Muslim American Society Splinter Group - Muslim Americans for Palestine [MAP] - Adopts Radical Palestinian Viewpoint
February 24, 2010
The launch of a new organization Muslim Americans for Palestine was announced at the August convention of the Muslim American Society. A news article about the event related that :
"The invited presenters were truly a cross section of respected and informed Muslim leaders. These included Dr. Maher Hathout, Hussam Ayloush, Reem Salahi, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Shakeel Syed, and Sheik Safwat Morsy.
A secondary topic of the Convention, one that was truly a logical segue from the concept of family that dominated the Convention, was the Palestinian cause. In the words of one presenter "Our Ummah is like one body. When one part aches, the entire body aches". These three presentations introduced a group called Muslim Americans for Palestine (MAP), a Muslim American Society youth based project which began in August 2009. MAP has three primary objectives for the Palestinian cause: 1)To inform the public of the true story – the true history – of Palestine; 2)To empower the Muslim community to revive and recognize the Islamic value of Palestine, and 3)To preserve the glorious Islamic heritage of Palestine.
There were three panels that covered the subject of Palestine and MAP." http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=5611
The Muslim American Society is the American wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"MAS, which was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 and today has 53 chapters nationwide and about 10,000 members. According to the Chicago Tribune, a contentious debate among Brotherhood members preceded MAS's incorporation, and the Muslim American Society is now the name under which the U.S. Brotherhood operates." http://126.96.36.199/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=8471
MAP's mission statement:
"We are a grassroots organization that strives to inform the public of the Palestinian pursuit of justice and self determination, empower the community to embrace this endeavor, and to preserve the rich heritage of Palestine."
Inform the public, media and politicians of the Palestinian history and tragic events that led to the occupation and the stealing of Palestine, lands and homes.
Empower the community and Youth to further collaborate with Islamic Centers, Imams and religious establishments through workshops and public speaking training.
Preserve the Palestinian heritage through the dissemination of accurate information about Jerusalem and Al –Aqsa's Islamic importance and significance, the history of the land of Prophets and further connect people through visits and tours to Palestine." http://mapalestine.net/aboutus.html