2003 10:17:46 PM PDT · by piasa · 17 replies · 520+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | Tue, Aug 26, 2003 | JANINE ROBBEN
    When controversial New York attorney Stanley Cohen came to court last week seeking to represent Portland Seven defendant Patrice Lumumba Ford, the focus was on Cohen's prior representation of the spiritual leader of a Portland mosque where Ford had worshiped. How can Cohen fairly represent Ford, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones asked, when Cohen's former client Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye is being investigated for allegedly helping to finance the same conspiracy with which Ford is charged? According to an FBI affidavit unsealed Friday, Kariye may have raised $12,000, through unidentified worshipers at Masjed As-Saber in Southwest Portland, for Ford...
  • Belgian Police Seize Letters in Anthrax Scare

    06/04/2003 4:05:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters | 6/04/03
    June 4— BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police have intercepted at least five envelopes containing white powder, including one addressed to the prime minister's office and another to the U.S. embassy, fearing it may be anthrax or another dangerous substance. Police had yet to determine the nature of the suspicious powder, a spokesman for the interior ministry said.The letters were reminiscent of the anthrax mailings in the United States which killed five people following the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.Those letters caused a global scare that the bacteria was being used as a biological weapon.Belgian police seized...