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YMCA Camp Bernie hosts in New Jersey hosts Young Muslims Sisters 'Jihad' Camp with radical Islamist speakers Negm and Wahhaj
August 16, 2006
The Muslimah's Pearl Necklace 'Pearls of Her Character Unstrung" is the deceptively innocuous name for the upcoming Young Muslims Sister's 'Jihad' Camp being held on the premises of the YMCA's Camp Bernie in New Jersey. One of the speakers, Ibrahim Negm was a speaker at the 2001 YM Jihad Camp, which took place before 9/11. Negm is an 'educator' who has put together a curriculum which includes instruction for Young Muslims on how and when to wage Jihad. In 2001 Negm explained to a journalist that terrorism and jihad was simply mischief.
"Terrorism is not jihad, and aggression is not jihad. Such brutal and violent acts, to use an Arabic word, are `fasad,' or mischief.
This story ran on page A27 of the Boston Globe on 10/19/2001.
Another speaker is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombings, who has said that America will be destroyed and replaced with an Islamic state.
Young Muslims Sisters' Northeast Regional Camp will take place August 18-20 at Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ. Many sisters have wished to attend a real summer camp without stepping into settings that are unaccommodating to Islamic ideals. InshaAllah YM is determined to deliver a camp filled with inspirational lectures and activities focusing on the character of a Muslimah, which will encourage a long lasting connection between the creation and the Creator of the Heavens and the earth. With invited speakers such as Imam Siraj Wahaj, Br. Nouman Khan, Sr. Sumera Khan, Sheikh Ibrahim Negm, and Dr. Obeyd Choudry, sisters will get the personal attention they deserve while enjoying various outdoor activities such as archery, outdoor games, camp fires and more. Transportation will be provided from for those traveling from NY and NJ. Sisters ages 13-27 can register at http://www.ymonline.org/summercamp.
The Young Muslims Sisters group have advertised their August Camp which will feature several radical Islamist speakers including Siraj Wahhaj and Ibrahim Negm. Negm is the editor of The International Mirror the magazine of the Islamic Circle of North America located in Jamaica, Queens in New York. Both Siraj Wahhaj and Ibrahim Negm lectured at the 2001 Jihad Camp and a 2002 ‘Preparing for the Afterlife (Akhira) camp. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2090 Ibrahim Negm has written a study syllabus for Young Muslims which includes entries about Jihad which includes the following entries: ‘Jihad, the highest act, sacrificing everything , Jihad, and dying in the way of Allah' and ‘The importance of waging Jihad',.
Negm is the editor of ‘The Mirror International' ICNA magazine and explained to Yong Muslims that the afterlife is more desirable then this life ; We should not be distracted or exploited by the greedy multi- national companies out to shape our beliefs and values as well as to rip us off. While these Satanic institutions try hard to keep us busy, we must bear in mind that Islam gives the young person a very high and rewarding role of being active followers of the true Deen. There are countless rewards available for the young person who fights the ills and temptations of this world in return for the sanctity of the hereafter, and those who can see beyond the fake surface of the media and capitalism..." http://www.readmirror.com/youth.html
Siraj Wahhaj is an unindicted co conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and appeared as a character witness on behalf of Omar Abdel Rahman the who was jailed for his role in the thwarted day of terror which targeted New York landmarks.
Wahhaj is best known for having his name on the list of potential co-conspirators in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, as compiled by the office of then-U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White. During the 1996 trial for the World Trade Center bomb plot,Wahhaj served as a character witness for the leader of the conspiracy, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman He testified that it had been an honor to host Rahman at his (Wahhaj's) mosque, and he described Rahman as a "respected scholar." In addition, he called another convicted member of the bomb plot, Clement Rodney Hampton-El (a.k.a. Dr. Rashid), "one of the most respected brothers [of his congregation]." It was around this time that Wahhaj was recorded in a speech he gave at a mosque as saying, "I see the demise of the Soviet Union as a sign for the American people that what happened in the Soviet Union will definitely happen in America unless America changes its course from the new world order and accepts the Islamic agenda." http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/389
At a recent demonstration against the Danish cartoons Wahhaj warned that Muslims "Had to make sure that they (infidels) do not do this again." Young Muslims is the youth division of ICNA and MAS. ICNA is the Islamic Circle of North America, and MAS is the Muslim American Society. Both groups have documented ties to Al Qaeda and the international terrorism network. One prominent New Jersey Imam, who often speaks at Muslim Youth camps, Mazen Mokhtar, is under investigation by the FBI for running an Al Qaeda website and was linked to a London bomb plot which targetted landmarks in New York City.http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/216http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/212 The Muslim American Society has raised legal funds on behalf of Omar Abu Ali, who was jailed for a plot to kill President Bush http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/1302 MAS also defended Ali Al Tamimi, who was jailed for recruiting students to wage Jihad. http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/799
MIM: Ibrahim Negm is scheduled to become the head of the Young Muslims Learning Foundation where he will indoctrinate Muslim youth with the notion that 'terrorism is not jihad and aggression is not jihad' and is just a form of Islamist "mischief"