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  • Air Force Recruits Chaplains From MB Front Group

    05/03/2013 7:02:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 05/03/2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Air Force has confirmed to The Clarion Project that it paid nearly $5,000 for advertisements in the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial that was also labeled a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the government. The Air Force said it would continue to consider paying ISNA for ads. “This ad ran twice in the Islamic Horizons magazine to create awareness for Air Force chaplain recruiting efforts in the Muslim community. It cost $4800 total." ISNA is the first organization mentioned in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo's list...
  • Who’s Vetting Muslim Chaplains On College Campuses?

    02/06/2012 7:37:30 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies ^ | 02FEB12 | Not Listed
    Homeland Security: To please Muslim-rights groups, more and more colleges are hiring Muslim chaplains, only to watch them radicalize students. Campuses need tougher background checks. Alarmingly, some chaplains have actively supported al-Qaida and called for violent jihad against “kaffirs,” or infidels. And yet they still have access to students, and remain on the university payroll. Take Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, Muslim chaplain at Northeastern University in Boston. He has urged Muslims to pick up the “gun and sword” on behalf of recently imprisoned al-Qaida terrorists. Last month, Faaruuq held a fundraiser for Aafia Siddiqui, a one-time MIT student also known as...
  • [Moslem] Chaplain Tried To Smuggle Razor Blades Into [NY] City Jail

    02/03/2010 3:33:24 PM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 22 replies · 714+ views
    A jails chaplain has been arrested and charged with bringing contraband into a Manhattan corrections facility. Investigators say Imam Zul-Qarnin Shahid, 58, of Staten Island was taken into custody this morning after he tried to bring three straight razors and a pair of scissors into the Manhattan Detention Complex. Police say the items were discovered inside a bag as it was going through an X-ray machine. Shahid is facing several charges, including four counts of promoting prison contraband in the first degree. Investigators say the Muslim cleric has been employed as a chaplain with the Department of Corrections since 2007....
  • Penetration Even At The Pentagon: Muslim Spies Setting Muslim Policy

    12/17/2009 5:46:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies · 1,833+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | PAUL SPERRY
    The internal threat from Muslim extremists in the military extends to high-level Defense Department aides who have undermined military policy. In fact, one top Muslim adviser pushed out an intelligence analyst who warned of the sudden jihad syndrome that led to the Fort Hood terrorist attack. An honored guest of the Ramadan dinner at the Pentagon this September was Hesham Islam, who infiltrated the highest echelons of the Ring despite proven ties to U.S. terror front groups and a shady past in his native Egypt. As senior adviser for international affairs to former deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Islam ran...
  • LAPD appoints first Muslim chaplain

    06/30/2009 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 6 replies · 302+ views
    LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department, hoping to improve relations with Muslims, has appointed the force's first Islamic chaplain, police officials said. Pakistan-born Sheik Qazi Asad, 47, will become a reserve chaplain at the North Hollywood station, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "We need to establish very good communication ... where both parties are talking to each other," Asad told the Times. "This is just opening up the door." Asad, a U.S. citizen, has spent a decade working to improve relations between police and Muslim communities in Los Angeles County. The LAPD hopes he'll...
  • Rradical Muslims serving as chaplains in American prisons [should we train palestinian army?]

    05/25/2009 5:45:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 488+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-25-09 | Steve Emerson
    Steven Emerson warns: radical Muslims serving as chaplains in American prisons [Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: It should be noted that back in the Middle East, the very troops U.S. General Dayton is training and arming could very well end up in joint teams with Hamas gunmen if Egyptian-PA plans are implemented. General Dayton swears that these Palestinian recruits talk-the-talk and he adamantly refuses to think through what might happen to this "moderate" American trained fighting force when they are mixed with highly motivated radical Hamas gunmen who talk-a-very-different-talk. General Dayton may swear that by some miracle his "moderate" Fatah...
  • Imams Reject Talk That Islam Radicalizes Inmates

    05/23/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 409+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2009 | Daniel J. Wakin
    ... [L]ast week, Salahuddin Mustafa Muhammad found himself an accidental actor of sorts in the latest case of what the authorities call a homegrown terror plot, one in which four ex-convicts were accused of trying to blow up two Bronx synagogues and attack military aircraft. The plot, the authorities say, began when one of the men met a government informant at Mr. Muhammad’s mosque roughly a year ago. With at least two of the men appearing to be prison converts to Islam, the case has in certain circles evoked an old debate about the role prison might play as an...
  • Bomb Case Raises Issue of Islam in Jails

    05/23/2009 11:52:56 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 13 replies · 701+ views
    The possibility that the alleged New York bomb plotters converted to Islam in prison and adopted radical views could provide evidence of how the criminal-justice system can be fertile ground for terrorist recruitment. Authorities said they believed all four men charged in the attack were Muslim and that some may have converted in prison. It isn't clear whether these conversions were linked to the radical views officials say they espoused while plotting to bomb two New York City synagogues and shoot down U.S. military planes... According to New York state corrections records, alleged ringleader James Cromitie and David Williams gave...
  • Muslims in New York Synagogue/U.S. Plane Plot had Imam Who is Prison Chaplain

    05/22/2009 6:10:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 605+ views ^ | May 22, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    As I noted yesterday and many times in the past, the four Muslims caught trying to blow up New York synagogues and U.S. planes converted to Islam in prison, where the Muslim chaplaincy is controlled by CAIR, ISNA, and an alphabet soup of extremists and jihadists. Today, Bill Warner points out that the men met at Masjid Al-Ikhlas, a Newburgh, New York mosque, whose imam is Salahuddin Muhammad, a New York prison chaplain. Hello . . .? Yet, authorities refuse to do anything to this guy. And they continue to refuse to overhaul the Muslim prison chaplain system and who...
  • Ex-Army chaplain cleared in Gitmo spy case is Obama delegate

    05/20/2008 9:54:54 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 26 replies · 507+ views
    A former Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was cleared of spy accusations is now a Democratic National Convention delegate pledged to Sen. Barack Obama. Former Capt. James J. Yee was among the delegates who were elected by precinct representatives Saturday at the party's 9th Congressional District convention at North Thurston High School. Others chosen at the gathering were Zach Smith, a former supporter of ex-Sen. John Edwards who is now pledged to Clinton, and Natalie Stevens, an alternate pledged to Obama. Yee, a West Point graduate, was accused in 2003 of being part of a spy ring...
  • Muslim Chaplains Gaining Acceptance

    08/31/2006 6:24:34 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 69 replies · 1,226+ views
    Chicago Tribune (via ^ | August 31, 2006 | Staff
    When Lt. Abuhena Saif-ul-Islam first arrived at the Camp Pendleton military base in California, recruits often asked the Muslim chaplain what the crescent on his lapel meant. Saif-ul-Islam, a Bangladeshi immigrant, jokingly told them he was an astronaut. Nowadays, fewer sailors find the Islamic symbol unfamiliar. But Saif-ul-Islam, a U.S. Navy chaplain since 1999, still is questioned often about his religion during training sessions he conducts at bases across the nation. "They want to know if non-Muslims can go into a mosque," Saif-ul-Islam said. "They ask why people in Iraq are behaving [violently] if Islam is so peaceful. It's a...
  • Nobles and knaves [Noble: Gen. Richard Myers; Knave: Intikab Habib

    10/01/2005 8:31:18 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 3 replies · 553+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-1-05 | Washington Times Editorial
    Nobles: Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who retired this week after 40 years of service. As an engineering student at Kansas State University, Gen. Myers enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program, because, as he says, "Vietnam was heating up, and I had no problem with serving. I just wanted to have some control over how I did it." He was commissioned in 1965 and soon sent to Vietnam, where he flew F-4s. But the future four-star general didn't expect to stay in the military. As chairman, Gen. Myers has been...
  • (Moonbat) Imam resigns as incoming FDNY chaplain after report

    09/30/2005 9:03:28 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies · 1,127+ views
    sd ^ | September 30, 2005, 11:20 AM EDT | BY CAROL EISENBERG
    An imam slated to be sworn in today as the second Muslim chaplain in Fire Department history, instead resigned after making controversial remarks on the Sept. 11 attacks in an interview with Newsday. "The Fire Department this morning received the resignation of Imam Intikab Habib from his position of FDNY Chaplain," said FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. "Based on comments he made to Newsday, Imam Intikab Habib would have been unable to effectively serve in the role he was appointed to." In a telephone interview Thursday, Habib, 30, a native of Guyana who studied Islam in Saudi Arabia, said he questioned...
  • 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...
  • Prison Cell To Terror Cell

    08/24/2005 5:24:26 PM PDT · by CAWats · 3 replies · 485+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2005 | CAWats
    Prison Cell To Terror Cell National Security: Muslim chaplains employed by U.S. prisons are converting inmates by the cell block, swelling their ranks beyond 250,000. Yet officials are doing next to nothing to defuse this potential powder keg.
  • France Seeks Muslim Chaplain for Prisons (Muslims make up between 50-70% of prisoners)

    06/26/2005 8:46:02 AM PDT · by veronica · 18 replies · 584+ views
    Islam Online ^ | May 4, 2005 | Hadi Yahmid
    The Muslim preacher will be assigned with easing measures for the Muslim prisoners in French jails to practice their religious rituals. PARIS, May 4, 2005 ( – The French Justice Ministry is seeking the help of representatives of the French Muslim minority to appoint a Muslim chaplain-general to cater for the religious needs of Muslims prisoners doing time in French jails. Hassan Al-Alawi Al-Talibi was nominated by the French ministry to work as a chaplain for overseeing the religious teachings for the Muslim prisoners after receiving the approval from the French Council for Muslim Religion (CFCM) Tuesday, May 3. The...
  • A slick Islamist heads to jail--One down, many more to go

    08/03/2004 5:28:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 893+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-2-04 | Daniel Pipes
    In 2002, the spokesman for FBI director Robert Mueller memorably described the American Muslim Council (AMC) as the "the most mainstream Muslim group in the United States." A year later, the Catholic bishops called the AMC "the premier, mainstream Muslim group in Washington." Its founder and long-time chief, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was a Washington fixture. He had many meetings with both Clintons in the White House and once joined George W. Bush at a prayer service. He arranged a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner for congressional leaders. He six times lectured abroad for the State Department and founded an organization to provide Muslim...
  • Muslim Chaplain Who Was "Cleared" of Espionage Charges Resigns, Citing Treatment by Military

    08/02/2004 2:03:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies · 1,330+ views
    AP ^ | 2 Aug 04 | AP
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. (AP) - A Muslim chaplain cleared of espionage charges after being imprisoned for 76 days resigned from the Army on Monday, saying officials never apologized or allowed him to retrieve his belongings from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Capt. James Yee, 35, ministered to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay naval station, where the military is holding suspected Muslim terrorists. He was taken into custody after the military initially linked him to a possible espionage ring at the Guantanamo Bay naval station in Cuba. "Those unfounded allegations - which were leaked to the media - irreparably injured my personal and professional...
  • CIA report reveals U.S. knew Saudi-backed charities tied to terrorism in 1996

    07/31/2004 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 51 replies · 1,458+ views
    The candidate Bush meets with Muslim leaders in Austin, Texas. Abdurahman Alamoudi (right of Bush) heads the sister organization of terror connected IIRO. A CIA report from 1996, obtained by investigators for the lawyer suing a number of Islamic charities on behalf of victims of the 9/11 attacks, reveals that the U.S. government knew that over one-third of the Islamic charities operating throughout the world were aiding known terrorist groups. Many of the charities detailed in the report are Saudi-sponsored and official Saudi government charities are implicated in supporting terrorism. These charities include the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO)...

    07/31/2004 5:31:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 136 replies · 4,878+ views ^ | 7-30-04 | Michelle Malkin
    WHAT SAY YOU NOW, GROVER NORQUIST? By Michelle Malkin   ·   July 30, 2004 08:46 AM The Washington Post reports that Abdurahman Alamoudi, once embraced as a "mainstream" and "moderate" Muslim activist who courted both the Clinton and Bush administrations, will plead guilty today to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Libya in violation of U.S. law and attempting to hide it from the government: Abdurahman Alamoudi has agreed to admit guilt to three counts, including one related to the mysterious movement of $340,000 he allegedly received in a London hotel room from a charity funded by the Libyan government,...
  • Muslim leader in U.S. 'intelligence coup'

    07/29/2004 8:33:40 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 41 replies · 1,615+ views
    CNN.Com / Law Center ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2004 Posted: 10:28 PM EDT (0228 GMT) | From CNN Justice Producer Terry Frieden
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An American Muslim leader is expected to admit being involved in an alleged Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's crown prince, CNN has learned. Abdurahman Alamoudi is not charged in the assassination plot, but government sources said he has agreed to fully cooperate in what one senior government official called "a real intelligence coup for the United States." Alamoudi has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors and is expected to plead guilty in federal court Friday to charges related to his dealings with Libya. "This guy was really well-connected and he knows who all the players...
  • Overlooking the Problem: Tolerance and Theological Blindness

    07/26/2004 6:24:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 1 replies · 397+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | July 26, 2004 | Charles Colson
    Last autumn, following the arrest of a Navy chaplain suspected of spying for al Qaeda, the Pentagon began a review of the way it recruits Muslim chaplains. At the center of the probe is the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Virginia, which had trained nine of the twelve Muslim chaplains in the Armed Forces and many prison chaplains. The graduate school is funded by the Saudis and is part of the effort to spread Wahhabi Islam. As anyone who bothers to look will discover, Wahhabism, which fueled the Taliban’s repression and violence in Afghanistan, is no...
  • Prisons tighten Muslim chaplain criteria

    07/15/2004 11:19:29 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 16, 2004 | By Jerry Seper
    The Washington Prisons tighten Muslim chaplain criteriaBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished July 16, 2004 The U.S. Bureau of Prisons, criticized in May for allowing a shortage of Muslim chaplains to threaten prison security and increase the potential for terrorism, has taken "important steps" in correcting the problems, a report said yesterday.     Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said the bureau had either closed or resolved all but three of 16 recommendations made to correct problems in the selection, screening and supervision of Muslim chaplains, contractors and volunteers who work with 9,000 Muslim inmates.     Two months ago, Mr. Fine...

    05/30/2004 10:23:11 PM PDT · by cgk · 21 replies · 232+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5-30-04 | Michelle Malkin
    A MENACE - EVEN WHEN THEY'RE CAGED By MICHELLE MALKIN  Email  Archives  Print  Reprint May 30, 2004 -- EVEN being locked behind bars hasn't stopped Islamic extremists from conspiring to wage war on innocent civilians around the world. Abu Qatada, a Syrian militant cleric detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in Britain, allegedly received cellphone calls from a group of Islamist terrorists involved in the recent Madrid train bombings. The terrorists reportedly sought and received permission to blow themselves up while their apartment was surrounded by police on April 3. Britain has identified Qatada as the spiritual guru for 9/11...
  • Dangerous Faith: The Threat of Radical Islam in Prisons

    05/20/2004 10:53:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 7 replies · 426+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | 20 May 04 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. On several “ BreakPoints,” Chuck Colson has addressed the threat posed by the growing radical Islamic movement among America’s prison population. Unfortunately, since the last time he spoke about it, the situation in our prisons has only become worse. The U.S. Department of Justice has just released a report about the selection of Muslim religious service providers by the Bureau of Prisons. According to this report, the Bureau has been far too lax in screening Muslim chaplains, contractors, and volunteers who work in our prisons. While these workers have...
  • Report: Screening Lax On Muslim Chaplains

    05/04/2004 6:23:03 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 332+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-4-2004 | Curt Anderson
    Report: Screening Lax on Muslim Chaplains Wednesday May 5, 2004 2:01 AM By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prison officials are failing to adequately screen Muslim chaplains and others who provide Islamic religious services to inmates to determine whether they hold extremist views, Justice Department investigators say. A report by Justice Department inspector general Glenn A. Fine also found Muslim contractors and volunteers have ample opportunity ``to deliver inappropriate and extremist messages,'' which could lead to terrorist recruitment, inside federal prisons because they lack proper supervision. Muslim inmates themselves sometimes lead Islamic services in prisons, another...
  • Capt. Yee's sympathy circle: Michelle Malkin blasts terrorist apologists

    04/20/2004 10:40:56 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 438+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    The usual suspects – plus one holier-than-thou world power – are calling on the U.S. military to repent for its treatment of Muslim chaplain James Yee (aka "Yousef" or "Yousif" Yee). Refresher: Yee's the Army captain who ministered to al-Qaida and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Seven months ago, Yee was arrested on suspicion of espionage. He spent 76 days in solitary confinement; the case didn't materialize; he was convicted on lesser charges of adultery and downloading pornography. Last week, the Army Southern Command chief who oversees military operations at Guantanamo dismissed those convictions. What more do Yee and his...
  • Military drops all charges against chaplain

    03/20/2004 8:20:10 AM PST · by tcuoohjohn · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Sat Mar 20, 6:52 AM ET | Ray Rivera and Ralph Thomas
    The fading espionage case against Army Capt. James Yee, the Muslim chaplain who ministered to Guantánamo Bay prisoners, came to an abrupt end yesterday after the U.S. military dropped all charges against him. In a surprise move, the Army dismissed allegations of mishandling classified information — the most serious offenses left in a case authorities once described as involving spying, mutiny, sedition and aiding the enemy. "Chaplain Yee has won," said his lawyer, Eugene Fidell. "The Army's dismissal of the classified-information charges against him represents a long-overdue vindication. "Yee is entitled to an apology." Yee, who was stationed at Fort...
  • Military Drops All Charges Against Muslim Chaplain

    03/19/2004 4:11:13 PM PST · by technomage · 41 replies · 2,066+ views
    AP | 3/19/04 | AP
    AP News Alert 03/19 6:07p CST MIAMI (AP) U.S. military drops all charges of alleged mishandling of classified information against Muslim Army chaplain at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Former Guantanamo Prison Chaplain Is Transferred to Fort Meade, Md.

    03/08/2004 12:04:41 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 287+ views
    Former Guantanamo Prison Chaplain Is Transferred to Fort Meade, Md. FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) - The Muslim Army chaplain accused of mishandling classified documents from the prison for terror suspects at the Guantanamo Naval Base has been transferred to a base in Maryland, his attorney said Monday. Capt. James Yee is charged with mishandling classified material, failing to obey an order, making a false official statement, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly downloading pornography on his government laptop. He remains free, but has been transferred from Fort Benning to Fort Meade, Md., attorney Eugene Fidell said. He...
  • No longer accused of spying Yee to face judge on lesser charges

    02/17/2004 5:15:14 AM PST · by pabianice · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Navy Times ^ | 2/17/04 | McMurray
    <p>Army Capt. James Yee, shown here in a December file photo, no longer faces capital espionage charges.</p> <p>James Yee, a Muslim chaplain in the Army, spent 76 days in a prison cell while authorities tried to build a capital espionage case against him. Now he is free, the most serious allegations replaced by lesser ones like adultery and possession of pornography, and the military justice system itself is on trial.</p>
  • Al Qaeda Still Recruits In U.S. Jails

    01/08/2004 1:08:54 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 261+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2003 | MENL
    WASHINGTON – Despite a government crackdown, Al Qaeda continues to recruit members in U.S. prisons. U.S. officials said Al Qaeda’s recruitment has been facilitated by Muslim clergy with access to federal and state prisons. They said the organization has succeeded in winning new members despite tighter rules instituted by authorities since the Al Qaeda suicide attacks in September 2001. “These terrorists seek to exploit our freedom to exercise religion to their advantage by using radical forms of Islam to recruit operatives,” FBI counter-terrorism chief John Pistole said. “Unfortunately, U.S. correctional institutions are a viable venue for such radicalization and recruitment.”...
  • Senate Testimony of Dr. Michael Waller (Alamoudi, Islamists, & Muslim Chaplains)

    12/13/2003 9:16:28 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 28 replies · 3,593+ views
    "TERRORIST RECRUITMENT AND INFILTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES: PRISONS AND MILITARY AS AN OPERATIONAL BASE. " Testimony of Dr. Michael Waller Annenberg Professor of International Communication The Institute of World Politics October 14, 2003 Statement of J. Michael Waller Annenberg Professor of International Communication Institute of World Politics Before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Senate Committee on the Judiciary 14 October 2003 Thank you, Chairman Kyl, and members of the Subcommittee for holding this important series of hearings. Thank you also for inviting me to testify on the subject of terrorist penetration of the U.S. military...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • Texas Jailhouse Jihad-Are Muslim chaplains recruiting criminals to wage holy war against America?

    12/11/2003 4:31:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 232+ views
    CBS 11 TV Dallas/Ft. Worth ^ | December 11, 2003 | Robert Riggs
    It’s Ramadan, the holiest Islamic month, and the call to prayer rings out daily to the prison system’s more than 7,500 Muslim inmates. Their burgeoning numbers are a testament to the fast pace of Islamic converts sweeping through the nation’s prisons. But CBS-11 has uncovered a disturbing half-hour videotape apparently used as a recruitment tool in the Beto One Prison Unit in East Texas. The confiscated video is titled “A Message to the Oppressed” and carried a militant Islamic sermon in praise of terrorists to inmates before authorities seized it during Islamic services. The tape features the anti-Semitic exhortations by...
  • Pentagon Madrassas

    12/02/2003 1:33:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 177+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 12/02/03 | Evan McCormick
    When federal authorities arrested a Muslim military chaplain nearly one month ago at Guantanamo bay on suspicions of espionage, the danger of our radical Islamist enemies infiltrating the American infrastructure at dangerous levels came into the daylight. Federal agents confirmed the bad news with the arrest of Abdurahman Alamoudi, the founder of the military's Muslim Chaplaincy program and an American-Muslim leader well connected to the White House.  On October 23, Alamoudi was indicted on charges that include financial dealings with al-Qaeda and Hamas, passport fraud, illegal procurement of citizenship, and engaging in prohibited activities with state sponsor of terrorism, Libya—a relationship...
  • Betrayal in the ranks

    10/27/2003 3:19:48 AM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 143+ views
    <p>Sen. Jon Kyl's recent hearing on the radical Islamists' infiltration of the chaplaincy of the U.S. military and prisons provided disturbing insights in two areas in particular: 1) the successes that Islamic radicals have had in assuming control over the selection of military chaplains; and 2) the different levels of decorum and seriousness with which Democratic senators approach a hearing on critical national security matters.</p>
  • Head of Muslim Chaplain Program headed to Syria with cash (Abdurahman Alamoudi)

    10/23/2003 9:01:51 AM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 67 replies · 558+ views
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/03 | Lisa Myers (NBC News)
    ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI is a prominent American Muslim leader, welcomed by presidents and founder of the Muslim chaplain program for the U.S. military. Now he's in jail, caught heading to Syria with $340,000 in cash, money prosecutors believe came from Libya. According to FBI counterterrorism chief Steve Pomerantz, “It's very hard to explain in any innocent way a suitcase full of money going from one terrorist-sponsoring nation to another terrorist-sponsoring nation.” AUDIOTAPE EXAMINED U.S. investigators speculated in court that the money was headed for Hamas or another terror group in Syria. A British document obtained by NBC News describes Alamoudi as...
  • Mark Steyn: With friends like the Saudis . . .

    10/19/2003 8:08:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 68 replies · 488+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 19 2003 | Mark Steyn
    A year ago, when the self-regarding buffoon Chief Moose was bungling the Washington sniper investigation and the cable-news shows were full of endless psychological profiles of "white male loners," a few of us columnists entertained the notion that the killer was linked to Islamist terrorism. My colleague Richard Roeper thought this was so absurd that he very kindly apologized to Sun-Times readers on my behalf. "An awful lot of conservatives really, really wanted the snipers to be terrorists," explained Richard. "But they were wrong. I'll say that because they never will." Even at the time, the Roeper position required a...
  • Radical Chaplains - Scrutinizing recruitment

    10/17/2003 1:52:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 102+ views
    NRO ^ | October 15, 2003 | Senator Jon Kyl
    Recent hearings by my subcommittee on terrorism have exposed the growing dominance of a radical sect of Islam in the United States. This sect, commonly referred to as Wahhabism, preaches jihad against Christian, Jews, and Muslims who don't toe the Wahhabi line. All 19 of the September 11 hijackers were followers of Wahhabism, as is Osama bin Laden. This violent perversion of Islamic faith has been responsible for terrorist attacks against innocent civilians — both Muslim and non-Muslim — all over the world. As a movement, Wahhabism has established publishing operations, schools, and charities in many countries. The self-labeled "educational...
  • Lawmakers want change in method of selecting Muslim chaplains

    10/15/2003 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 3 replies · 99+ views
    army times
    By Karen Jowers Times staff writer Lawmakers called on the Defense Department and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Tuesday to change the way they recruit Muslim chaplains. “It is unacceptable for our government to utilize organizations suspected of terrorist ties to recruit Muslims for sensitive positions in our military and prison systems,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on terrorism and homeland security, at an Oct. 14 hearing. Charles Abell, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said he had signed a memo that morning clarifying several Defense Department policies concerning prospective chaplains....
  • Pentagon's Weak Testimony on Muslim Chaplain Problem Riles Senators

    10/15/2003 10:32:13 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 4 replies · 102+ views
    Center For Security Policy ^ | 10/15/03 | Staff Headline Story | Pentagon's weak testimony on Muslim chaplain problem riles senators > Kyl: Not amused "We hope never to be caught in this position again." That's what the administration's fall guy on the Pentagon chaplain scandal, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Charles Abell, told senators at an October 14 terrorism hearing. But Abell said the Department of Defense has no intention of breaking ties with Saudi-funded Wahhabi groups that currently vet military chaplains. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, summoned Abell and others to find out how the military and...

    10/15/2003 1:36:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 439+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/15/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>October 15, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Pentagon investigators will question a Muslim chaplain who arranged a trip to Mecca for Islamic U.S. servicemen that was paid for by a Saudi charity linked to al Qaeda, a top Defense Department official said yesterday. In March 2001, Capt. Rasheed Muhammad led a "Haj tour" for about 60 Muslim service people that was paid for by the Muslim World League, which is dedicated to the spread of an extreme form of Islam embraced by Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Muslim chaplain hiring revamped

    10/15/2003 1:50:18 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 130+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/15/03 | AP
    WASHINGTON - The federal government is looking for new sources for Muslim chaplains to staff its armed forces and prisons, officials said yesterday. This follows the arrest of a Muslim chaplain, Army Capt. Yousef Yee, who has been accused of leaving the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with diagrams of the compound. At a meeting of the Senate judiciary subcommittee on terrorism, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) asked, "Would it be fair to say that no longer will it be the Department of Defense policy that one or two specific organizations would have the sole authority to approve or to...
  • Preaching terror

    10/13/2003 10:52:44 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 14, 2003 | By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    <p>When Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, opens a hearing of his Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism this morning, the subject will be the penetration of the U.S. military's chaplain corps and American prison systems by radical Muslims (also known as Islamists).</p>
  • Muslim Chaplain From Guantanamo Likely To Be Charged With Misconduct

    10/10/2003 7:54:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies · 316+ views
    USA Today | 10/10/03
    [Pg. 3]... Capt. James Yee, the Muslim chaplain caught with documents from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, will be charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and violating general orders. So far, Yee has not been implicated in espionage, although investigators are still trying to determine how he got maps and diagrams of Camp Delta, which holds about 660 detainees...
  • Examining Wahhabism And Its Movement

    10/09/2003 5:00:18 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 4 replies · 197+ views
    Casa Grande Valley Newspaper ^ | October 09, 2003 | Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
    Recent hearings by my Subcommittee on Terrorism have exposed the growing dominance of a radical sect of Islam in the United States. This sect, commonly referred to as Wahhabism, preaches jihad against Christians, Jews, and Muslims who don't toe the wahhabi line. All 19 of the September 11 hijackers were followers of Wahhabism, as is Osama bin Laden. This violent perversion of Islamic faith has been responsible for terrorist attacks against innocent civilians - both Muslim and non-Muslim - all over the world. As a movement, Wahhabism has established publishing operations, schools, and charities in many countries. The self-labeled "educational...
  • Arrested Muslim activist helped pick chaplains for U.S. military

    09/30/2003 9:32:30 PM PDT · by kattracks · 36 replies · 1,190+ views
    <p>A leading Muslim activist arrested for reportedly violating U.S. sanctions against Libya once helped select and train Islamic military chaplains as part of a Pentagon-approved process being investigated by the Defense Department and Congress.</p> <p>Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, founder of the American Muslim Council and the American Muslim Foundation, was involved with the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council and the Islamic Society of North America, two groups that selected and trained Muslim clerics for the U.S. military, authorities said.</p>
  • Pentagon probes it's Muslim school choice

    09/30/2003 1:39:25 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 428+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept 30. '03 | Unknown
    Pentagon probes its Muslim school choice WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A school the Pentagon relied on to train Muslim military chaplains is under investigation for possible ties to al-Qaida, ABC News reported Tuesday. For the last six years, the Pentagon used an unaccredited school in Leesburg, Va., to train and certify most of its 13 Muslim chaplains. But in the last 18 months, the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences also has been part of a federal investigation into possible financial ties to al-Qaida, ABC reported. One of the chaplains mentioned in correspondence between the Pentagon and the...
  • Investigation of 'Terrorist Recruitment' Concerns Muslims

    09/29/2003 1:19:59 PM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies · 692+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | September 29, 2003 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill ( - Following the arrests of a Muslim chaplain and an Arabic translator for suspected spying at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility, two senators are calling for a full investigation of terrorists' attempts to recruit members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Muslim-American groups fear the investigation may become a "witch hunt" for followers of Islam. "How, in our most sensitive Army prison [at] Guantanamo, the most sensitive of Army facilities, were there breaches?" asked Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) Thursday. "When you hear that, at Guantanamo, security has been breached, you say to yourself, 'Well, what's happening at...