Steath Jihadist Sofian Zakkout Wins Community Service Award
December 30, 2008
Stealth Jihadist Sofian Zakkout Wins Community Service Award
By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER
December 30, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, the director of the American Muslim Association of North America [AMANA] has been given an award by the Miami Dade Citizen Corps Council for "outstanding service to the Miami- Dade community during 2008."
According to a letter sent by the Emergency Management Coordinator, Lorenzo Sanchez, "The Miami-Dade County, Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security and the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps are truly thankful for the support you have given to our community by preparing, or responding to the residents of Miami-Dade County for all-hazard events."
Though purged of much of the anti-Christian hate-speech AMANA's website still contains anti-Jewish and anti-homosexual material and a hyperlink to www.islamonline.net, a site which features religious/legal opinions in support of suicide bombings.
"If people vote that they are normal not pervert, they would assign big number of social counselors, not to guide those boys and girls, but to guide their parents and teach them to accept their homosexual children and that it is normal, as statistics show that 70% of those who leave school and home are homosexual, who are not accepted by their parents and tend to leave their parents which makes them drop out of school in order to work to earn their living. If Muslims were present in such debate, and demonstrate both logically and religiously that such homosexuality is prohibited pervert in all religions not just in Islam, the results would be very satisfactory."
"Really, I am not making this up, the chief power-broker of the Democrat Party, the 5-and-a-half foot foul-mouthed Israeli named Rahm, is the son of terrorist – a real living terrorist. [Editor's corrective note - Emanual was born in Chicago, not Israel, he is an American and his father Benjamin was a respected, Jerusalem born pediatrician]"
Though he has been successful in creating a public persona to the contrary, Zakkout is a radical Islamist who uses his work for the Citizen Corps as a façade for da'wa and as a vehicle for promoting his stealth jihadist agenda.
Zakkout employed Gulshair Shukrijumah, the father of dirty bomber wannabe Adnan, as the director of his mosque, The Shamshuddin Islamic Center.
Adnan Shukrijumah was described as "Mohamed Atta's successor." Gulshair himself testified as a character witness on behalf of Clement Hampton-El who was convicted in the 1993 'Day of Terror' plot to bomb New York City landmarks. Zakkout is a close family friend of the Shukrijumah's and acted as their spokesman.
Concerning Adnan Shukrijumah and his jihadi friends, Zakkout stated, "I saw (El Shukrijumah, Padilla and Mandhai) at different times in different mosques, and I always said hello. Does that make me a terrorist?"
Zakkout was also the vice president of the Health Resource Center Palestine, a now defunct "charity" that was linked to the Islamic Association for Palestine, a front group for Hamas.
The HRCP also listed the brother of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton's radical Imam Ibrahim Dremali - Ishaq - as its Gaza coordinator. Both Ibrahim Dremali and Zakkout testified as character witnesses on behalf of Adham Hassoun, who is accused of setting up the Florida office of the al-Qaeda front group, Benevolence International.
Hassoun is also the man authorities believe is responsible for arranging Jose Padilla's [another dirty bomber wannabe] trip to Egypt. Dremali and Zakkout both made indignant statements to the media regarding Hassoun's detention. After speaking with Hassoun by phone, Zakkout said Hassoun's civil rights "have been broken."
According to the CCC's website, "Citizen Corps Councils helps drive local citizen participation by coordinating Citizen Corps programs, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats and identifying local resources."
Zakkout is thoroughly unfit to serve on the CCC, rather than helping in "assessing possible threats," he is one. His associations prove that he is a stealth jihadist who is merely using the organization to further his radical agenda.
December 20, 2008 in BLOG and Latest News. South Florida Rooster Voice staff reporter On December 4, the Miami-Dade Corps Council presented Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, the AMANA, American Muslim Association of North America Director, with an award for his outstanding service to the Miami-Dade community during 2008.
When AMANA was founded in 1992, few people believed that it would last this long. However, due to the diligent work of Zakkout, known by people simply as brother Sofian , the organization not only survived but thrived and expanded to serve growing public needs for different social and cultural services in So uth Florida and country. His hard-work began to take notice and is becoming increasingly appreciated by many contacts of Zakkout.
"We try to serve the entire country, but I am honored by this award from my local community," said Zakkout. "Muslims should be helpful and useful to his neighbors first, and that's why this award by my local community is especially important for me."
Although the award is presented to Zakkout, he emphasizes all other people and20volunteers who worked hard through AMANA, AMER, or other programs and services that these organizations were a part of. All these volunteers brought about this recognition, Zakkout points.
The General Council of Miami-Dade Citizen Corps instituted the award for the first time this year. The Council expressed interest in recognizing outstanding community volunteers and agency staff members for their enthusiasm and hard work throughout 2008.
"There are many persons deserving recognition for their commitment to community service," stated the letter sent by Lorenzo Sanchez, Chair of Miami-Dade Citizen Corp. "The Council would like to acknowledge our appreciation to those who have gone above and beyond to make our communities safer and stronger!"
Zakkout has certainly gone above and beyond to make the Miami-Dade community safer and stronger. His work on AMANA radio programs on emergency preparedness, educational tables at local Wal-Mart stores, the Miami Youth Fair, the Miami Convention Hurricane Expo, education and timely information of local Muslim community on hurricane preparedness and other events are just some of many things Zakkout worked on during the 2008.
This hard work was now recognized and the award was presented during the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps monthly meeting on December 4 at the Emergency Operations Center.
"The Miami-Dade County, Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security an d the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps are truly thankful for the support you have given to our community by preparing, or responding to the residents of Miami-Dade County for all-hazard events," stated the letter sent by the Emergency Management Coordinator, Lorenzo Sanchez.
It is end of the year and many people and organizations make assessments on what was achieved the previous year and what lies ahead. Zakkout does not hide his excitement and optimism for the approaching New Year. It is also a year where new administration will take over and possibly bring new policies and procedures on the national and local level to make community activism even more appealing. The AMANA Director is looking forward to it and promises even more effort in the future.
"The award sets the bar higher for next year," Zakkout said and added, "We have to work even harder and make sure all the planned activities on emergency readiness and preparedness for our local communities gets realized to make our county and country a safer and better place to live."