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Great Adventure's Muslim -Only Day -Theme Park Islam exclusive event draws fire -10.000 anticipated Friday

Muslim Youth director Tayabb Yunus called for parents to send their children to Jihad in Chechyna at ICNA conference
by Aaron Klein
World Net Daily
September 14, 2004

FIRST TIME EVER!
ENTIRE PARK - ALL DAY
EXCLUSIVELY FOR MUSLIMS!

MIM: This picture is part of the Islamic Circle of North America's original advertisment for the the "Great Muslim Only Adventure Day" which is no longer on the ICNA site . To view the poster click here :http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/218

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the ICNA press release .

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MIM:Speech by Yusaf Isahi at Muslim Youth Day 2000 at Six Flags Amusement Park is an indication of what can be expected at this year's "Muslim Only Great Adventure Day"and leaves no doubt as to the Islamic Circle of North America's Islamist agenda: 'Jihad through Da'wa' - (converting non Muslims to Islam ).

"The owner of the Six Flags Great Adventure never imagined even in his wildest dreams that a mere recreation area of this kind would be filled with Allah's praise; that speeches on the subject of Islam would be delivered; Dawah towards Islam be given; Allah (SWT) would be remembered; the cries of Allahu Akbar would be heard everywhere. Young men and women dressed Islamically with sound knowledge of their beliefs and practices would represent Islam and hear greetings of "Assalaamu Alaikum" everywhere. Any amount of thanks is but little for the gift, favor honor and guidance that we have received from Allah (SWT). In thankfulness to Allah, we should fall down prostrating: O Lord! this is nothing but Your Benevolence and Mercy. O Allah! it is Your promise that the one who is thankful receives even more from Your bounties. "la in shakrthum la azeedanna kum"... (complete text below or click on URL).

Your job of introducing Islam, introducing your purpose, goals and introducing yourself should be kept ongoing and continues. This is your mission for today. And it is for this mission that you must sacrifice your life. Allah (SWT) is your Protector and Helper. May your tongue always be busy in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) and may it always show the commitment you have made. http://www.whyislam.org/aa/nov00/index.asp?article_id=10

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Great Adventure's
Muslims-only day

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/
Theme park's Islam-exclusive event
draws fire, anticipates 10,000 Friday


Posted: September 13, 2004
10:38 p.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

A popular North American amusement park is scheduled to host a "Great Muslim Adventure Day" this week in which the park will be open only to Muslims, drawing fire from various monitor groups, WorldNetDaily has learned.

The Muslim Youth Division of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society, two of the largest Muslim organizations in America, has arranged exclusive use of Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., for the entire day Friday.

The ICNA website boasts, "First Time Ever – All Day – Entire Park Exclusively for Muslims!"

The event is designed to "provide entertainment for the entire family!" says the site. Imam Zaid Shakir will lead the Friday afternoon prayers at 2 p.m., the comedy routine "Allah Made Me Funny" will show twice, Comedian Azhar Usman will perform, and "Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!"

The organization expects more than 10,000 Muslims.

Debbie Nauser, vice president of public relations for the Six Flags theme park, confirmed the park would be open only for "Muslims and their friends."

Six Flags has previously hosted other event days, including an annual Passover theme in which the park is predominantly filled with Orthodox Jews, but the venue is still open to outsiders and seasonal ticket holders, and organizers of previous events have never claimed exclusivity of the park.

"The exclusionary nature of the event, which disallows anyone but Muslims from being present on the fairgrounds, raises questions about the legality of permitting only members of one faith in what is a public venue," said Beila Rabinowitz, director of Militant Islam Monitor.

"Militant Islam Monitor calls on the management of Six Flags amusement park to disallow this discrimination on its property. And MIM calls on the State of New Jersey to cancel this 'Muslims Only' event."

Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, said "it is scandalous that Six Flags – a publicly held corporation whose stock trades on the NYSE – allows such a restriction for access to its property. It's fine for a Muslim organization to sponsor a day at the theme park, it's quite another to proclaim it for Muslims only, as ICNA does. "

The ICNA has drawn much controversy to itself in recent years. WorldNetDaily attended a conference in Orlando, Fla., sponsored in part by the ICNA, which featured a main speaker who voiced empathy and support for suicide bombers, denied Muslims were involved in 9-11, characterized the war on terror as a conspiratorial Zionist plot designed to destroy Islam and Muslims, and blamed attacks on affirmative action on "the rise of the Jewish cracker."

Judicial Watch says the ICNA has ties to Hamas, and terrorism expert Steve Emerson stated: "The ICNA's hatred of the Jews is so fierce that it taunted them with a repetition of what Hitler did to them."

In his book, "American Jihad," Emerson writes: "The ICNA openly supports militant Islamic fundamentalist organizations, praises terror attacks, issues incendiary attacks on Western values and policies, and supports the imposition of Sharia [Islamic code of law]."


Aaron Klein is WorldNetDaily's special Middle East correspondent, whose past interview subjects have included Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Shlomo Ben Ami and leaders of the Taliban.

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http://www.thrillnetwork.com/stories_view.php/594

Sep. 14th, 2004 -- On Sept. 17, Six Flags Great Adventure will host a "Muslim Day," similar to other themed days that both GAdv and many other amusement parks have held. However Muslim Day has a created a storm that no other event day has yet.

On Muslim Day, the park will be open only to Muslims and their friends. Typically on themed days all visitors are welcome. Several groups have labeled the decision discriminatory, particularly for a publicly traded company like Six Flags.

The day itself is not the only source of controversy. One of the event's organizers, the Islamic Circle of North America, has sponsored speakers who glorify suicide bombers, deny Muslim involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and proclaim America's war on terror to be a Jewish plot. The ICNA also has is alleged to have ties to the terror group Hamas and to have a hatred of Jews similar to that of the Nazis.

See World Net Daily for more on this story

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40460

Wednesday, September 15, 2004



Muslims back off
Muslims-only day
Islamic organizations no longer boast about exclusivity at theme park event


Posted: September 15, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40460

By Aaron Klein


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

An Islamic group is backing off its boast of a Muslims-only day at a popular theme park, just hours after WND brought to light plans for the "Great Muslim Adventure Day."

The article prompted numerous responses from WND readers who informed Six Flags they would stop attending its amusement parks.

The Muslim Youth Division of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society, two of the largest Muslim organizations in America, had said they arranged exclusive use of Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., for the entire day Friday. The ICNA website declared, "First Time Ever – All Day – Entire Park Exclusively for Muslims!"

Debbie Nauser, vice president of public relations for the Six Flags theme park, confirmed yesterday to WorldNetDaily the park would be open only for "Muslims and their friends."

Six Flags has hosted other event days, including an annual Passover theme in which the park is predominantly filled with Orthodox Jews, but the venue remains open to outsiders and seasonal ticket holders, and organizers of previous events never have claimed exclusive use of the park.

But following the WND story, the ICNA website removed all references to exclusive use of the park, and Nauser said the park would not be used exclusively by the Muslim groups.

The original ICNA invitation said the event is designed to "provide entertainment for the entire family! Imam Zaid Shakir will lead the Friday afternoon prayers at 2 p.m., the comedy routine 'Allah Made Me Funny' will show twice, Comedian Azhar Usman will perform, and 'Alhamdulillah,' the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!"

The organization expected more than 10,000 Muslims.

WND informed Nauser it recently attended an ICNA-sponsored event featuring a main speaker who voiced empathy and support for suicide bombers, denied Muslims were involved in 9-11, characterized the war on terror as a conspiratorial Zionist plot designed to destroy Islam and Muslims and blamed attacks on affirmative action on "the rise of the Jewish cracker." Also, she was told Judicial Watch charges ICNA has ties to Hamas.

But Nauser told WND that before Six Flags booked the group, they received an okay from the local FBI.

Militant Islam Monitor relates that ICNA held a conference at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia intended to provide Muslims with "ammunition" for Da'was (spreading of Islam) and urged women to avoid the "glamorous" and "independent" life in North America.

One month before 9-11, the Muslim Youth group opened a "Jihad Camp," which was intended to "educate the youth and provide them with a proper understanding of Jihad."

The cost of the camp was $200, which included transportation, food and accommodations. Attendees were asked to sign a waiver form and were reportedly told, "Many knowledgeable people will come and teach us. Many important lessons await."

In 2000, Muslim Youth leader Tayabb Yunus urged parents at an ICNA conference to "send your children to fight Jihad in Chechyna

WorldNetDaily received a flurry of e-mails from readers who said they called Six Flags to cancel their season passes or to say they'd stop going to the amusement park.

Reader Don Terry wrote, "I did in fact contact Debbie Nauser. I informed her that although I'd visited the Vallejo park many times over the years, I wouldn't be returning, ever. She basically said she didn't care."

Reader Austin Travis wrote, "It is wrong to even do business with a 'terrorist' supporting group ... . All business entities in America should never do business with any organization that supports terrorism. This means every business needs to get busy knowing which ones are this way. I think these theme park people at 'Six Flags of America' are actually bringing reproach upon the 6 flags that they represent!"

A company in Virginia Beach, Va., Motorbyte LLC, told WND it contacted Six Flags to return 30 corporate season passes.

Related story:

Great Adventure's Muslims-only day

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Dr. Daniel Pipes wrote about the "Muslims Only" event on his blog "Permit Segregated Muslim Communities ? http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/316

Sept. 10, 2004 update: The New Jersey branch of the Islamic Circle of North America ("The organization of Islamic Workers!") announces that Sept. 17 will be "The Great Muslim Adventure Day" at the local Six Flags Great Adventure Park. Not only is "This event is designed to provide entertainment for the entire family!" not only will Imam Zaid Shakir lead the Friday prayers at 2 p.m., and not only will the comedy routine "Allah Made Me Funny" show twice, but "Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!" If that message is not clear enough, the advertisement also states "First Time Ever! Entire park exclusively for Muslims!" One wonders how the organizers know who is a Muslim or not. Need one recite the shahada to enter the fairgrounds? It is scandalous that Six Flags – a publicly held corporation whose stock trades on the NYSE – allows such a restriction for access to its property. Oh, and will the employees also have to be Muslim?

Sept. 15, 2004 update: Aaron Klein wrote about the "Muslims only!" policy at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sept. 13 and included a statement from a Six Flags executive stating that the park would be reserved for "Muslims and their friends" (a very different and quite acceptable formulation); Klein also quotes comments by Beila Rabinowitz (who first raised alarms about this issue) and myself disapproving of the ICNA statement. Within hours of his article appearing, Klein today reports, "the ICNA website removed all references to exclusive use of the park," and indeed that is what one finds at its overhauled website. So, good news: entrants to the park will not have to establish their Muslim identities to enter the property. www.danielpipes.org

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MIM: Note that Islamic Workers in the context of ICNA are those who are doing the work of Allah i.e. spreading Islam by conquest and conversion.

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MIM : Besides Jihad and Hereafter Camps The Islamic Circle of North America's Muslim Youth group has also sponsored trips to Saudi Arabia . Tayabb Yunus the Muslim Youth leader encouraged parents to send their children to wage Jihad in Chechyna at a 2001 ICNA convention .

http://web.archive.org/web/20031211003056/www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/hearing3/witness_emerson.htm

A review of several prominent Islamic conferences, bookstores and relief organizations reveals a campaign of deception and indoctrination which strengthens Al-Qaeda at home and abroad.

  • At the July 2000 annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in Baltimore, speaker Tayyab Yunus pleaded with the audience:
    The youth is very important…And, we all want to see our youth to succeed to become doctors, to become engineers; but how many of you can actually say that you want to send your sons to Jihad, to Chechnya? How many of you can actually say that? [Takbir! Allahua Akbar!] How many of you can actually say that you want to send your child… How many of you can actually say that you want to send your youth to fight in Jihad or to send them to…to these Islamic Institutions to become educated? I'm sorry. Other than that, I honestly believe in my heart that this is the time, right now is the time."

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Insha Allah, on Friday, September 17, 2004, the New Jersey theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is set to be transformed as 'The Great Muslim Adventure Day', an event organized by ICNA. This event is designed to provide entertainment for the entire family! Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!

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http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:iz_NSiK46dcJ:nyc.campnet.net/+muslim+only+day++six+flags+&hl=en

click on the link for 'read more'

Parents are urged to buy T Shirts at MY ICNA convention

http://ymusa.org/exclusivepics.asp?i=14

http://ymusa.org/exclusivepics.asp?i=13


Muslim Youth Trip to Saudi Arabia

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MIM: From the Young Muslims newsletter

http://www.ymsite.com/newsletters/newsletter4.html

Movementation: The task of the movement

The General Task: Universal Outreach

The Islamic movement is a universal organization that reaches out to encompass the workers in the Islamic field all over the world. This outreach is a precondition for success in conveying purely and clearly the Islamic message in ways relevant to the needs of the present time. This outreach is designed to call people to Islam, strengthen their belief in it, and organize them to work and to wage jihad in its cause.

In order to establish Islam functionally in the world the Islamic movement must strive against the thoughts and philosophies left over from colonialism, whether of European socialism or American capitalism, until the Ummah or Muslim community can recover its independence and genuine identity. From the very inception, the Islamic movement has been almost obsessed with the need to purify Islam from the garbage of unlawful innovations and superstitions, and to introduce it to the people of the world in a pure form worthy of its excellence and greatness above all contending religions and ideologies.

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MIM: Tayabb Yunus who called for parents to send their children to fight Jihad in Chechnya spoke at this Muslim Youth Camp in July together with Mazen Mokhtar who is being investigated for links to Al Qaeda .

Muslim Youth Newsletter calls for Jihad -recommends the writings of Bin Laden mentor and Al Qaeda founder Abdullah Azzam
August 13, 2004

MIM: Looking for a few good men :Al Qaeda -ICNA/MAS -and Muslim Youth Camps





Invited Speakers:

Sheikh Ibrahim Negm
Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf Madyun
Imam Musa Azam
Br. Fisal Hamouda
Br. Tayyab Yunus


Detailed Bios Coming soon!




Invited Speakers:

Sheikh Ibrahim Negm
Ustadh Muhammad AlShareef
Br. Safi Khan
Br. Mazen Mokhtar
Dr. Obeydullah Choudry
Br. Salman Ali
Br. Arif Husain

Detailed Bios Coming soon!




http://www.ymsite.com/summercamp/speakers.html

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NJ. Man Accused of Aiding Terrorists Called Moderate

http://www.ymsite.com/summercamp/speakers.html

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NJ. Man Accused of Aiding Terrorists Called Moderate
W. Post
August 13, 2004

MIM: Imam Mazen Mokhtar was accused of ties to Al Qaeda was a scheduled speaker at a Muslim Youth Camp in Pennsylvania

The Muslim Youth Camps are run by ICNA and MAS , two groups behind the establishment of the Universal Heritage Foundation in Kissimmee Florida.

The Muslim Camp Theme was entitled "A Few Good Men". Another scheduled speaker was the web administrator for the UHF, Tayebb Yunus, more proof of "zero degrees of separation' between groups like Al Qaeda , and major Muslim organisations.

The youth camps used to be called "Jihad Camps" and "Afterlife Camps"

For more on this see:

MAS/ ICNA "Muslim American Subversives" and "Islamist Conservatives of North America"

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/216

Florida Trail of Terror

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/219

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Man Accused of Aiding Terrorists Called 'Moderate'

By Susan Schmidt and Michelle Garcia Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, August 12, 2004;

Page A03 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58065-2004Aug11.html

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 11 -- Mazen Mokhtar, a computer professional trained at Johns Hopkins University, is a familiar face to young activist Muslim men in New Jersey, often delivering what acquaintances describe as mild speeches extolling marriage and religious piety.

But Wednesday, Mokhtar, an Egyptian-born American citizen, found himself issuing a statement denying government accusations that he has aided violent terrorists. Some of those who know him expressed surprise at allegations that he worked with a British man who is accused of soliciting funds for terrorism by operating jihadist Web sites.

"I do not support and I have never supported any action that harms innocent people," Mokhtar, 36, said in the statement, released by his attorney. "I have never knowingly assisted any terrorist group."

Mokhtar has often lectured to youth groups at mosques, has spoken at Rutgers University rallies supporting the Palestinian cause and was invited to speak later this month at a summer camp run by the Young Muslims of North America.

"From our experience, he is a very nice guy," said Omar Ranginwala, an official with the Young Muslims group who is involved with the camp. Mokhtar, a father of three, is "soft-spoken and not known to have been associated with extremist views or Web sites."

"We are all very surprised that this thing came up," he said. At this point, group members "don't have much knowledge about it."

This year's camp is to be held at Villanova Academy, an Islamic school in Pennsylvania, and its theme is "A Few Good Men/Lives of the Khulafa Rashideen (Pious Caliphs)."

Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the group's summer gatherings were called "Jihad Camp." Advertised speakers in August 2001 included Imam Siraj Wahaj, identified by federal prosecutors in 1995 as a "possible unindicted co-conspirator" in the terrorism case against blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Saffet Catovic, a Bosnian associated with the Benevolence International Foundation, a now-defunct Muslim charity accused by the U.S. government of financing terrorism.

"It was to help them to understand what the concept of jihad really is," said Ranginwala, saying that it is more about a struggle to live a faithful life than about engaging in holy war.

Mokhtar's lawyer, Yasser Helal, confirmed that Mokhtar has been under investigation by U.S. authorities since at least March, when Homeland Security agents seized computer files and other records in a search of Mokhtar's North Brunswick, N.J., home. Helal said he was not prepared to discuss the investigation or to comment on allegations that Mokhtar worked with British citizen Babar Ahmad to create backup copies of the jihadist Azzam.com Web site when administrators shut down that site after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

In court papers filed in the case, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent contends that "a concerted effort existed between the administrators of Azzam, including Ahmad, and individuals in the U.S. . . . to further the goals of Azzam, that is, to solicit funds for blocked organizations, namely the Taliban and the Chechen Mujahideen, in an effort to support their goals."

Ahmad was swept up in a recent international wave of arrests of suspected al Qaeda operatives, some accused of involvement in scouting financial targets in the United States. Ahmad allegedly possessed classified routes of a 2001 U.S. naval battle group and is believed to be linked to captured al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

Although Mokhtar is not named in the complaint filed by U.S. authorities against Ahmad, a Web site that Mokhtar registered and administered, www.minna.com, is cited.

Helal said Mokhtar wants to cooperate in the probe. He said authorities returned computer files and records to him two weeks after their search, but he believes they have made copies of the material.

Neighbors in Mokhtar's North Brunswick townhouse community said they had seen authorities searching his home earlier this year but knew little of his activities. One said small groups of men dressed in robes occasionally dropped by at night. He described the Mokhtar family as friendly but said they kept their distance.

Nearby, in a working-class area of New Brunswick, about two dozen men filed into the storefront Masjid Al-Huda mosque Wednesday for midday prayers. Imam Abdul Basit, who came from Pakistan three years ago, said Mokhtar occasionally leads the Friday prayers.

"We sometimes invite him to come and give [a] sermon," Basit said. "If we knew from any day that he is saying something bad, we would stop him immediately." But, he said, "I never hear anything bad, only how we can be a good Muslim."

Magdy Mahmoud, president of the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Mokhtar is one of many young men on the lecture circuit, "a wise man in the community, a humble man." Mahmoud said Mokhtar visited several mosques in New Jersey and was not affiliated with just one.

Mahmoud said Mokhtar distinguished himself by the "balanced views" he presented to his audience. "People with radical views don't usually attract large audiences," he said.

Mohamed Younes, president of the American Muslim Union in Paterson, N.J., said Mokhtar's lectures there were benign. "Compared to others, he was much more moderate," Younes said.

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MIM: From Jihad to the Hereafter : The Islamic Circle of North America's Muslim Youth Camps offer unique training for 'brothers age 14 to 25" where "Many important lessons await "...

BROTHERS ONLY- Change in Dates, changed from Aug 11-14 to Aug 14-18
August 14th - 18th 2002
INDIANA


Planning for Our Akhira

Our Summer Camp will help educate and prepare the youth with the proper understanding of the concept of the Akhira (The Hereafter) in Islam. This camp is for brothers only

Planning for Our Akhira

Our Summer Camp will help educate and prepare the youth with the proper understanding of the concept of the Akhira (The Hereafter) in Islam. This camp is for brothers with ages ranging from 14 to 25 years. The cost of the camp is $100 and includes transportation (if you travel with us), food, activities, and accommodations. Attendees must also have the waiver form filled and signed. Many knowledgeable people will come and teach us. Many important lessons await.

Sign up now!

THE PROCESS:

  1. Fill out application form on the bottom of the screen
  2. Print out and fill the waiver form
  3. Read the material on this web page
  4. You will be contacted via e-mail or phone about your status of acceptance
  5. If you are accepted, you will be given further information at that time. You must bring the camp fee and the waiver form with you, they will be collected before departure.

These brothers will help accommodate people from their respective regions to get to camp. You can also get information by e-mailing your questions, comments, or concerns to summercamp@ymusa.org.

Chicago, IL:
Saad Siddiqui (312) 617-5652
Arif Hussain (847) 815-4769
Salman Yasir (312) 617-5654

Windsor, Canada:

Yasir Choudhry: (519) 980-9878

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  • Archery
  • Paintball
  • White Water Rafting
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Brotherhood Building
  • Conflict Resolution

  1. Registration Fees
  2. Signed Waiver form
  3. Sleeping Bag
  4. Pillow
  5. Toothbrush
  6. Toothpaste
  7. Soap
  8. Shampoo
  9. Deodorant
  10. Towel
  11. Poncho (long raincoat)
  12. Flashlight (w/ Batteries)
  13. Insect Repellant
  14. Thick clothes (for paintball)
  15. Swimming trunks (please cover your Aura)
  16. Sports equipment (optional)
  17. Lota (optional)
  18. Quran (prefered)
  • Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • Sh. Abdur Rehman Khan
  • Imam Suhaib Webb
  • Br. Sheikh Qadeer
  • Dr. Mohammad Yunus
  • Sh. Ibrahim Negm
  • Br. Ammar Ateya
  • Br. Faisal Hamouda
  • Br. Wasif Khan
  • Br.

Below are links to other Muslim Youth Camps including the 'Jihad Camp'.

Young Muslims North East Region
presents...
Jihad Camp
August 20th - 26th, Pennsylvania

Asalamualikum,

Young Muslims North East Region (2001)
presents...
Jihad Camp
August 20th - 26th, Pennsylvania

Invited Speakers:

Imam Siraj Wahaj
Br. Saffet Catovic
Imam Abdul Malik
Br. Salman Ali
Br. Shahid Farooqi
Sheikh Ibrahim Negm
Br. Obeydullah Choudry
Br. Faraz Iqbal
Imam Anwar Abdul-Muhaimin
Br. Ammar Ateya
Imam Al-Amin Abdul Latif

Activities:

Archery
Paintball
Hiking
Basketball
Wrestling
Swimming
Lectures
Workshops
Brotherhood Building
Conflict Resolution

http://www.ymusa.org/northeast/

The flyer is also available on that site. Limited Seats, register now!

REMEMBER THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN COME.
SIGN UP NOW TO RESERVE A SPOT.

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Young Muslims Summer Camps 2002

Zulfiqar Al Shah and Muhammed Yunus of the UHF/MAS/ICNA were among the leaders who conducted the Muslim Youth Camp trip to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia .

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http://www.ymusa.org/intcamp/int_camp.htm


... Lectures by renowned Islamic Scholars: Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah -President of ICNA
Br. ... org/intcamp/study.htm Another is the week long Jihad Camp where brothers ...
groups.yahoo.com/group/SCAMA-Events-Daily/ message/255?source=1 - 26k - Supplemental Result -

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/18

YM also successfully conducted the first ever International Youth Camp from
America. The camp was for 3 weeks (two of which were conducted in Saudi
Arabia and Pakistan). (see picture above)
http://www.ymusa.org/intcamp/study.htm

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MIM: One can chose between the "afterlife camp " and the week long Jihad Camp where "brothers learn various sports and
undergo training in Conflict Resolution and Brotherhood Building."
http://www.ymusa.org/northeast/

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From the YM website :"There are many such unique programs that make YM popular among the Muslim
Youth of USA and Canada. But the real strength of YM is the practical
training in Islam that the members undergo every week in circles called
Neighbornets."
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

ICNA Central Jersey

P.O. Box 1054, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1054

info@icnanj.org 1-877-363-ICNA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

-- MEDIA ADVISORY --

CONTACT:

ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA, NEW JERSEY

P.O. Box 1054 Piscataway, NJ 08855-1054

Phone: 877-363-ICNA

http://www.ICNANJ.org

Email: INFO@ICNANJ.ORG

THE GREAT MUSLIM ADVENTURE DAY

AT SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE, NJ

(PISCATAWAY, NJ, 8/10/2004) –

Insha Allah, on September 17, 2004, the New Jersey theme

park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is set to be transformed as 'The Great Muslim Adventure Day',

organized by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). This event is designed to provide

Islamic entertainment for the entire family! Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims

only!

Last time, more than 10,000 Muslims participated in daylong festivities at Six Flags location in

Jackson, NJ, making it the largest Muslim gathering in the North East. Insha Allah, this year, this

multi-ethnic event will bring Muslims together in fun environment and we will be able to teach our

kids while they enjoy their day in the park.

The ticket price of this event is $20 (which includes Safari Park and all rides in the theme park).

This special discounted price is more than 50% off the regular ticket price for a weekend day.

Alhamdulillah, the entire park will be exclusive for Muslims only! The theme park will be open

from noon to 11 PM at night (rides will start to open at 3 PM after Jummah prayers), and Safari

park will be open from noon to 5 PM (with last car entering safari at 4 PM). Children of ages 3

and under 3 will be admitted to park for free!

Through out the day, we will be holding special programs for our community. Insha Allah,

Jummah prayers will be held at the park at 2 PM. Special arrangements for wudu and calling the

Azaan throughout the park are being made. Halal food vendors will be serving quality ethnic food

from noon to 11 PM. A large Islamic goods bazaar will also be setup. There will be special

presentations by renowned speakers such as Imam Zaid Shakir, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Comedians

Azhar Usman and Preacher Moss.

All this is, of course, in addition to the regular thrills Six Flags Great Adventure is known for,

including what is claimed to be the largest safari outside Africa. All in all, September 17, 2004,

promises to be a great day, Insha Allah.

Buy your tickets today at www.ICNANJ.org or at 1-877-363-ICNA.

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A Historic Day for Muslims

Shaikh Yusuf Islahi's speech
given on Muslim Youth Day
Sept 9, 2000
Great Adventure, NJ

On Saturday, September 9, 2000, ICNA (Northeast region) organized the Muslim Youth Day with great zest and spirit at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. On the evening of this memorable day, the main session was held in the North Star arena. Eminent American and international speakers expressed their ideas and warmed the hearts of the audience. The whole stadium resounded with the shouts of "Allahu Akbar". The last speech, given by renowned scholar Shaikh Yusuf Islahi, was very enlightening but had to be shortened due to time constraints. Following is the complete speech for our readers:

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MIM: Historic Day for Muslims :Muslim Youth Day 2000 at Six Flags Amusement Park

"Your job of introducing Islam, introducing your purpose, goals and introducing yourself should be kept ongoing and continues. This is your mission for today. And it is for this mission that you must sacrifice your life. Allah (SWT) is your Protector and Helper. May your tongue always be busy in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) and may it always show the commitment you have made."

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All praises are for Allah (SWT), the Exalted, the Great. May peace and blessings be on the Prophet Muhammad (saws) and his companions.

Respected brothers and sisters:

Assalaamu Alaikum!

I thank Allah (SWT) with all sincerity Who brought me here across the seven seas to participate in this great gathering to share in your happiness, Who gave me an opportunity to address thousands of young men and women and the honor of expressing my warm feelings towards you. It is indeed a gift from Allah (SWT) that you were able to celebrate historic "Muslim Youth Day".

The owner of the Six Flags Great Adventure never imagined even in his wildest dreams that a mere recreation area of this kind would be filled with Allah's praise; that speeches on the subject of Islam would be delivered; Dawah towards Islam be given; Allah (SWT) would be remembered; the cries of Allahu Akbar would be heard everywhere. Young men and women dressed Islamically with sound knowledge of their beliefs and practices would represent Islam and hear greetings of "Assalaamu Alaikum" everywhere. Any amount of thanks is but little for the gift, favor honor and guidance that we have received from Allah (SWT). In thankfulness to Allah, we should fall down prostrating: O Lord! this is nothing but Your Benevolence and Mercy. O Allah! it is Your promise that the one who is thankful receives even more from Your bounties. "la in shakrthum la azeedanna kum":

I congratulate those young people who were determined to celebrate this day and please Allah (SWT). I also congratulate those elders who put their sons and daughters on this path, supported them morally and spiritually, and encouraged them to work in the mission of introducing Allah's Message. May Allah accept our endeavors. Ameen.

Youth is the essence of life. This is the period when one makes major decisions in life. One has the strength to pursue huge missions. The period of youth is, filled with high spirits, hot blood, plenty of desires, free of many shackles and has the power to make revolutionary decisions in life.

This is why Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (saws) have given special importance to this period in life. Great events in history and golden eras of time are decorated with the feats of the youth. Youth is the essence of life and our ummah's wealth. Rasulullah (saws) said that on the day of judgment one the five questions that every son and daughter of Adam will be asked will be about the youth.

"How did you spend your youth?"

Fortunate are those youth who spend their prime age in the path of Allah, who spend their days and nights in Islamic activities. A hadeeth in Bukhari assures youth who strive in the service of Allah (SWT) of a special reward. Seven kinds of people will be under the shade of Allah (SWT) on a day when there will be no shade other than Allah's. Among those fortunate seven will be those who were brought up in the service of Allah (SWT).

Youth are the mirror of a nation's destiny. To know whether a nation's future is bright and promising or bleak and lamentable, take an account of its young men's lives. Scan their desires, wishes, hobbies and aspirations. Look at their character and behavior, their achievements and activities. Take an account of their prayers.

These youth on who rests our ummah's future are not just our boys but also our girls. Do not forget or ignore these young girls and boys. Both play a role in their respective arenas in framing our future.

We are celebrating Muslim Youth Day with three main goals. Keep all three in perspective. Think seriously of how to achieve all of them.

Goal # 1: Introduce Islam

Remember! This introduction will also be from your character, your actions, your movements, your behavior, treatment to others, from your conversation and speech, in the manner you present, your food, your attire, your activity, cleanliness, discipline, personal hygiene, firm standing and seriousness at work.

The carefully weighed and judged talk of our speakers and the clear picture of Islam presented will also have an effect. Also the frequent remembrance of Allah (SWT) when you go about your activities and duties, the love and concern you show for Allah's servants will go a long way.

Islam states that all of mankind is from the same tribe, and are the children of one father and mother. It teaches us to love everyone. It doesn't teach us to hate anyone. It teaches us to believe, love and respect all the Prophets (may Allah be pleased with them). Your faith is incomplete if you reject any of them. Islam is the only religion that gives equality to the whole humanity, regards everyone with equal respect. This is the only religion that the whole of mankind can be brought together on the principle of Tawheed, the worship of Allah alone, and belief in all the Prophets! This is the very basis on which all religions and humanity can be brought together.

Goal # 2: Introduce your role and mission

Unlike the past ummahs, you are entrusted with a special purpose. The same way that the Prophets were raised, Allah (SWT) has sent you for the guidance and success of humanity.

Allah (SWT) has favored you as the best of ummahs and has said "ukhrijat linnas." You are the ummah of the last Prophet and Messenger. There will not be any Messenger after Prophet Muhammad (saws) until the day of Judgment. The task of spreading the message will remain until the last day, and Allah has a chosen the Muslim ummah to convey the Message to everyone. You are the result of the acceptance of Prophet Abraham's prayers. The Quran has addressed you as "kuntum khaira ummatin ukhrijatlinnas........."

Today we are celebrating this day to accomplish this mission and fulfill its duties and remind Muslims of their forgotten responsibility. This is certainly a huge honor that Allah (SWT) has given you. No doubt such a high status is a great honor but with it comes certain responsibilities and obligations. Certainly such honor and greatness goes only to those who fulfill their duties and obligations. Those who fail to fulfill their obligations are the ones in manifest error who deserve the anger and punishment of Allah (SWT). Those who rightfully fulfill their duties are the ones who receive this great honor and high status.

Goal # 3: Introduce Yourself

Your third goal of celebrating this day is to convey that you are a peace-loving group and that you strive for the good and success of mankind. You have declared that the propaganda against us done by our enemies is nothing but blasphemy. Under the label of fundamentalism, Muslims are being publicized as terrorists, mischief-makers and violent. All of this is nothing but blasphemy and a pack of blatant lies. After all, on the streets of Great Adventure all these numerous Muslim men and women, young boys and girls moved around with smiling faces greeting one another with Assalaamu Alaikum, peace and blessing for everyone, prayers of goodness and forgiveness on their lips for everyone and welcoming all with open arms. This whole atmosphere, our behavior as a group, our dignified dress, including these well covered young girls and women will serve as a lesson, and cast an example for those present here and also to the rest of the population of this country. Muslims are a peace-loving group who spread the message of the Truth and peace.

Today this gathering as a whole, its discipline, character, speech and action will all have an effect on the minds of a large group and mitigate this propaganda against us. These people will serve as a source to convince the rest of the population that this propaganda is false. But this is possible only if you are serious in achieving these objectives and spend the day conscious of your purpose.

Lastly, I want to remind you, and let this be an advice engraved into your minds, that you may feel that after celebrating this day you have finished your duty, and be satisfied that you celebrated a successful day and that your work is now over. Your work is NOT over; today it has just begun! This is not the end but it is the beginning. Now be steadfast and earnestly continue the good work. This is a never-ending obligation and must continue for life. You are the worker in the path of Allah (SWT) and a worker in the path of Allah (SWT) never rests.

Your job of introducing Islam, introducing your purpose, goals and introducing yourself should be kept ongoing and continues. This is your mission for today. And it is for this mission that you must sacrifice your life. Allah (SWT) is your Protector and Helper. May your tongue always be busy in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) and may it always show the commitment you have made.

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MIM:The struggle for Liberty and Justice ICNA and MAS utilize symbols of American patriotism for Islamic propagation .

"This year, we are focusing on 'America at a Crossroads.' We are coming to Philadelphia because Philadelphia stands for the ideals of American liberty and freedom," said Dr. Talat Sultan, ICNA's president. "The whole convention will focus on what are American ideals, what are Islamic ideals, and how far America has really drifted away from these ideals."

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America at a Crossroads: The Struggle for" Liberty and Justice " and Islamist intent to replace the Constitution with the Koran. The Bill of Rights in Philadelphia is trumped by 1500 lb handwritten Koran...
PHILADELPHIA -

Over 15,000 Muslims will convene in Philadelphia, July 4 - 6, 2003 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 2nd annual joint convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS). Expected to be one of the largest Islamic conventions of the year, it will draw Muslims from America and around the world. This year's theme is America at a Crossroads: The Struggle for Liberty and Justice.
The featured exhibit will be the world's largest Qur'an. The 4-foot by 6-foot Qur'an, which contains 606 pages and weighs 1500 pounds, was hand-written by more than 24 artists over 7 years. Also featured will be reading of the Bill of Rights and an open-air arena organized by 877-WHY-ISLAM at Liberty Bell Park and on July 4.
Other highlights include: an open-air marketplace with over 250 vendors; programs for non-Muslims; special programs, lectures and workshops on Islamic life; and youth programs.

"This year, we are focusing on 'America at a Crossroads.' We are coming to Philadelphia because Philadelphia stands for the ideals of American liberty and freedom," said Dr. Talat Sultan, ICNA's president. "The whole convention will focus on what are American ideals, what are Islamic ideals, and how far America has really drifted away from these ideals."

Various Islamic scholars and key Islamic figures from the U.S. and around the world will address the convention attendees. With the 2nd anniversary of the 911 tragedy approaching, speakers will expound on contemporary topics ranging from the Islamic concept of Jihad to Islam and Human Rights. The Islamic Circle of North America is one of the largest non-profit, educational and social services oriented, grass roots organizations of North America. ICNA is committed to creating a healthy environment for youth that is conducive to their all-round physical, moral and intellectual development. The Muslim American Society (MAS) is a charitable, religious, social, cultural, educational and not-for-profit organization. It is a pioneer Islamic organization and an Islamic revival and reform movement that uplift the individual, the family and the society. For more information visit www.icna.org, www.masnet.org or call 1866-340-7811.


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